Originally Posted by Piobaire
While we do not plan to "walk" our cats, we hope to get them used to those pet harnesses and allow them to romp around our back yard while we sit outside. No idea if that will work. Our other cats would just hunker down and act like they lost their balance when we put the harness on.
We got a harness with same thought in mind. Went outside and I turned to grab some sunglasses - Aloysius nonchalantly maneuvered himself so that he got tension on the leash and then calmly backed out of the thing. I looked down and he was sitting there next to the empty harness licking his paw...
In our little village out on Fire Island dogs have to be on leashes - no law about cats. When our neighbor goes to take her dog out for a walk, the cat hears the leash rattling, wakes up and runs over to wait at the door. The 3 of them then go for a walk, dog on leash and cat trotting along beside him..