Dean Nicholson, a 31-year-old Scottish traveler, was weary and sick of his profession as a welder and wanted to alter his lifestyle by seeing the globe from the seat of a bicycle.
“I couldn’t do the 9-to-5 stuff,” he stated to The Washington Post in an interview. “I wanted to travel the globe and see how it is.” As a result, he soon resolved to cycle solo around the world, and he began his lengthy adventure from his hometown of Dunbar, Scotland.
From there, he cycled across eight other nations, documenting his extraordinary escapades on social media. His preparations were thwarted when he came upon a little cat, alone and hungry, while crossing the Bosnian border into Montenegro.
When he initially saw the cat, he decided to stop for a second to brush her before continuing on, but the kitty had taken to the motorcyclist right away. She started pursuing him and refused to leave his side.
“When I looked back, this little creature was racing after me.” “She’s meowing her heart out,” Nicholson explained. “She had a scruffy appearance and was rather slender.”
He just knew that her former owner had discarded her on purpose, and the animal appeared to want to join him. So Nicholson decided to take the kitten to the doctor, bring her on his tour, and name her Nala, after one of the characters in one of his favorite movies, ‘The Lion King.’
He created just enough room in his front basket for his buddy, moving off some digital equipment, and gently placed her there. Nala soon demonstrated her caring attitude and adventurous spirit. She occasionally leaps out of the box and then naps or perches on her adoring owner’s shoulder. She drew attention wherever they went. People were always asking for photos of her!
They went from town to town, exploring new areas together. And, of course, their special friendship grew stronger than ever.