I just want to say that I absolutely love cats! I’ve spent my entire weekend with my brothers cat, called Lee. I don’t know what race it is, but it’s 9 years old but still looks like a little kitten. Very cute.
My brother knows I love kayaking so I kindly asked him if he wouldn’t mind if I took Lee for a little ride. Of course he agreed to it! Lee loves the outdoor actually, it’s not uncommon for my brother to bring along Lee on his hiking trips in the mountains. Usually he puts Lee in his backpack, that way Lee wont get tired and neither will he have to worry about him running away.
So I was very excited when I got the green light from my brother. Because I’ve never paddled a kayak with a cat on board I decided to head down to a very calm lake, so I could try things out with Lee and see how it all works out. My biggest fear would be that his claws would puncture the hull of my kayak, so I brought along a couple of towels which I put down all over the kayak floor.
I got quite the looks when I arrived at the beach with Lee. People were curious what I was going to do with Lee and my kayak, because they’ve never seen a cat that likes to be close to the water. Hah! You guys don’t know Lee, he’s a cool cat and loves adventure. Inflated my kayak, put down all the towels and asked Lee to jump in. He did it without hesitation.
We paddled out a bit to see how Lee would handle everything. Now remember I’m by no means a cat whisperer or anything close to that, but I am pretty darn sure Lee enjoyed sitting on my cat while I paddled. He was so calm he even started to purr, I guess it’s hard to not like paddling!
We spent the entire on the lake, he even got up and looked around. He seemed to be generally excited and was actually looking around enjoying the environment. I can tell you one thing for sure, this is not the last time I am bringing Lee with me. Next time I will probably even wear my Schrodinger Cat Shirt to make Lee feel a little bit more comfortable.