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Old May 6th 20, 04:58 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mahoney,Dan
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After Nancy and I took Milton in on a fostering basis we decided that we
would see if he could be trained to be a leash cat. Nancy made him a
custom walking jacket. We took him in to the back yard a couple times
with Ranger and he did really well. So when we next had to go to the pet
supply store for litter we took Milton with us. we put a blanket down in
the child-carrier seat, and he was quite content to ride around while we
puched the cart. We came across a lady shopping with her little girl,
and the girl asked if she could pet the kitty. We said yes, and Milton
loved the extra attention. We're going to plan to take him with us any
time we have to go back to the store.
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Old May 6th 20, 06:09 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 5/6/2020 11:58 AM, Mahoney,Dan wrote:
After Nancy and I took Milton in on a fostering basis we decided that we
would see if he could be trained to be a leash cat. Nancy made him a
custom walking jacket. We took him in to the back yard a couple times
with Ranger and he did really well. So when we next had to go to the pet
supply store for litter we took Milton with us. we put a blanket down in
the child-carrier seat, and he was quite content to ride around while we
puched the cart. We came across a lady shopping with her little girl,
and the girl asked if she could pet the kitty. We said yes, and Milton
loved the extra attention. We're going to plan to take him with us any
time we have to go back to the store.


What a lovely story!

Jill
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Old May 7th 20, 11:51 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Dee[_2_]
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"Mahoney,Dan" wrote in
:

After Nancy and I took Milton in on a fostering basis we decided
that we would see if he could be trained to be a leash cat. Nancy
made him a custom walking jacket. We took him in to the back yard
a couple times with Ranger and he did really well. So when we next
had to go to the pet supply store for litter we took Milton with
us. we put a blanket down in the child-carrier seat, and he was
quite content to ride around while we puched the cart. We came
across a lady shopping with her little girl, and the girl asked if
she could pet the kitty. We said yes, and Milton loved the extra
attention. We're going to plan to take him with us any time we
have to go back to the store.


I would love to train a cat like that! I suspect the younger the cat,
the easier it would be to train to a leash.

Dee

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Old May 7th 20, 02:39 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 5/7/2020 6:51 AM, Dee wrote:
"Mahoney,Dan" wrote in
:

After Nancy and I took Milton in on a fostering basis we decided
that we would see if he could be trained to be a leash cat. Nancy
made him a custom walking jacket. We took him in to the back yard
a couple times with Ranger and he did really well. So when we next
had to go to the pet supply store for litter we took Milton with
us. we put a blanket down in the child-carrier seat, and he was
quite content to ride around while we puched the cart. We came
across a lady shopping with her little girl, and the girl asked if
she could pet the kitty. We said yes, and Milton loved the extra
attention. We're going to plan to take him with us any time we
have to go back to the store.


I would love to train a cat like that! I suspect the younger the cat,
the easier it would be to train to a leash.

Dee

My brother had a kitten he trained to walk on a leash. It was the
cutest thing to see! Unfortunately, our father (he was a Marine) was
transferred to Thailand and we couldn't take Princess with us. My
brother gave her to our aunt who had some other cats. Our aunt let her
cats outside. Princess wasn't used to being outside unfettered. She
got hit by a car.

Jill
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Old May 7th 20, 05:45 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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I would love to train a cat like that! I suspect the younger the cat,
the easier it would be to train to a leash.

Dee


I think normally that's true, but Milton is somewhere between 6 and 10
years old.


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Old May 7th 20, 06:12 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 5/7/2020 12:45 PM, Mahoney,Dan wrote:
I would love to train a cat like that! I suspect the younger the cat,
the easier it would be to train to a leash.

Dee


I think normally that's true, but Milton is somewhere between 6 and 10
years old.


Cats are always surprising. Never know what they can learn or start
doing at what age. That's what makes them fun.

Jill
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Old May 7th 20, 06:21 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 5/7/2020 12:45 PM, Mahoney,Dan wrote:
I would love to train a cat like that! I suspect the younger the cat,
the easier it would be to train to a leash.

Dee


I think normally that's true, but Milton is somewhere between 6 and 10
years old.


I would like to add, Buffy still hasn't paid a bit of attention to the
birds on the patio. Or the ones at the small bird bath. Nor the
hummingbirds which she can see from the back of the couch. She simply
isnt interested in birds.

But... let a lizard get inside the house. Oh boy! She's on the hunt!

It doesn't happen very often. A couple of weeks ago she kept pawing at
the curtains (sheers) next to my desk. I thought she was just being a
pest because I was typing and not paying her enough attention. Nope,
turned out there was a small anole lizard climbing up the curtains. Oh!
Hello!

I tried to grab it. It scurried off onto the moulding by the corner
window. I let it be for a bit and soon enough it was trying to climb up
the sheers again. I managed to grab it and set it outside.

Buffy alerts me to lizards. Birds, she yawns. She's really not a
normal cat.

Jill
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Old May 8th 20, 12:04 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Dee[_2_]
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"Mahoney,Dan" wrote in
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I would love to train a cat like that! I suspect the younger the
cat, the easier it would be to train to a leash.

Dee


I think normally that's true, but Milton is somewhere between 6
and 10 years old.


Wow! And it took only a few times practicing in the backyard before
going out to the store? That's fantastic! Milton is obviously a
"natural".

I wonder if previously being outside and already being comfortable with
that is a factor.

Dee



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Old May 8th 20, 01:32 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mahoney,Dan
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Wow! And it took only a few times practicing in the backyard before
going out to the store? That's fantastic! Milton is obviously a
"natural".

I wonder if previously being outside and already being comfortable with
that is a factor.

Dee


I suspect so. He has had a rough time when he was in the Out, but he
seems to focus on the positive side of his experiences.


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Old May 24th 20, 08:02 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Dee wrote:

"Mahoney,Dan" wrote in
:

I would love to train a cat like that! I suspect the younger the
cat, the easier it would be to train to a leash.

Dee


I think normally that's true, but Milton is somewhere between 6
and 10 years old.


Wow! And it took only a few times practicing in the backyard before
going out to the store? That's fantastic! Milton is obviously a
"natural".

I wonder if previously being outside and already being comfortable
with that is a factor.

Dee


Luko (recently adopted 13yo) is happy in a harness and the basket of a
shopping cart.
 




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