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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:53 pm 
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I'm looking for a *safe* walking harness/vest from the UK for Ada and Babbage for when they go on holiday at the end of the week. I was planning to get one from Happy House cats, but forgot to order in time. Can anyone recommend something else? The requirements are:

1. It must be safe and secure
2. See 1

Prettiness and cost I am less bothered about ( no diamond studs/gold plating ) ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Hi,

I bought mine from ebay, Cat walking Harness jacket holster vest - Butterfly cat jacket. £12.50. Loads of hand made differnt designs.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:40 pm 
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If you need one by the end of the week, a trip to the pet store is going to be required!!! If you cannot find a walking jacket, then purchase an H harness. It is much safer than the figure 8 harness with one clasp. Raiden walks fine with his H harness. It has the safety of two clasps and the leash attaches to the back one to take the pressure off the neck area.


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:10 am 
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Thanks folks, I went with a couple of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mynwood-Cat-W ... 1206382683

The woman who makes them is a bengal owner, so I think/hope that they should be designed with little monsters in mind. ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:39 am 
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We have had several jackets. Happy House Cats was fine. Mynwoods are my favourites. I'm surprised you can get it by week's end though. Ours took a few weeks because they, like HHH, are custom made. Hope you enjoy your trip!

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:42 am 
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I think the walking jacket is the safest and most comfortable as they are made with the cats measurements, I had the other type with my previous bengal and he escaped a few times.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:48 pm 
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I had the other type with my previous bengal and he escaped a few times.


This is what concerns me, as Ada, especially is a squirmy little munchkin when she wants to be. I guess it is down to me to ensure that she is wrapped up nice and tight.

The good side is that both her and Babbage are very close to me, though Babbage if spooked, is likely to run first and ask questions much later on. He escaped my apartment in January and went down 5 floors before I could get him close enough to pick up. I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't choose to go out. I will get him used to a jacket and lead, then open the door and let him decided what to do in his own time.

Ada is faaar too nosey to pass up a chance of seeing something new.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 2:14 pm 
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Thankfully, Raiden doesn't wrestle with me, although he did manage to get through a neighbor's gate and get out of the harness while I was wrangling trying to get him back through a hole that got smaller once he went through it the first time. If I had a "fighter," then I'd get a walking jacket. He already gets wet from his H harness in the summer. I don't know that I'd want more fabric around him. Hope this all works out for you, Cranberry.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 12:59 pm 
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I hope so. I'm just packing up to get the ferry back to the UK tonight, it'll be nice if I can get both of them out in my mum's garden for a good sniff about.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 12:47 pm 
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Wishing you a wonderful visit with Ada's and Babbages' grand mommy. Hope the walking jackets arrived. Let us know how they do with them.


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:06 pm 
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I put a new vest on barney over the weekend. First couple times no lead just let him run around with it on. Then 3rd time attached the lead and took him into a closed garage, he liked it. He did really want to go back inside the house. That gave me a chance to test the vest and lead. It worked well didn't pull out of the vest, even while backing up and trying to escape. Another week or so we can go on some adventures. No more plane rides for a while. :rolleyes:


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:56 pm 
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You're doing this the right way for Barney. Getting a kitty used to the harness first before actually taking them outside is the key. Keep up the good work and you soon will be enjoying some beautiful outdoor weather together.

Cranberry, hope all went well with your trip!


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 9:53 pm 
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I agree that Mynwood are one of the safest and we'll made walking jackets as they are made to measure, the lady who makes them has 2 bengals so she knows all about them.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:26 pm 
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We got Mynwoods and cats haven't escaped from them yet. They have escaped with them during training (and the leash attached, causing havoc in the house). She also has some useful instructions to train cats to get used to jackets gradually.


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:03 pm 
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I have only had one escape from the Mynwood jackets. We were in a hotel lobby and Quasar backed out of it. Now, I make sure it is as tight as I can make it, rather like fastening the girth on a saddle.

No escapes since.

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