Walking My Cat

Posted on Jul 30, 2012


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Trilly is an old man at age 16. One thing I’ve always felt a little guilty about is that he’s an indoor cat. When we got Trilly, as a kitten, we lived on Burnside and letting him outside wasn’t a viable option. We had him for several years before moving to the more residential Brooklyn neighborhood. ┬áHe lacked the skills to be safe outside, so we kept him in.

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Last week, I drove past a lady sitting on her front steps. She had her cat on a leash and the cat looked super happy rolling around on the grass. Brilliant! I thought this might be the perfect solution for Trilly. He would be able to experience the outdoors, but not be in danger of cars or mean cats. Yesterday, Greg found a harness and leash at goodwill for three bucks. It was meant to be.

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Greg and I took Trilly outside and let him walk around the backyard. I was very nervous. What if he freaked out? What if he bolted? But nothing bad happened. He enjoyed hanging out and smelling all the plants. Today I took him out for about 30 minutes. I’m so excited about this new option for our indoor cat. I look forward to many walks with Trilly.

3 Comments

  1. I’m sure I’m not one bit biased, but my Grand Cat, Trilly, looks extremely handsome with his red harness and leash. Red is a good color on him!
    Love,
    Trilly’s Nanna

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  2. He is a good looking cat and the red is great on him. :) The next time you visit, we can take him out.
    Love you!

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