Gandalf the Cat Gains Instagram Fame for His World Travels

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Image source: ganddygram via Instagram
Image source: ganddygram via Instagram

Gandalf, a Siberian cat with an impressive appearance, has gained internet fame for his world travels. His Instagram account (yes, he has his own) has more than 15,000 followers. In 2015, Gandalf traveled to nine different United States states with his owners, who chronicled every minute of it for his Instagram fans.

Gandalf’s owners rescued him from a pet store in South Korea which was closing down. He was only five weeks old at the time, and had a respiratory infection. Once the infection was cleared up, though, it was clear that Gandalf was ready to take on the world. He learned to walk on a leash at eight weeks of age and his world opened up. Gandalf’s owners made it a point to take him with them on their adventures.

Image source: ganddygram via Instagram
Image source: ganddygram via Instagram

The cat seems to greatly enjoy his adventures and outings with his owners. He walks comfortably on his leash and is happy to pose for pictures and meet strangers. Gandalf, named after the famous Lord of the Rings character, has traveled by both car and plane, and doesn’t seem to mind either mode of transportation. He has visited world-famous tourist sites including Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and the Redwoods of Mendocino Count.

The family will soon be moving to New Zealand, and Gandalf will be going with them. At this point, this special cat is more well-traveled than many adults.

If you would like to keep up with Gandalf’s adventures and travels, then be sure to follow his Instagram account.

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