Walkies in Wales
Pembrokeshire, Wales, England
Jackie Morris is used to the odd stare when she takes her pets out for
a walk. But it's not her dogs Bella and Floss that get the admiring glances,
but rather her three ginger cats, Maurice, Elmo and Pixie, that accompany
The three cats often tag along on the four-mile walks by the
Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. The intrepid moggies pick their way through
moorland and even negotiate tricky stiles on the route. They also leap
onto the sign posts, perhaps to check they are going in the right direction.
Their adoring owner Jackie said her cats were keen to come out in all
weathers... but the preening felines didn't like muddy areas and avoided
She said: "We do get a lot of people staring at us. Ramblers come
up to us and say: 'But they're cats'.
And I say: 'Yes of course, they
are cats.' No-one can quite believe that they really come walking with
me. But they love it.
"Elmo likes to be in the lead, Maurice wanders off to look at things
and runs up hills and gateposts, and Pixie likes to stand and stare at
view, or jump on you as you walk past.
"Once someone said to me: 'You're supposed to keep your dog on a
lead.' And I had say: 'But he's a cat."
Jackie, who lives on a deserted clifftop near St. Davids in Pembrokeshire
with her two children, said her cats had started tagging along when they
were only four-months old. Jackie plans to continue walking with them
as long as they are keen to follow.
"They love being with me and never wander off, or get lost," she