Rémy Vicarini spends nearly all his time with his pet cat, Cathode, and the pair are bonafide adrenaline junkies that regularly go skiing and paragliding together
A thrill-seeker thinks his cat is the perfect adventure companion and together the pair go on hair-raising trips – paragliding off mountains and skiing down steep slopes.
Rémy Vicarini, 31, is inseparable from his pet cat, Cathode, and the duo are regularly seen on epic journeys or partaking in extreme sports.
From mountain biking to rock climbing, paragliding to skiing, the pair have done it all – and together they have racked up almost 80,000 followers on Instagram.
Cathode’s account shows her living her best life, doing everything from riding motorbikes in her own specially designed helmet to skiing down snowy mountains.
Rémy, from Besançon, France, said: “I rescued Cathode when she was six months old in a shelter, I had been studying for a long time to get my diplomas and I really wanted a feline companion to share my life with.
“Cathode is a very curious cat, she is also a little fearful but I do a lot of sports and wanted to share it with her.
“So two months after adopting her, we started cycling. It was great and she loved it.
“The first time I took Cathode out with me was on the front of a bike in the basket, it was dark and no one could disturb us. Cathode was very curious about all this novelty, she loved it.”
Rémy and Cathode now go on loads of epic adventures together, including motorcycling, cycling, paddle boarding, paragliding, skateboarding, skiing, and climbing.
And Rémy says his little kitty can’t get enough of the action-packed lifestyle – but he always makes sure to keep her safe.
He said: “Cathode has never shown her displeasure, she has straight ears, fine pupils, she likes it. The activities that we do together, I know them by heart, so there’s never any risk.
“She is always attached to me or not too far from her basket, and if we’re on a motorbike, she has a helmet to protect her from the wind.
“I made the helmet myself, using computer aided design software to make it so that it would fit her head perfectly. Then I printed out that version with a 3D printer at home. I then made a visor to go with it.
“We are inseparable, she relies on me and feels safe with me, she trusts me, same on my side.”
They’ve even been paragliding together in the mountains near their home.
Rémy said: “I live in the mountains so in winter I used to take Cathode skiing. And I loved paragliding too so I also decided to take her with me.
“We also did it with a professional, it was awesome, Cathode was safe and we flew in the mountains, she was discovering the landscape from above. It was in summer when Cathode was already four and a half years old.
“It was pretty crazy but Cathode loved it.”
The pair are very popular on social media, and Rémy’s posts often attract lots of comments from their adoring fans.
One photo of the pair enjoying a bike ride together has received over 5,800 likes and hundreds of comments from people who can’t get enough of their close bond.
“It’s so beautiful that you’ve found each other,” one person wrote.
“This is the sweetest thing,” while another declared Cathode “one cool cat.”
“Awww bless you both! They are truly family. Love the helmet and kitty glasses!” another added.