Pros and cons of taking your leash-trained cat to public places for walks

Woman takes her cat for a walk in the evening in suburbia

I’d like to provide my input first and secondly I have added the experiences of others with their thoughts and advice. Whether leash training and taking your cat for a walk in a public place is good or bad depends on a variety of factors, the most important of which is the character of …

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Fundamental reason why domestic cats don’t walk with their owners like dogs

cat on leash. These are set up images.

Although, sometimes, domestic cats do walk behind their owners for a relatively short distance (a behaviour characteristic that I explain below), in general, it is fundamentally alien to domestic cats to walk with their owner on a lead like a dog on those nice country walks in the park. If you could talk to …

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Pictures of hiking and trekking cats

Hiking and trekking cat

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 …

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Animal racism apparent in Montréal Covid-19 curfew

I’ve described it as animal racism. It is better described as speciesism. In Montréal, Canada, there is a curfew which applies to all of Québec. Dog owners can take their dogs outside on a lead after 8 p.m. but cat owners can’t. To be clear, if you live in Montréal you can’t take your …

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Picture of grey tabby British Shorthair on a leash in the snow

Tabby British Shorthair on leash in snow

This is a picture which caught my eye because it is quite rare to see a domestic cat on a leash in any case, but when that cat is a purebred British Shorthair and there is snow on the ground, it makes for a fairly unique picture. The only practical way that a person …

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Picture of cat on leash with mask in China to protect against coronavirus

Cat on leash with mask in China to protect against coronavirus

What do you think of this? Personally, I can’t agree with it for a couple of reasons at least. Firstly, masks over faces do not effectively protect the wearer from contracting coronavirus. That’s been well established because the disease is transferred by ingesting infected water droplets through the mouth and these masks are not …

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