One-Eyed Cat Put “In Jail” For Getting Too Close to the Edge!

Posted in Cat Stories - On: August 4, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: August 10, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

Say hello to Pepin!

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This charming and adventurous one-eyed kitty has been embarking on incredible journeys in his cozy van alongside his humans, Alice and JS, and furry companion, Jack the Husky.

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 Together, they have been exploring the breathtaking landscapes of North and Central America, creating wonderful memories and cherishing every moment.

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From the stunning hues of Canada to the vibrant culture of Mexico, they have delighted in the beauty of each season.

They've ventured through rugged, crimson canyons in Utah's Zion National Park...

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 Marveled at the snowy and ethereal landscapes of Wyoming's Grand Teton...

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And basked in the refreshing salty breeze on the beaches of Yucatán.

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Pepin, being a seasoned explorer, is always eager to live life on the edge, fearlessly curious about every new discovery.

Even though his humans are devoted to his safety and well-being, they sometimes find themselves a little worried about his adventurous spirit.

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On one occasion, a spirited debate ensued when they camped near a massive cliff, and Pepin couldn't resist investigating the rocky slope.

Concerned for his safety, Alice and JS made the tough decision to place him on a leash temporarily.

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"My cat was roaming free but was way too curious about the big drop, so I had no other choice to put him on a leash, even if he was very upset and still wanted to explore," shared Alice.

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Pepin, being the vocal and expressive cat that he is, tried to protest with his loudest meows.

Alice gently reminded him that it was for his own good.

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This was a new experience for Pepin, as he typically enjoys the freedom of exploring under his mom's watchful eye.

However, his humans knew that sometimes, even the most intrepid explorers need a gentle reminder about safety.

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They lovingly referred to this situation as "cat jail" after posting a video on social media - humorously acknowledging the seriousness of their decision while recognizing the importance of safeguarding Pepin's well-being.

The TikTok video soon went viral and has been liked over 1.5 million times with over 3000 comments.

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"I know my cat and that he would not have jumped but he loves to explore rocks and was looking for a way to climb down on the cliff," explained Alice.

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Like all great adventurers, Pepin eventually learned that safety should always come first, even if it means being on a leash at times.

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With a loving family by his side and a world of wonders to explore, Pepin continues to charm hearts everywhere with his adventurous spirit, reminding us all to appreciate life's beauty and to cherish the moments that make us feel truly alive.

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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