Adorable cat goes viral after owners post photos of their trekking adventures
A cat has become a viral sensation thanks to his travels around the British countryside.
Ten-month-old moggy Arlo has been trekking with his owners Crissy Lister and Mark Shaw since he was a tiny kitten.
The Maine Coon/tabby cross even enjoys walking about on a lead with his canine pals Lexi, a two year old Lurcher and Callie, a three year old Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
Owners Crissy, 29, and Marc, 31, discovered Arlo’s love of the great outdoors when they took him to Scafell Pike last August alongside their pups.
They originally got him as an indoor cat, before realising that he would try to escape outside.
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“We ended up taking him camping with us in the Lake District a month after we got him because I didn’t want to leave him behind,” says Crissy, who lives in Halifax.
“Marc suggested we take him for a walk with us and carried him while we took the dogs.
“But while we were up there it was obvious that he wanted to walk, he was so determined to roam around.”
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Since then Arlo has joined his owners on trips all over the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and to Shell Island in Gwynedd, Wales.
He’s amassed thousands of Instagram followers, and Crissy admits he also gets a lot of real-life attention from onlookers.
“Arlo usually comes out three times a week for a good hour or two,” she says.
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“People are usually shocked when they see him and they make a big fuss of him or ask us questions.
“It’s funny because you’ll start walking away and see them looking back staring at him on the lead.
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“At first I was a bit embarrassed having a cat with me on dog walks, but when I saw much he enjoyed it, it spurred me onto keep taking him.
“He’s not really scared of much, he chases things through the bushes just like the dogs would.”
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