Lately, “taking Frankie for a walk” has become “taking Frankie for a smell.” It seems he has to stop at every bush, shrub or flower and give it a good long sniff before we can move on.
That means I have to stand and wait for him to do his business, even though Frankie’s “business” is to smell every plant in the neighborhood.
I can’t imagine what he is smelling that would be alluring to a cat.
Maybe he was a gardener in a past life.
Or maybe he thinks he’s a dog and just has to smell everything.
When Chris goes outside he will eat some grass but he does not go out of his way to sniff plants. What do you think? Is your cat a plant sniffer?
Teddy loves to sniff…..I know in our case it’s because critters have been out and about in the yard and he MUST know where they invaded his territory……deer, squirrels, dogs, other cats, groundhogs, skunks, bunnies – we’ve got it all so there’s an abundance of SNIFFABLES here!
I totally understand that.
My cats sniff everything, and especially like sniffing parked cars! Cute post!
Thanks. I have personally seen more than one animal pee on car tires in parking lots. I think it is common. Then those cars drive home smelling like dog or cat pee.
My cat Dougy is a sniffer, too! What’s the brand of that cat harness? I’ve had bad luck with others, but this looks like a good, secure one. I think both my kitties might enjoy spending time outdoors if I can control them this way, and I could use the walk myself.
Ift goes almost without saying Frankie is a beautiful cat because that’s pretty much a given with ginger tabbies, but he is quite beautiful! (No, handsome isn’t the right word for a male ginger tabby cat. Their beauty transcends gender!)
Incidentally, this was a great treat today! One Frankie photo would have been great, but this series really stands out as one of the better series (any topic) I’ve seen today.
Thank you. I like to use the word photogenic for Frankie. By the way, the harness is called bark appeal, I think. I’m not home so I can’t look. Anyway it is extremely easy to put on, there is a Velcro clasp around the neck and another around the belly, but he can get out of it if he pulls backward hard enough. He hasn’t figured that out yet so he typically doesn’t pull backward unless I’m giving him resistance and I try not to give him too much resistance.
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I love ginger tabby cats, having had one myself (the late Louie the ginger cat), so this post was a real treat for me today! Frankie is one beautiful cat!
Charles asks the question about whether your cat(s) is/are “sniffers” on their walks. What do you say?
Also, I recommend anyone following my blog check Charles’ blog out. It’s on my “favorites” list.
Thank you for sharing. It is a pleasure reading your blog as well, although my busy schedule causes me to miss some of your posts.
We agree. You may be part doggie, F. Do not leave a blade of grass unsniffed! It’s our mission!
Love and licks,
Hahaha… I believe it’s your mission.
Cody doesn’t go out, but my Angel Bobo used to. I say he is looking for “introoders!!!”
Maybe he’s picking up the scent of lizards that were there.
So cute 🙂 !
Does he have a girlfriend? Maybe he’s looking for the perfect gift. 🙂
Ha. That would have been funny if he pulled a flower out of that pot.
Are you looking for catnip or catmint Frankie?
That’s a possibility. You never know with cats.
Frankie is so beautiful! And yes, Kosmo is a sniffer, now when he has courage to walk on a leash.
Does he get nervous outside?
No, he was afraid of being abandoned, so he just didn’t walk at all, just crawled to the door. Now it is his third summer with us, so he has learned to trust that we don’t leave him alone and now he enjoys walking and sniffing outside. We don’t know what has happened to him before he walked to our yard and straight to sit on my lap. He was highly educated as a home cat, he knew what is allowed for cats, and his nails had been cut. We tried to find his home, but nobody missed him. I walked from house to house, nobody had seen him.
I’m glad he found you.
Two of our seven are ginger tabbies! Mind if I ask the brand of halter you’re using. It looks comfortable and one that can’t be slipped out of! 😺
I think it is called bark appeal. It is very easy to put on but it can also meet easy to get out of. When I’m walking him I have to be careful that he doesn’t pull very hard backwards.
That’s good to know because I think some of my kitties would go every direction they could to try and get out of a harness! Thanks!
Frankie took a couple of times to get used to it but now he doesn’t mind it.
Are there a lot of pee-mails to read ? Purrs
That could be. There are a lot of dogs here.
That’s one of the reasons why I don’t get out as much as l like. I stop and sniff everything…and try to crawl under bushes. ~Wally
It is kinda boring for the human. 🙂
Haha I am all to familiar with this. It’s though they have a hightened sense of smell when out for a walk. Don’t plan to get a workout in when this is the case lol
No workout but I am able to work on my tan. 🙂
haha one out of two isn’t bad. At least there is something to gain from this:)
I guess he i reading his pee mail 🙂 Are there any dogs in the neighborhood?
I see a lot of people walking dogs around here.
I think he is smelling other critters – quite possibly other kitties!
I thought so as well, especially since we have a lot of dogs in the neighborhood. It just seems he’s smelling higher than a dog or cat would pee, especially since we have no Stray Cats around anymore and most of the dogs are little.
Our cats are indoor only, but they do love to sniff when we have the windows open. 🙂
I think their sense of smell is almost as good as a dog.