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Why does our cat follow us outside?
It's not a big emergency, but I'm just curious about this. Our cat is almost 8 years old, and we've had her since she was about 1. Over the last few years, she has taken to following us when she's outside.
For example, I go out for a walk, and she just hops along happily. When I stop for her, she circles and meows. She doesn't react well to attempts to shoo her away, and usually needs to be guided back inside the house patiently.
I appreciate her company, but I obviously don't want to guide her too far from home, especially not near the railway or the big road, as she might get lost or endangered. Is there any explanation for this behaviour?
I put this under the "Separation anxiety" header, but I have no idea if it has to do with that.