A Good Day For a Walk

I took Frankie out for a walk on Wednesday because it was a beautiful day and because he was bothering me to go outside. It’s hard to resist Frankie when he follows me around the house meowing at me.

Shortly after we got outside the community housing salesperson stopped his golf cart to talk to me. I tried to hold Frankie back but he wanted to go, and you can’t hold a cat back like you can a dog. At least not Frankie, anyway. The harness I have has a flaw in the design that allows a cat to escape if he pulls backwards hard enough. Since the harness is so easy to put on, I don’t want to get rid of it so I just try to avoid those situations.

My plan was to pick up Frankie and hold him but that didn’t work so I thought if I put him on the golf cart seat he might stay for at least a minute or two but that made him even more nervous. It occurred to me later that maybe he thought I was giving him away. Since I couldn’t stand around and talk, I told him I would just talk to him later.

We continued on and when we got up near the pool Frankie decided to do some sunbathing. Perhaps he saw people at the pool doing this.

After a while I had to pick him up and bring him home. As usual, he was not happy about this, but it was Chris’s turn to go out.

Chris spent some time enjoying the sun and then, of course, he had to eat a little grass too. When it was time to go in, he got under my truck again but this time far enough to where I couldn’t reach him to pick him up.

This may seem like a Frankie trick but actually Chris invented this years ago.


15 thoughts on “A Good Day For a Walk

  1. onespoiledcat

    They can be pretty “slick” when it comes to avoiding coming back inside after being outside! Ted can run like the wind at 23 lbs. and knows his old parents can’t quite keep up with him – that’s how he avoids the inevitable! Amazing.

    Hugs, Pam

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    You kids are SOOOO LUCKY that your dad has the patience for your shenanigans. I’m glad Nom reads the stories because maybe now she’ll stop saying I’m either asleep or in trouble.

    Love and licks,

  3. Seville at Nerissa's life

    Beautiful day here in Nova Scotia, too, but there’ll be no walkin’ for me. I see Peepers has been haulin’ plants out of the sunroom so I’m thinkin’ she’s plannin’ on cleanin’ it top to bottom for the last time this year. She had better leave me some sunpuddles. PURRS

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I didn’t know you were in Nova Scotia. Two of my great grandparents were born there. Ever hear of Marble Mountain? We had plans to visit there in the fall of 2020. We bought plane tickets, booked hotels, etc. Then there was Covid.

  4. iamthesunking

    Frankie looks like a mermaid in that picture! And is it just me, or is a harness that allows a cat to escape a bit of a crappy harness?

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      It connects around his neck and around his belly with velcro. It is the easiest harness i could find and with a cat you need easy. I also accidently bought one too big for him so that could be part of the problem, but it is really a non issue as long as I don’t try to force him in a particular direction.


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