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An alternative to harnesses...

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by CoCoTrio, Aug 31, 2013.


  1. CoCoTrio

    CoCoTrio PetForums VIP

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    Who needs a harness when you want to go out with your cat?

    Philadelphia cycling guy uses 'CAT-NAV' to get around. See Mary-Jane whispering directions in his ear...

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    and here's MJ when she was a Cat-Nav Kitten in training:

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    :cool::
     
  2. MoochH

    MoochH Mum to Moochie

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    Cute :thumbup1:
     
  3. thatsafunnylookingcat

    thatsafunnylookingcat PetForums Senior

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    Although it's very sweet and the cat doesn't seem to mind I can't help but think that it could be very very dangerous. If the cat was to fall or jump I can't imagine the outcome being at all good, not to mention this would be a huge distraction to most drivers. My thoughts would probably be different if it was going on in a small village than they are to it happening in a city as well.

    Sorry to be a misery!
     
  4. CoCoTrio

    CoCoTrio PetForums VIP

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    Have to assume the cat is happy to be getting a ride, and is guaranteed not to jump off, but given that, I was thinking about safety too and that a cat on a bike is probably actually safer than a cat in a car, in a typical accident...

    I mean a cat's going to have more of a chance maybe 4 feet off the ground travelling through the air at (say) 10mph in a bike crash, compared to being loose in a box in a car crashing at 30mph or more.

    Not to say it's particularly safe to ride on a cyclist's shoulders, but a cat loose in a box in a car is very vulnerable, just like a kid without a seatbelt. At least on the bike the cat could jump, or gets a chance to make a landing, instead of just slamming into a wall in a fraction of a second.

    It's grim to think about accidents with vehicles and pets :( but I bet the cat on the bike is safer than she looks. Depending on the rider's care and attention of course. I suppose the guy might have been better to take his helmet off for the videos. Or could he have got one for her?! :D
     
  5. moggiemum

    moggiemum PetForums VIP

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    oh yes true and the cats cute too:D
     
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