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Cat On A Leash?

Cat On A Leash?

The New York Times recently ran the letter below in their Metropolitan Dear Diary Section. As someone who is owned by three cats and understands them as well as any human can, the letter made me laugh.

Dear Diary:

Starting my walk home the balmy afternoon of Aug. 14 on West 85th Street, I spied a man with a cat on a leash.

Just the idea was funny enough for me, but the man was slumped against the wall, clearly exhausted, while the cat sat nearby, calmly washing her face.

I guess the cat won!

True yesterday, true today and most certainly true tomorrow: trying to walk a cat on a leash is almost NEVER a winning proposition.

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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10:40AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013


2:42PM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Some cats like to go for walks.

1:01AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

I tried it years ago, my cat lay down and refused to budge. My cats just follow me, on their own, and if I call them.

2:19AM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Cat in a leas? Kind of cute, but I guess cats would have to learn this at he beguining of their lives. Thanks

5:09PM PDT on Sep 15, 2013

Hey, my cats always walk on a leash (never a problem)... and what a hunk of a havanna in the photo(reminds me of ours when I was a child and whom we walked ON A LEASH in the woods!!!).

10:05PM PDT on Sep 14, 2013


7:01AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

3:57AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013


6:04PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

You are more likely to find the cat walking the owner!!

1:37PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

I couldn't agree more! I imagine this is similar to trying to walk a lion in the park! lol

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