Hi it’s Charly, KOIT's proud #CrazyCatLady & avid dog lover. When I’m not hanging with my five furry family members, I’m volunteering with animals, enjoying a Bay Area microbrew or touring a dog-friendly vineyard. >^..^<
Walking the Cat
by Charly Kayleposted Jul 15 2014 1:00PM
Kashi is a cat on a mission.
Kashi loves to be walked take me for a walk! He wears Brooklyn's dog harness (big on Brooklyn, snug on Kashi). He's a Tonkinese (rescue kitty, of course) who has a special desire to guard the property and protect me. He is NOT allowed out by himself.
Being indoor only is safer for cats, especially in the city, where cats have to avoid nasty people, cars, racoons, coyotes, foxes & nasty people. Plus, it keeps them out of neighbors' yards who don't appreciate little visitors, and away from the birds that we all enjoy.
That being said, if he wants to go out, I don't deny him. I leash him!
Kashi stops to smell the surroundings. Constantly. He's not a fast walker. I can't say I get exercise walking him, but I get to stop and smell the roses in life!
He started his walks with his daddy, Gus, who is no longer with us.
Kashi's first chance to be outdoors in San Francisco. Circa Feb 2012. Location: Outer Sunset
Not only is this activity enjoyable for Kashi, but walking him keeps Gus' "cat man" spirit alive for us all. We feel much closer to someone who loved us as much as we loved him.