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Fresh Air for the Furkids

 















I promised I'd come back to show you  my latest purchase. This is crazy catlady gear at it's finest!  My five furkids are strictly inside cats, since two of them are declawed and we live out in a rural area where housecats are a delicacy on the menu at the coyote cafe.  They love to watch what's happening outside from the cat trees and perches in our windows, and I know they love the smells of Spring as much as I do!  So I invested in this pet stroller to take them out on the deck and for walks at the park in town.  I got it from Amazon.com and was amazed at how many models they had available. It must a popular idea for city folks too! This one is light, yet very well made and sturdy and folds up for easy transport and storage.  The soft cushion in the bottom comes out for easy washing too. 


This is Sophie in the picture above, she loves catbeds and boxes and settled right in. Each of the furkids has had a little time outside last night and today, and they are loving it. Well, except for Stormy, who just turned 16. He's always been a scaredy cat and he's not so sure. He didn't cry to get out or come back in the house, he just had a lot to say about this newfangled box, in very definite meow tones! :-) 


In the picture below he is checking out the rear window. He doesn't look exactly thrilled, does he? But I think he'll grow to like it as he gets used to it. He has walked out onto the deck once or twice in the past, so I know he's curious about what's out there!


Gracie and Tiggy were born in our house last Spring (their Mama was a rescued alley cat), and this was their first trip outside... it was fun to watch them so alert and checking out everything! 

Chloe was previously my daughter's cat and loved roaming outside the apartment complex where she lived. She'd probably rather be free to go hunting, but enjoyed the night air just the same. I think I'll be in good  company from now on when I'm blogging from the deck!

So yes, call me a crazy catlady, but this keeps my furkids safe from getting lost or hurt, and from picking up fleas or diseases.  I really think it's pretty cute, and so does the Papa Bear, who even agreed to accompany on trips to the park (though he didn't specify how far behind me he intended to walk)!  I can't wait to see the faces of people who peek into my stroller expecting to see a cute baby... hey, they are cute! :-)

12 comments:

  1. Now this *was* a surprise! It really made me smile. A cat stroller is such a foreign idea to me that it's almost hard to wrap my mind around. I won't even begin to tell you about cats as pets here - it would break your heart!

    Except in one case actually. There used to be a lady who lived a few houses down from me. She didn't let her cats out for fear of them getting hurt etc. So she ended up building them this gigantic cage... or maybe I should say house out of wire fencing. I'm not sure, but I think it even attached to her own house so that they could go in and out as they pleased.

    In any case, your cats look adorable and happy - so this was a great purchase I'm sure. Enjoy your outings with them!

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    1. Oh Bozo, I know that cats don't rate very highly as cherished citizens in other countries, and sometimes not here either. Cats are abused and abandoned by the thousands each year, it breaks my heart. I loved hearing about your neighbor who built the special shelter for her cats so they could enjoy the outdoors and still be safe from harm. If I had the money I would enclose our deck so that our cats could do the same!

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  2. How cute! I've seen dogs in baby strollers before, but never saw a cat stroller or a cat in any other type of stroller! Neat that you found a way to keep them safe and let them enjoy some fresh air!

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty, I am loving this new answer to extending their boundaries and letting them experience some of what nature intended!

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  3. OMG, you have a cat stroller!

    That is fantastic!

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    1. It's the coolest, isn't it Monkey? I think they will become more and more common, but for now it's sure to be an eyebrow-raiser in these parts! :-)

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  4. I have never heard of a pet stroller but think it is a cool idea and I bet the furkids love it..........but when you take them to the park you must get some looks...........lol

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    1. It's a new thing to me too, JoAnne, and I just knew I had to have one! It's perfect for our situation. I was sitting out on the deck tonite, bringing out various members of our cat family to share the sunset, and they were enjoying themselves so much. The mental and physical stimulation is good for them, living in a house can be pretty boring! It motivates me to get outside too! :-)

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  5. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I'm going to tell my neighbour about it because she has three indoor cats and often talks about wanting to take them out. I love it!

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    1. My furkids are truly loving it, Selma, they are each getting a little fresh air time outside with me in the evenings and will have more this weekend. The funny part is that the most outgoing indoor kitty, the one who is always into something, is the most timid outside, while the shy one is totally comfortable and settles in to look around and smell the air!

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  6. I love this!! What a great idea!!

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    1. I'm thinking we are going to see more and more of these out and about McGuffy, and I don't care who laughs, it gives my kittys some new stimulation and they are much more mellow at night. Fresh Spring air is good for everyone! It's also very light and folds up so could easily be taken in the car or stored in a closet.

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