Every time we walk our two dogs, if the cat realises, he will come with us. I have to be very careful if we are going for long walks or through the village where there is a busy road, because I've never got to the limit of how far he will follow us, and I'm sure long walks are not good for a cat. We can also feel a little silly, walking two dogs and a cat.
However, we are not allowed to look at him or approach him whilst he is walking with us or he gets all huffy and hides in the shadows. He goes to mammoth effort to pretend we are nothing to do with him. It's just coincidence, you see, that he just happens to be going the same way we are.
I used to have one that did! But he was out and proud, he did not skulk. Though he did run up trees if we passed any other walkers, whether they had a dog or not. We backed onto parkland, so he did not need to cross a road.
He did not have much road sense: eventually we lost him and feared he was hit by a car. He was, but survived, and was found on other side of town with head injuries. No more walks for him, he became a house cat after that, and our dog was always very protective of him.
Aah lovely stories ..Which reminds me of my dear gentleman cat - only if we (dog and i) went out of his sight for a second he used to meow at me crossly, until i waited for him to catch up ..
We were lucky tho' as walking tended to be on our own land in his later years, so no cars to worry about. When he was younger tho' i used to have to chase him home or he would've come to do the school run..
Mine does. Once he followed me almost the whole way into town and only got foiled when someone else started walking behind me, he hid under a car to avoid them seeing him and then stayed there too long, I must have been out of sight by the time he came out. I was a bit worried as I don't think he'd been that far before, and he'd crossed a fairly busy road to follow me, but he must have found his way back as he was waiting for me when I got back.
Also we have a neighbour who is a bit strange fond of cats and has taken our particular cat on as one of the ones he lets into his house and sometimes feeds ( but nice to know in a way as we don't have a cat flap) and once I walked past his house, the cat came running out and started following me, and crazy neighbour said "Don't follow her, Bernard! No, stop it! Come back here!" (We also heard him late one night in the middle of the street shout - to the cat - "Oh, NO Bernard! Naughty! Naughty boy Bernard! That's naughty!"
All three of ours do - if we go up the road into the green/trees they all bounce around us, and if its down to the main road, they trail wailing and then sit on the grass at the end until we come back.
We had one (now adopted because he became very aggressive towards our elderly female) who used to follow us across a farm track to the village shop. He used to stand outside panting as if asking to be let in.
Before dd was a weekly boarder, he used to follow her up to the bus stop outside the pharmacy and try to get on to the bus to go to school with her.
He managed to get in to the village primary school one day, and I think from memory got into either the library or the mairie. He could also open any door by jumping on the handle and pulling it down.