we recently bought a leash so that we could take jonesy out for walks. jonesy is strictly an indoor cat and has never ventured outside before, so this was going to be something new for everyone.
the walk to the park was scrapped because it was post-dinner time and all the dogs and their humans were out for their evening jaunts. so we decided to try her out on the grassy sidewalk outside of sean's block. when we set her down, she practically swan-dived into the bushes, she was so bewildered. after some coaxing, we sat down and held her for a bit as she took in the world at large.
not quite the adventurer, she stayed close to us, either climbing into my lap or keeping a paw on sean's leg for comfort.
after a bit, we untangled ourselves from her grip to see how she'd be without us. if she was out of contact range, jonesy stayed very still on the grass, making herself into a teeny tiny ball. what a little monkey.
she was pretty good with people walking on the other side of the street (with their dogs) or the occasional car that would drive by, but i'm sure she may have been a bit sketchy as it was a lot to take in. way different than watching the world through a window!
when it was time to go, sean scooped up jonesy and threw her over his shoulder, hugging her close.
she purred on the walk home as well as dug her claws into sean's jacket just to make sure we weren't going anywhere.
what a little huggo-bear.