Man Quits Job, Sells Everything To Travel With His Rescue Cat Across Australia

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Having spent 10 years in the corporate world, one day Richard East just had it. The man quit his job, sold his house and most of his possessions. He bought a VW van and hit the road with his rescue cat Willow in Australia.

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When we're parked in the shade Willow likes to spend hot dry afternoons on my roof rack watching the day pass

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“I wasn’t happy at work,” Richard told Mashable Australia. “I didn’t want to go overseas for six months, and then return to a similar job, with the same situation. That’s why the van came in, so I could make a change for the longer term.”

Slow blinks to all of you

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Willow follows Richard everywhere he goes.

“Our bond is no greater than any other human/cat but we are in a situation where we are reminded of that bond everyday,” Richard told Lovemeow. “We have been very fortunate to have made it through the past year with no more troubles than two flat tyres, 3 stitches on my head, and a sore paw.”

“The little black adventure cat… really took a chance when she rescued me. The little cat who has made my van into a home and the whole of Australia her backyard.”

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Travelling cat Willow would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

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As a travelling cat, Willow knows that luxury is a state of mind.

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Today Willow and I visited the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour.

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I just told Willow that it's physically impossible to breathe through your nose with your tongue out… So gullible!

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Don't tell anyone, but Willow and I just snuck into Sharon's veggie patch at In a Nutshell Organics.

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It's cold and wet but Willow still comes geocaching with me! Pro tip: Willow is sitting on the cache.

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I don't often visit the Great Barrier Reef but when I do I always bring my meow meow.

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Today I drew Willow like one of my French girls.

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Welcome Willow to NSW and your first visit to the Murray River!

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Willow chilling out in the van #volkswagen #vwtransportert5 #vandwellers #roadtrips #campervans #campervan #camping

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