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Hope we are not too late

Hope we are not too late

  • By - uizal

m0rris0n_hotel

That cat is having an adventure


HeikeWillilams

Cat: Human, carry me and I will show you the world.


thungalope

“I have Google ma-“ “ISAIDILLSHOWYOUTHEWORLD.”


SoundOfYouWalkinAway

Shining, shimmering, splendid


Baschoen23

Tell me princess, now when did you last let your cat decide


atimez3

A whole new purr...


jinipoli7

I will now close my eyes


SoundOfYouWalkinAway

Exactly the lyrics I was thinking lol


_the-dark-truth_

Cat’s got its human on autopilot.


Pants_shitter9000

The cat’s on autopilot


vrijheidsfrietje

Cat: I think I am quite ready for another adventure! Also cat: A feline is never late, hooman! Nor are they early, they arrive precisely when they mean to!


themp731

Have you Met Gary The Adventure Cat? Y’all should go on adventures together!


uizal

We are big fans of Gary! If we visit Canada, we will ask him to show us around.


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Entainem

Oh ya totally


eat-rainbows

I was going with mini-cougar


npsimons

/r/adventurecats Also, /r/Gary_the_Cat


HiIAmSatan83

This is so cute holy shit


uizal

Thank you!


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Is it an Abyssinian? The ones I have known have been the most delightful, self-confident adventurous cats I’ve ever known


uizal

Yes, Mungo is an Aby!


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Muldoon1987

Mungo like candy!


airplaneshooter

Candygram for Mungo. Candygram for Mungo.


WitchsmellerPrsuivnt

Hi Mungo!!


Juof

I need Mungo in my life


sariddergfhgjf

I love this!


HuoXue

I've had a couple and they are *way* too smart for their own good. Had to get door knobs instead of handles because one of them learned to open the door. That particular one I had for something like 15 years, and he acted like a kitten the entire time. I miss that little bastard.


Winter_Addition

My cat opens doors too! He also thinks the bathtub is a big shiny clean litter box just for him so I have to keep the door locked because he can work the handle.


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I can only imagine.


DisgruntledDidgerido

OP how did you get your cat to feel comfortable going on walks with you? Mine just get super nervous and squirmy when I'm with them outside


uizal

First we took him out in the garden for short amounts of time and when he was not feeling it we took him inside. He can’t take it for a very long time still, i think it’s too stimulating for him. We try to keep the walks shorter than 90 min.


ONLY_COMMENTS_ON_GW

Whenever we take our dumb cat outside he just eats grass until he throws up. He has IBD, so apparently he's trying to settle his stomach or something.


renjake

Oh I have one of these too. He always decides to throw the grass back up in the living room. Good times!


OldManHipsAt30

They never learn either


morencychad

Stepping in a pool of warm cat vomit in your stocking feet is one of life's little pleasures.


shellshell21

Especially if it's in the middle of the night as you stumble to the bathroom! Good times!


OldManHipsAt30

My cat does this too haha


jaceinthebox

I will use this advice for my daughter


petit_bleu

Not OP, but if it's like training cats to do anything else, the answer is "start as a kitten"


DisgruntledDidgerido

Yeah I started at like 6 months. Probably missed the window


pingpongoolong

I think it’s also personality. We started training our two rescue brothers to use the backpack and go on walks from the day they were immunized. One will go everywhere with me, never makes a peep, very curious, never afraid. The other acts mostly “comfortable” while doing it, but cries the entire time. Still can’t figure out if he’s just yelling for the sake of it, but it freaks people and dogs out so he doesn’t go as often.


Sivuden

the way you've phrased that makes it sound like you've got one polite cat, while the other.. just heckles the passers-by. 'hah, look at you, the stupid mutt with the stupid heart face!"


OldManHipsAt30

Patience. I started just letting mine out on the front porch, she hated her leash at first and would just flop on the ground first couple times. Eventually, she got curious and started walking around the flower garden. Then once day she moved into the back yard. Eventually, onto the street. Now she’s climbing trees like a damn squirrel. I think what helped is knowing how to make your cat feel comfortable in the situation. I would crouch down and call for my girl whenever she looked a little bugged out or overwhelmed, and she would come bounding towards me like the cutest little thing because she knows it’s safe around me. What’s great is that now I can toss her in my backpack and we go on hourlong hikes at the reservation near my home. She still hates her harness, but now knows that means it’s adventure time!


kalimdore

It also depends heavily on the type of cat and personality. Certain breeds of cat have the natural disposition to be less independent, more doglike and go on walks with you. OP’s cat is an Abyssinian which is basically no1 dogcat breed that naturally wants to go on walks. So it’s misleading to take their advice as applying to all cats - it definitely doesn’t!! If your cat is a moggie then it’s going to come down to personality. If it’s an adult cat and afraid of the outdoors and doesn’t enjoy then it’s probably not going to happen, if starting small doesn’t help then don’t push it. With moggies you need to start when they are super young and even then some just won’t have the disposition for it even with gradual exposure.


