Walking Our Cat For The First Time • Saf & Tyler

Walking Our Cat For The First Time • Saf & Tyler

Crusty has resting homicide face. Hello friends, and welcome to another video. Today we’re gonna be doing something a little bit dangerous… We’re gonna be walking our elderly cat crusty for the very first time. Tyler: He’s very old,
Safiya: Yeah, Tyler: he’s no spring chicken.
Safiya: no, he’s a winter chicken. So Crusty’s a feral adoption, which means that he was once a feral cat who kind of showed up outside of our door, and, uh, now he lives with us. He was a drifter. Safiya: Uh, what do they call them?
Tyler: A streetwalker. So when we took him to the vet for him to get his vaccines, because we thought he was a kitten because of his size, adorable meow, and the fact that he still had his balls. The vet took one look at him, and was like “This cat is 15, he’s 75 in cat years, and oh, he had a vasectomy instead of getting neutered. That’s why it looks like he has his balls.” So when Crusty was a feral and we just started feeding him, he just started to just plant himself in front of our door every single night, he basically became our cat right away. Over time we got more comfortable with him, we let him in. So we were like ‘I think he’s our cat now,’ and so we took him with us when we decided to move. Basically, Crusty has been an indoor cat since like last fall, and he’s loving it inside. Tyler: This is his retirement community. This is his Florida. Over the last couple of weeks, he’s kind of… getting a little restless. Getting into weird nooks, like… fighting bottle caps and dust mites and old Cheerios on the ground. Tyler: He’s been shadow boxing with me. He sees your iPhone wire, he is going in for the kill. He scratches and lifts into the mouth… The final straw towards wanting to walk him outside was noticing him, on the balcony, crouched, ready to pounce to our neighbor’s balcony. So we wanted to find a way that Crusty could still have some outdoors time without necessarily making a leap across a five story building. And we’ve seen videos, and read articles about people walking their cats and it seems like some people are on the “Don’t try it, I just dragged my cat around for half an hour” train, and a lot of people, though, are also on the “Hey, this was a great idea, and it gave my indoor cat some good exercise and some good fresh air (with a little bit of practice) but it was good” So Tyler went to PetSmart and picked up a specific cat-walking harness. The instructions say to put him in the harness a couple of times before trying to take him out on the leash. We want to see where we can take Crusty walking. We’d love to take him to this outdoor mall nearby that we love, that’s kind of like a park without the coyotes, but we want to make sure he can handle it so we’re gonna take him around the apartment today as like a dress rehearsal. He’s uh, out yet? Oh, yeah he is. Hey buddy, how you doin’? Oh, meow, man? :3 :3 :3 Let’s do it. Safiya: Oh my God, he just gave me such a nervous look. Tyler: He knows there’s somethin’ up. Tyler: ‘Aight, let’s go buddy. Safiya: You have the keys? Tyler: … Tyler: No. Tyler: Yeah? Tyler: C’mon. Safiya: At first I was like “Oh no, is this too much for him?” Crusty: *meow* o.o Tyler: I think that when he was right outside the door to the apartment, he was a little bit like “Did I lose apartment privileges?” Safiya: Maybe we should go further away from the apartment. Tyler: Yeah Crusty: *meow*>_>Tyler: Hey, what’s up buddy, come on It seems the further away we get from our apartment, the calmer he gets. I think he was nervous about leaving the apartment, and now he’s a little curious. Here we go! We got some walkin’ action. Tyler: He liked to have one of his sides accounted for, and he also liked me walking a little bit closer to him and that’s actually where we got the best sort of like “Crusty trot”. Right? Where he’s sort of like “Okay, I know what’s on my right side, I know you’re on my left side, you’re okay. I don’t know if I like you anymore, but you’re okay.” Safiya: Once he got into places that had more shrubbery and places to hide, he was actually pretty chill. He was kinda just like looking around. Oh, I think he’s liking it, babe! Tyler: Yeah, I think he loves it, actually. Every once in a while, he was like chugging along just like, you know, the Little Engine That Could, then he would like stop, and just be like Crusty: *meow* O_O Tyler: Hey! Oh, shoot… B-cakes, let’s go! I think we gotta go where he goes. Safiya: There were times when he was walking kind of happily. Tyler: He’s goin’ that way, for sure! I actually do think after a little while, he got pretty used to it. Tyler: Part of, like, walking a cat so far has been it’s not as much “walking with him”, as much as it is getting him outside. There was definitely a moment where he reached his limit and he was like “I don’t want to do this anymore…” Crusty: *meow* ;_; Safiya: See, this is like, uh, “Get me out of here, mom!” and so Tyler picked him up and carried him back to the apartment. Even though, like, there there were definitely some ups and downs, kind of walking him around the apartment complex we thought that he had passed a minimum threshold of liking it. Like, it seemed like he liked it
