He doesn’t seem to understand the concept.

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Cats are clever creatures. So can someone please explain why Lord Dudley Mountcatten doesn’t get on board with walkies?

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He’s wise to the notion that the appearance of the harness means he gets to go outside….

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But once there?

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Walking is not high on the agenda.

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We have a vast yard for his Lordship to explore with numerous flying and scurrying creatures to meet… but no.

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If we get 20 steps out of him per outing, we consider it a win.

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35 thoughts on “He doesn’t seem to understand the concept.”

  1. Of course he’s not going to walk with a harness on? Hello? He’s making it hard for you and the hubs so that maybe if the walking mechanism is taken off, he’ll shoot out of there like a bull out of the gate. You know this, but I’m sure taking the harness off is not an option.

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  2. Cats just aren’t as submissive as dogs are, which is why dogs are tickled to death to go for a walk… while cats reject the idea of being leashed on principle. He might eventually get used to it, but I can’t imagine he’ll ever be happy about it…

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  3. What’s the deal with everyone trying to turn their cats into dogs? I had to hit re-wind and watch this commercial (see link below) again yesterday. Found it on YouTube today. I think this requires further research. BTW, a cat’s job is to annoy their owner, especially during the middle of the night or when harnessed!!!!, demand everything RIGHT THIS SECOND! and then be treated with nothing but adoration…when they allow you to touch them at all. Adoration includes treats, lots of scratches around their butt and under their chins and playing with toys that make them believe they are stalking prey! None of that includes pretending to be a dog!

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    1. He’s not a dog…
      but if he wants to be outside this is the method for felines who run right to the well traveled road when left to their own devices. I lost one cat that way, I won’t lose another.

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    1. Free means running out to the road and not coming when called. We list our last one that way, I can’t risk another. Until he earns trust, it’s the harness or indoor confinement.

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  4. Loki would take long walks with my ex-wife and I, but NEVER on a leash. He loved to explore the neighborhood, and sometimes we might have to wait 5 minutes while he investigated something really interesting, but always he would come back to us and lead us on to the next point of interest. He never crossed a road without looking both ways, or without us there to make him visible to cars. 20 minutes to 2 hours every day when we had time, and he told us very pointedly if he thought it was getting too late to go. He didn’t think it was safe for us after dark!

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    1. All of our previous pets were allowed outdoor freedom and then we had one hit and killed by a speeding car in front of our house. That was 5 years ago and I’m still heartbroken. We just adopted this little guy from a shelter and he’s an indoor cat who has no fear of the road. Until we can acclimate him to our property and trust him… he’ll have to tolerate the leash or stay on the couch.
      😉

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      1. My present partner (of almost 20 years) is so scared she won’t let our 6 cats out of the house. I try to tell her they need a free life, but she won’t budge. I get hell when she catches me letting them out under my supervision just to get some fresh air and eat some grass. She protects them worse than she would a child if we had any. But they still love her more than they love me, and until I met her I thought I was the quintessential cat person. Cats others had problems with would always come to me without hesitation. Now they go to her first, them me if they have time.

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      2. They hate harnesses, especially the two who were born wild. We have yet to find a harness a cat will tolerate. I just put up with her ideas, and as long as the cats put with them so can I.
        But I did invent cat television for them. ?? Cat television is a glass patio door with a huge bird feeder just on the other side. The birds know they are safe, and the cats sit and watch them for hours, often going into hunting mode. It’s not the real thing, but with the door open a crack they still get fresh air, and the sound and the smell of the birds.
        The fun part is watching the brave birds hop right up to the glass and flap their wings and tease the cats. Much better than people TV.

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      3. Dudley was not thrilled with the first harness my husband bought but this one is easy to put on and he tolerates it better each time. But yes… he spends hours cackling at the birds on our feeders too.

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