thetravelingkitty Pikachu longing& looking out over his city #austin #pikafriends 5mon

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thetravelingkitty 2 years ago, while pikachu and I were camping in southern New Mexico, pika decided to take a swim in the water- it was the most unexpected thing ever, and one of those rare days where I caught pikachu showing off how badass he can be!! #Tbt #throwbackthursday 6mon

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thetravelingkitty Happy 4th,merica. #moodymeow 6mon

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thetravelingkitty This dude is the best to wake up next to, this morning he spent a good hour being a cuddle buddy, not letting me get out of bed. #moodymeow #pikafriends 6mon
  •   zee3k Just so glad you guys were reunited!!!6mon
  •   bugandbug Nothing better. 6mon
  •   chezzycat Cat snuggles and head butts are the best thing to wake up to :D 6mon
  •   kazarang He's changed ever since he got lost, hasn't he? 6mon
  •   thetravelingkitty @kazarang yeah, its Weird, when I heard that he was alive, I was told to not expect the same cat back, although when he came back- he was completely more affectionate! 6mon
  •   kazarang @thetravelingkitty i could tell it by his pensive look. I hope he's still joyful now despite all that experience though. Keep him close ) 6mon
  •   thelmasbar Pika recently visited his cat cousins at my house. He's the same curious & playful cat that he's always been. Ted's little sisters wanted to keep him!! 6mon
  •   confessionsofalymie How has he recovered from his time in the wild? 6mon

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Sierra Ted Brady
thetravelingkitty Pikachu, checking out the world, everywhere the light touches, that's yours, 6mon

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thetravelingkitty Pikachu digs his claws into the tree #pikafriends #moodymeow 6mon

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thetravelingkitty Pikachu's naptime spot #pikafriends 6mon
  •   dawnpiercehannah Hi there, sweet baby! 6mon
  •   jadecat I have been wondering about pika! So nice to see him! 6mon
  •   xxjusttagirlxx Awwww ! I was just talking to a fellow IGER about you guys ! So flag you're both doing well Much much love ! xoxoxo 6mon
  •   paomel Ciao Pika!! Saluti dall'Italia!!! 6mon
  •   chrissykphotog Beautiful cat and an amazing story! Glad he's home with you!! 6mon
  •   julietcaryn So you live in Austin now ?? 6mon
  •   thetravelingkitty @julietcaryn I came down about 7-8 months ago on and off- but pikachu has been a recent resident :p 6mon
  •   julietcaryn Yeah. I've been following y'all's Instagram for a long time now, and occasionally I'll see Austin posts. I live in Austin! And I am so happy you found pikachu (even though that was awhile ago)! 6mon

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thetravelingkitty I was writing some amazing story about my time out in the wild, but Then I spent an hour finding some catgifs, #catsusingcomputers #keyboardcat 7mon

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thetravelingkitty Winter coat is being shed :3 #pikafriends 7mon

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thetravelingkitty Just playing catch with myself :3 #longcat #pikafriends 7mon
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  •   wifey68 Awesome for you bothso glad you have reunited again 7mon
  •   alyssalynncastle @thetravelingkitty Hey, Ted and Pikachu! My kitty and I started following you guys in 2012, and I continued to keep up after he passed away later that year. When I heard about what happened to Pikachu, my heart broke the same as it did when I lost my little friend. I guess I fell out of the loop, because I just heard this morning that Pikachu has returned! I've never been so happy! You two are given a second chance at spending your fun filled lives together. Enjoy every minute of it, and love him more and more as each day passes. I send my love to you two handsome boys. <3 7mon
  •   jennimagoo He looks so happy!!! 7mon
  •   jmwyss @hattie_aaron bob needs to be introduced to pika friends lol 7mon
  •   thelmasbar Good catch, Pika! 7mon
  •   heartofsilver777 I'm so glad that God kept him so safe and healthy <3 7mon

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thetravelingkitty pikachu and mom :D #mothersday #latergram 7mon
  •   that_ginger_abby @micaelawhiteaker this looks like ur mom and Kenji 7mon
  •   norribelle Happy to see him again. I feel real happiness that he is back in your life. What you choose to share should be your choice...not anybody else's. I wish you both well! 7mon
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  •   sevlamp Lovely pic! Glad you get to be with him again. Just enjoy his company and be happy! But change your profile summary and delete "in memory of picachu" so thay we do bot think of the bad moment you went through! ;-) 7mon
  •   lisakessler Great to see you again 7mon
  •   makeupmaryjane I'm so happy to see your posts again. They brighten my day. Thank you. 7mon
  •   lovely_palita Happy to see you post againts been waiting for long time ..welcome Pikachu! 7mon
  •   katiejh Am so glad to see & hear that all is well with you Ted & your lil buddy Pika 7mon

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thetravelingkitty Pikachu and I catch a ride with a @rknuckle to Casper! With us is her rescue puppy, Remus! 11mon

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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 11mon

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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 11mon

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thetravelingkitty Booked My ticket! Pikachu, Dude! I'll see you on Friday:D!!! 11mon
  •   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! 11mon
  •   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) 11mon
  •   norribelle Happy happy joy joy! 11mon
  •   kimeowberly 🐈🐈 how's he doing?? 9mon
  •   oolszimp Exactly @lovely_palita :) let's just be glad of this miraculous thing 7mon
  •   oolszimp So so beyond happy that you and pika are reunited, Ted, @thetravelingkitty :))))))))))) *big cuddles for Pikuchu* 7mon
  •   hanoo09 @mano00 كنها نالا بس مخلصه الوانها 7mon
  •   lovely_palita @oolszimp so glad to see him back 7mon

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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!
11mon
  •   aahshley      YAY 4mon
  •   stephiezombiehunter Did you just find another cat when you thought you found him them?? 4mon
  •   thetravelingkitty @stephiezombiehunter I know it's pika because when the microchip was scanned, I was immidiately notified! 4mon
  •   stephiezombiehunter That is so awesome you found him! It must have Been awful having him gone for so long. I was just curious if you found another kitty in the woods that looked like him. I'm happy he's back! =3 4mon
  •   oliversnugs Just read this update after all this time. I cried when he was lost, 1mon
  •   oliversnugs and now crying with happiness that he has been found. xoxo 1mon
  •   ejoh_apong @nadzapong this one right? 1mon
  •   nadzapong Yes!! @ejoh_apong 1mon

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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 1y

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thetravelingkitty The Tetons- one of the most majestic places I camped at this year. 1y

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thetravelingkitty Boba Fett spends his Thanksgiving gettin g a bath from his roomate kitten, tigger! 1y

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thetravelingkitty Just hoppin' around! #moodymeow 1y

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