Tyler: Definitely. Safiya: And also, after we came back to the apartment, he seemed kind of okay with it. When all else fails, he is totally okay being carried in Tyler’s arms, so if that’s how we spend tomorrow, that’s okay too. Safiya: So it’s time to go to the mall Tyler: Today’s going to be the real test. Crusty, think you can pull it off? He’s not fighting at all. Safiya: He’s like, fine with it. We got crusty to chill, pretty much. He was a little bit anxious sitting by himself, but then I put him on my lap, and now he’s just chillin’. When we got to the mall, I was honestly nervous at first. I was definitely nervous too. I was like, “Can we do this? Is this gonna be, are we gonna get kicked out of the mall? Like, is Crusty just gonna freak out and run away?” We’ve seen so many people walk around this mall with their dogs in their hands, on leashes, off of leashes, so I’m interested to see if anyone gets mad at us for trying to walk our cat. Tyler: Well I mean like if people are allowed to bring their Paris Hilton dog to malls, it’s like “Why can’t we bring Crusty to the mall?” Safiya: It was pretty empty, which is perfect for the cat walking. He does not like the fountain. Everybody likes the fountain, but not Crusty. Safiya: The harness was a little bit loose the first day, but it just took some adjusting Tyler: Yeah.
Safiya: so it wasn’t riding down his legs. We put him down and the first place he wanted to go to was the Cheesecake Factory. Crusty! Tyler: Which actually forwards the conspiracy theory that Crusty grew up in a dumpster outside of a Cheesecake Factory. One thing we learned from the first day is that you can’t pull Crusty, like he really has to want to walk. What would happen was we would sort of carry him from one location to the next, put him down, see if he liked it. If he wouldn’t move, we’d pick him up and try another spot. So we put him down next to the grass… He did not want much to do with the grass. He did want everything to do with the sushi restaurant next to it, though. Now he’s outside of the burger, beer and ramen place. I think he was just smelling the food and he was like “That’s where I want to go.” Tyler: “There’s plenty of cover. Safiya: Exactly.
Tyler: There’s like, places I can hide, there’s a fence I can sneak through.” He’s like, reverting back to his “street alley cat instincts”. “I need to go there. They have a food disposal. I’m also a food disposal.” So we wanted to see where else Crusty might want to go. Safiya: He did not want to go to the Apple store… Tyler: No.
Safiya: He didn’t really want to go see a movie, he didn’t really want to go to Urban Outfitters, um, he felt medium about Sprinkles. They have a vegan cupcake! Crusty, we know you’re a vegan. Safiya: Crusty is the furthest thing from a vegan. Tyler: We all know Crusty’s pretty environmental, I mean… Safiya: I don’t know that he wants a Tesla… Tyler: He doesn’t like Tesla? I think he’s thinking about it! Safiya: Oh no, he’s going for this… pipe! Tyler: He’s not going down that pipe. Oh, no! He’s thinking about it. Safiya: He did not want to go to Sephora… Tyler: No. But the people at Sephora loved him. They started taking photos of Crusty from the entrance of Sephora. He is quite the hit right now… I don’t know if Crusty, likes the mall, but the mall likes Crusty. Tyler: Yeah, they love him. Safiya: They LOVE the cat being out. Tyler: There are more cat people out there than you think. There are just more opportunities for people to be dog people in public. Safiya: People kind of were down for the idea of the cat getting walked. In fact, one person was like “Yeah, looks like he’s getting a little plump, he needs a walk.” Yeah, no, they… They’re right. You know, I’ve seen examples of people like dragging their cat along, and like that doesn’t seem cool to me. I didn’t want him to be scared or stressed. I think there was a few moments where he was like “This is a lot.” Loves a good bush, man. Are we done with the mall, you think? Yeah. He handled this really well, and I got such like, cat-daddy jitters every time Crusty would start, like, walking by himself, I’m like “This is the best!” I think that walking Crusty was a moderate success. I think that this actually does do a good job of getting him out, getting sort of his angst out, getting some exercise, as long as he doesn’t fully sneak into the Cheesecake Factory and eat their food. Like he’s been less sort of feisty, less scratchy. He doesn’t actually mind the harness or the leash, really. It’s more just the new environments, I think. Tyler: Yeah. It’s gonna be on a cat-to-cat basis, like with Crusty, Crusty’s pretty unique, because he was a feral, and he lived outside for so long, he does have a degree of that confidence and even for him, he got to a place where he was like “This isn’t that cool.” I don’t know that we’ll be doing this all the time, but I would definitely do this again. Thank you guys so much for watching! If you liked this video and this cat, make sure to SA-MASH that “Like” button, and if you want to see more videos about this cat, (or not about this cat,) (oh my God) make sure to SA-MASH that “Subscribe” button, and make sure to sa-mash that little bell icon to turn on post notifications so you get a notification every time we post. We post three times a week. Here are my social media handles, make sure to check out my Nextbeat, I do a lot of Q&As and daily vlogging on there. Those are Tyler’s social media handles, make sure to check out his Nextbeat, he does the same. Hope you guys liked this video, and I’ll see you next time.