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uizal

I love this!


mommabeats

Sweet sweet schnoodle, the poems are as cute as the damn picture!


awinnie

Lmao before I even checked the comments, I looked at the photo and said “this is so fucking cute it’s making me sick.” Seems we had the same general reaction lol


CrocPB

This is just Pokemon IRL, we just need Team Rocket to show up


uizal

I made once a photo collage of my bf and Mungo on his shoulder vs. Ash and Pikachu and it was impossible to tell the difference.


weeone

I want to be the very best


BrowakisFaragun

Like no one ever was


BortVoldemort

Dun dun du-dun


Linoelse

To catch them is my real test


thatdudewillyd

To train them is my *cauuuuuse*


Environmental-Joke19

I think we need to see this picture...you know, for science.


jahzard

Science here, can confirm. Picture is indeed necessary


Tooleater

What a beauty... Is he/she an Abyssinian?


uizal

Yes, Mungo is an Aby cat.


Tooleater

I'm so envious... I wish my pesky mogs would do this! How often does he/she try to jump off / run away?


uizal

Run away - i don‘t think he ever tried it. But he will jump between my shoulders and the shoulders of my bf quite often, every 10-15 min.


Tooleater

Cute! With or without claws!? 😻


uizal

It depends on the amount of snacks he got that day!


Tooleater

Haha! Well you make a fine human horse for him 😄. Thanks for sharing 👍🏻


uizal

Thank you!


thereisonlyoneme

We have one too. Even for a cat, he is pretty weird. We joke that he is actually an alien in cat form.


uizal

They are the best!


Frambrady

Check out OP's profile. Tons of pics of Mungo


Noozefer

Of course you are late. The cat is driving with eyes closed.


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The cat looks like the dancing cat meme.


Brazdon83

lol!


LennyGuy69

Plot twist: cat is playing GTA and is looking for a new car to ride


PlayguePals

Abyssin-ya hiking with your pal, love it!


Cerbeh

I love how you have that backpack for the cat, and the cat is like "Nah.. I'll chill up here thanks."


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Lyra?? Pan??!


uizal

Haha, love it!


AmykinsCatfood

Is this pans final form? He chose well


IoSonCalaf

I hope shoulder cats never go out of style


BrownSugarBare

I feel like this picture needs to be captioned with "ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!"


thirsty_as_fuck

How did u train ur cat to stay still


uizal

I don’t remember doing something specific, he is a chill cat. He kind of sees our shoulders as a safe place, even at the vet he jumps right on them as soon as he sees the syringe.


Polaariaavikko

Such a cutie! What backpack is that? It looks nice and a lot of space!


uizal

I got it on Amazon, the brand is Pecute. It also has an expandable part on the side that touches my back, kind of like a mesh tunnel.


PatatietPatata

I've been wondering about those kind of bags vs the usual carrier and would love some insights from people who would have used both and what they/their cats think about them. My boy isn't that heavy but carrying the carrier sucks and that seems to be a good option, maybe by having it on my front instead of back to be able to reassure the cat?


naliedel

Never too late for, "shoulder cat!"


DefilerOfTheVoid

I dont get the title


SianPursglove

I think it’s because yesterday there were loads of posts of cats on shoulders so maybe she meant she didn’t want to miss the daily trend


el_nynaeve

Oh is it? I imagined the title was trying to convey some story about these two being plucky earth saving adventurers and hoping they weren't too late to prevent deforestation


NeedsMoreShawarma

Huh. Had the exact same thought here loool.


QueenNoMarbles

I also like this version...


_MildlyMisanthropic

It's still bloody going though. Just go to r/aww and sort by new. they might as well rename the sub r/animalsonshoulders


AdrianValistar

r/shouldercats exists btw


ickybus

are you implying that animals on shoulders are not *also* aww-worthy?


crazyprsn

Not implying anything about who you're responding to, but some people get all uppity with fun stuff


ickybus

I mean, I get it. In my ideal world, /r/aww isn't a standalone sub, it's just a collection of all the other smaller, more dedicated subs (like /r/cats, /r/dogs, etc.). and then /r/cats is just a collection of /r/shouldercats, /r/catsstandingup, etc. (/r/catsubs for all of them) maintaining the hierarchical structure while restricting submissions to the top levels would encourage more dedicated-topic participation. but that wasn't how reddit was created, and reddit *still* (grr) doesn't have a mechanism to keep the same posts from showing up multiple times in one person's newsfeeds (even when it's crossposted)


dynasty1389

Me either, too late for what?


