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Scout: Your Cat Backpack Featured Feline

We're excited to feature the stories, tips, and love from our very own catstomers. Shop our cat backpacks here.

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Human name

James

James and Scout

Cat names

Scout

 

Location

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 

Where can we find you or your furbaby on Instagram?

@jamestheryan

 

Tell us how you met your fur babies!

I’m a helicopter pilot, and when I was in Pensacola, Florida, we found her and her brothers and sisters outside the squadron. She was the only tortie in the litter and according to some of the ladies who worked in our squadron, she was a little standoffish. When I picked her up though, she melted right into my shoulder. I put her in the pocket of my flight suit, brought her home, and she’s been my girl ever since!

 

What style is #yourcatbackpack?

"The Fat Cat" cat backpack

 

What was your biggest reason for getting your cat backpack?

The Marine Corps was sending us from California to North Carolina and I didn’t want to miss out on a bunch of road side adventures again, like I did during our first move.

 

What’s your biggest tip for getting your cat used to your cat backpack?

Don’t wait to get one until you need it. Get one the day you bring your kitten home, and make it a fun place for them to hide and sleep.

Scout in "The Fat Cat" cat backpack 

 

What’s your cats preferred method of travel in your cat backpack? Bubble? Screen? Top open?

Bubble!

 

What’s been your favorite outdoor experience with your cat?

Camping in Zion hands down!

 

Tips for hiking, biking, and general outdoor adventures with your cat?

Even if you trust them, keep your cats on a leash. It's better to be safe than sorry.

James and Scount at St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch

 

What are your tips to get your kitty feeling comfortable during car rides?

I put her favorite blanket in there and she curls right up.

  

Tell us about your favorite odd but endearing behavior you see from your cat(s)!

She doesn’t really “meow” at all like other cats I know. She mostly just kind of “chirps.” That, and sitting on my shoulders everytime I study.

 

Many of our catstomers want to leash train their cats. Tell us about your experience with that. What worked best? If you gave up, that’s ok, too. What was your deciding factor?

I honestly did not have much luck. I think I pushed her too hard too fast. It’s definitely something you need to commit to and have a fair amount of free time to attempt. Also, Scout isn’t very food driven. It probably would be easier if she was.

Scout looking out from the top opening of "The Fat Cat" cat backpack

 

What do you wish people without cats knew about the joys of owning a cat?

I never had a cat before Scout. I work very odd hours, but she can more than take care of herself during the day, so I like that. But anyone who says that, “cats aren’t as happy to see you when you get home as dogs are,” have never heard Scout on the other side of the front door when I get home from work.

 

What's your favorite part of #yourcatbackpack?

Not having to choose between Scout and a potential adventure.

 

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