Comments (100)

  1. hope u guys like this silly but loving tribute to the epic crust himself!!! he's a keeper, what a cutie. love you guys so much!!! look out for a poll on my twitter @safiyajn that i would love for u guys to vote in very soon, i'll probably put it up tomorrow morning about a video i'm going to be making! 🖤🖤🖤🖤

  2. my cat would kill me if i ever walk her out lmao she hates it

  3. at 7:16 hahah! My dog has run away and snuck into a Cheesecake Factory, a Starbucks, and the mall food court 😀

  4. I hope you washed him afterwards…

  5. The way he looks at her 😍😍😭❤❤❤❤

  6. One of my cats LOVED going out on a leash, we didn't "walk" her, she walked us lol, but it definitely took time for her to warm up to the idea. Similar story though, she was a senior cat that we thought was only 2 years old, had been found outside and no one claimed her, and became an indoor-only with the occasional walk outside to roll in the grass. So happy you guys have ur kitty, he's living the best retirement life XD

  7. i’m going to take out my kitten .

  8. My cat is a retired feral cat too! Theyre ear tip bros!

  9. You can't pull a cat. Walking a cat is not like a dog. You just have to follow them. Most times they just sit in one place. But it's for there fun, not yours 🤷‍♀️
    Btw it was waaay to early to bring him to the mall so far away from home 😂 this poor think

  10. There is a 22 year old cat that goes for walks in downtown Raleigh. He won't let his people use a leash though, but he weighs too much to get into much. He has the same resting homicidal face too.

