Hello everybody. I've just joined, and I've been browsing some. This seems to be a nice place for a cat's companion to get advice.
OK. Last Wednesday I adopted a senior female tortoiseshell. I chose her because she looked depressed. However, I want to keep her as an indoor cat but perhaps take her for short walks.
First question is, what problems am I likely to run into with the leash training. The shelter gave me a collar and I've bought a cheap leash. If she takes well to the leash I shall buy a harness. I live in a house with a balcony that she can't get off, and a sundeck, which she can. I'm thinking that I'll start out on the deck, then move down to the yard which has a no longer used driveway.
Second question is, how far is a short walk for an active (She's just been haring around from room to room. It's dusk and I do believe this is hunting time.) ten and a half year old cat.
Thanks in advance for any help available.