Tuesday, June 11, 2013


On our usual afternoon walk the dogs didn't feel like going straight home, so we sat down on the lawn and watched the world pass by, doggie noses quivering, eyes roaming, full alert. After about ten minutes they were ready to give up on pigeons and cats appearing and we set off for home. At the entrance to the park we encountered a young man walking his cat on a leash, which he fortunately scooped up while I reigned in Nobu and Claire on a short leash to avoid incidents. Yokohama City no longer allows pet cats to roam freely outside...what a world...a neighbor said he was so used to dogs roaming free, when the ordinance mandating a leash came out he switched to cats expressly, he couldn't face leashing a dog to take it for walks. I'm the opposite, when the cat ordinance came out I switched to dogs, couldn't face keeping a cat cooped up in the house, it would wreck the place as well as being totally frustrated....and walking the cat ?! What a world...

1 comment:

  1. dreadful..but that's the problem with highly urbanised areas