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How easy is it to get a cat to walk on a leash


I have two cats and when I saw Tonto on a leash walking the streets of New York and elsewhere, and riding in around in a car, one which was an open air convertible, I watched in amazement.

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I've had several cats who fought like mad over collars and I can't imagine having one take to a leash as easily as that one appeared to do. I have to assume that the cat had been introduced to the leash at a very young age.

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I had a neighbor years ago who did this with his cat, he was known as Paul the man with cat on leash...LOL.

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I did the same thing in real life when I moved from Montana back to the state of Texas. Instead of the mere collar leash, I had the full body harness. Everytime I would bring my cat for a walk on the leash, he would just collapse on the ground. It was more like taking your cat for a drag then a walk.

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I did it all the time with my cat. I didn't get him when he was young either. It's different than walking a dog. If the cat doesn't want to go where you want to go, you'll have problems. When I got him, he hated the collar and riding in the car. But we figured it out and then he liked riding in the car, on the kayak and on the my bike. I lost my him to FIV almost 6 months ago now. I figured Tonto was going to die in the movie and I almost didn't watch it because I thought it was going to be too depressing. Even though the scene was real fast, I still cried. I just don't think that Harry would have been so unemotional about it.

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Was your cat once an outdoor cat? Mine is a humane society adoptee but I am pretty sure he was always an indoor cat. He would escape into the wild blue yonder every once and a while but would collapse to the ground in fear as soon as a car passed by.

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No harder then lifting a blender by the handle of the removable glass upper section , passing it to another (Chief Dan George) and not have the base fall crashing to the floor ! Thats an old school blender - I have the same type and let me tell ya, the base is very heavy ! No way would you attempt what Harry did... but he pulled it off, no problemo !!

* I can picture the hapless Ralph Kramden watching Norton pass a blender to Trixie in the same manner and then Ralph, perplexed by Nortons apparent slight of hand, attempting same and the base dropping towards the floor like a stone, landing on Ralphs foot ...

"aaaAAAAHHHhh... Norton, if I get my hands on you I'm gonna .... !! "

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How easy is it to get a cat to do ANYTHING, it's not interested? Carney struggles with him a few times, but he's saved by editing. WC Fields was right bout working with animals.

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Well, how much did Tonto really walk properly on a leash? Much of the time, Harry was carrying it.

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I've tried it with three cats and none of them took to it at all. It may be that they were all older when I got them from the pound.

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