Jesper the cat

If you’re looking for a running companion or a partner to join you while cross-country skiing, the most common avenue is to call up a friend. A second choice may be bringing along a canine.

But in this case, a cat seems like it may be an ideal training partner.

Jesper, a two-year-old male cat, is arguably the world’s best house cat for running and cross-country skiing. One could even say he’s “purr-fect” as an exercise companion.

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Jesper the cat, a resident of Hedmark, Norway but more specifically, a resident of owner Aina Stormo‘s home, acts more like a dog as seen in the video posted below (click to play).

Jesper the cat has attracted a huge social following since becoming popular in the running and cross-country skiing communities. Jesper has more than 30,000 likes on his Facebook page and the video has been seen more than seven million times.

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Additional footage of the feline can be found below:

Who knows, maybe we’ll see Jesper the cat complete a half-marathon just like this canine did last month.


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