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Does anyone else's cat go walking with them?

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notpodd Sat 25-Feb-12 21:00:33

We recently moved to a much more rural setting than we used to live in before, and Charlie, my Blue point Birman, has developed a rather amusing party trick. He follows me if I going walking. He has come all the way to the co-op 3 times (waiting in the garden of the house next door for me to come out) and also comes down to the river whenever we go to visit the ducks and swans. Does this happen to other rural people with precocious cats?

RoxyRobin Tue 13-Mar-12 15:58:44

A woman in the next street to ours used to take her cat for a walk on a lead! You'd think it would have to be some exceptionally rare breed for her to do this but it just seemed to be your everyday moggy. The poor little bugger clearly took it as a great affront judging by it's refusing to budge every few feet and all the tail-flicking that went on.

BlackCatsAndPurpleDogs Wed 14-Mar-12 10:21:23

One of mine comes round the block with the dogs. but he does not stay on the pavement all the time..he goes in random garden gates, runs through the garden then back out through another gate, does the pavement til the next gate etc..he is funny.
Sometimes he runs that fast, when we get home he lies on the floor panting like a dog grin Don't think cats are used to long distance, they are more like sprinters!

TheWisdomOfSolomum Wed 14-Mar-12 10:35:56

My big ginger cat I had in my youth (R.I.P Yoda sad ) used to walk me to the bus stop and see me off on the bus to college every morning!

musicposy Fri 16-Mar-12 12:11:08

We live in the country and our cat walks down the lane with us when we walk the dogs.

However, he just happens to be going in the same direction as us, at the same time. It is a complete coincidence. If we looks at him, he hides. We have to ignore him and pretend he is not really there or he gets very huffy grin.

Sakanas12345 Mon 17-Jun-13 21:56:07

my ragdoll cat follows me right down the lane. He has been more than 3 miles with me tonight! i worry that he will stray now without me.

dollywobbles Fri 21-Jun-13 09:07:18

My boy used to do this (sadly he died last month). He'd come to the park with me and DS. A couple of times he jumped in the buggy and DS pushed him home.
At our old house, which had a bus stop very near, he used to sit until the bus came and then potter off home.
Cats are great, aren't they?

TerraNotSoFirma Fri 21-Jun-13 09:15:27

My old cat used to walk me to work and be there to meet me at end of shift. smile
Her sister was more DH's cat, he finished work at 1am in those days and every night at 1.05am, she would jump off my knee, out the window and go and sit on the front gate post waiting to greet her dad.
He had called to say he would be late ant the cat sat on that post until nearly 4am. smile

cozietoesie Fri 21-Jun-13 09:32:36

Twoago would go to the door exactly at the time I got off the bus back from work in the evening (we worked it out.) And considering that I had a variable work pattern and had to make at least two tube journeys and a bus journey each way (so my time home could vary by up to an hour on average) I found that ........interesting.

(I had a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to home through the park.)

Stephp51 Tue 22-Mar-16 00:41:49

This is normal. smile

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