Man leaves everything behind so he could travel with his fur girl (Gallery)
Richard East spent 10 years in corporate Australia before deciding the hit the road with his cat.
He wouldn't trade it for the world and has never looked back!
Meet Willow and her human Richard!
"We are in this together traveling and exploring," Richard East said as he lives a van life with his most trusted friend Willow the cat.
"I felt that when a cat is adopted you have lifetime responsibility to look after it. So I just made it work," Richard told Love Meow.
He left his company and sold most of his possessions. He then packed his stuff and left his old life behind and started a new one with his beloved cat in a van heading off for new adventures.
Willow was two years old when she was rescued by Richard's ex-girlfriend from a cat shelter in Hobart, Tasmania.
Willow and Richard shared an incredible bond, and when his ex couldn't keep the cat, Richard gladly took her in for life.
"Willow is very sweet and loving. She loves cuddles and is very affectionate."
"Our bond is no greater than any other human/cat but we are in a situation where we are reminded of that bond everyday."
Willow loves to follow Richard everywhere he goes!
"You'd be surprised how many take their adventure cats on the road, there are literally dozens of us!"
"Staying at Wunjunga for two nights I was joined by Samara and Glen with their meow meows Batman and Kitty," Richard said.
Cat nap on a comfy tree stump.
Journeying through life side by side.
"The little black adventure cat... really took a chance when she rescued me. The little cat who has made my van into a home and the whole of Australia her backyard."
See their story in the video below!
Follow them on Instagram @vancatmeow!
via Love Meow
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