thetravelingkitty Pikachu and I catch a ride with a @rknuckle to Casper! With us is her rescue puppy, Remus! 2mon

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thetravelingkitty Right now Pikachu and I are laying on the couch together without a care in the world. I really want to know what has happened is his world for these past months.. How hid he survive, not get eaten, he has a million stories he has to tell, He may have to take the longest nap ever first, though! #jacksonhole #holyshit #reunited 2mon
  •   heartofsilver777 Oh thank you Jesus for Your wonderful Miracles! <3 2mon
  •   sofiejohanssonstrom Miracle!!! 2mon
  •   shakira4242 thats so wonderful the best news ever !!!) 2mon
  •   sambo_rambo_1987 I just saw your post on reddit and thought I think I follow this guy on Instagram....so glad you got your Pika back!!! Miracles do happen and this has made my day. I wish you two all the love and cuddles in the world 1mon
  •   reinascully Crying. @fluskenraider the best story ever, no? 1mon
  •   danalowe What the hell? I was pregnant when Pikachu "died" and I cried and cried when I heard the news. It was so emotional. Can't believe he's alive! 3w
  •   maria_ara Pikachu died??? @thetravelingkitty 1w
  •   thelostswords I smell bullshit!! 4d

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thetravelingkitty Can't sleep! So excited to see Pikachu again tomorrow!!! Btw, do any of you know anyone living in Casper, WY? I might need some help getting to our outbound plane! #assistance #wyoming #pikafriends #casper 2mon

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thetravelingkitty Booked My ticket! Pikachu, Dude! I'll see you on Friday:D!!! 2mon
  •   wickedzombiecat @itsmeehkrissy he explained it but i didn't understand very well (i'm French), can you explained to me? He found the body and left it for dead? 2mon
  •   vanymax @viaregina I think there is something wrong with the Instagram comments at the moment, but he explained in previous posts that he lied because he didn't want people to think he had abandoned Pika without knowing for sure if he was really dead. He said he stayed for weeks trying to find Pikachu and everyone told him to give up because he was surely dead. 2mon
  •   alulagre Haha I 2mon
  •   alulagre Oops that was an accidental post. So happy for you... No lectures, just keep our boy (and B. Fett) safe. Much love. 2mon
  •   kitbycats @vanymax I really like what you said, I feel the same way.. it was a way for him to cope with the loss when he felt no one else offered him the support he needed. I'm just happy he's got pika again! 2mon
  •   lovely_palita Whatever a reason...I knew Tedd he love Pika as his family ..someone who curious and suspect anything must go back to read old post ..Tedd no need to tell everybody after he found Pika still alive coz save face..but he honest to say ..so pls. Stop asking why he said he found the body last time...however Pika back to him and sure he very happy the most in his life...(my english not good but this my feeling) 2mon
  •   norribelle Happy happy joy joy! 2mon
  •   kimeowberly 🐈🐈 how's he doing?? 2w

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thetravelingkitty PIKACHU IS ALIVE!!
Today, out of the blue,I received a call. A shelter in Wyoming has Pika safe and sound. How could this be possible? I thought it had to be some kind of mistake. I was in shock. It has been 6 months...the coldest, harshest months of Wyoming's long winter. How the hell could he be alive?! But Pika IS alive. That's all that matters.

So, today, like so many days before, I reflect on the absolutely toughest decision of my life: leaving the Tetons.
I desperately searched for him for weeks: calling, asking hikers, campers and setting out food/traps. Park rangers said one thing: no pets survive that wilderness. It's too wild. The native coyotes, bears, foxes and bobcats are experienced, hungry predators. The shelters stated that they simply didn't get rescues/found lost pets from the backwoods. No one offered hope. Everyone kept telling me that, after three weeks of looking, that I should accept the fact that he was dead. It took an indescribable toll on me.
I told you guys that I found his body. As I drove away, bawling my eyes out, I knew I'd have to live with the fact that, despite everyone advising me to accept the truth of my loss, I had no evidence. I reluctantly left the Tetons, still wanting to camp another week or nine to find any trace of his survival. It felt as if I had abandoned him. I was camping in bear country, putting cat traps nearby my tent every night with the stinkiest food I could find, was a miracle I didn't get eaten myself!
The loss sent me into a huge reclusive depression. He was truly my best friend.
Receiving this call today brought the most profound mix of emotions. I can barely think. Six months passed. I can't believe it. This is the best news I could ever receive. He is healthy and safe and alive!

Somehow my little dude has beaten all the odds. Not only in evading wild animals but also the cold of winter. Pikachu, you are one lucky adventurous kitty!

