Have you ever thought about leaving everything and go to travel the world? I am sure you have, just like many other people in the world. But, not everyone has the courage to do that.
For Rich East this was an easy decision to make. One day he quit his job, sold his house and everything he has to go travelling. However, there was one thing he couldn’t do – leave his cat. So, in May 2015, Rich and his black cat Willow left their hometown Hobart in Tasmania and started their journey.
Together they visited 6 states and 2 territories of Australia and in the cat slang this is known as a Purrfect Eight.
We’ve achieved so much together and seen some amazing places. I can’t imagine being on this trip without her by my side.
Most people think that Rich is crazy to go travelling with his cat. However, Willow has no problems at all with this journey. She actually enjoys all the time. She has a tracking collar which allows Rich to keep track on her, so he can’t lose her. For that reason, she is off the leash all the time.
Both of them have a great time on this journey and take many pictures together. Rich has shared the pictures online and people send him messages often saying that they really like his idea. That makes him very happy.
For Rich, Willow is the best travelling buddy!