We’ll be back to traveling with a cat topic. But we figured today we talk about what kind of adventures we enjoy 😎 we love hiking! Mountains are our second home and we had a blast reaching summits of New England for the last few years. Pictures above are from Mt.Katahdin - starting or ending point of Appalachian trail with the elevation of 5267ft. It was one of the most exciting trails we’ve done in Maine, lots of scrambling and weather changes during the hike, surrounded by beautiful green mountains with 360 views and brown bears at the campsite 🐻🏕Katahdin means "The Greatest Mountain" and located within Northeast Piscataquis, Piscataquis County, and is the centerpiece of Baxter State Park. It is a steep, tall masiff formed from a granite intrusion weathered to the surface. If you ever near 100 miles of wilderness, we definitely recommend to hike this beast. Nothing beats the view from the summit with eagles 🦅 flying over your head 😉
Traveling with cats, part 2. Harness training. After you cat is familiar with its smell, start trying to put it on while inside, let you kitty get used to it. Be sure to try harnesses of different sizes. They block the natural cat's movements and different pets can react differently. When one cat might be fine with a harness covering the whole back, the other won't be able to walk in it (this is our Murphy). Most likely they won’t like it the first time but make sure you encourage harness try-on with the follow up snack. You want to build positive association for 🐱: harness on = snack in my belly 😋 When you cat is used to the harness, make sure you have a leash attached to it, it should be long enough so you never have to pull. If you are trying to direct you cat, always pull to the side and NEVER pull back (aka chocking hazard). First time you’ll go outside with the harness on, pick quiet and safe surroundings so your kitty isn’t stressed by the noise, cars passing by and kids screaming. Be patient, encouraging and get you cat to sniff everything around! Oh boy, there’s a whole world of smells out there 🙀 To be continued.. #alexandkriandmurphy
We want to talk more about traveling with a cat! The most important part is to make sure your cat is not stressed, scared and comfortable exploring with you. It might seem effortless when you see pictures of Murphy on a leash but trust us, it takes lots of time and patience to train your kitty. Start with observing your cat’s behavior - are they curious? adventurous? Love to hunt and explore around the house? Are they sitting by the window and watching birds? If so, it’s a good sign. You cat is adventurous enough to potentially become an adventure cat 🐈 Harness training is the hardest part since most of the cats don’t like to wear clothes and accessories. So slowly introduce them to the harness - put it next to their sleeping or hanging out area, so they can get used to its smell. To be continued.. PS. Very important - NEVER force you cat to wear a harness or go outside if they don’t want to! Some cats are just not meant to be an outdoor ones! Be patient because at the end the happiness and comfort of your furry companion is more important than Instagram picture 😉
From a very snowy day when we were shooting our GoFundMe video in the mountains of New Hampshire ❄️
Prior to our travel we all need to get vaccinations. Murphy already got hers 👌🏼 and we just got yellow fewer vaccines so far. The important shots you’ll need for traveling to South America are: yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, tetanus, malaria, rabies, typhoid. There’s a whole list of recommended ones if you don’t want to die 🤪
This is our adventure truck, an old Toyota 4Runner. We bought it a year ago specifically for this trip and have been slowly prepping it for thousands of miles ahead. So far, we got a new engine, radiators, starter, alternator, battery, rear differential, upper ball joints and lower suspension arms, tie rods and bushings to take care of basic maintenance and some goodies as well: @brembobrake rotors and carbon ceramic pads, @bilsteinus hd4600 shocks with @oldmanemurd springs, @amsoilinc fluids everywhere and @knfilters on intake and for oil. @bfgoodrichtires KO2 DT's are next on the list as well as a @gobiracks rear ladder to hold two Jerry cans. @yakimaracks rooftop box is enormous and holds out camping gear and an inflatable kayak. All ready for adventures!
hi everyone! my name is Murphy and I’m taking my pawrents to South America adventure soon! stay tuned for updates and check out our video for more details (link in bio) 🗺