When Richard East from Tasmania quit his job and sold his house two years ago to travel all over Australia, he made sure to bring only the basic necessities – including, of course, his cat.
In 2014, East grew tired of corporate work after slaving away for ten years, so he resigned and started living in a campervan.
Since then, he and his feline travel buddy Willow have been to places like the Great Barrier Reef, the Big Banana, and the Whitsunday Islands.
According to East, he got Willow from his ex-girlfriend, who adopted the cat from the Hobart Cat Centre.
Nowadays, he and his beloved pet live the simple life on the road. Willow takes naps during long drives, and when they arrive at a new destination, they go on walks (with the kitty on a leash, of course). At times, they even meet other travelers and their cats!
“Every night there are hundreds of little cats tucked into bed in camper vans across Australia,” East toldBuzzFeed. “People are often surprised that a cat can be a travel companion but they are probably easier to travel with than dogs as they don’t require as much attention.”
College can be stressful. The number of exams, projects and homework assignments is often overwhelming for students and leaves many wondering how they will ever find the time to complete it all. Students are constantly under pressure to perform well in their studies because their grades will determine which careers they will qualify for or whether or not their scores are competitive enough to land them in a graduate school program.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way for students to relax and de-stress? Drugs and alcohol are one method that might be explored, but the students at the University of Augsburg have an alternative stress reliever that is absolutely purrfect.
A ginger feline, known around the school as Campus Cat, has been comforting students and faculty for years. Without any formal training, the cat will walk up to an unsuspecting student and demand affection, which is instantaneously given.
This isn’t a stray cat, like you’d expect. He does have a home. He’s simply an adorable creature that enjoys giving and receiving love.
When Cheyenne March brought her new bearded dragon home, she wasn’t sure how her cat would react.
Baby the cat is 4 years old, and cats aren’t exactly known for welcoming new pets into their homes with open arms.
Charles, the little female lizard, was small enough that March was concerned her cat may gobble her up. Surprisingly, Charles walked right up to Baby looking for a cuddle. The curious cat nuzzled the scaly creature, and then something unbelievable happened.
The bearded dragon and the furry feline became best friends!
The incredibly unlikely duo began to spend their days bird-watching, cuddling, and even going for walks together. March was understandably shocked by her pets’ newfound friendship, and started documenting it for the world to see.
Scroll through below to see how Charles and Baby spend their days together, and then watch the video of this odd pair in action!
This girl has developmental problems, and her parents were afraid she would be uneasy around the cat. But their worries were all in vain; it was love at first sight.
This cat always accompanies his owner, who maintains swimming pools.
Have you ever thought about packing up your belongings, hopping in a car or boat, and living life off the grid? Maybe life in the city is too stressful, or perhaps you want to get more in touch with nature – whatever the reason, there’s definitely something romantic about living life on the move.
Liz Clark felt something inside of her that made her want to quit her job as a bartender and sail around the world. Clark doesn’t come from a wealthy family, so it’s not like she could just take one long vacation and never worry about working. No, Clark would have to somehow make a living among the waves, and it wasn’t going to be easy. Fortunately, she was given a boat on the condition that she documented her adventures everywhere she went. Clark agreed, and off she went into the unknown.
That was 2006. Now, ten years later, Clark has made a name for herself as a surfer and environmentalist living what she preaches. On her website, Clark explains, “This isn’t just a surf trip, it’s a lifestyle that has allowed me to reduce my daily impact on the earth and live closer to nature.” It’s a hard life, but one that’s no doubt rewarding. Over the course of ten years, she’s visited countless countries, met all kinds interesting people, and even crossed the South Pacific with her mother. Then, in 2013, she introduced another crew member onto her tiny ship. But this new First Mate was no weathered sailor, instead, she was a 6-month-old rescue cat named Amelia. Check out the images below to see how one adventurous kitten changed the entire course of Clark’s journey.
In 2006, Liz Clark quit her job as a bartender and decided to sail the world. She was lucky enough to receive a Cal 40 sailboat for free, but on one condition: that she would document the adventures she went on around the world.
Since before her human baby companion was even born, Panda the cat has been working to keep him safe. “Once I got pregnant she started following me around the house, tucking her head on my belly, purring. She loved him and kept him safe for 9 months inside, now she does the same on the outside! Unconditional love!” Liel Ainmar Assayag, Panda’s human, told Love Meow. “Now, 3 months later, she jumps on the bed near him, smells him, sits next to him. You can clearly see she loves him from the beginning!”
Though the 2.5-year-old feline now adores her household’s new addition, she was a bit confused when he first arrived. Panda soon took a moment to smell the baby boy, realized he was her friend, and has been staying close by him ever since. Assayag made sure to add, “The cats are not allowed in the baby’s bed when the baby is in the crib, but every time I put the baby in the crib I can see lots of cat fur all over the bed—they were guarding the bed for him. They call me at night when the baby is crying, laying down beside him to keep him safe…”
We have a feeling that Panda will end up being a great babysitter.
While the Tokyo subway system might seem confusing for many, this cat laughs at them all. The smart feline has been spotted taking the city’s Seibu Ikebukuro Line at least several times. And he seems so cool about it! No map needed.
Passengers first noticed this feline on the city’s Seibu Ikebukuro Line back in 2013, and continue to spot her from time to time. Other passengers have also noted his excellent subway etiquette – he always tries to make himself as compact as possible (except for an occasional cat nap which doesn’t seem to bother anyone). I don’t think the cat actually buys a ticket to ride the subway like everybody else does, but I guess you don’t need one when you’re this cute!