Saturday, April 9, 2011

Backpacker Kitty

In 2008, William and Laetitia, a couple from France embarked on a long and difficult journey — to travel 9,000 miles by foot from Miami, Florida in North America, through Central and South Americas, to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego in Argentina with only 1 euro each per day. 

One month into their trip, the couple was joined by a sweet kittle kitten in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The baby cat was abandoned near a road with heavy traffic. Their first instinct was to protect it and give it to a family, but in less than 24 hours they fell in love with Kitty who was then officially part of their website  TurnOfTheWorld.

Now the beloved companion of Guillaume and Laetitia, "Kitty" is perhaps the most adventurous cat in the world. Kitty enjoys the trip as much as the couple. She often climbs on Guillaume's shoulder to get a good look at a new bit of scenery.

This lucky cat is often seen resting in Guillaume's backpack while they are hiking down the road. They even set up a little umbrella on the backpack to give her some shade from the sun.

She does not seem to be at all shy or bashful about meeting unknown people and visiting strange places. Passerbys are amazed, since a globe-trotting cat isn't found on every street corner. Kitty has never been restrained and is free to leave, but she grew up on the backpack and is happy. She has also become a valuable aid in encouraging people to welcome the travelers.


Jacqueline said...

Such a great, heartwarming story=we love that this gorgeous baby was rescued and found loving, kind people to care for her!...What a fun adventure her life has turned out to be=such a happy tale!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Wendy said...

Wow! We want to meet Kitty because she's so interesting and we can't believe how relaxed she is. We bet she even has a cute french miow! We're not brave enough to travel past our front yard, so this was really fun seeing her and her humans.

Miss Bella and Sele

ellie said...

Such an amazing traveling kitty. Don't know any other cats that r so happy traveling.

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