  11. He looks happy. You have to follow the cat when walking a dog they walk you.

  12. I love your cat he is so funny and cute lol

  13. Sophie even eat headphone wires name in Hungarian and autocorrect is failing me right now so Kenny even even eat how do you think like any wire official question if you apply at fine but Kenny even eat iPhone wires I know you said iPhone but enjoy wires does he like it or does he like to eat it anyway that's created by iPhone or Android can you eat those even headphone Jacks can you eat

  14. There’s this account on Instagram called sukiicat that the owner literally takes her cat on walks all over the world. So her and her cat travels the world n her cat just loves it and explores. Their pictures are actually quite beautiful too

  15. There are far safer herness then the one you put him in!

  16. Safiya where may we send you holiday gift cards gifts to you and Taylor

  17. Crusty is a wise boy, his choices are best:Cheesecake Factory and a bar. Gotta love that.

  18. 0:01 hooman how dare you talk like that about me

  19. i hope there are still some cat walking adventures! <3

  20. Need more cat videos please!!! So cute!!😻😻😻😻

  21. Such a domestic vibe. Tyler and Safiya are gonna be great parents, I can't wait for the wedding.

  22. I have a mini crusty like my kitten looks the exact way as crusty

  23. I first started walking my cat in an enclosed backyard at my mils. And she seemed to hide mainly. Then one day I took her to a hiking trail where dogs arent allowed. And she seemed to enjoy it. She mainly wanted to be in the mud and bushes which I had to pick her h
    Up because I did not want to be lol. But I'm getting a pet stroller for Christmas so I'm excited to go on walks with her and do that

  24. Crusty is the cutest!!!!!! Thank you for making those video😘😘 Would love to see more of Crusty!!

  25. Streetwalker 😭😭😭

  26. I walk my cat because we have a dog nexts door and he eats cats. The first days it wasn’t going so well but now she loves to go outside. Now she is mauwing at my door that she wants to go outside al the time. Even in the night and in the rain 🌧

  27. Hey guys! Do you still walk him?

  28. Cat: claws Tyler's face
    Tyler: gleeful

  29. YouTube just said Crusty is a dog.

  30. I tried putting a lease on one of my cats and he turned into a tornado

  31. 😉Now that I understand that youtubers only get paid if I watch the advertising I no longer skip🤷🏼‍♀️

  32. Ahhh it's Crusty's Florida ! 😆🌅🌞

  33. Yay! I love seeing other cats happy to be out with a harness! I've had many cats over the years, but only my most recent addition has REALLY taken to the harness & leash. I think Figaro is about 3 years old, & for the past year I've been taking him for walks regularly. He gets very excited if he sees me going anywhere near his leash, & if he hears me pick it up, he comes a'running from wherever he's chilling in the house & begins meowing & walking in a circle at the door, then stands still when he knows I'm bending down to truss him up! haha!

    He really enjoys talking walks (tho yes, it is me following him to keep him safe, not me directing our walk in any way!!) even if it's just 5-10 minutes of eating the grass out back. I'm a big fan of getting my cat out of the house for a bit, & he loves all the attention he gets from people in our apt complex, heh heh. I hope Crusty's had fun on his journeys!!!

  34. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cat! What a good boy! Looks so good for a 16 year old cat. Thank you for taking this homeless kitty and taking care of him. You're good humans x x

  35. He’s quite a chonky boy

  36. Now the question is have you walked him again?

  37. do you still walk the crusty

  38. Crusty: meows


  39. 7:00 crustys face is sooooo cuteeeee

  40. My feral rescue refuses to go back outside, which I'm fine with. She'll never run away, too attached to the soft couch

  41. You generally don't so much walk a cat as simply follow the cat as they wander around. Usually within feet of your door. It helps if you start very young or have a former outdoor cat. Also you needed the harness to be pretty tight. Otherwise the cat can slip the harness pretty easily. My cat went through a fence once scaring the shoot out of me.

