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How to Walk a Bad Cat

Updated on May 14, 2012

A Harness and Leash to Walk a Bad Cat

My cat desperately wants to be outside, but he is SO bad that he is bound to get into trouble! When you live on a busy street, or in predator territory, your bad cat is a walking vet bill to say the least, if you let a bad cat outside.

Therefore, my cat is an indoor cat, with no ifs, ands or buts about it. So how do you walk a cat?

A harness and leash became my cat’s best friend. FIRST, before I would put on his harness and leash, I used to put on my suede work gloves. Since he is a bone fide bad cat, he used to bite and scratch A LOT, but the gloves protected me.

Sometimes, I sit on the patio and he sits at my feet, watching birds and bugs fly by. He bears resemblance to a good cat.

The best part is that these catwalks tire him out and he has less energy to put into mischief. He started allowing me to take off the harness and leash without biting and scratching! Now I can do this entire process WITHOUT the gloves.

I actually feel bad for the bad cat on days where we don’t go outside, now. It has become something he really enjoys and begs for often. I still wish he was as easy to walk as a dog, but I suppose he thinks the same about me!

Then I take him outside and I follow him around for a little bit, while holding onto his leash. He follows the dog around, catches bugs, chases butterflies and plots bird murder. Birds are very fortunate that this bad cat is on a leash.

I call him when it’s time to go back in. If he doesn’t listen (which is most of the time) I tug him a little bit and eventually pick him up.

This is where the gloves come in handy, again, if you are dealing with more biting and scratching from a bad cat.

Cat Harnesses on Amazon

Rogz Reflective Nylon Cat Leash and Harness Combination Set, escape proof for walking and fully adjustable to fit most breeds, Black
Rogz Reflective Nylon Cat Leash and Harness Combination Set, escape proof for walking and fully adjustable to fit most breeds, Black

This one looks nice, too. I think they are all pretty much the same. You just have to make sure they are tight enough on the cat so they can't break out of them and injure themselves.



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    • Karine Gordineer profile image

      Karine Gordineer 

      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Very cute and amusing! I too have a sort of "bad cat" but like you, I love him to bits! Nice read.l

    • kkflowers profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      At least he keeps us entertained... he really doesn't seem to care for us humans at all. He absolutely adores the dog, though, and gives her all his affection :)

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Sorry to hear you have such a bad cat,he looks so cute .

    • DearBandit profile image


      7 years ago

      Your Hug is so sweet and cute! You are a good Mommy! Voted up!

    • brackenb profile image


      7 years ago

      He might be a bad cat but he looks lovely and you obviously love him!

    • stars439 profile image


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great hub. You have a lot of patience. We have nine cats. GBY.


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