Seekor anak kucing yang hidup terbiar dan sendirian kini kelihatan bahagia dapat menggembara keliling dunia bersama tuan baru yang memungutnya dengan berbasikal.

Seorang lelaki berusia 31 tahun bernama Dean Nicholson, memulakan perjalanannya berbasikal untuk melihat dunia dari Dunbar, Scotland pada September tahun lalu. Kisah pertemuannya dengan anak kucing yang diberi nama Nala tersebut berlaku di tepi jalan raya di negara Bosnia Herzegovina. Nama Nala dipilih melalui satu watak animasi kegemarannya dalam filem The Lion King.

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Never in a million years did i think travelling with a cat would be this easy, she takes this whole travelling with ease and every day she puts a smile on my face as she has such a character about her! Today she decided to fall asleep on the handlebars, wether its been down to the heat or my singing im unsure 🤷‍♂️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #trek920 #trekbikes #chillyseverywhere #quadlockcase #quadlock #goprovideo #sleepingcat #sleepycat #afternoonnap #cyclinglife #cycling @belhavenbikes #pawprinttattoo #bicyclecafe #adventurebybike #adventure #adventureseeker #travelblogging #beautyofcycling #cycletheworld #cycletouring #worldbybike #adventurecat #travel @dizzeerascal #grime #moneyright @skeptagram

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

Dean Nicholson yang dahulunya berkerja sebagai seorang pengimpal memulakan pengembaraan dengan mengayuh basikal sejauh 321 kilometer ke Newcastle lalu menaiki feri ke Amsterdam, Belanda. Dia kemudiannya meneruskan perjalanan ke Belgium, Greece, Switzerland dan Itali sebelum menemui anak kucing tersebut di Bosnia.

“Ketika itu saya sedang mendaki bukit, sambil mendengar muzik yang agak kuat tetapi masih dapat mendengar bunyi tangisan anak kucing di belakang saya. Saya berhenti dan terlihat seekor anak kucing di tepi jalan. Apabila saya mendekatinya, Nala melompat naik ke atas basikal dan tidak mahu turun,” kata Dean Nicholson.

Nala yang ketika itu kelihatan tidak bermaya dan resah kemungkinan sangat lapar. Dean Nicholson memberi Nala makanan dan seterusnya ingin meneruskan kayuhan. Dia langsung tidak bercadang untuk membawa Nala bersama, tetapi jauh disudut hatinya ada perasaan sayang dan suka dengan Nala. Lalu dia membuat keputusan untuk membawa si bulus tersebut bersamanya.

Sejak menemui Nala, Dean Nicholson melengkapkan butiran dalam laman kutipan dana, GoFundMe bagi membantunya membayar bil veterinar haiwan tersebut dan membawa kucing itu pulang bersamanya ke Britain.

Menurut Dean Nicholson, dia telah mengubah suai basikalnya semata-mata untuk menempatkan ruang khas untuk anak kucing ini menumpang dengan selesa. Setelah beberapa hari bersama, Nala dilihat begitu manja dan seronok untuk mengikutnya berbasikal melihat dunia.

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not a bad place to stop and hide from the mid-day sun ❤ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After waking up with yet another flat I finally decided to buy new puncture resistant tyres. Ive had more than my fair share of flat tyres so I'm hoping this will put an end to this problem! Once we got going though it was nice to be back on the road again. Even with all the breaks we managed 42 miles and Nala who usually sleeps most of the day decided today she was wanting to peek out the basket and take in the sights! 😻 • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cycletheworld #biketheworld #worldtraveller #adventurecat #cupoftea #turkey #yellow #river #beautiful #peaceful #turkey

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Had worse Saturdays! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I feel incredibly grateful to have come across this place and to have met Jason and Sirum! Their hospitality has been top notch from the moment I arrived and if you are ever in Turkey for a holiday I'd highly recommend this place! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The love they have put into it shows as they built it all on their own. The buildings you see are actually made out of straw so they are eco friendly and to top it off they have 4 dogs and 9 cats that they have rescued from the streets! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TripAdvisor score 11/10 🙌 • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #swimmingpool #dive #tomdaley #catoftheday #instacat #catsofinstagram #jbl #jblboombox #poolside #bluesky #roasting #cantswim #almostdrowned #savedbyvinnie #mightstay1moreday

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thankfully the intense heat from summer is finally starting to cool down and we are now able to cycle through what was the hottest part of the day and as you can see it's the perfect temperature for Nala to come out and sunbathe over the handlebars! 🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It felt like we were in no rush today so when I saw a big tree in the field i decided to stop early and set up camp! Trees keep Nala occupied for a while so with her busy zooming up and down the branches it gave me time to look into the calenders! It's not 100% yet but I'm talking with a company who will print and distribute them worldwide ❤ again just like the bowls whatever money is made (profit) I will donate 100% to charities! I need rough numbers so I'll put a comment and just like it if you would be interested in a calender ❤ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also what picture(s) does everyone think NEEDS to be in the calender??? • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #calender #calender2020 #1bike1world #charities #sleepingcat #cat #catsofinstagram #umberella #trek #trek920 #cycletheworld #worldtravellers #isnalasafeplayingonatree #yawn

