27 Things You Can Do with a Cat Riding on Your Shoulder
Before Charlie and our little black fur ball, we never knew all of the tasks we could perform with a little sidekick on board. Now that they’ve trained us, I can say with certainty that you can do more tasks than you thought, all the while giving a nice landing spot and ride for your cat.
This won’t work with all cats! If you’re wondering if your model of cat would enjoy this, you’ll know.
While walking by the area of a shoulder cat, if you happen to get into near proximity, don’t be shocked if you feel a thud on your back or a jolt as the shoulder cat hops on board!
Here’s the list of things we’ve accomplished so far while giving Charlie a ride. Sometimes Blackie takes a turn.
27 Things You Can Do While Holding a Cat Riding on Your Shoulder
- Wash dishes
- Make pizza
- Cook breakfast
- Clean the bathroom
- Sort laundry
- Wash clothes
- Read a book
- Watch a video
- Eat your lunch (watch out–he might stick his nose in!)
- Write a blog post
- Send an email
- Use the potty
- Brush your teeth
- Plan your day
- Talk on the phone
- Make your bed
- Take a walk (maybe–he might hop away!)
- Drive to town
- Hoe the garden (see #18)
- Water your plants
- Take out the trash
- Trim your nails
- Eat an ice cream cone (see #10)
- Take pictures
- Pump your well
- Take a nap
There you go!
Everything you’ve always wanted to try, but never thought possible, to do with a cat riding on your shoulder!
I can assure you! Each of these activities have been tried and accomplished! The only warnings are:
- A Cat riding on your shoulder can get super hot–like a fur scarf, only worse, because they keep generating body heat.
- The claws! Ouch factor! Give them a trim and it might help, or they might slide all the way down your back!
We may just have unusual cats!
Just for Fun and more Weird information
A quick Google search will reveal that there are actually many cats who enjoy riding on shoulders. This post illustrates several cats and their owners who love riding along!
I also came across several cats who love to ride bikes with their owners! You can read about that here!
If you want to see more of Charlie, I have some footage of him on Instagram. He’s a real joy to us, and to others!
Watch my latest Instagram reel here. 🐈
What do you think?
Do you have a cat who enjoys riding on our shoulder? Or is it just us?
As they grow, you will have to get bigger shoulders. Just like raising kids in a snugglie or backpack.
Yeah that’s going to be tough!
impressive. it’s so amazing that the cat’s stayed on that long. I think I would be a little freaked out if a cat just come up on my when I was standing.
thanks for sharing this delightful post.
Thanks! They normally don’t surprise us, but every now and then they come out of nowhere!
There is nothing cuter than cats and kittens, except maybe my great-grandbabies! 🙂
No bias there,though, right?
I stumbled upon here after looking to see if others had kitties that love to ride around. Our girl is about 2 years old now, I taught her to ride on my shoulders when she was a kitten. Now she will jump up even if we aren’t ready & sometimes at the most inconvenient times! It is all in good fun though 🙂