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People that walk their Cat on a lead?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ice Tea, 30 Sep 2021.

  1. Lysander


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 17,971

    Location: Flatland

    It's a huge bonus. And it's one of the reasons why I refuse to get a dog - too time-consuming and not for my lifestyle at all.
  2. adolf hamster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2012

    Posts: 8,194

    depends on the pest you want controlled.

    spiders for example, could be dealt with by an indoor cat.

    although i'll admit mine doesnt, but i think that's because he knows i dont like spiders
  3. randomshenans


    Joined: 11 Sep 2009

    Posts: 12,999

    Location: France, Alsace

  4. valve90210


    Joined: 17 Jan 2006

    Posts: 4,056

    OMG your cat is amazing!!
  5. englishpremier


    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,994

    Location: Europe

    It's weird that people have cats on boats and in flats and never let them outside. Also remove their claws. It just sounds like a cruel and unusual punishment.

    Even weirder though is people walking their racoons.
  6. adam cool dude


    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,668

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    This reminds me of that guy who walks his emu. Cannot link as it contains swearies.
  7. FoxEye


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    Declawing is quite rightly illegal here and in a number of countries. It's mutilation.

    Keeping cats indoors cannot even be compared to that.
  8. Ice Tea


    Joined: 1 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,889

  9. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,201

    Get a dog and stop being stupid
  10. Roar87


    Joined: 10 May 2012

    Posts: 7,629

    Location: Leeds

    I don't mind cats but single guys who buy a cat for themselves seem a bit weird
  11. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 53,610

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Young bloke next door lets his cat out on a lead tied to a post.

    A bloke up the road used to walk his dog in a pram when it could no longer walk, it was quite sad to see but he loved her so much.
    She died earlier this year.
  12. gailjon


    Joined: 10 Nov 2015

    Posts: 946

    Our cat comes for walks for us but never on a harness. She just follows us on our walks around the local countryside, sometimes for 5 kms or more. She sometimes also sit sin the hallway and waits for us to go outside so that she can go for a walk. She seems to enjoy getting to see different places.
  13. Chris Wilson


    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,725

    Location: Shropshire

    Adin Lang's council had a massive operating deficit of $8.5 million in 2019 to 2020, this is what happens when long haired bearded wonders are listened to, with their ludicrous ideas to squander other's money, including putting cats on leads off your own premises. It's the likes of lunatics like him that need reining in.
  14. Blackjack Davy


    Joined: 16 Aug 2009

    Posts: 6,031

    Its more of a US thing I think where cats tend to indoors-only and if they are allowed out its on a lead less for for the sake of the wildlife but for their safety because roaming coyotes will take cats and even small dogs if they get a chance
  15. MikeTimbers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,880

    Location: New Eltham, London

    I have a Bengal and since she is quite expensive and at risk of being stolen, she was initially only ever allowed outside in our garden while on a lead. Now that she's 8 and knows to stay in the garden and not leave it (she's generally pretty good about this and rarely needs to be found) we don't bother with the lead any more.

    We did take her to the local park a couple of times but there were so many unleashed dogs that we found it too stressful.
  16. dowie

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 29 Jan 2008

    Posts: 54,113

    Things aren't so glamorous now, I won't link to it as there is too much swearing but this is quite funny:


    Search for "man walks his emu down the street" on youtube :D
  17. DXP55


    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

    Posts: 5,232

    Location: Shropshire

    Got a Dog you are stupid. :p
  18. Energize


    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 29,436

    Location: England

    Almost enough to make me want to move there, would be able to take the electric fencing down in the garden.

    Castration and spaying are also mutilation, it's surgical alteration of the animal for the benefit of the owner, bit hypocritical to condemn one and not the other tbh.
  19. MikeTimbers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,880

    Location: New Eltham, London

    desexing actually helps them live longer, statistically and if they're not going to be allowed to breed, having them climb the walls trying to find a mate is stressful for them. declawing affects their ability to walk! it is akin to removing the last bone on every finger.
  20. Janesy B


    Joined: 19 Apr 2008

    Posts: 25,756

    Location: Essex

    Strange comparison. Declawing would be like having the tips of your fingers cut off.

    Altering has lots of health benefits like not getting feline leukemia or AIDS, certain cancers too and stops shelters becoming overwhelmed with cats which benefits no one.