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I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it!!

post #1 of 28
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I went to Petsmart during lunch to load up on food and litter. As I was loading the stuff in my vehicle a man pulled up and took out his adult cat who was on a leash. He proceeded to pull out a shopping cat and put the cat in it. He slowly pushed the cart into the store. The cat was standing up on its hind legs and front paws on the front of the cart leaning forward. This was so funny-I've seen dogs do this but never a cat. The cat seemed to be enjoying itself-it was a Kodak moment-were is my camera when I need it!!
post #2 of 28
Oh, how cute, Gail! That must have really been a sight!
post #3 of 28
Goodness that sounds adorable!! We never have cameras ready when we need them, do we? At least no one except my roommate, she seems to have a camera ready at all the right moments. SOO cute sounding though!
post #4 of 28
Any guy who loves their cat that much is quite a catch! Your story brought up a question I've been meaning to post on here: Have any of y'all ever taken your cats to PetSmart (whether on a leash and harness or in a carrier)? Wouldn't it be fun to have a day that we declare "TCS Members take their furbabies to PetSmart/PetCo"? Show those dog owners they don't have a jeopardy on taking their pets shopping!
post #5 of 28
That is adorable. I wish Meish was tolerant enough to go to the store with me. I'd love her input on toys. I guess I don't understand what she likes other than feathers. She'd leave poo in the cart if she saw a dog.
post #6 of 28
At least it was a cat.......Amber the Bobcat goes on regular outings!!!!!
I agree though - quite a catch - at least you would know your cat would be extremely well looked after. I wonder if it chooses its own dinner?
post #7 of 28
I've always wanted to take my cats to Petsmart/Petco but haven't leash trained either of them. Honestly if I ever do, it will probably just be Samwise as he is a much more socialable cat, never has met a stranger while Gandalf runs and hids. This story gives me hope though, maybe I'll have to start harness training Samwise this weekend.
post #8 of 28
That's so cute, wish I saw it!!
My cats would have panic attacks if I tried that with any of them!
post #9 of 28
There is no way Eponine would go on a leash/harness either. I don't know how she'd handle going in her carrier (I have one of those soft, purse-like cat carriers), but it'd be fun to try so I can get her input on toys before spending more money on unused toys that just gather dust
post #10 of 28
awww how sweet, i can just imagine it
post #11 of 28
It's funny you should write about this today. This afternoon I was walking home from the train station when I saw a frolicking "beagle puppy" in the distance (today was the last day for my disposable contacts, if that's any excuse), pulling its owner along our street, jumping in the air, skidding on the ice, etc.. When I got a little closer, I realized that the "beagle puppy" was a calico cat on a leash. I stopped to talk to her owner, and learned that the woman was visiting relatives here, and that the cat goes for really long walks every day. Jamie goes for a walk every day, but I'm afraid to venture too far from our property.
post #12 of 28
Hey, I have to try that with Bijou. He goes to the stores with us, Canadian Tire, Grocery Store, Library, Hardware store, etc., but I usually hold him with his harness and leash on and in the carrier pouch. I bet he would love to sit in the cart. I could put my coat in it so it would be easier on his feet. I'm going to try it!
post #13 of 28
That must have been soooo cute!!!!. I've taken Princess to Pets Mart a couple times but I've always just held her. I've tried to train her to walk on a leash but she can escape from a harness in about 5 seconds. For a while she was happy but she got tired of people coming up to pet her and the attitude began. Princess growls and acts vicious when she isn't getting her way. I won't take Patsy to Pets Mart because I think it could be a tramatic experience for her. She was abandonded there before I got her. I've taken both Princess and Patsy to several other stores though. I was having their pictures taken and the studio was in a department store.
post #14 of 28
that reminds me of Lexi's (LexiLou) kitties...Sabrina & Samantha

they walk on leashes all the time! she takes them to petsmart for a little outing When we went to get their pictures taken at the mall, everyone was doing double takes of these two little kitties walking on their leashes!
post #15 of 28
Ha ha! That's awesome!!!
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
I wish I would have taken Sheba on outings as she was the most social cat alive. She could have been on the football field during the Super Bowl nothing would have bothered her. I think Bakker would be trainable. I think Grizzly could be but she's so chubby I would be embarrassed to have her seen in public!!
post #17 of 28
I've only taken my babies in when they were kittens. And I mean young kittens where I can just hold them in my sweater/jacket and they won't move. When I get into showing cats I will definately be taking them to Petsmart so they get used to people walking around and making noise. That must of been so cute!
post #18 of 28
Aww that is so sweet!
post #19 of 28
So cute. I've taken my cats to the pet stores before, they like it more than my dog (who pees all over!)
post #20 of 28
I've taken Franz and Maddie to PetCo a few times...we always make sure to visit the mice while we're there! Despite my phobia, I can tolerate rodents in cages.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by RugbyKid
So cute. I've taken my cats to the pet stores before, they like it more than my dog (who pees all over!)
Clean up on aisle 5!... Aisle 6!... Aisle 7!
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by tulip2454
At least it was a cat.......Amber the Bobcat goes on regular outings!!!!!
Like this trip to PetSmart


I haven't gone into PetSmart with Amber now for quite some time. For one, if I take her or Boris in there, I get swamped and it is 2 or more hours before I get out The other and primary reason, is that now that Amber and Bors have gotten bigger, I don't want to take any chances. To risk a bite would be irresponsible of me. They still go for rides, but they just don't go inside anymore.
I love it when I see someone pushing their cat in a cart. If you start them out young, they will enjoy it
post #23 of 28
My kandie has been leashed trained since she was a baby .. she is 16 now ... I take her to the local pet store the big guys are to much when your her age.... she used to walk now she is held or caried... Zoey just got a harness that fits today.. she is a born walker , she walked right down the steps nad to the grass .... I have trained many animals on a lead and this was a first ... Zoey has gone to petco and lps many times in her carrier ... She was a ferral and still has wild tendancys so it will be a while before she goes to stores on a lead ....

When i work at the big stores i see a few cats a day , I now cary treats for the cats in my apron
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat
Like this trip to PetSmart


I haven't gone into PetSmart with Amber now for quite some time. For one, if I take her or Boris in there, I get swamped and it is 2 or more hours before I get out The other and primary reason, is that now that Amber and Bors have gotten bigger, I don't want to take any chances. To risk a bite would be irresponsible of me. They still go for rides, but they just don't go inside anymore.
I love it when I see someone pushing their cat in a cart. If you start them out young, they will enjoy it

such precious pics... I am thinking about a pixie bob when my Kandie goes over the bridge....
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by sharky
such precious pics... I am thinking about a pixie bob when my Kandie goes over the bridge....
Pixies are great cats Amber and Boris are pure bobcat however, but my wife and I also have 4 Pixie Bobs.
post #26 of 28
Bobcats are allowed where i live but I am not sure if physically i could handle a bobcat... so a pixie bob seems like a good idea ... are they very vocal?? I ask cause my bengal mix is quite the talker and would be a sibling ...
post #27 of 28
2 of my females are quite the talkers, but the other female and the male don't vocalize a whole lot.
post #28 of 28
Guess i will have to hold "try outs then..lol
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