Could you take your cat for a bike ride with double-decker buses whizzing past?

It's a good picture; a screenshot from a video on Twitter from the Cats of Instagram webpages. I am in awe of the guy. He takes his cat on his bike to Hampstead Heath via central London it seems where double-decker buses whizz by. He's in the cycle lane. It looks terrifying. This cat is very calm. My cat would not be like this under these circumstances. I presume his cat was calm anyway and has become acclimatised to the noise and hostile traffic around him/her.

Could you take your cat for a bike ride with double-decker buses whizzing past?
Could you take your cat for a bike ride with double-decker buses whizzing past? Screenshot.

Normally cats are frightened of traffic. They can be prone to do stupid things like dive into it and be killed. They perceive traffic as wild predators or they are confused by it. It is the noise which disturbs them. Riding a cycle lane in London like this is very noisy. It is also very dusty and dirty with a pile of carbon particulates from diesel fumes. It's not very pleasant to be honest. When you get back home you are filthy. Your nose is full of black soot and when you wash your hands you can see the dirt rinse off. I just wonder whether this is viable. It's interesting.

Note: This is a video from another website. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it.


Perhaps it is viable for certain cats. This sort of imagery is very rare because it is rare to find cats who can live with this sort of environment. This cat is enjoying himself by the way. There is no criticism intended of this man who clearly has a good relationship and no doubt a successful social media webpage.

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