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On advice, I decided to walk out of the neighborhood this morning to meet my mom for breakfast, instead of riding my bike. A little load-bearing exercise, a change of movement, shaking things up a bit, I thought, might jog me off this weight plateau.

So I got some music together, stuck my walking shoes on and my earphones in, and headed up the street.

I've just crossed 15th, which is kind of a minor neighborhood arterial feeding the Whole Foods market and therefore rather busy on a Sunday noon, when, above Commentary! The Musical, I hear a loud meow.

I turn around and there's Graydie, following me, and about to attempt a crossing of 15th Avenue. I freak the fuck out (having once witnessed the death of a cat of mine that way and never having entirely recovered from the experience). I shout at her. "Go home! Go home!" She draws back from the brink and hides under a tree.

I begin walking again. She repeats the performance. I cross back to her side of 15th and scold her. I start out again. She follows.

Shit. The little furball.

So I walked all the way back home, Graydie trotting in my wake like a damn dog. I got my bike--which Graydie has never attempted to follow--and hastened out of the 'hood to my rendezvous with protein.

I have some serious concerns about ever leaving the house again on foot. And Graydie doesn't even live here. She just visits sometimes.

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13/2/11 21:34 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] tehomet
Ooh, scary. At least Graydie's okay, though. Phew!

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13/2/11 22:07 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] tehomet
Except for the part where dogs look up to humans and think they're the boss, and can be trained to voice commands and will accept a leash.

My dogs would laugh at this description but they are too busy eating half my supper while shedding on the couch. :D

I'll have to make my way out of the neighborhood by a more circuitous route, I think.

You are going to have to develop skills like a Ninja. :)

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14/2/11 00:36 (UTC)
tehomet: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] tehomet
Four at the moment.

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14/2/11 19:29 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] kis
That cat is a strange one. Pretty, but strange.

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15/2/11 04:42 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] vampirefan
oh sammy! (i still like that name better! :P)

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15/2/11 12:48 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] cat63
Silly kitty!

When we were between houses once and I was staying with Rob's parents along with our two cats, the late lamented Tiger decided to follow us on the afternoon walk with their (extremely daft) dog. They live in a very rural area so it was quite safe. He only did it the once - I think he just wanted to know what we were up to :-)

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