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  • Having a cat on my adventures has taken my outings to a whole other level.

  • Alright! Here we are, got my kitty on my back, doing a little adventure today.

  • Simon, take a look!

  • Cats love nature, especially Simon. Every time I walk near the door to go outside, he races to the door, he looks up and he gives me this like, short little meow sound.

  • That makes me know that 'Yeah, I am ready to go out.'

  • I think Simon loves the outdoors. Here‘s a great example right here.

  • I have this, this crate of grass. And look, he decides he wants to lay on the grass.

  • I’ve been adventuring for the majority of my life. It started way back when I was a little kid, just exploring the creeks in my backyard.

  • But my real outdoor career began in college when I started the excursion club back in 2003 and I realized in that moment that, 'Woah! This is, this was my calling. This was the way that I could help the world and help the earth.'

  • When I graduated college, I thought I need to do this on a bigger scale.

  • Media was the key to be able to influence more people on a much larger scale especially those that maybe are unable to travel as much and see the rest of the world.

  • Simon and I have gone on road trips all across the US, road trips that have been as long as 20 consecutive hours.

  • We have gone to deserts, we have gone to majestic forests and we've even camped in the snow. Simon, wake up!

  • We are hiking. Simon doesn't really want to walk today. He's making me carry him and we are at the ocean right now.

  • I'm a person that is all about getting to the top, getting to the destination.

  • Simon loves adventure and having Simon has helped me to embrace more of the journey and really appreciate the moment and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature.

  • The first time that he went into the water, I was so terrified 'cause I didn't know if he could swim or not and I'm thinking to myself, 'I'm gonna have to jump in and rescue him and how I'm gonna do this? Is he gonna drown?'

  • So it was really terrifying but then when I saw that he immediately got to his instincts and started swimming.

  • That was amazing.

  • I would love to take Simon to a really tropical location and I would like to just kind of take him snorkeling and just, you know, like have you ever seen a cat snorkel before.

  • So, because he loves fish, I just got a fish tank and he loves it. He loves staring at the fish.

  • So, I think taking him somewhere tropical where we can go in and swim with the fish, he would love it.

  • I think Simon introduced me to the wild.

  • Simon, you enjoying the outdoors?

  • He's not much of a talker. Can you get up and say goodbye to everybody? Huh, do you wanna say goodbye?

Having a cat on my adventures has taken my outings to a whole other level.

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The Backpacking Cat Who Travels The US With His Human

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    Evangeline posted on 2021/04/05
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