“These animals are living the life!” AND “Pretty sure the cat thinks she’s a dog :D” – YouTube comments
This is exceptional. It almost like watching a fictional movie but it is real. Very few domestic cats have such a rich and full life ram-packed with adventure. Adventure brings stimuli which is great for a domestic cat. What you see looks almost unattainable but it is possible. I suspect that very few cat owners and very few cats would do this. It is personality thing but also the lady owner is fantastic I think. She tries things. She has taken some risks and pulls it off.
It seems that Rosie has developed some dog-like traits through being raised in close contact with Lilo the Husky dog. This has resulted in her adapting to walking on a leash and enjoying it. A lot of cats just don’t walk on leashes. You might be able to train a cat to do it but it won’t be easy. I am thinking of taking my cat on a proper walk on a leash, down by the river, just like a dog. But I’d be worried. What if we meet a real dog! I am not sure it’s practical in all honesty and I don’t understand how the family in the video make it work. The hazards are everywhere.
The life of Rosie looks wonderful but the video must have taken quite a lot of planning and effort. I wonder if there were some fails in making it which we don’t see. I wanted to see what Jackson Galaxy says about walking your cat on a leash but I don’t see it in the index to his book Total Cat Mojo. This surprises me because a leash is an avenue to providing a domestic cat with a fuller life. It’s a type of catification to use Jackson terminology.
One amazing thing about the video is that it has received 2.5k dislikes (thumbs down) from viewers on YouTube. That’s very strange. What is there to not like about this charming video?
If you think that this is a goal NOT to aspire to, please tell me why in a comment. Thanks.
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