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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cat Beggging in the Rain

Before we bought our two somali cats (imported to France from Denmark), we read that those cats could bring back a ball, just like a dog would.

So obviously, I taught them to walk with me like a dog, with a leash, and I also heard about 'clicker training'.

I bought a book about clicker training, and started to train the two kitties.

They loved it, and each of them had their specialty.

Alekhine was better at standing on his behind legs, and Balou could give his paw, just like a dog.

I trained them every evening for about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on when they grew tired of the play.

Since we didn't want our cats to get hit by a car or catch some illness, they were never just let out. We couldn't put a fench around the place we lived, so they were out in a leash, which they loved. They had never tried anything else, except for the few times they escaped (one morning we found the carden covered in grass vomit - what a party! Let's eat grass, til we vomit )

One day, we were working inside the house, and it was only after about 20 minutes that we found out that it was pouring down outside.

THE CAT! We looked at each other and ran out in the garden. Alekhine had chosen to stay inside, so only Balou was out in the rain.

He sat in the middle of the garden, all alone, dripping wet, the sky gray behind him, and he gav us his paw with a very sad and lonely look on his face - please...

I wish I had had my camera with me.

The poor cat came inside as fast as possible
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Re: Cat Beggging in the Rain

what a sad...but funny visual. silly kitty!

didnt even try to get out of the rain? just sat out in the open? how sad!


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Re: Cat Beggging in the Rain

Poor baby! I don't know whether to laugh or cry! Poor little thing didn't know what was happening to him. I love the paw part! Clever kitties!




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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, he was so cute and pityful - I never forget the sight of him that day in the pouring rain.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 04:25 AM
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Poor baby was saying."Look, I do my best trick for you, now make the water stop, please!". Poor, pitiful Balou!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 07:25 PM
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they were out in a leash, which they loved.
Hi Pat,
Could you describe what kind of collar or harness can be used to let a cat out in the backyard on a leash. That is exactly what I want to get for my cat so it won't run off.
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Collars are not good for cats, as their necks can get injured.
The best solution is a harness or walking jacket with velcro closures.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 08:26 AM
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Re: Cat Beggging in the Rain

THE CURSE OF THE INDOOR CAT!!!!

to silly to know when to get out of the rain, how to get out of a tree, how to catch anything but insects....
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