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Cat Goes To Beach For The First Time And Has Very Strong Opinions About It

“He actually really loved the beach but we soon found out he didn’t love the wind ..." 😹

Pumpkin was the only orange cat in a litter of rescue kittens his family was fostering. They weren’t initially planning on keeping any of them, but ended up adopting Pumpkin and his brother Moustachio. When the time came, they just couldn’t let them go. 

beach cat
Tia Stoddard

As Pumpkin started to grow, his family discovered that he has a mild case of cerebellar hypoplasia. It affects his coordination and depth perception, but he never lets it get in the way of his adventures. 

“We say he’s clumsy like a puppy,” Tia (who asked that her last name not be included), Pumpkin’s mom, told The Dodo. “He looks more like he trots than runs, his front paws up one at a time.” 

beach cat
Tia Stoddard

Pumpkin has always loved being outside, and goes on tons of adventures with his family. He’s been hiking and kayaking, and one day, his mom and sister decided to try taking him to the beach for the first time. 

beach cat
Tia Stoddard

As Pumpkin explored the beach, running around in the sand, he seemed to really be enjoying himself — until the wind started to pick up. That’s when his family discovered that the adventure cat was not at all a fan of the wind. 

beach cat
Tia Stoddard

“He actually really loved the beach but we soon found out he didn’t love the wind,” Tia said. “The faces he was making, we’d never seen anything like it before, so we were taking pictures and videos.” 

beach cat
Tia Stoddard

As the wind hit Pumpkin, he made the funniest, sassiest faces his family had ever seen … 

beach cat
Tia Stoddard

… and they couldn’t stop laughing at how much he clearly did not enjoy the wind. 

beach cat
Tia Stoddard

Pumpkin had very, very strong opinions about the wind at the beach that day, and he was definitely not shy about letting them be known. 

beach cat
Tia Stoddard

Since then, Pumpkin has been back to the beach many times. He still loves playing and running around, but the wind will never be his thing. 

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