Happy Birthday Opie

Opie’s 11th Birthday at Home

Opie’s 11th Birthday at Home is just that–a post about Opie. It is the 11th trip around on the trolley. The two boys get most of the publicity around here, so Today we celebrate Opie Day as it is her 11th birthday, but Scooby somehow refuses to stay out of the picture. Oh, well. Scooby loves Opie, but the feeling is not mutual. She has got her own “Fortress of Solitude” which is a sleeping bag draped over a wooden chair. Food is regularly delivered there. It had to be upgraded because Scooby kept hanging around peeping in. Photos inside the fortress are prohibited. Opie was brought to me as a kitten–an offspring of two feral cats. Here are a few photos of MISS Opie around the house.

Opie in catio
One year old Opie
Opie and Cheetah
Getting a grooming from Cheetah!
Opie and Cheetah
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Privacy
Opie on cat tree
Opie on cat tree
Scooby and Opie
Scooby bothering Opie in her old hideout
Scooby and Opie
Scooby says he is not doing anything!
Opie’s new Fortress of Solitude
Opie and Scooby
Opie in her tent won from Memories of Eric and Flynn some time back, while Scooby lurks outside like a sphinx!
Opie cat
Opie on Scooby Alert
Opie fireplace
Opie by the fireplace back in January
Opie and Scooby outside
Opie and Scooby outside together
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Opie
Opie outside
Opie Outside
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Happy Birthday Zeke

Happy Birthday Zeke (10 years)

I cannot believe the little fluff ball is an adult! He never seemed to mature from a kitten mentally, as you can probably tell from the photos of him that are published here. He was born of two feral Maine Coons. He took up residence in a flower pot on a neighbour’s front porch. His original name was “Mop”. They did not want him. I did not want a sixth cat either at the time, but I took him anyway. He was so cute and small! “I won’t take up much room,” he said. “I don’t eat much!”

He won me over. I am glad I took him in. Instead of one of six–the bottom of the barrel, he is now one of three. He is afraid to go outside. He is afraid he won’t be able to get back in, I think. In ten years he has only been outside to go to the vet! When I began blogging about ten years ago, he was my blog star, and my personal “avatar” or “gravatar”, which he has remained to this day. Happy Birthday Zeke (10 years)! May you have many more! ❤️️❤️️❤️️

young Zeke
Young Zeke I need to grow into my ears!
Zeke and nip toys
Nip ball and banana
Zeke and toys
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Happy Birthday Opie!

Happy Birthday Opie! You are ten years old today. You do look younger than that. Let us first remind everyone you are a girl and not a boy, don’t have red hair, and don’t live in Mayberry. You used to belong to a neighbor who lived behind my house, but you liked my house better and moved in. The neighbor let me keep you. How lucky was that? Fortunately you have stayed here with us and never moved on. Happy Birthday Opie!

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Happy Birthday Opie Trolley
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It’s My Birthday!
Opie Kicker
I like the smell of this!
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