How it all began On February 2nd, 2017 a tiny force entered this world. Little did we know that this fierce little spirit would change our lives in unimaginable ways. My partner and I had just said goodbye to our sweet angel kitty, Chinchin at 19 years old and wanted to start life with a new kitty off on a different foot.
Suki was born on February 2, 2017.
Suki weighs 6kg (13lb)
Suki and her humans live in Alberta, Canada.
She is a bengal cat.
Only if you truly have the time and commitment. Bengals typically have very high energy, and require a lot of mental stimulation to be happy. If you do not have time to play with them or take them outside on a regular basis this may not be the type of cat for you!
We started taking Suki outside at 3 months old.
We use a Flexi leash. For longer hikes we use a Puppia harness for small dogs, this one has more support on her chest. For photoshoots Suki has the Come With Me Kitty harness, this one is very sleek, but not great for using on longer adventures. We also recently started using a Supakit harness, and Suki seems to like it a lot.
Suki isn’t exactly leash trained, she really just likes to follow us on the trails and will walk until she is tired. Sometimes if the trail is too wide, or if she has walked the same path many times, she will just plop down and refuse. That’s what we have her kitty backpack for!
I think it is very important to highlight that we do not let Suki off leash! I often edit the harness and leash out in her photos for a cleaner image, but the only time Suki is off leash is when she is in our garden at home. Canadian national & provincial parks require by law that pets are on leash, and we completely agree with this for a number of reasons! There are plenty of predators in our neck of the woods that could easily have Suki as a snack, and it is also very important to make sure that your pet does not injure smaller wildlife since this is not your pet’s natural environment!
The longest she has walked on her own with no back pack rides was 5 km (3.1 miles). I think that was probably the most fun she ever had on a trail as well! Typically, Suki walks between 1-2 kilometres on her regular walks.
We use a backpack from Petsfit. We love how spacious it is, and the rigid sides that allow Suki to ride on top pf the bag. Whatever bag you choose, it’s important to find a brand with sizing that works best for your cat… in our experience, the bigger the better!
Suki generally just likes to sit and take it all in, so that part is pretty easy! I also put my camera settings on high continuous shoot mode with a fast shutter speed, which makes it much easier to capture a good shot even if the moment lasted a split second.
Suki uses her litter box while we are driving, so that just means having to pull over to clean it up if it’s a #2. She doesn’t like doing her business when we are on the trails, but will eventually just go when she finds a suitable patch of ground. Make sure to bring a baggie to remove the poop from the trails, its good Karma!
While traveling, we cook lean chicken with additional supplements, canned cat food if we can find a healthy brand, and a bit of Acana dry food and Orijen treats. At home, Suki eats a mix of raw/cooked meats, as well as store-bought canned food (her favourite brands are Tiki Cat and Weruva.
12 hours straight by car, and 7 hours by plane.
She makes a fuss during takeoff and landing for a few minutes as the air pressure is changing. After that she is really calm and just sleeps.
I use a Sony Alpha a7III with a 16-35mm f2.8 GM lens for most of my photos.
On March 28th, 2017 our lives were forever changed. This was the day my partner and I took our sweet kitten Suki home, little did we know that she would soon take us on more adventures than we had ever experienced before. Encouraged by Suki’s bold spirit, we want to inspire others to get outside with their beloved kitties no matter how many funny looks you get! With that in mind, we are dedicated to creating products that will keep you comfortable, stylish, and looking meownificent wether you are hiking through lush forests or enjoying a cozy campfire with friends.
All of our designs are created in house, and embody the wild and free spirit of all the amazing adventure cats across the globe. We are excited to continue on this journey and would love to see you enjoy our #sukicat adventure apparel.