Jun 29, 2013

Bike Tour Caleb and Marilyn the Cat

Caleb and Marilyn the cat bicycle tour
Caleb and his cat, Marilyn - on a long-distance bicycle tour - all for the glory of God. That's what Caleb told me, anyway, when I met the two of them recently in Lincoln City, Oregon.

I spotted a bicycle parked with a cat tethered on a harness right next to it. Needless to say, that got my attention, so I walked over to say hi. It was at that point where Caleb showed up and told me his story. He tells me he's ridden over 3,000 miles with his kitty. From southern California all the way up to Spokane, Washington (well north and east of me) ..and now back down the coast, headed for who knows where.

 This is where Marilyn rides, much of the time - on Caleb's shoulder. She has a child-trailer bed, too, though. But she generally prefers to ride on her owner's shoulder, with some breaks taken in the handlebar bed, which gives her a third location to ride.

Marilyn in her handlebar bed. She's a very docile cat! And she seems happy. I hope she is, anyway. She's certainly seen far more of the country than most cats, and Caleb clearly loves her (and she loves him).

Anyway, I have Caleb's contact email if someone wants to get in touch with him, but I won't give it out to just anyone. You have to have a good reason - such as a major publication that wants to write about Marilyn the traveling cat. I think it's worth knowing more, don't you?

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