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Mon May 13, 2019, 11:04 PM

Saw One of These Little Cats on My Bike Ride Today

Out for a mountain bike ride around noon. I was chugging up a steep section of trail when I happened to notice a woman walking down the trail holding a leash. Well, nothing particularly interesting about that, except her dog was running ahead of her. Then I noticed who was on the other end of the leash. A Bengal cat! Now that's the kind of awesome weirdness that makes me want to ride my bike more often!



PS: Yes, she had to pull the cat out of the way. Evidently cats, no matter the size or coloring, behave as if the world belongs entirely to them.

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Reply Saw One of These Little Cats on My Bike Ride Today (Original post)
ProudLib72 May 13 OP
TlalocW May 13 #1
Freddie Tuesday #2
leftyladyfrommo Tuesday #3
samnsara Tuesday #5
Fix The Stupid Tuesday #6
JudyM Tuesday #7
Liberty Belle Tuesday #8
trueblue2007 Tuesday #11
ProudLib72 Tuesday #14
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MicaelS Tuesday #9
ProudLib72 Tuesday #10
JoyBugaloo Wednesday #15
Dem_in_Nebr. Tuesday #13
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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 11:16 PM

1. My niece has both a Bengal and a Sphinx

Both are super sweet - the Bengal likes to play fetch, and the Sphinx puts out more heat than a space heater, which is great in Winter.

TlalocW

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 04:11 AM

2. How did she get a cat to walk on a leash?

Tried that with several cats over the years. They would immediately flop on the ground and go limp. I dare you to DRAG me on this leash!

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:56 AM

3. They learn.

You just have to out wait them.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:18 AM

5. we tried that ONE time.. I had a leashed cat in a tree!

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:41 AM

6. You have to start them young....I have a russian blue - leash walk all the time


We started when he was about 6 months old...he's almost 18 months now and we can walk him on a leash anytime...

In fact, he gets at least 2-3 walks a day. He knows commands, such as "this way" - that means follow me, "up tree", he will climb a tree, and he knows "let's go home"...he will run to the back door of the house...

I should get this on video sometime...it really is amazing.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 09:33 AM

7. I used to run with my cat on a leash on trails.

She loved it. Only problem was when shed suddenly dart off to the side to see something. I learned pretty quickly to be able to pivot and dart off a few yards along with her, just part of the flow

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:23 AM

8. Bengals can be leash trained.

I had considered adopting one at one point and then read they can jump very high - tall enough to reach basically anything on our high shelves. At the time we had a Christmas tree just decorated when the cat came up for adoption, so decided to pass. But they are gorgeous and trainable to a point.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:29 PM

11. our BOY CAT.... Sally walks on a leash.

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #11)

Tue May 14, 2019, 09:31 PM

14. Yes, that's the kind of harness the cat I saw was wearing

I guess a harness helps control them? Maybe they would refuse to walk otherwise?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:04 AM

4. i know several ppl who raise them

..i wish my dogs didnt consider cats to be doGs tennis balls.. i miss kitties.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 04:25 PM

9. Have you seen the video of Bengals..

On an exercise wheel?



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Response to MicaelS (Reply #9)

Tue May 14, 2019, 04:44 PM

10. I see someone waving a toy in the upper right corner

That's why the cats are really excited about the wheel. Without that incentive, they'd be like:

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #10)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:34 PM

15. OMG



Ive never seen that clip before - Im done

Night all

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #9)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:08 PM

13. hook the wheel up to an Electric Generator!! NT

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:26 PM

12. What a cutie!

The two competing for the exercise wheel are good, too. Thanks for posting.

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