Monday, May 4, 2009

Cat on the Loose!

Now that we have a backyard and all doors lead to the outside world, Fidel has shown some growing interest in what goes on out there. Vlad and Karl remain oblivious unless it involves the opportunity to chatter at the birds from their window seat.

I decided to take a chance and get Fidel a harness and a leash. I attempted this years ago when we first brought Nikita home. We could never find one that fit his larger frame so that was a bust. Fidel however took to it right away!

I try to get him out on sunny days because he loves to lounge in the sun. We think it helps his arthritis. He's a lively one once he is outside. He zooms all over the place, sniffs everything, climbs the fence and he even pees! I only know this because I picked him up while doing it not realizing what was going on. :(

Not bad for a 14 year old cat with kidney failure, hyperthyroidism and arthritis!


ClassyChassy said...

What a lucky cat that you love him soooo much!

Anonymous said...

Aww, Fidel is super brave! Sorry about the pee though... ick.

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

I'm sure Fidel loves being out there basking in the sun!

RafnJen said...

Good kitty!

kate said...

He looks so content out there in the sun and in his harness. We tried a harness on Zoe once and she acted as if we had removed all of her bones. She flopped on the ground and refused to even twitch while it was on.