Most people journey outdoors with their dogs, but JJ Yosh, an experienced international mountaineer, rock climbing coach and outdoor trip organizer, likes to venture outside with his cat, Simon. Via: Adventure Cats
He was used to going on adventures by himself or with friends, but in August 2016, his world changed when he found himself rescuing a stray mountain cat, whom he later named Simon.
But living in the mountains of Colorado, you often see people climbing peaks with their dogs, and there have been many moments where he envied those people and imagined himself with a doglike companion that he could take wherever he goes. However, being a cat person, that was kind of a tricky dilemma.
As we all know, cats are not necessarily known as the type to walk with us effortlessly on a leash, so right away he knew what he was up against. But he was determined to train his cat to be a cat-dog or an adventure cat. his strategy was simple: Start with short hikes under a mile and work him up to longer treks.
He knows it sounds ridiculous, but he is a dedicated cat dad. Luckily Simon learned right away to potty outside, so thry could do away with the extra weight.
People usually have to take two looks to register if what they are seeing is real. "Yes, that is a cat on my shoulders," I tell them.
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