The Cool House: Traveling Cats

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Traveling Cats

We seem to have another cat who likes to walk -not roam that, after all, would be a normal kitty activity - but actually accompany the dogs on their daily walk. Readers of the blog have already seen Cassis the cat in action and know the woman (or The Guy) walking a black cat is a common sight. Around the Incorporated Village I still get stopped: "Excuse me, but did you know there's a kitty following you?". As for the other cats, Jefke and Hermes follow for a 100 metres or so and then get bored. They prefer to wait around in the yard, then spring out and surprise us when we get close to home, but recently I've been walking a second cat - Maia. Tiny Maia. She won't walk with Cassis (we have an ongoing "Whos' the boss?" situation) but she is sure to follow the dogs:

Step in step with Polly

Not exceeding the speed limit

Peeling off to visit the Village Hall

She prefers to walk on the berm - we call it the Kitty Super-highway - because that extra two inches height gives a cat such an advantage...

Jefke springs out of his hiding place. We must be almost home.

And joins us for the last hundred feet

Apologies for the quality of these shots - aniamls on leashes+movement+iphone=camera shakes


heidi said...

LOVE this post. You knew I would. xoh

Jean Martha said...

So cute! Take me for a walk.

Christine H. said...

So cute! >^..^<

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Super, super cute.

Joanne said...

Soooo sweet. I wish we could take our cats outside, but too many dogs/skunks/speeding cars, and, apparently, coyotes in the 'hood.

Anonymous said...

I had a cat that would come along when I went one street over. There were big dogs there and he would walk between me and the dogs. To protect me. Thought it was cute, later I found out he loved to have any excuse to beat up a big dog.