‘Meowtaineering’ Cat Sets Off on Amazing Quest!

COLORADO – There is a tuxedo cat roaming around the mountains of Colorado, but it’s not a mountain lion or a bobcat – it’s a ‘meowtaineering’ cat whose name is Quandary Q Lotus Lady.

The adventure cat has received quite a huge following on Instagram, where her owners Erin and Graham Shuee, document their hiking adventures with their feline friend.


Quandary, who goes by Q, for short, can be seen on a leash and sometimes being carried by her owners in the mountains of Colorado.

This cat was also used when Graham proposed to Erin.

According to a picture of the engagement which was posted on the ‘exploration_cat’ Instagram page, Quandary was the proposal kitten.


The post states “after a day of hiking around quandary peak, a basket appeared in the trail we were hiking. Out came a 5-week-old kitten with a ring. The answer was a resounding YES.

Erin claims Graham pulled off the whole scheme with some help from his friends. She stated, “He admitted that he had no idea what we would do with another cat, but couldn’t imagine proposing to his crazy cat lady any other way. Q has fit quite nicely into our home. Our other two cats, Zoe and Nimbus accepted her into their palace with open paws… after about a week.”


The whole idea of bringing Q on such hikes actually came from Erin.

“It was her idea in our minds, ever since the proposal she’s been tagging along on most our adventures. She’s almost like a dog in that respect, she’s very vocal and makes it known when she is restless and when she wants to get out and explore.”

Erin is hoping their adventures with Q help other people realize that just because they have a cat, that doesn’t mean they can’t take it outdoors and do things like hiking. Quandary was adopted from a rescue which is located in Colorado Springs, Erin wants Quandary’s adventures to inspire other people to adopt shelter cats.