Went up to Urban Fauna in NW Portland today. I didn’t spend a lot of time there, just did boy-shopping (I went in, found what I was looking for, wandered for exactly 2 minutes, paid for the item, left).

I was downtown anyway for my eye doctor appointment, and I’ve got a project I’m going to attempt now that Smacky is big enough.

I’m going to leash train him.

I want to be able to take him on short runs with me (you know, after I can start running again. *sigh*). Or at least go for walks, or be able to safely restrain him if I ever take him visiting with me.

Call me craaaaazy, but I think Smacky is smart enough to train. I’ve done a good job of training him out of being so bite-y, and have gotten good results with the “ride on Brian’s shoulders” trick (although it’s painful when I’m only wearing a light t-shirt or no shirt, but I think teaching a cat tact and discretion might take a lot longer than I’ve probably got patience for).

I will, of course, post pictures of Smacky in his stylish new purple harness. Maybe for next Friday’s cat blogging.

By the way: I totally stole “Friday Night Cat Blogging” from Atrios, a.k.a. Duncan Black.