It didn’t take long for Skatty to find his sea legs. When the Maine Coon cat was just 4 months old, his owner, Paul Thompson, an avid sailor, took Skatty on his first expedition off the coast of New Zealand.
“He chose to join me in the cockpit, which he does to this day,” Thompson told The Dodo. “It was a bit awkward to try to sail a boat with a young kitten that is determined to sit on your lap, but we managed. Once the sails were up, he relaxed somewhat but still wanted to be with me.”