Don’t tell our cat, Floyd, but I wish he could be more like this cat. This is the cat dreams were made of.
This is Vladimir Kitten. He’s an adventure cat.
Apart from just being generally adorable, Vladimir travels around the USA in a van with his outdoorsy parents. He’ll happily walk on a lead, sit on his human’s shoulders or on top of their backpack, or even hang out in a harness. As a result, they can take him hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing or abseiling.
Basically, he’s everything I never knew I wanted in a cat.
Then there’s our Floyd.
Here he is nonchalantly walking away from our Fairy Princess as she tries desperately to pose for a photo with him. This pretty much says it all.
Floyd is a total jerk.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s incredibly adorable and we love him more than anything. It’s just that, aside from his obvious cuteness, he doesn’t have much going for him.
Floyd is completely untrainable, not to mention completely unable to get along with other cats (or small children for that matter).
When he’s not scratching and biting our children, he’s getting in massive brawls with the neighbourhood strays and costing us thousands in vet bills (before you say it, I thought keeping him inside was a great plan too, until I realised we have two small humans who can’t remember what you said to them 45 seconds ago never mind keep the back door closed). He killed our Fairy Princess’s bird and repeatedly tries to eat our goldfish. He goes through stages where, no matter what we do, he won’t drink enough water and ends up with a UTI which leads to him spraying all over our clothes and furniture.
He’s a JERK.
If you have a cat that’s not completely untrainable, the video below might be for you. After all, who doesn’t want a cat that can double as a hiking buddy?
Do you have an adventure cat? Or have you got a jerky cat like Floyd? Let us know in the comments section below.
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