  42. Strangely my apartment complex once put out a notice that all pets needed to be on a leash when outside. They also specifically included cats in that rule. So our cats have to be on a leash now.
    Although I think I may be the only one who remembers that rule.

    Indoor cats only are supposed to wear orange collars to let people know that they need help if outside. Kind of like a escaped inmate type thing.

  44. I have the female doppelganger of this cat at home

  45. You should try walking him in the neighborhood you guys adopted him and see if he would be more explorative in a familiar enviroment

  46. London have so many green spaces forgot US is a different topic haha I was like: why wouldn't you take him to the park… ain't no parks OK

  47. I take my cat to the beach. But she’s so loyal we don’t need a leash.

  48. Cat takes humans out for a walk

  49. Please do more videos with Crusty! Crusty is King!!!

  50. I am slowly getting my 6 month old kitten use to walking with a harness and leash because he is jealous of our 2 older cats that go outside and he can't he loves our garage for some reason and doesn't know what to do with grass yet it's actually quite funny he sits on our stoop and refuses to go any further

  51. So we have basically discovered that cats are a**holes and like food….dear god it's a revelation!

  52. My Mum takes our cat on walks at night. They just follow her

  53. Looks like he was quite anxious in the mall :/

  54. That’s exactly how I got my cat tutu! Crusty also looks like my cat.

  55. I'm so late, but what everyone forgets, is cats don't walk like dogs. They like a small sniff and explore, while dogs love a good run. So don't expect to get anywhere, really your just letting your dog having a sniff.

  56. So now 2019 he's 17 which is wayyyyy older than me 😂

  57. Crusty:”meow “
    Me:he said bye
    Crusty:*gose in bush*
    Me:yup I knew it

  58. LOL Crusty has resting homicide face

    I love you.

  59. He's so cute! Aw his cute little voice! <3 Love that this video was suggested in my feed, thank you Google! And THANK YOU Saf, Ty and Crusty! <3

  60. Well done crusty

  61. Kiki like(d) to dart out the front door and get progressively farther each time. On the porch, under the porch, under the neighbor's car, and gasp the backyard. The last one I wasn't home for, my parents were visiting and my dad got pretty beat up catching her (about half a dozen bleeders, including a bite).
    So I get her used the the harness for a few days (she flopped every time, but got more willing to move each time), and then I carried her out to the backyard and set her in the grass. She flopped. After a minute, I tried to tug her a little and she dashed towards the front of the house, wriggled out of her harness, and went past and under the neighbors car. I caught up and tried to tempt her out, but she she just sat there, catching her breath and getting her bearings.
    Once she recognized the porch, she did a wide circle around me and leapt up, crying to be let in at the locked front door. I opened the screen door to pretend she would be able to dart in, scooped her up, and carried her in the unlocked side door. The second we were inside, she wriggled out of my arms and shot down into the basement, which is Cat Safe Space.
    I've only had Kiki for about three months, so I'm still learning her. I think the conclusion on this one is she doesn't actually want to be outside (much). She wants the game of "dart out, get cat treats, get carried back inside."

  62. We always walk our two cats. They love it. You are the best mom.

  63. We want! more! Crusty!!!

  64. Krusty is 19 now….

  65. Krusty is 19 now….

  66. We used to do that with our cat but he hated the collar so now we just let him out side and we watch him

  67. That cat deserves the world

  68. Walking out a cat? That's not a thing, because you are the one being walked out.

  69. We have crusties nephew his sister chica is my cat's mom we don't have her anymore but my grandpa got her from California when he moved here from Mexico he used to have all the kittens but he couldn't take care of them so he just kept chica when he moved to Tennessee and then chica had kittens and I have one of them

  70. Have you walked him outside since then?

  71. Nice channel…..BUT You own a “regular “ Cat and you don’t let him going outside ???? Come on people……AND NO….you don’t use a leech for a Cat. How hard can it be ? I own Cats and yes I live in a city. My Cats are outside every day and it works 100%. NO LEECH !!

