Here’s a good story and an even better video written/created by Jelisa Castrodale. Enjoy!
“I spent a week cross-country skiing in Norway a couple of winters ago and it was one of the hardest, most exhausting sports I’ve ever tried. By the third day, I no longer feared being eaten by wolves and was actually sort of looking forward to it. But maybe that wouldn’t have been the case if Jesper the cat had been with me.
The adventurous Norwegian kitty has no problem running in the cross-country tracks while his owner effortlessly skis beside him. (Actually, being Norwegian seems to be the key to successful cross-country skiing).
But Jesper doesn’t limit himself to just the cross-country trails. He’s like a Swiss Army knife (or a Scandinavian one?) for being outdoorsy and has accompanied his owner on hikes, fishing trips, camping excursions and — perhaps the most nerve-wracking experience of all — Jesper has flown economy class. I don’t know about him but, yeesh, I’m tired.