Newsworthy: Bug, the Hiking, Camping, Super-Social Kitty
Thanks to my work, writing pet industry and pet consumer articles for magazines and online outlets, I interview lots of amazing people and pioneers. The latest one to catch my fancy? A cat named Bug, who hikes, canoes, and sometimes oversees events at her human companion’s veterinary practice (Westside Family Pet Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin).
OK, I might be a tad partial to Bug since that’s one of Lilly’s nicknames, but she is an awesome, awesome kitty. Observe.
You can read Bug’s first blog post, which reads in part:
“Adventure is my middle name. I have been labeled an adventurer because I LOVE to ride in cars, LOVE to camp, climb trees, and get along with all types of dogs we meet hiking (yes, I LOVE to hike, too!). Dr Ken has already taken me camping 3 times including 3 State Parks and forests. I have even been fishing with him and took a ride in the canoe. Last weekend I even put my toes in Lake Michigan. It was windy and the water was cold but the waves didn’t scare me a bit!”
These are Bug’s paw prints in the sand of Lake Michigan.
I also love this blog post, where Bug answers all the frequently asked questions about her adventurous life, including this one:
“How did Dr Ken teach me to hike? He didn’t teach me. I knew how already. He just was brave enough to try.”
I love all the photos of Bug hiking and camping and climbing trees, but this picture of her hanging out during a Halloween party about slayed me.