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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Summercat, Sep 30, 2018.
Aww Jack not so little anymore. You’re getting to be a big boy x
How fast they grow and it's not until you look at photos that you realise just how much they have grown. He's a handsome fella ☺
Happy Monday from us
I have been debating back and forth taking Jack out. He cries by the front door at times and I feel bad.
Biggles never has but he has tried to slip out from time to time. After the last time when he ended up stuck on a ledge near the stairs he has ended his desire for the outdoors.
We are in a very built up area. There is a smallish green area with seating nearby that we would have to cross a parking lot to get to but it does have trees.
There is another large park about a fifteen min walk away I could bring him to.
My thought was to bring him in a carrier and then let him out on a harness.
What has stopped me is the idea if dogs did approach would I be able to get him in the carrier fast enough and the other would I open a Pandora's box of him requesting to go out more than is possible.
Thoughts? Let him have a bit of outdoor fun as he realizes there is a world beyond the door or play it safe and stay inside.
Can't help SC, as I'm in a quiet area and the dog walkers here are very considerate
Ollie had a whale of a time this morning. Beautiful morning after a miserable weekend. The insects were out in force and he was pouncing and jumping about after them. Will post tonight if I've managed to get any decent pics
Thanks @SbanR it is tricky. Most people seem to keep their dogs on leads but the large park we used to live by, had some off lead.
The new big park I am not sure as the other was more woodland and trails.
I am also a bit worried that he will think outside can be accessed anytime and get upset when it is not. How are your two, are they on a schedule and do they know when they go out?
I recall @Whompingwillow had issues with Mojo often wanting outside and Jack, who realizes what a door handle is and jumps at it, may be similar to Mr. Mo.
But spring is coming and I feel a bit cruel keeping the boy in. I may try the nearby green area and see how it goes.
Post pics, yes please, I love your tree pics. Jack if we go out will be firmly on harness for trees he will love it I am sure as he already makes attempts at the walls
Ah, there's been a bit of a change with Ollie. He's always been a timid character but gradually, this year he's also become more nervous. I suspect the b****y kids throwing things at the house might have aggravated his timidity. There's also on going work by my neighbour with loud, sudden bangs etc(which he didn't use to mind, but sometimes is now)
Anyhoo, last month we had a spell of frequent daytime showers so I started taking him out very early in the morning n late at night, (He enjoys these as its so much quieter) as well as during the day, weather permitting. So we go out more frequently, but for shorter spells.
I would say the only one he's really, really keen on is the early morning outing. The rest of the time, he gets up to mischief until I take him out
I think once Jack starts going out, you'll get hell if you try to give it a miss.
Ps. There is a schedule of sorts ie morning x 2, afternoon n night but the time isn't fixed
Did I say we go out for shorter spells???? He's had so much fun today hunting insects n birds he hasn't wanted to return home. We had a crow tease Ollie; led us a merry dance round two fields!
Thanks for the info @SbanR
I have a feeling I will be taking the energetic little fellow out.
I may regret opening that door though, literally and figuratively
We will see, I will try to do most days but in the morning, to have a routine.
We won't have as much roaming as you, due to the built up area but he should be able to get a taste of life beyond the flat.
I think Biggles is pretty content, so will just try with Jack.
Ollie climbing a mini tree for you
Methinks I will need a long lead for this tree climbing business
You can only let Jack climb as high as you can reach to untangle it! Any higher and you'll both be in trouble
The long lead is for when he takes off after birds or playing tag with Jessie
Well Jack may be a bit disappointed, as I am only a tad over five feet unless I can get OH to go as well, it will be a short climb.
But good point, thanks!
I used to be five foot but I'm now shrinking . There's one young tree here that doesn't have too many branches in the way so I occasionally let him climb higher. But I must confess I get a tad anxious when I allow that to happen
Biggles watching the snow fall and birds fly, this morning.
Jack going for Biggles swishing tail.
Jack does seem to love playing with Biggles tail!!Best toy ever!!
Biggles is very good with Jack.
Still toing and froing over the outdoor issue.
Jack and Biggles each come when the other cries.
Jack was meowing by the door today and Biggles jumped off the windowsill in the other room to go see what the matter was.
Noses were touched and all was inspected and deemed well.
Photos from last week