Fish and Chips, Two Adventurous Cats Who Love Exploring the Great Outdoors With Their Humans –
Fish and Chips are a couple of adventurous kitties who enjoy exploring the great outdoors on and around their home Vancouver Island and elsewhere with their devoted humans. Both cats are as equally comfortable walking on a leash as they are riding on their humans’ backpacks and even on their shoulders and in their arms.
We usually get pretty positive/funny responses from strangers we encounter on the trails but today we had one that bothered us. This man was walking with his dogs off leash and he said "hiking with cats, well that's not a good idea on a trail with dogs." We pick up our cats every time a dog walks by and we've never had an issue. Most people are great and will hold their dog if they see us coming. If your dog is aggressive you shouldn't be walking it off leash. If you can't handle your dog that's not our problem. What gives you and your dog the right to walk on the trails but not us and our cats? Is it because it's not what you consider "normal"? It was just such an ignorant thing to say and said in the rudest tone. 😾Any other adventure cat owners out there have similar encounters?