divineabilities

Too late to enjoy the forest because it's all being cut down! Idk, that's just how I interpreted it before reading that there was a cat on shoulder photo trend happening.


imisstheyoop

>Too late to enjoy the forest because it's all being cut down! > >Idk, that's just how I interpreted it before reading that there was a cat on shoulder photo trend happening. This was my take as well.


ja_claw

Too late to get a Christmas tree


IAmThePeanut

On the contrary, you’re right on time


Bierbart12

A cat is never late. Nor is it early. It arrives precisely when it means to.


dontbeanegatron

When it kneads* to. :D


Artist850

Nice one lol


Happynightmare357

Whoa that’s a glorious shoulder cat!


enthusiasticaf

Eyes closed, feelin the breeze.... that cat is blissed out haha


Dontpressityet

That kitty looks like the cats the Egyptians drew.


zigaliciousone

It's an Abyssinian, the breed of cat that most other cat breeds are supposed to have descended from so you're not wrong.


wondersnickers

Did you go outdoors with her since she was smol? Do you use the harness so she won't get lost? Can she go with out it? Did you train her as a kid to be ok with it? Did you had previous experience with animal handling? Ps: wrote she but don't know if it's actually a girl :)


uizal

Mungo is a boy. He was 3-4 months old when we tried to harness train him. After he got comfortable enough with us and the house, we started to put the harness on him, just for 5-10 min/day and we fed him and played with him while wearing it. When he got comfortable with the harness we started to take him out in the garden, also for a short amount of time and first in our arms or on our shoulders and after he got confident we let him walk around a little. We always listened to him and if he wasn’t in the mood or he was scared we took him inside. We use the harness because he is an indoor cat and sometimes he gets scared by cars or cyclists and we don’t want to risk it, although most of the time when he gets scared he goes in the backpack or he pushes himself against my shoulder-neck-head area. I had cats as a kid, but Mungo is my first cat i am 100% responsible of. Hope i answered all your questions, if not i am happy to answer more.


wondersnickers

Thank you very much. I was always wondering if this is something viable I could do, i consider my city Appartment to small for an animal like a cat, and would feel sad if my cat friend had not enough space and nature in it's live. I adore what you are doing. In my city we are surrounded by nature, but it's a bit of a trip and it's busy with people. And I lack the "garden-transition" you describe for getting used to it. The options I was thinking about: If I were to save an older cat from a shelter I guess it still would be better at my home in any way, but it would be probably to late to learn what you did. If I were to get a kitten, I would think it would be better off with someone who can offer more space.


kalimdore

If you are adopting a shelter cat then don’t expect it to like harnesses or want to go on walks. An older cat will just like to sleep and chill all day, so an apartment is totally fine. A kitten is hit or miss, but an apartment is still fine as long as you provide vertical space (cat towers, cat trees, cat shelves) for lots of climbing and jumping. OP’s cat is a special breed called an Abyssinian which is bred for doglike behaviour. This makes harness and walk training super easy, as the cat naturally wants to do it. A moggie from a shelter would not be the same at all. Some shelter cats will have great personalities and can be trained to do this, but often they will have a lot of fear or trust issues so you should be prepared for them to not want to go outside with you. In your busy city situation I would just get an older apartment cat and give them lots of enrichment indoors.


messyjessie13

Amazing!!! Could you tell me where this backpack is from?😍


uizal

Thank you! Sure, i got it on Amazon, the brand is Pecute.


messyjessie13

Thank you so much!


ScottNilsson1

Is that in Germany?


uizal

Yes it is! How could you tell?


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uizal

The photo was taken in the Taunus area.


tuctrohs

You would be good at games like [Geoguessr](https://www.geoguessr.com/) or the alternative (with better free gameplay, apparently), [Eighty clicks](https://www.eighty-clicks.com/). Or, at least you would be good when the location was Germany.


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AccioSexLife

Git outta here and come back in "Cats on backpacks next to a big pile of logs" week! (jk I love this pls don't go)


Radzila

Is the kit fully grown? Those ears are so big! He's beautiful


uizal

I think he was 5-6 months old in this photo. Abyssinian are medium-small cats and they keep their slender figure also into adulthood. The ears stay big for life, and i love them.


Sqwizzixx

r/shouldercats would appreciate this :)


SquealingOperation

What an adventurous feline


chalkrow

That's a handsome cat you have right there!


uizal

Thank you!


