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.

Cat Chases Dog Chasing Leash



Dani C.
Dani C4 years ago


Joy T.
Joy T4 years ago

Some cats like to go for walks.

John Wesen
Past Member 4 years ago

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.

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M4 years ago

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

Eternal Gardener
Eternal G4 years ago

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!!!).

Donna Ferguson
Donna F4 years ago


Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago


Sierra DeLeon
Sierra DeLeon4 years ago

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

Angela Malafouris

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