Having a cat on my adventures
has taken my outings to a whole other level.
Alright! Here we are,
got my kitty on my back,
doing a little adventure today.
Simon, take a look!
Cats love nature, especially Simon.
Every time I walk near the door to go outside,
he races to the door,
he looks up and he gives me this like, short little meow sound.
That makes me know that
‘ Yeah, I am ready to go out. ’
I think Simon loves the outdoors.
Here is a great example right here.
this crate of grass.
And look, he decides he wants to lay on the grass.
I have been adventuring for the majority of my life.
It started way back when I was a little kid,
just exploring the creeks in my backyard.
But my real outdoor career began in college
when I started the excursion club back in 2003
and I realised in that moment that,
‘ Woah! This is, this was my calling.
This was the way that I could help the world and help the earth.’
When I graduated college,
I thought I need to do this on a bigger scale.
Media was the key to be able to influence more people on a much larger scale
especially those that maybe are unable to
travel as much and see the rest of the world
yeah, Tong enjoying himself too,
Simon 嘿 营火够暖吗？
Simon! Hey, enjoying the fire?
Simon and I have gone on road trips all across the US,
road trips that have been as long as 20 consecutive hours.
We have gone to deserts,
we have gone to majestic forests and we have even
camped in the snow.
Simon, look up!
所以 没错 Simon……
We are hiking.
Simon doesn’t really want to walk today.
He is making me carry him
and we are at the ocean right now.
I am a person that is always about getting to the top,
getting to the destination.
Simon loves adventure
and having Simon has helped me to embrace more of the journey and
really appreciate the moment
and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature.
The first time that he went into the water, I was so terrified
because I didn’t know if he could swim or not
and I am thinking to myself,‘ I am going to have jump in and rescue him
and how I am going to do this? Is he going to drown?’
So it was really terrifying
but then when I saw that he immediately got to his instincts and started swimming.
That was amazing.
I would love to take Simon to a really tropical location
and I would like to just kind of take him snorkelling
and just, you know, like have you ever seen a cat snorkel before.
So, because he loves fish,
I just got a fish tank and he loves it.
He loves staring at the fish.
So, I think taking him somewhere tropical
where we can go in and swim with the fish,
he would love it
I think Simon introduced me to the wild.
Simon, you enjoying the outdoors?
He is not much of a talker.
Can you get up and say goodbye to everybody? Huh,
do you want to say goodbye?