Mews and Nips: Cat Conquers 14,000 Foot Mountain


Hiking in the Colorado Rockies would probably not be most cats’ definition of a good time, but Paul, a 9-pound apartment cat, loves to hike and go camping. Last month, he accomplished something pretty amazing: he scaled 14,000 foot high Gray’s Peak with his guardians Russ and Andrea McMillen. The couple took Paul in when he was eight weeks old. He was the lone survivor of a litter of kittens born behind a warehouse. They leash trained him and taught him to respond to whistle commands. For more about this adventurous feline, read the full story on 9News Colorado.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we told you about lymphoma in cats, on Tuesday, we shared information about hypoallergenic cat breeds, on Wednesday, we emphasized that less is more when it comes to handling cats in the veterinary clinic, and on Friday, we reviewed Sal Finds a Forever Home. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for  PawCheck in home kidney failure test.

Today’s video is about as cute as they come. Apparently, trying to wash his feet takes a bit of practice for this kitten.

Have a great weekend!

Photo via 9News

4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Conquers 14,000 Foot Mountain

  1. Cynthia Southern
    August 3, 2014 at 11:42 pm (6 years ago)

    What a cool story. I found the local story and posted it on Facebook. What a cool cat. Grey’s Peak is right in my backyard (almost).

  2. Glogirly and Katie
    August 2, 2014 at 3:13 am (6 years ago)

    What a fantastic story!!! I absolutely loved reading about Paul the adventure cat! Thanks so very much for sharing this. : )

    • Ingrid
      August 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm (6 years ago)

      Isn’t it a great story, Debbie!

  3. Rudolph Andrew Furtado
    August 2, 2014 at 1:38 am (6 years ago)

    Amazing story that proves the fact that akin to dogs cats too can be trained to walk on a leash and obey commands.Sure they must have carried cat Paul for some sections of the hike but accomplishing the journey to the peak is something unbelievable.


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