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Anyone else's cat go for walks with them?

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musicposy Wed 31-Aug-11 23:47:54

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. hmm

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. grin

Anyone else's cat do this?

clawsatELVES Wed 31-Aug-11 23:56:34

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.

<snivels a bit at lovely pet memories!>

Jellykat Thu 01-Sep-11 00:07:44

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 smile..

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..

I miss him like crazy..

hester Thu 01-Sep-11 00:09:39

That does make me laugh, the insistence on maintaining the appearance of complete independence. Very catlike.

HotSummerNights Thu 01-Sep-11 00:15:07

Yes mine does all the time if he's not locked in the house.

I've had more than a few funny looks when I've been out and the cat's walking along side me.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 03-Sep-11 16:49:46

That is so cute.

Ours pretends he doesn't know us when he's out too. I followed him and his mate the black tom and the look on his face was what are you doing?? He kept coming back to me to encourage me home.

Stormwater Sat 03-Sep-11 16:55:40

Yes, ours are the same. Two identical black cats, who follow along behind, then appear just as you think they must have turned back.

BertieBotts Sat 03-Sep-11 16:58:57

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 (hmm 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!" confused (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!"

confused confused I haven't dared to ask...

potbellyqueen Sat 03-Sep-11 17:05:17

The cat follows me when I walk the dog, only he howls at me the whole way; I have to take him home and then sneak out again.

CMOTdibbler Sat 03-Sep-11 17:07:44

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.

tb Sat 03-Sep-11 22:53:56

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.

Only thing he couldn't do was miaow.

Bearcat Sun 04-Sep-11 15:13:01

We were in Washington 3 years ago for Independence Day, and a chap walked past us with a large cat on a lead. The cat was just walking along very happily as if he was a dog!

FetchezLaVache Sun 04-Sep-11 15:19:17

In my teens, I had a cat that would come for walks, either on foot or she would also sit quite happily in the hood of my brother's Parka. Strange cat, sadly missed!

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