RancidEagle

That cat ready for adventure


TheSuperGerbil

omg they're a travel buddy


RagingFlock89

Love the cat. Also I have that same Catabago!! My girl loves it. Seems yours does too :) happy hiking!


uizal

Thank you!


Benphyre

I envy the relationship you both shared


bison_breakfast

Lol too late for what???


ReiReiKi

I'm SO IN LOVE with this new thing! Please post more pictures!!


gopher0502

What backpack is that??


uizal

Pecute, found it on Amazon.


Andyc3_

r/shouldercats


CFLChris

For what?


_MildlyMisanthropic

Given this sub is being flooded with animals on shoulders I'd judge you're not to late, even if the think is a bit overdone already


Vandis1546

Does anyone know what bag that is? I have been looking for one just like that for my cat.


uizal

It’s a Pecute backpack, i found it on Amazon.


Vandis1546

Thank you!


lpaige2723

Pretty sure this is perfect timing for you and your absolutely adorable shoulder cat to arrive. All hail shoulder cat.


Pucker_Factor_10

After the gorgeous cat with a soulful expression, the thing that caught my eye was the backpack. I did a quick Google to see if the Abyssinian is one of the cats known to like car rides, and apparently so - in addition to leash walking and backpacks! Thank you for sharing that picture, that really made my day. https://adventurouscat.com/cat-breeds-that-like-to-travel/ #8: ...*They should do good on leashes and cat backpacks.*


chemdaddy1040

I honestly thought that was a very small mountain lion


[deleted]

This looks like a live action Miyazaki


sinaas26

Majestic.


Morpheusmann

I think we should all take a moment to appreciate that this cat isn’t morbidly obese like so many other creatures on this subreddit


Edge5LV

Great cat! Abbys are real people cats! 👍🏻


theonewhowavesback

I can’t tell if you’re late or not, but you do have a text.


jandiss

Right on time


MissusLister44

I swear this background was a photo question on 94%!


the_giuditta

I live this game a lot :) gorgeous cat.


freelancespaghetti

Good luck collecting all the music notes.


SAVAGExMLGPRO

Reminds me of Jak and Daxter


habibigame

Aww looks like he/she loves it


bballkj7

Jealous. Ya’ll are both so cute


momamil

Love it!


Chrisixx

Your watch is telling you to track your walk!


ARadiantNight

Wowww! That's am amazing photo! What breed of cat is that btw? The ears make me think it's an exotic mix. Edit: I scrolled and saw. Good stuff tho


EmiliayBoB

This picture remind me of the main character in the tv series his dark materials


Teodor87

Is this an Abyssinian cat?


hipsterdamus

This is like a real life version of an r/imaginarysliceoflife post


Carltheawesome777

You're both really cute it's like this is straight out of a Disney movie about a girl and her cat going on adventures


uizal

This made me smile, thank you!


Linseal

What a pretty kitty.


bozon92

This feels like a studio ghibli scene come to life. That look of bliss on his face is sublime.


Kryptonravee

That’s a cute catpanion


kleeinny

I love all of this so much. The bliss on kitty's face!


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We have an aby mix! Sweetest cat ever!


VladislavThePoker_

The new Dora movie is looking lit af.


Adra1481

I have a little Aby too! Such fun kitties!


tomer91131

Wait is there a shoulder cat trend or event right now? There are so many


WitchsmellerPrsuivnt

Taking the Aby for walkies, i miss my old Aby!


deathbyaudio13

A wizard is never late


charrogrin

https://www.reddit.com/r/AccidentalGhibli/


jesskat007

What a beautiful feline! Enjoy!


SolomonRed

I thought the thumbnail was a man beside a deer on its back legs.


OldWhoFan

absolutely too late, someone cut down and neatly stacked the forest before you got there.


rockland211

I thought not too late to see what is left of the forest not yet cut down. Then realized: oh for the shoulder cat thing.


Kundas

You look like a pokemon trainer with your first pokemon starting out on your new adventure! Lol


FatherofVader

Abyssinian cats are so beautiful ! This one is a well groomed, sublime cat.


perkyderky30

I love this


itsShoggeth

It's never too late for cat pictures


Ghostboy_Danny

I thought that was a big rabbit for a second lol


Logan_the_Brawler

Dora over here.


ramorica

Jesus Christ that is a cute cat.


redchampers

That cat is gorgeous


Petraretrograde

What a beautiful Abyssinian! And such well-stacked logs.


DarkLynkzz

Cute cat and shirt!


Svetlana-8

Cat: "While a person thinks that he is in charge"


Heavenboy24

Only some people will understand what’s on her watch. No I’m not done with my exercise.