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

  • JJ YOSH: 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 is a great example right here. I have

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

  • camped in the snow. Simon, wake up!

  • We are hiking. Simon doesn't really want to walk today. He is making me

  • carry him and we are at the ocean right now.

  • I am 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 because I didn't

  • know if he could swim or not and I am thinking to myself, 'I am going to have to jump in and

  • rescue him and how I am going to do this? Is he going to 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 snorkelling 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 is not much of a talker. Can you get up and say goodbye to everybody? Huh,

  • do you want to 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 2018/05/17
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