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    Cat Stroller - fun or crazy cat lady?

    I've been thinking Cali and/or Diego might enjoy going outside in a cat stroller. The few people I've mentioned this to have told me absolutely NO!!! I'll look like the crazy cat lady, the cat's won't like it, etc. So thought I'd pose the idea here and see what everyone thinks.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    I think people might be curious about it, but if they don't like a harness or leash and harness, a stroller might be a fun thing! And you might meet more neighbors that way!
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    Oh! Are we supposed to care what the neighbors think?


    Bobcat and I get laughs and stares, but who cares? Here's a photo from last winter. It is really helping Bobcat with his balance and coordination -- not to mention exercise.
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    I see nothing wrong with it! If the cats enjoy it and you enjoy it, go for it! People think I am crazy because I take Buddy (cat) on a leash. What do I care? I am making myself and Buddy happy.

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    Some cats, like my Sparkle, are very outgoing and enjoy strollers. Other cats are more 'shy,' and would be nervous.

    Warning: I suggest either make certain the stroller is totally closed in, OR keep harness and leash on kitty, with leash in your hand.

    Many of my cats are indoor only and the whole idea of being outdoors would spook them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    Some cats, like my Sparkle, are very outgoing and enjoy strollers. Other cats are more 'shy,' and would be nervous.

    Warning: I suggest either make certain the stroller is totally closed in, OR keep harness and leash on kitty, with leash in your hand.

    Many of my cats are indoor only and the whole idea of being outdoors would spook them.
    I think Cali might really enjoy it, Diego not so much. But it gets so HOT in our condo that I thought it might be nice to get them out in the breeze. I've tried harnesses and leashes on the deck, but to no avail, they both lie there like they're dead until I take the harness off. No harness they're both more than game to go on the balcony, but it's not safe that way.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    If you do it, take pics! Would love to see it.

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    My mom and dad have a neighbor who walks with her Bichons in a stroller. She gets some exercise and everyone gets some fresh air. My dad notices when they miss a day of walking because she lives by herself.
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
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    If you and your kitties enjoy it, don't let other people's opinions bother you.

    Quote Originally Posted by happylabs View Post
    If you do it, take pics! Would love to see it.
    I agree! Pictures would be nice.

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    It would be great if you could borrow one and see how he likes it. I love the one Bobcat is showing, that would be perfect for when I take Fister to the vet - I use an old stroller, if I can't get anyone to drive him.
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    I wouldn't care if people would call me a crazy cat lady or whatever. If the cats like it, why not. If they don't like it, they will tell you! I think Luna may have enjoyed this when she was younger.

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    Ah COME ON!!!! I do it all the time with Isis and Utchie. And you make Crazy Cat Lady sound like it's a bad thing!!!

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    This is satrting me to wonder if My Found Hotel Cats would like to be walked or not
    And which Cat would like that the most!!!That certainly would be a great oppurtunity to get Roast Beef at Metros!!!
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    Pepper, Willow and Willy loved it. But, when we put all 3 in there, Pepper and Willow would pick on poor Willy.
    Now, we usually take Pepper by herself because she's made a friend in the Spaniel down the street. We roll by his fence and he comes running over wagging his whole body and he and Pepper have a conversation.

    Cammie doesn't go because she never wants to be more than 3 inches from a heat source.
    Ask your vet about microchipping. ~~ It could have saved Kuhio's life. And it cost Halo hers. Consider having your cat tested for Polycystic kidney disease ~~ Rest in peace Willy
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    Kuhio,

    My cats won't stray far from their food source!!

    Utchie and Isis love going to the park in the back of my apt. bldg. When Utchie is with her, she enjoys the fresh air.

    I say GO FOR IT!! If they get stressed out, don't put 'em through it.

    PISSHAW to the neighbors! CRAZY CAT LADIES (AND GENTLEMEN) UNITE!!!!

    Word of advice...DO NOT do the transfer from arms to stroller outside!! Guaranteed to lose a cat. Wheel them out with the screen up. (but you KNOW that)

    Rest In Peace Casey (Bubba Dude) Your paw print will remain on my heart forever. 12/02
    Mollie Rose, you were there for me through good times and in bad, from the beginning.Your passing will leave a hole in my heart.We will be together "One Fine Day". 1994-2009
    MooShoo,you left me too soon.I wasn't ready.Know that you were my soulmate and have left me broken hearted.I loved you like no other. 1999 - 2010See you again "ONE FINE DAY"
    Maya Linn, my heart is broken. The day your beautiful blue eyes went blind was the worst day of my life.I only wish I could've done something.I'll miss your "premium" purr and our little "conversations". 1997-2013 See you again "ONE FINE DAY"

    DO NOT BUY WHILE SHELTER ANIMALS DIE!!

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