Here are some pictures of hiking and trekking cats. For the adventurous cat owner in the lower age bracket, perhaps in their 20s, this sort of staycation road trip activity with their cat is proving to be more popular. It seems that some cat owners have taken the time and patience to train their cat to walk on the leash. This does take a little bit of effort but it can be done. And once you achieve it the door is open to the kinds of activities that they cat can enjoy which would otherwise be barred to them. One of those is hiking.
It has to be said that seeing domestic cats enjoy the outdoors like this, in relative safety, is a joy. I don’t know about other people but I feel that we need to do more or as much as possible to stimulate our cats mentally. We can tend to think that they entertain themselves but if they live in the artificial human world full-time this is hardly possible. They need human input.
Covid-19 has provided opportunities to people that would otherwise have been missed. Millions of employees in the UK have been required to work from home. A great opportunity to cement that relationship with your cat. And because air travel is more or less impossible or has been for a long time, the staycation holiday in the family car has become a favoured option for millions according to a Direct Line Insurance poll recently conducted.
Many more Brits are taking their cats on holiday with them in the car. This does take some planning and it does take some supervision at the destination because cats will be discombobulated by their entirely new environment. It’s about investing in your cat and taking the reward. It requires some thought about how to travel with your cat on long distances. I use a very large dog carrier which more or less fills the back of the car. It works great because it allows my cat some space to move around in safety.
I believe that these hiking and trekking cats that we see on social media have stimulated the imagination of young cat owners to try it themselves. Another aspect which has to be mentioned of these hiking cats is that both owner and cat are connecting with nature. Doctors will tell their patients that connecting with nature is a very healthy way of alleviating depression and raising their mood. Take your cat with you and you have a double whammy of benefits because being with your cat also improves mood. I would strongly argue that if you have the motivation, go on a staycation and take your cat with you for a bit of hiking but prepare well and if you do it’ll work out great.
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If I take my cat for a walk on a lead or cat stroller, am I damaging the relationship between us? Do they feel humiliated or disrespected by this?