Max Adams got more than he bargained for on a recent hike in the High Prairie area.
The 31-year-old set out on a 60-kilometre trek to Winagami Lake to raise awareness for Movember but about 10 kilometres into the journey, he got sidetracked by a meowing sound.
“I was just on one of the farming roads and you could hear him a long ways away before,” said Adams.
The source was a kitten perched in a snowy tree just off the road, desperate for attention.
“He would have leaped off the branch onto me,” he said. “He wanted and needed somebody.”
Adams picked up the kitten and it crawled onto his shoulder where it stayed for much of the walk to his car.
“Every time put him down, he would just follow behind me,” said Adams. “I’ve had a few cats in the past but never like this… He’s just so friendly and very personable.”