Felines of Adventure

We all know the stereotypes about cats: they’re lazy homebodies who sit around the house all day waiting to be fed. There’s a fair amount of truth to that, at least among the housecats I know, but not all cats are the same, and a recent trend has been challenging that stereotype. Cat owners have been leash-training their cats and taking them on hiking, climbing and other adventures with them, sometimes all over the world. The cats have taken to adventuring quite well. A website called Adventure Cats has been documenting the trend, collecting their stories and accompanying Instagram pics.

Here are a few examples:

A veterinarian from Madison, Wisconsin, takes his cat on surfing, sailing and other expeditions all over the world.

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A gymnastics coach from Greenville, South Carolina, has been taking his cat on hikes throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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A photographer explores the French countryside with her cats.

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This cat’s owner takes him rock climbing in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.

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This cat explores the backwoods of Sweden with her owners.

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This California kitten goes on adventures and runs with three Husky dogs.

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Many more stories and pics at the site linked above. Obviously, not every cat has the right personality or temperament to be an Adventure Cat, but it certainly appears that the right training and conditioning can go a long way.

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