Happy Birthday Opie (8)!

Happy birthday Opie! You are 8 years old now! How the time flies! I remember when you were just a tiny little thing. Here are some things about Opie people may not know or may have overlooked!

1. “Opie” is short for “Opilio” which is a snow crab! When she was little, she would run amazingly sideways like a crab!

2. She is a “she” and not a “he”. Frequently referred to as “Miss Opie” like Miss Kitty in “Gunsmoke” but she was not really
a kitty.

3. She is a Maine Coon cat.

4. She is sister or step-sister of Zeke. Same mother for sure.

5. She never lived in Mayberry.

6. She is the most intelligent of all my cats. You can see it in her eyes.

7. She is the worst cat for getting matted hair! What a job!

8.  She does not like Scooby very much, but Scooby likes her!

9.  She swats at me and other humans if she does not get her way!

10.  She is a lap cat.

11.  She is a fussy eater!

Opie catio

Opie in catio with her winter fur coat

Opie in box

Look at my birthday box! Cozy!



  1. Hi,
    Your cats are adorable. Did I miss a birthday? Happy birthday!
    I met you at Donna’s blog party. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging tips. That’s what I write about. I also have blog parties like Donna.


    1. Thanks for your visit and comment. Donna is “unique”! I don’t normally do blog parties. I went to her’s to support her. If I had high blog traffic here, I would probably have a stroke! Let’s keep it small town here–like Mayberry!


  2. Sorry im late but I hope you had a very enjoyable 7th birthday.Gorgeous as ever.x🐾🐾🎊🎉🎇🎆😻😻

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    1. We just drag things out like a birthday week! I still have my birthday cards displayed in the living room, including the one from you–the late one! I see a pattern here! That’s OK!


  3. What a beautiful kitty! Happy Birthday, Miss Opie! I know what you go through with matted hair. My Persian kitty boys, Andy and Dougy, have to endure brushing and haircuts to control their hair, too, but beauty always comes with a price! (I hope you get treated like a queen on this your day!)

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