JJ YOSH: Having a cat on my adventures has
taken my outings to a whole other level. JJ YOSH: Alright! Here we are, got my kitty
on my back, doing a little adventure today. Simon, take a look! JJ YOSH: Cats love nature, especially Simon.
Every time I walk near the door to go outside, he races to the door, he looks up and he gives
me this like, short little meow sound. That makes me know that ‘Yeah, I am ready to
go out.’ JJ YOSH: I think Simon loves the outdoors.
Here is a great example right here. I have this, this crate of grass. And look, he decides
he wants to lay on the grass. I have been adventuring for the majority of my life. It
started way back when I was a little kid, just exploring the creeks in my backyard.
But my real outdoor career began in college when I started the excursion club back in
2003 and I realised in that moment that, ‘Woah! This is, this was my calling. This was the
way that I could help the world and help the earth.’ When I graduated college, I thought
I need to do this on a bigger scale. Media was the key to be able to influence more people
on a much larger scale especially those that maybe are unable to travel as much and see
the rest of the world. JJ YOSH: Simon and I have gone on road trips
all across the US, road trips that have been as long as 20 consecutive hours. JJ YOSH: We have gone to deserts, we have
gone to majestic forests and we have even camped in the snow. Simon, look up! JJ YOSH: We are hiking. Simon doesn’t
really want to walk today. He is making me carry him and we are at the ocean right now. JJ YOSH: I am a person that is always about
getting to the top, getting to the destination. Simon loves adventure and having Simon has
helped me to embrace more of the journey and really appreciate the moment and appreciate
the beauty of Mother Nature. JJ YOSH: The first time that he went into
the water, I was so terrified because I didn’t know if he could swim or not and I am thinking
to myself, ‘I am going to have jump in and rescue him and how I am going to do this?
Is he going to drown?’ So it was really terrifying but then when I saw that he immediately
got to his instincts and started swimming. That was amazing. JJ YOSH: I would love to take Simon to a really
tropical location and I would like to just kind of take him snorkelling and just, you
know, like have you ever seen a cat snorkel before. So, because he loves fish, I just
got a fish tank and he loves it. He loves staring at the fish. So, I think taking him
somewhere tropical where we can go in and swim with the fish, he would love it. JJ YOSH: I think Simon introduced me to the wild. JJ YOSH: Simon, you enjoying the outdoors? JJ YOSH: He is not much of a talker. Can you
get up and say goodbye to everybody? Huh, do you want to say goodbye?