Dean Nicholson, who is a 31-year-old Scottish traveler was tired and bored of his job as a welder so he wanted to change his lifestyle and see the world from a bicycle seat.
“I couldn’t do the 9-to-5 thing,” he explained in an interview with The Washington Post. “I wanted to see the world and see what state it’s in.” So, he soon decided to cycle across the world solo and he began his long journey riding from his hometown Dunbar, Scotland.
From there, he went and rode through eight different countries and sharing his wild adventures online. However, his plans got changed a bit when he was crossing the Bosnian border into Montenegro and came across a tiny kitten, alone and hungry.
When he first discovered the kitten, he decided to stop for a second to stroke her and move on, however, the kitty had immediately taken to the biker. She began chasing him and wouldn’t leave his side.
“I turned around and I had this wee monster chasing after me. Meowing her heart out,” Nicholson told. “She was quite scruffy looking and she was quite skinny.”
He just knew that her previous owner must have intentionally dumped her and the animal seemed intent on joining him. So, Nicholson decided to take the kitten to a vet, brought her on his journey and named her Nala, after one of the characters in the movie ‘The Lion King’, which is one of his favorite movies.
He made just enough room for his companion in his front basket, clearing out some digital equipment and carefully placed her there. Nala immediately began showing her loving personality and adventurous soul. Sometimes she jumps out of the box and then takes a nap or sits atop her loving owner’s shoulder. She attracted attention everywhere they went. People were always asking for pictures of her!
The pair traveled from town to town and explore new places together. And of course, their unique bond became even stronger than ever.
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.