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ YouTube Sundays❤ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I quite like using my Sundays to make these videos now, I wasnt sure at first but I'm finding it easier using the computer which was my main issue! They also give us a days rest from cycling which I'm sure Nala is happy about and they will be cool watching them back in years to come! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you haven't subscribed yet, head over and do it now! These videos are perfect if you love cats (Nala), enjoy travel or if you're looking for a feel good video to end your weekend 🌻 • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #youtube #youtubechannel #youtubevideo #vlog #1bike1world #restday #chill #editor #whoneedsnetflix #youtubesundays #macbook

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Probably one of the coolest places we have stayed! 🧡 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few days ago when that hotel cancelled on us and refused to give us a refund, @dogadakall reached out offering us a room for the night but unfortunately we were too far away at the time! Fast forward a few days later and here we are taking them up on their offer! Beautiful place and the bungalows are way more luxurious than we could've imagined! Although with all the places we fall in love with it's to do with the people running it, and from the moment we arrived they couldn't have been better even inviting us to have meals with them which the mum cooked. Absolutely delicious! ❤ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bungalow #adventurecat #happycat #traveltheworld #worldtravellers #ireallyneedashower #woodland #woods #trees #nala #beautiful #peaceful #crocs #sexyshoes #beanbags #gifted #lastnightinturkey #turkey #herewecomegeorgia

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When the cycling stops that's when playtime starts!! ❤ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Got 40 miles done today which puts us 10 miles outside of Sivas where we were aiming to be for tomorrow! Unless I've chosen the wrong route, this part of Turkey has only been empty fields and long straight roads so theres not been much to see!! It also seems like I've chosen the dustiest place ever to camp and with Nala constantly in and out the tent chasing bugs I might as well just sleep outside in the dirt! • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happysaturdays #vango #campingwithcats #dusteverywhere #cheersnala #camping #turkey #catsofinstagram #adventurecat #nala #trek920 #crocs #realmenwearcrocs #playtime #favtoy

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After delivering the pup to the vet this morning we came exploring the coastline in search of a place to camp, found this beautiful spot with a cracking view to lie back and take everything in. I think instead of hanging about here for a week we are going to crack on down towards Athens and then come back up once the pup is better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pup latest 🐶 The First thing the vet done was give him a special warm bath to kill of the mites causing the mange, can only imagine how itchy and sore he has been so this mustve been a slight relief. After the bath he got a blow dry, had something to eat and drink then fell asleep! His temp was also away down at 34 and its meant to be inbetween 38-39.5 so doped up on antibiotics aswell. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The vet reckons he is about 3-4 weeks old which is absolute madness as to why a puppy is in that state at such a young age! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Biggest news though is the wee pup is a boy so fire name suggestions forward in the comments 💙👇💙

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

Namun disebabkan sering terdedah dengan hujan dan panas ketika sesi ini, Nala sering jatuh sakit. Dean Nicholson kemudian membuat keputusan untuk berhenti seketika di mana-mana hostel untuk berehat seketika setiap kali setelah membuat beberapa puluh kilometer kayuhan demi Nala. Sebelum ini, dia langsung tidak kisah untuk berhenti tidur di mana sahaja, tetapi demi Nala dia mengubah cara ‘travelnya.’

Keakraban Dean Nicholson dan Nala membuatkan setiap penduduk atau orang ramai yang bertemu dengan mereka begitu teruja untuk mendekati dan mengambil gambar bersama. Pada awalnya, niat dan sasaran utama Dean Nicholson dalam kepala hanya untuk berbasikal mengelilingi dunia, namun hari ini setelah bertemu dengan Nala, impiannya ingin terus bersama Nala melebihi impian asalnya. Comel kan?

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A wee video of us cycling around the streets of Athens yesterday. 🏛🚴‍♂️🐱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love watching it back to see Nalas face take everything in ❤❤ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #athens #athensgreece #attica #urban #street #city #love #music #biggiesmalls #hiphop #travelnomad #travel #quadlockcase #quadlock #ortlieb #trek920 #chillyseverywhere #streetphotography #catsofinstagram #cat #pet #meow #catsoftheworld #instacat #adventurecat #bikelife #cyclinglife #ig_street #like @cicloviajantes

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

View this post on Instagram

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With no work on today and with it being cloudy and windy outside i used the day to get on top of some stuff for Nala.🐈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ive purchased her a lifejacket for when she comes kayaking. Ive also been looking for a comfy bed for her for the days she doesnt and has to stay back at the base, if anyone has any good recommendations feel free to fire them forward? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rest of the day i was shown about the island by Tonys on his motorbike stopping for a bit to eat and a few beers before heading home to play with Nala down the beach! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A nice chilled friday ✌ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • #adventurecat #beach #nala #worldtour #traveltheworld #travelblogger #travel #cat #catsofinstagram #meow #adventurebybike #adventure #adventureseeker #travelblogging #adventurecat #love #happy #fun #photooftheday #cute #beautiful #life

A post shared by 1bike1world (@1bike1world) on

Sumber: Bored Panda