June 15th is Nature Photography Day. The occasion is not only a great chance to take a look at some captivating photographs of cats strutting around outside in the wilderness, but it’s also a fine time to delve into the world of adventure cats.
Adventure cats accompany their humans on all sorts of journeys, which might be great if you’re looking to spend some time outside snapping pics for Nature Photography Day.
Keep reading to find out how you could turn your leisurely kitty into an all-action adventure cat.
What’s An Adventure Cat?
Put simply, an adventure cat has come to mean a domestic cat who has access to the great outdoors. But for their own safety, they do so under the supervision of their humans and usually while on a leash.
As you’d expect, the adventure cats hashtag on Instagram brings up some enthralling photos of felines traversing mountain trails and chilling out by serene lakes.
Could Your Cat Be An Adventure Cat?
First of all, not all kitties are ready to become adventure cats. If your feline is super skittish or shy, they’re probably best kept indoors.
Similarly, if they’re aggressive and hostile to other animals, they might not be much for mingling on the adventure cat scene.
But if your cat is curious, well-mannered, and generally gets along well with other animals and people, they’re an adventure cat in the making.
What Equipment Will I Need?
Your adventure cat essential kit should include a leash and harness, a backpack or other carrying vessel that you could put your cat in if needed, water, treats, and a basic first aid kit.
Also, take precautions to avoid your cat picking up fleas or ticks.
Adventure Cat First Steps
When starting out, it’s best to put your cat in a harness and go for a stroll in your yard. This will get them used to the dynamics of walking with you.
Next up, you can graduate to a simple trail or route through a local park or hiking area. Walk slowly at first and let your cat explore. Also, repeat the same walk or trail a few times so they get comfortable with the idea of being an adventure cat.
CatTime also has a full guide to teaching your cat to walk on a leash here!
Adventure Cat Problems
The biggest issue you’ll come across is other animals, whether in the wild or under the supervision of humans.
Dogs are a key issue, especially if their human disregards rules and lets them bound around off leash. If you see or hear a dog approaching, it’s best to pick your cat up.
Adventure Cat Inspiration
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The next step is to snap some pics of your cat enjoying nature, post them to Instagram, and use the hashtag #adventurecats to share your feline’s journeys!
Are you and your cat getting any pictures for Nature Photography Day? Do you think your kitty would make a good adventure cat? Let us know in the comments below!