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if a cat follows you a long distance, will it get lost?

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juicychops Tue 14-Oct-08 16:40:17

or will it find its way home?
my cat followed me for 5 minutes earlier around the streets and in the end i led him back home and put him indoors before going back out as i thought he might get lost

bella29 Tue 14-Oct-08 16:45:06

One of my cats used to follow me quite a long way, then sit down and miaow loudly because he didn't want to walk any further! I've never known one to get lost by following me, and I think we'd probably all be quite surprised how far our little moggies travel when we are not looking grin

juicychops Tue 14-Oct-08 16:55:37

oh thats good then, il try not to worry next time. he did stop and meow loudly but i thought he was crying. he couldn't see me cos i had gone around a corner and he had stopped. hes only 7months so i worry about him

ClaireDeLoon Tue 14-Oct-08 21:05:17

My mothers cat goes for walks with her and the dogs it is a couple of miles but in the country and the cat never gets lost!

SqueakyPop Tue 14-Oct-08 21:08:35

When we moved to the US, our cat came on a separate flight and was delivered to our house.

That evening, we let her out and she didn't come back. This was December in the continental USA, so absolutely brass (loads of snow). We thoguht she was a goner. A week later, we heard a miaow, miaow, and it was our cat. We have no idea where she was or how she found her way back to us.

IotasCat Tue 14-Oct-08 21:08:36

If he's only 7 months old don't let him wander too far from home

Fennel Tue 14-Oct-08 21:10:41

My cats are 6 months old, we've had them a month, and they regularly follow us down the road and then get lost. Only once has one of them found her way home - 8 hours later. Usually they get lost for about 6 hours and eventually we go to find them and they come gratefully and sheepishly home. They get lost just round the corner. They are dim. Or, I hope, young and yet to learn.

TheInvisibleManDidIt Tue 14-Oct-08 21:29:14

Cat I had growing up used to make it's own way to school gates (20 mins walk from house) to meet me at 3pm.

Ny older cat I have now stayed with me on parents farm for 6 months when i was between flats. She was 18 months then and would walk with me for miles accross fields.

Where I stay now though, she won't come accross main road as she saw another cat of mine (same age as her) run over there.

Our youngest, now 2yrs, would follow my ds's wherever they go.

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