An adventurous feline with a heart-warming story has been taking to the fells throughout Cumbria.
HRH Ragnar is a three-year-old Lynx Ragdoll cat who has been exploring the Lake District for the previous year-and-a-half.
Proprietor Sarah Harrison, 40, of Penrith, alongside her companion Peter Wyatt, first crossed paths with Ragnar 18 months in the past when he was introduced into Eden Animal Rescue the place she works as a care assistant.
When he arrived, he was underweight and depressed attributable to a digestive problem, which had been troublesome for his earlier house owners to handle.
Sarah, who can be a kennel hand with Cumbria police canines part, stated: “On the time we didn’t have any room on the rescue, so my good friend Alex requested if I’d take him house for the evening and I simply by no means took him again!
“He was depressed at first but he really seemed to perk up when I got him home. But he’s not like a normal cat, he’s really quite unusual.”
Whereas Ragnar is meant to be an indoor cat due to his breed which provides him a relaxing out nature and makes him weak to outdoors threats like vehicles, Sarah seen that he was exhibiting an curiosity in leaving the home.
She added: “I seen he favored to get into his journey field, so I’d take him on quick journeys to the outlets or vets. He simply loved getting out so I assumed okay, I’m going to get him a bit lead and a harness, he simply appeared to like being outdoors.
“He’s actually an indoor cat so he’s never been outside before, everything was new for him, like the wind and the rain, he’d never even been on grass but I just thought its good stimulation for him. Now when I get the harness out he’ll be sat at the door waiting, he just absolutely loves it.”
Ragnar liked going within the automotive a lot that Sarah determined to start out visiting quiet locations like parks and ultimately fells, beginning with Little Mell Fell.
She stated: “He climbed all the way in which to the highest by himself and he simply liked it, he loves to sit down and take within the surroundings, he simply sat on the trig level on the high taking within the breeze.
“I’m a little wary about dogs, so we always go places early, he likes to go to the shores at Ullswater, he loves watching the water come in and jumping on the stones and we now go out every night for half an hour, even if it’s just down the road. We often go to Eden Hall, he really likes to walk around there.”
Ragnar has additionally visited Silloth seaside, Derwentwater and Crofton pond and has holidayed with Sarah, together with a keep at a cabin at Fort Carrock and a tenting pod close to Cockermouth.
He additionally goes on common journeys to Chilly Springs Care house along with her when she visits her Nana and makes all of the residents smile.
When the pair exit for walks, there’s usually combined responses once they stumble upon different folks. She stated: “Some folks do take a look at me like I’m a mad cat girl, however some folks do cease and speak to you.
“He’s a great little character and he’s great company – he just loves people, if he sees someone walking towards me he’ll go straight up to them, and he’s very photogenic, he likes his picture being taken. He’s really just one of a kind.”
Sarah’s colleagues and buddies at work inspired her to arrange an Instagram for Ragnar to share his character and her love for images with the remainder of the world.
After weighing solely 3.8kg when he first got here to the shelter, he now weighs 5.6kg and Sarah says he’s thriving.
She added: “I did the Instagram because loads of people were telling me to do it, taking pictures is a bit of a hobby for me and he takes a great picture and I thought well if it inspires someone else, then why not. But I’m just very proud of him because he’s full of life now, and he seems very happy.”
The pair are planning to deal with Hallin Fell as their subsequent journey.