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How to Walk Your Human: by Kodi the Kitten [slyt]
posted by quin (29 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I could never leash my cat.
They won at step zero.
posted by Mezentian at 7:12 AM on June 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Next up, how to dress for a royal ball.
posted by jeffburdges at 7:21 AM on June 26, 2012


Step 1: Infect host with mind-controlling parasite.
Step 2: Human host posts 'kittens are so cute' content all over Internet.
Step 3: Other humans are persuaded to allow more kitten-cuckoos into their nests.
Step 4: Repeat until complete domination is achieved.
posted by pipeski at 7:21 AM on June 26, 2012 [17 favorites]


Double Kitty.
posted by arcticseal at 7:30 AM on June 26, 2012


I used to put a harness and leash on my cat and he rode around on my shoulder. Now he weighs 17 lbs. and when I sit down to put on my shoes he occasionally makes a leap for his old spot and I think the ceiling is collapsing.

Also...

There's a lady in my neighborhood who walks her cat outside without a leash. She follows him around and when he (being a cat) decides to lay down and take a nap for a while, she pulls out a book and waits for him. Whenever he decides to walk up on someone's porch she follows him up there and tries to talk him down, same with when he goes under a car. I guess she has nothing else to do, because she literally spends hours doing this.
posted by Huck500 at 8:29 AM on June 26, 2012 [11 favorites]


There's a lady in my neighborhood who walks her cat outside without a leash.

Wait, do you live in my neighborhood? My next door neighbor does this. We've come to the conclusion that she thought she was getting a dog, only to find it is a very poorly trained dog cat.
posted by HuronBob at 8:34 AM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Catfucius say?
posted by viborg at 8:35 AM on June 26, 2012


This has been my experience with cat walking.
posted by tommasz at 8:36 AM on June 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


Wait, do you live in my neighborhood?

South Orange County, CA?
posted by Huck500 at 8:37 AM on June 26, 2012


There's a lady in my neighborhood who walks her cat outside without a leash.

I used to be that lady for my neighbourhood. Except my cat walked around properly at a steady pace with only occasional rolling in the gravel and we used to cover a reasonable amount of distance at a decent amble. There were a few tricks to making a walk go smoothly, e.g. Wolfy always did better with a fence to follow beside rather than open areas and I learned pretty quickly to pick him up if there was a dog around (leash + vertical standing jump higher than me = tangled cat). Once we took him to watch my husband's team play soccer but he was scared by the ducks that lived near the soccer pitch. My favourite part of walking the cat was the double take people would do when they realised I wasn't walking a small black dog.

Kody's video was mildly amusing but I can't help thinking that properly walking a cat around the neighbourhood is more fun than just playing in a corridor. Sadly that was pre-youtube days for me and my current cats are way to scaredy cat to take out like that.
posted by shelleycat at 8:39 AM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


My wife's cat has been raised from kittenhood wearing a harness, so it's no big deal to clip on a leash and take him for a walk. He's very opinionated, though.
posted by Mars Saxman at 9:56 AM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


"I could never leash my cat."

Just a note for those who didn't watch the video or paid close attention to it: that kitten isn't leashed. It for some reason holds the leash in its mouth and, well, takes its human for a walk.

The human isn't leashed, either. Or, no more than the kitten is, anyway.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:00 AM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


The few times Mrs. Example and I have tried to put one of the cats in harness for a walk, they've always turned into miniature furry Gandhis and used passive resistance on us. "Leash me, will you? Good luck taking a limp pile of fur for a walk! *flumph*"
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 10:05 AM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Looks like the "leash" is actually a mousie on a string.
posted by restless_nomad at 10:06 AM on June 26, 2012


Soooo adorable!
There's something about a guy on the end of a leash . . .
It appeals to me somehow.
Cute kitten, too.
posted by Kitty Stardust at 10:21 AM on June 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


For more cats in harnesses and fighting it...The World's Heaviest Harness Flickr Pool!

Anubis will do a death roll whenever the harness goes on but he will eventually roll his way out onto my patio. And then stick his head in one of my herb planters.
posted by sperose at 10:34 AM on June 26, 2012


Henri 3, Le Vet
posted by homunculus at 10:53 AM on June 26, 2012




Wait, do you live in my neighborhood? My next door neighbor does this. We've come to the conclusion that she thought she was getting a dog, only to find it is a very poorly trained dog cat.

Are you my next door neighbor? I do this. It's really boring, though. My cat likes to do a SLOW loop around our yard 2 or 3 times, stopping on occasion to leap up into a tree, scratch a tree, or pee in a bush. Exciting times, man.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:48 PM on June 26, 2012


Oh wait, I realized that I spoke of my cat without sharing a picture. Apologies.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:50 PM on June 26, 2012


This is a cute video, but I hope Kodi has also trained him to use the can opener on command. Some things are more important than exercise.

There's a woman in my neighbourhood that walks two small dogs on leashes, and a small black cat trails about ten seconds behind them. It's like a miniature parade. I didn't even know they were together until the second time they went by, with the little cat still in the rear.
posted by Kevin Street at 12:51 PM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]




You'll meet people walking ferrets or bunnies in a harness, quite amusing. I've occasionally met people who kept pets on their shoulder too, mostly French people, usually cats but occasionally a rat. I've never witnessed the elusive shoulder ferret however.
posted by jeffburdges at 1:59 PM on June 26, 2012


South Orange County, CA?

Alison Viejo? If so, say hello to my sister Patty for me.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:08 PM on June 26, 2012


You'll meet people walking ferrets or bunnies in a harness, quite amusing.

I know a couple that used to walk an opossum on a leash. At around midnight (you know, because they're nocturnal). His name was Mister Kisses. Weirdly, this was in southern Orange County.
posted by infinitywaltz at 2:32 PM on June 26, 2012


We used to walk our cat when we were in Texas, but you had to be patient. Didn't dare to walk him in China as he'd end up squished or dinner, so we compromised and got him a stroller. That way he could feel the wind in his fur and greet his loyal subjects while he toured the area. Will post a photo later when I'm at home.
posted by arcticseal at 3:27 PM on June 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


That kitty has the human very well trained. But that door swings both ways.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:22 PM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Both Oliver and Abigail love to go out on their harnesses. Abbie is more of a grazer and wants back inside within half an hour or so while Oliver will walk pretty much forever and wherever you direct him.
posted by deborah at 2:35 AM on June 27, 2012


Alison Viejo? If so, say hello to my sister Patty for me.

I don't know Alison Viejo, but I do go to Aliso Viejo quite a bit... I'll watch out for a Patty.

I know a couple that used to walk an opossum on a leash. At around midnight (you know, because they're nocturnal). His name was Mister Kisses. Weirdly, this was in southern Orange County.

There are opossums all over here. Usually not pets, though, I'll admit. At my previous house we had a cat door and one night a baby opossum came in and was eating the cat food... when we came into the room it very slowly walked up the cat ramp and out the window. (Where the cat door was.)
posted by Huck500 at 5:35 PM on June 27, 2012


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