According to the Boulder Daily Camera, a 19-year-old man was ticketed in nearby Lafayette, Colorado, last week "on suspicion of tethering his cat to a rock after the pet refused to go jogging with him."
Seriously. When was the last time a cat did anything you wanted it to?
Anyway, it turns out that in Boulder it's considered cruel to tether an animal except under very specific circumstances spelled out in law. So, bad man. Cat wins again. Cat always wins, every time. Do not argue with a cat.