This Instagram Kitty Goes On Pawesome Outdoors Adventures With His Dad

Have you ever seen a backpacking cat? Simone is a black feline that’s defying stereotypes by exploring the great outdoors with his nature-loving owner.


It seems that there is such a thing as a match made in heaven. Two years ago, JJ Yosh from Boulder, Colorado decided to adopt a cat- but as a climber, mountaineer, and an outdoors enthusiast, he probably didn’t expect to have a feline following him around on his many adventures. After all, most house cats are content with napping and eating most of the time! But, turns out that Simon is not like most cats: he’s an adventurer like his dad.


Simon having his first taste of cold. trip withcats culture _culture


A post shared by Simon the Adventure Cat (@backpackingkitty) on May 23, 2017 at 1:09am PDT


The black feline loves nothing more than to accompany his pawrent on travels and explorations. According to JJ, in the two years they’ve had together, the kitty-human duo managed to take road trips throughout most of the United States, which sometimes included spending 20 consecutive hours in the car. Simon and his dad had many exciting experiences together: they’ve visited the desert, camped in the forest, went kayaking and swimming together, and played in the snow. But, according to JJ, Simon’s favorite is anything related to fish and water- this extraordinary feline is a passionate swimmer and is fascinated by fish, both in the wild and in JJ’s aquarium back home. That’s why the nature-loving cat daddy says he’d like to take his pet to a tropical destination next, where he could swim and play with the fish.


Simon the kayaking kitty! "I'm the captain of this ship"


A post shared by Simon the Adventure Cat (@backpackingkitty) on Aug 3, 2017 at 8:10am PDT


Whether this is is a case of a pet soulmate, or the proof that the saying “ like owner, like pet” is definitely true, one thing is for sure: Simon and JJ are an amazing duo. I got to admit; I can’t wait to see where the road takes them next! If you want to follow their adventures, too, make sure to check their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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