Sunday Catinee: Bike Kitty

[Note: I almost did not feature today’s video because I was worried it might upset some humans who would worry that the kitty, MJ, wasn’t secured. So I ran it by the readers of my Facebook page and asked them what they thought. Out of 23 individual comments, only two had issues with it — and one human pointed out that MJ was probably safer unsecured because if an accident happened, he could jump free and was less likely to be crushed. Most humans enjoyed it. So I am letting it stay.]

Rudi Salida rides his bicycle around Philadelphia… and he is sometimes accompanied by his cat, MJ. Rudi captured these clips of him and MJ with the help of a GoPro camera, and you can tell the two of them have an amazing relationship, one filled with trust and lots of love. But before you watch this beautiful and hypnotic video, let me warn you: do not try this at home!

If you can’t see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

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  1. says

    Cool ! Even it doesn’t look so safe !
    But my daddy can be train to do anything if they are very young. It’s a trust between kitty and human. But I just hope they are safe forever.
    Thank for sharing, Miss Sparkle

  2. says

    That cat looks like it is having a wonderful time. It is amazing what good balance cats have. I also bet it took a while for the cat to get used to doing that. I am sure that if the guy saw something dangerous, he would grab the cat. Looks like the two of them are really enjoying that.

  3. sue brandes says

    You can tell the kitty loves it and they have a great trust there. I love the part were the kitty is giving kitty kisses,

  4. Debbie D says

    Though it doesn’t look safe, I trust the guy to know what he’s doing, and the cat seems content with the ride. That definitely is a trusting cat because the noises and car horns would be enough to send my crew into a tizzy.

  5. says

    why not try it at home. I mean you aren’t advocating people force their cats to do things they don’t like, but if your kitty likes being on your shoulder, and likes riding around as you walk around,.. etc.

    I think we live in a society of fear. We all drove around in cars with out seatbelts, played outside by ourselves until dark, ate peanut butter in public, ate steaks rare and didn’t get a million vaccines. we have been convinced that if we don’t wear a helmet or follow every single recommendation put to us by the government that we are reckless and uncaring. it is a shame.

  6. Baby Tali says

    WOW..MJ & Rudi are a great team..You can tell how much they love each other..MJ is a very brave kitty..I would be scared of all the noises..My Aunt Lindsey & Uncle Joe live in Philadelphia..I will ask them if they ever saw MJ & Rudi riding around!!

  7. says

    I think that kitty is having the time of his life–what cat does what he doesn’t want to? And considering how small most city apartments are I think it’s great enrichment for him!

  8. says

    That is a great video! You can tell MJ is loving it and is very relaxed. Love when he moves so he can rub on Rudi’s face :) This is something that is DEFINITELY not for us 😀

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

  9. Becca C says

    MJ seems to love the rides he takes with his daddy. The trust them seem to have is amazing. Our male cat loves to ride on my husbands shoulders all the time, but I doubt he would do it on a bicycle. Hope they keep on riding for a long, long time.

  10. says

    LOVE it!!! Especially how wonderful their relationship obviously is. I just love it when the kitty is nuzzling and licking his face!!! Thanks for sharing this : )
    Katie & Glogirly
    (don’t worry…we won’t be trying this one at home!)

  11. says

    Well, while the human doesn’t quite approve, she does think that kitty looks very happy and is having a wonderful time. It may be a bit dangerous, but some people and and kitties are way less risk-averse than my fuddy-duddy Human. So good for them–they look like they are having a ball!

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