Opie Fireside Chat

Opie cat fireplace

Watch the ear!

It is me–Opie.  You don’t seem to see me around as much as some of the other cats. I won’t mention any names. In fact, most of you think I am a boy, when I am actually a girl!  It’s all because of that stupid boy living in Mayberry on TV.  How sad is that?  I used to be the boss around here before Scooby arrived.  You see that is because I am the smartest and the meanest.  I am still the smartest and the meanest.  The problem is Scooby just blunders about without any thought of others, and expects to get first dibs on everything!  When he wants something, he just complains until he gets it!

He thinks he is a dog!  He even wears dog clothes.  We all have seen them.  The rest of us have proper manners, and NONE of us wear dog clothes!   Next he will be thinking he can fight monsters and solve mysteries!  He watches too much television!  Scooby turns out to be allergic to fish, and gets big red scabs on his face and neck if he eats it.  So what happens?  No more food with fish in it FOR ANYBODY!  How fair is that?  Anyway, thankfully he is not allergic to turkey, as we are all looking forward to getting our share of the big bird on the upcoming holiday.  Next post you will get to see me in action putting Scooby in his place.  The problem is he is just too dumb to stay in it!  That’s all from me today.

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Vintage cat food mat / MT Rainier in a hat / Guest cats / Opie / Colouring the Past (cats!)

This post is about an unusual vintage cat food mat, Mt. Rainier, some guest cats, Opie and her new toy from the tooth fairy, and an interesting blog called “Colouring the Past” featuring some cats.

Cat Mat

I used this mat almost 20 years ago, I reckon. I was looking for photos of cats eating at the time, but those were few and I did not see the mat. It surfaced the other day when I was cleaning out cabinets. I was surprised and remembered it instantly. What I notice about it of course is the cup of hot chocolate the cat has! Today we all know chocolate is bad, and would not conceive of drawing a cat with chocolate. At any rate, I am using it again, at least for a while. When Zeke first saw it on the floor, he creeped up to it and slowly extended his paw to touch it, in order to see if it moved, I guess. As usual, no camera handy.

cat food mat

cat food mat


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Television watching cats

Scooby television

Scooby watching a cat walking in Japan

All of my cats at one time or another like to watch television if something interesting is on. I did a tv blog on Opie a while back. Zeke goes so far as to watch his favorite Youtube videos of animals. Zeke is the real television fan. Let’s have a look:

Zeke Marigold

Zeke and Marigold watching a bird together on Youtube

Zeke squirrel

Zeke watching a white squirrel! Do not touch!

Zeke touching tv

Just testing!

cat bird

More Zeke watching youtube

Do your cats watch video?