When walking the cat you never yank on the leash
When walking the cat you prepare
for a hissy fit or
a snotty hiss
if he doesn’t get his way!
When walking the cat be ready for skittish jumps
as loud raging motorcycles race by
When walking the cat hope that baby birds,
snakes or chipmunks aren’t within close range!
Be quiet and calm when walking the cat
Never run beside them
not sure why this threatens him but it does
Be ready for stops along the way for
the cat to rest in tall grass
Or in the sultry heat
of the greenhouse
( my cat adores the greenhouse)
When walking the cat
definitely have a sense of humor
because you never know what’s going to happen!
The safest thing to do
is to cuddle with your cat in the blankets!
On a side note we started walking our cat Smokey last year because he was obsessively licking off his fur in patches. We thought it was a skin condition but the vet thought he had anxiety. Maybe his stress was from not being able to go outside. Our daughter- in- law suggested taking him for walks on a leash, like she does for her cat Smokey Joe.
Over the years we lost two cats to coydogs and one was hit by a car by our driveway. We don’t want to go through that again and so our two kitties were always stay in cats. In March we lost our oldest cat Katy to kidney disease. Now poor Smokey is alone most days when we work. I imagine he sleeps most of the day. I have the summer off so I’m here to keep him company but even so, he’s a cat so he sleeps most of the morning. After lunch we walk around the yard, sometimes twice a day if he’s in a good mood and he behaves on the leash!
All My Best,
Heart and Soul 😽