Would you go hiking with your cats? Not many do that’s for sure but I really like this. I like the pictures of these two cats hiking with their human companions. It seems very natural. It seems just fine and I’m sure that it is. I wish I could do it. I wish that I did it. However, I don’t think I have the motivation to do it. I’m not sure that I would feel relaxed enough anyway to be looking after my cat while I was out hiking.
I am not sure that I would be okay with the whole thing because domestic cats don’t really follow you like dogs do. They meander around on their leash doing what they want to do. They stop walking and want to go in a different direction and so on and so forth. I’m not sure that the hike would work out very well but clearly Danielle and Kayleen who are the co-caretakers of these two beautiful tabby cats have found a nice solution to the desire to go hiking while also looking after their rescue cats whose names, by the way, are Bolt and Keel.
Bolt and Keel were found by their owners abandoned in bushes in a park when they were about four weeks of age.
They look very relaxed out hiking. I would have thought that Danielle and Kayleen took them hiking when they were young so they became used to it. They’re both laid-back about it.
The fluffy, longer haired one is Bolt. He is a very chilled out cat and likes to be carried when they are out hiking. He is not doing a lot of hiking therefore! Keel loves his hiking and is not a lap cat it seems. I forgot to say that they are brothers.
The cats have become well-known on Instagram. They have more than 27,000 followers. I suppose people are interested in how they manage to go on hikes with their human companions and make it all hang together and work.
It proves that it can be done. I suppose it’s just a question of humans adapting to how they go about hiking in the great outdoors and cats also adapting to being on long walks on their human companion’s shoulders or in a kayak on a lake!
Would you consider doing something like this? Do you think it is a good idea? I think it’s good idea. It is just a question of actually doing it. I can see that it requires a certain amount of energy and training on behalf of the owners to make sure that everything works. How many cans of cat food can you carry in a rucksack?
Note: The photos are from their Instagram account.