Walking the Cat

Norm and I decided to take a walk around the block this evening and let the neighbor behind us know that the shingles on his roof were starting to flip backwards. We don’t normally walk in the neighborhood because it’s too hot and Norm does not like to go for walks. But the sun had gone down and there was a nice breeze so the temperature was only 92 ° instead of 102 ° Fahrenheit.

Our cat Miss Ellie decided she wanted to join us on our walk. I had forgotten that Miss Ellie likes to go for walks. She used to do that with me when I lived in San Diego. She followed us about halfway to the other house and then waited for us in the yard of a house on the corner. As soon as we came back she followed us back to our house. What a funny cat! Oh, in case you’re wondering, we don’t use a leash. She just follows us and stays right near us.


  1. PJ
    May 27, 2006

    Miss Ellie is no fool – it’s too hot to walk all that way and she knew you weren about to walk all the way around the block – you would be back!

  2. NormB
    May 27, 2006

    I guess that makes me a fool, I walked all the way. LOL

  3. Vanda
    May 27, 2006

    LOL cats are so smart!

    When my son was about 10 he’d take the dogs for a walk in the morning before school. Our cat used to follow them with her tail straight up with a little curl at the end. She looked soo funny and cute. We lived on a main road at the time and the four of them had stopped rush hour traffic more than once LOL.

    I’d love another kitty but I’m allergic to them and I can’t get the same OTC allergy meds here.

  4. pb
    May 28, 2006

    Lucky people who can let their cats roam… Before the leash law, our old cat Caligula, a.k.a. Bad Boy, would follow VeggieGirl to school, down about three blocks. He would visit with the children, and the school administrator would call me to collect him.

    Cats still roam, but the fines are hefty and our cat-hater neighbors call the city pond to trap them. I do remember the tail turned over. Cats are such little lovers.