With Spring finally here and my new GoPro camera in hand, we decided that we would take Kylo Ren out for an exciting adventure. We went canoeing! Sophie has been canoeing before, but Kylo had never been. He has turned out to be quite the Adventure Cat, so we had no doubts that he would enjoy a canoe trip. We were right – he LOVED it!
Before heading off Saturday morning, we loaded up the car with all of the essentials – harness + leash, life vest, treats, water + water bowl, towels, and Sleepypod carrier – then we hit the road to Amerson River Park! This park is by far one of the best local parks we have. It is located beside the Ocmulgee River and has many overlooks and viewpoints, paved pathways for walkers, dirt trails and paths for bikers and hikers, places to put canoes and kayaks in and out, and more.
Along the way, we parked the canoe on the river bank a couple of times and got out to explore a bit. We let Kylo Ren lead the way! He never steered us wrong.
As we neared the hottest parts of the day, Kylo needed a break from the sun and heat. It’s a good thing we packed all of the supplies to build a Kylo Ren Canoe Fort – a Sleepypod carrier and towels!
I put Kylo’s Sleepypod at my feet and placed a towel over it, which created a nice cool and shady place for him to hang out. He was able to come and go as he pleased, alternating between my lap and his fort.
We all enjoyed a wonderful day together and look forward to our next canoe trip! Perhaps next time we will bring Kylo Ren and Sophie both! 😀
For now, you can enjoy this fun video compilation of our GoPro canoe adventure clips. Check it out below!
If you can’t see this video, you can view on YouTube.
What a cool adventure! I can tell Kylo Ren really feels at home out in nature.
Kylo Ren sure was enjoying himself! Thanks for sharing his catventure with us. We saw some minnows!!!
Random Felines says
looks like he was having a great time. we can’t imagine what other people on the river think when they see him at the helm of your canoe!!
da tabbies o trout towne says
dood…how kewl is thiz !!!!! thanx for sharin yur add vensurez……we N joyed de fotoz N de moovee …who waz ya sassin round de 52 second mark !!! N hay, waz that minnow we see ther at de end !!! 🙂 ♥♥
Madi and Mom says
Jumpin’ catfish a kitty who canoes!! WTG
Looks like a lot of fun for 2 and 4 leggers
Hugs madi and mom
Caren Gittleman says
I SOOOOOOO wish you could see my face to see HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS VIDEO (and the entire post!) Kylo Ren is in total BLISS!!! I also LOVE your leash and the heavy clasp to his collar (and his collar!) It reminded me of when I used to take my Angel Bobo out on a leash (he LOVED it!)…and I would take him to the woods. I NEVER trusted a harness (they are NOT secure)…..and I used something similar to what you used. Kylo Ren was loving EVERY minute and I love how he walked and just seemed to be in total bliss!!! FABULOUS POST! xoxo
The J-Cats says
Wow! What amazing adventures you have, Kylo Ren!
OUR Mummy never takes Us ANYWHERE!
You are so lucky!
The Island Cats says
What a fun time! Kylo Ren sure enjoyed himself. What an adventurecat!
Kitties Blue says
What an excellent adventure. Kylo Ren is so well behaved. Can’t wait for your next one. Love to all. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy with many bazillions of smooches for Sampy from Astrid
Mary McNeil says
Looks like there were some awesome fishes in hat river too !
Ellen Pilch says
Cute video. Looks like you all had a fun adventure.
Sam and Teddy says
What a wonderful adventure – water, paths to explore, fishies – looks like a whole lot of fun!
Love, Angel Sam and Teddy
Wow, what a fun adventure! Kylo Ren (Sophie, too, of course!) is such a lucky kitty to get to explore the world! Looks like he is really comfortable outside and enjoying himself 🙂 He is a very adventurous kitty. Goro is fine in the park but he may freak out on open water. Loved the video very much! I look forward to seeing where the adventure team will explore next 🙂
This is great adventure, loved so much. But also great training for a cat! I admire you both. Thank you, Love, nia
I love adventuring cats. I suspect many more cats would like to travel with their people if only they started out young.
I’ve kayaked with my dogs. But it would have been much easier if they were cat sized. 🙂
It’s so cool to see such an adventurous cat!!! We love your adventures and pictures!
The Dash Kitten Crew says
TOTALLY BRILLIANT video. We sat here smiling as wide as your river. (and isn’t the GoPro useful and compact and so cool!)
This is a really happy post. Thank you.
A fun day was had by all 🙂 Loved the video and the music in it too 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
Sweet Purrfections says
Kylo Ren seems so calm on this little outing. I wish I had worked with the girls with a harness and leash. Maybe now that I’m retired…
Montecristo travels (Sonja) says
We had that same sleepy pod!! Love seeing cats out and about!
Tonya Wilhelm says
OMG this is just adorable. And I love Kylo’s Sleepypod! Kylo is so very lucky to have such great adventures and fun.
Bryn Nowell says
I am in love with everything about this post. Cat, check. Canoe, check. Adventure, Check. Fun video & photos, check! What’s not to love?!
I can’t tell you how happy I am to see you have outdoor adventures with your cats. It’s so wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!
Kamira Gayle says
Awww. I love this. Kylo Ren is a natural. So comfortable out on the way. I could never pull that off when my kitties were alive. What a nice adventure. Go Pro footage is great too. I will have to revisit and follow your adventures!
Ruth Epstein says
What a wonderful day, it looked awesome thank you for sharing
I just loved this! Kylo Ren is beautiful. He reminds me of our rehabilitated feral kitty, Binx! And seeing him on the canoe…wow. Just awesome! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!
That’s really cool that you can do all of that with your cat! Cats love being out in nature, just like dogs do!
Beth Patterson says
What a fun day! He sure looks comfortable in the canoe! Our dog Nelly has gone canoeing with us and she enjoyed it.
Carol Bryant says
I love how you are breaking the mold and reaching a new generation of cat lovers who want to include their kitty in their activities. You are a role model to the umpth degree for cat inclusiveness!
Christine Caplan says
I”m not even sure I could get my doxies on a canoe and your adventure cat also had a fort! What a day you all had – cats love being out and about so they idea that you all embrace this is really fabulous. LOVED the video too.
The Swiss Cats says
What a cool adventure ! It looks like everyone had great time ! Purrs
Tenacious Little Terrier says
What a fun adventure! I love seeing cats out and about. I’m looking forward to going canoeing again this summer.
Rebecca at MattieDog says
Kylo is the coolest kitty in all Kitty Land! What an awesome experience you get to have with Kylo – paddling about and exploring little inlets. You’ve inspired us to take a kayaking trip!!
Cathy Armato says
Kylo is such a little trail blazer! He’s so beautiful, and that vest he wears in the canoe is so adorable on him. Great video.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Dolly the Doxie says
Honestly I would never have thought to take a cat canoeing let alone two! It does look like he enjoyed himself though. I wonder if any one saw you I bet they did a double take when they saw you with a cat on a leash or in a canoe! Love Dolly