  72. is tyler wearing jeans

  73. You did not adopt crusty, crusty adopted you

  74. Safiya: were going to walk our cat this video
    Me : sweating profusely

  75. Awww Crust! Feral rescues are the best! You don't get to pick the cat, the cat just 'happens' to you. You're dolls for taking him in and loving on him!

  76. am i the only one who legit has outdoor cats that i got from a breeder and the mama was always indoors during her pregnancy. like my cats will jump out the window, legit fun miles away, and be back by 8 or 9 for some food. tbh i think cats always have their wild instinct and they should be able to go outside! you should do this more often with crusty, it’s good for him!

  77. I know I'm a bit late to the party (thanks Youtube algorythm!) but is there a possibility for you two to make your balcony cat-secure? Like a cat-cony? That way you he can enjoy the outside safely and you guys don't have to check on him constanly to make sure he didn't jump off to the neighbor's balcony

  78. Omg!! Love this. I took my cat out in an animal stroller….I've done the leash too…you guys! Love you both. Continued congratulations


  80. Take him to the BEACH please on a calm day

  81. U are just like me! My real name is Safiya spelled s a f i y a. My cat is old. My cats always tries to hide in the bushes outside in the backyard.

  82. a dOg is a mAnS Best fRieNd! That's not right…
    A bush is a cat's best friend!

  83. Yep totally going to try to walk my cat now.

  84. My cat Rudy goes outside in his cat jacket on a leash. We discovered that he doesn’t even care about winter cold. He likes his outside time.

    Our first family cat Chester preferred outside to his litter box. He’d likely been abandoned in the neighborhood where my parents first lived and parked himself on the back porch until Mom relented and let him in. He and I were both 1. When he had to go, he cried at the door. We’d put him on his leash and he’d do his business and then do important cat stuff in the garden and the yard. Of course, he’d even cry during snow and rain. Clearly we were plotting against him in those circumstances because we controlled the weather.

  85. He said, did I lose apartment privileges XD

  86. When they both are having a nap 😻❤😘

  87. We walked our two indoor cats that were originally strays outside and it gave them a lot more exercise and they were a lot happier. And now we do it all the time in the summer.

  88. Holy crusty is almost 20 😱

  89. That's how I got my cat! ❤❤

  90. That's how I got my cat! ❤❤

  91. 2:54 that’s my dog when he first walks

  92. Oh lmao I walk my cat sometimes but sometimes she just ain't having it and WILL NOT WALK… Tyler's right, if the cat doesn't wanna move, the cat is not going to move.

  93. This is my first time on your channel and you two are amazing cat parents good job on loving your fur baby I always love to see that ❤️.

  94. “Crusty has resting homicide face”

    Crusty= new spirit animal

  95. My daughter and I took our rescue cat, Obi, for a walk for the first time a few days ago. We brought a backpack that I wore backwards with the flap tucked in so it was open for him to ride in if he was tired or too scared of the environment. This worked so well, as when he would stop walking he would lay down and so then we would scoop him up and plop him in. If he was scared he would tuck his head into the bag until he felt safe and if he was just tired he would hang his head out until he was ready and jump out and start walking again. This was a great experience and we will definitely be doing it again, although there is snow on the ground now so we will see if he likes snowy walks or if we have to wait till spring.

  96. My cat Artichoke flippin loves walks. In my old apartment we'd go out at least once a week and he would walk around and eat grass and sit in the shade.

  97. When my boy was older he loved to walk but not outside, I would take him to petsmart on harness and leash and he would wander the store, pick out a toy(always one with catnip) and interact with everyone. He hated it when he was younger, I'd had him since he was old enough to be away from his mom and I even knew him before then. He HATED the harness until he was like 14 or 15, then he loved going out and loved to sit on my lap in the car while looking out the window like a dog. He once got so high in petsmart that he couldn't even sit down without falling over lol.

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