I AM FLYING TO RESCUE YOU ASAP LITTLE DUDE!
I will definitely need some help on this mission, Internet!
2mon

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thetravelingkitty My favorite pocket of the world that I reached this year was this little island called vieques. The organisms in the water glow as you agitate the water- it's absolutely mind blowing! (I had my shutter open for 6 seconds and swam as far as I could!) #vieques #biobay #mosquitobay #longexposure 4mon

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thetravelingkitty The Tetons- one of the most majestic places I camped at this year. 4mon

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thetravelingkitty Boba Fett spends his Thanksgiving gettin g a bath from his roomate kitten, tigger! 5mon

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thetravelingkitty Just hoppin' around! #moodymeow 5mon

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thetravelingkitty Austin's newest resident kitty was happy to get out to the lake! (We've spent the last couple minutes apt hunting, and we have now officially moved in :D!) #catsofaustin 5mon

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thetravelingkitty One of @saysjulia 's cats, Mr.Binkly looks on tentatively as Boba Fett steals all the attention in the room! #funfunfun #austin #couchsurfing 5mon

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thetravelingkitty We have been driving since 2 this morning From DC to Austin, and I have been freaking out because Boba has been perching on my shoulder the entire drive! I was soo happy the sun finally rose--- just to get how adorbs this dude is! #roadtrip #austin #rescue #gtav 5mon

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thetravelingkitty Anybody live In Austin? I'm moving down there in a couple days, and would love to meet people in the area while I'm apt. Hunting! this little guy (my girlfriends rescue kitty, Boba Fett) is coming with :3 #austin #couchsurfing #pikafriends 5mon

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thetravelingkitty It seems like just yesterday that we were together #bro #throwbackthursday pikachu explored and roamed as the fiercest dude of the great sand dunes. #sound (thank you everyone that have been messaging on tumblr!) 6mon
  •   ashleyyln As I read his final story again, it brought tears to my eyes and an ache to my heart just thinking about how badly you must hurt for him... 5mon
  •   ouicestmoi123 @thetravelingkitty i missed your last post but saw it a minute ago.. my heart s broken and i cannot stop crying. Pika will be greatly missed. Why God?? Whyyyyyy? #sobbing 5mon
  •   hana_rabi I just read pikachu's story :'( im so sorry to hear abt ur loss :'( 5mon
  •   stormyspirit I'm so sorry. My heart is broken. I loved Pikachu from your stories and your pictures. Thank you for sharing his life with me and thousands of others. 4mon
  •   rerbutterfly 加油 4mon
  •   kimeowberly Congrats!!! Pika lives ;) I'm so happy for you. 2mon
  •   fjohnny27 Lindo <3 2mon

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thetravelingkitty Four days ago a lightning storm Scared Pikachu into the night. As it poured on the tent, all I could think about was how I had lost him on our first trip. It was the worst time of my life. I found myself there again, but now in a predator filled valley.

The following night he came back to the tent meowing, but as I walked towards him, he scurried off. There was no trace of him for the rest of the night. If I would have known that would be the last time I would look into his eyes, I would have sat there across the dirt road, and listened to his story. He was enjoying the world, and would rather chase after mice than be cooped up in the tent with me.
The traps I set have since turned up empty.
searching in the woods today I found his lifeless body. His coat still soft, but no more meows, No more squeaks, or face rubs in the morning, just one extremely broken heart.
I loved him dearly, and this is tearing me apart. :( Please keep him in your hearts today, Remember him as the tiger he thought he was.
#pikafriends
9mon

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thetravelingkitty Another night of camping under the stars #astrophotography #bannanastand #camping 9mon

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thetravelingkitty Pikachu looks out the window as we drive toward the sunset :3 #pikafriends 9mon
  •   brittany_stamer What a special boy. I'm sad to see what happened, but take peace. You shared such a beautiful life with him, and he is still with you 5mon
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  •   twostickbugs This video has always stuck with me. I am so happy you have a new companion. It makes me sad that these memories of pikachu will get pushed back as new ones are added. Wish you the best of luck in your new home 5mon
  •   hipstagramlul @missbeans have a good look through this page! 5mon
  •   missbeans @hipstagramlul sigh cat love 5mon
  •   hipstagramlul @missbeans the story of this kitty is amazing 5mon
  •   stormyspirit This is a perfect last shot of this amazing kitty. That guitar and that sunset and that sweet and sly smile. Rest now Pikachu. You are loved by thousands. <3 4mon
  •   sassilina @drglacity @5ara__ Meet beautiful Pikachu!! 2mon

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thetravelingkitty Losing my gravity, Craters of the Moon #utah #toinfinityandbeyond #volcano #passionpassport 9mon

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thetravelingkitty On the top of Rocky Mountain state park, clouds rolled in so quickly that We became swallowed within the cloud itself! #rockies #clouds #adventure #cloudeater #cloudstrife 9mon

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thetravelingkitty Camping under the stars is our meditation. I Love catching glimpses of shooting stars while Pikachu looks out the window of the tent to see what is out in the world! Last night I set my camera open for 30 minutes and captured this awesome photo of Pikachu looking at what lies under the stars :3 #astro #camping #pikafriends #longexposure #idaho 9mon

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