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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signature greg
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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!

happy birthday Opie trolley
Happy Birthday Opie Trolley
Opie Greg
It’s My Birthday!
Opie Kicker
I like the smell of this!
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Happy Birthday Zeke (9)!

Happy Birthday Zeke (9)!  I thought I was on a break, but things keep popping up!  (Something else is popping up soon!) Zeke and  Opie are the same age.  This I know.  Then why is Opie 8 and Zeke 9?  Well, I went back to the original paperwork, counted on my fingers 3 times, and Opie is 9 as well.  I have been off one year, and I don’t want to admit for how many years I have been wrong!  I told YOU I needed a BREAK!  Let’s get this post done so I can get back to it.

Scooby has been riding the streetcar above for a few years now, and Zeke wanted a ride so here he is in the “featured photo”.  The guy on the bike never seems to catch up.

Happy Birthday Zeke on streetcar

Happy Birthday Zeke

Zeke cat on bed

It’s my birthday! Wake up get out of bed!

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Happy Birthday Zeke (8)

Happy birthday Zeke! You are 8 today! You are an old senior cat but you do not seem like one of those old timers! We shall look back at a few of your old photos on your special day.  First, a few facts about you:

  1. Zeke is a Maine Coon
  2. He likes to be out in the catio many hours of the day, and especially the night, if I forget to close it.
  3. He likes to sit out in the catio in the rain and cold.
  4. He thinks he can go through the mirror to the other side.  He paws at mirrors vigourously.
  5. As far as nip is concerned, he can take it or leave it.
  6. He lives under the bed.
  7. He fears all strangers, and since he does not meet new people, everyone is a stranger.  He has rarely been seen by anyone else.  He can only be seen on this blog.  I tell people I have 3 cats not 4.  They will never see the fourth one anyway!
  8. He is not a fussy eater.
  9. He especially likes feather toys.
  10. He likes to run and wrestle with Scooby.
  11. Zeke enjoys watching animal YouTube videos with birds and squirrels.

Zeke

Zeke on chair

Young Zeke

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zeke in cat bed

Zeke cooling off his feet

zeke portrait

zeke sitting on plate

Zeke on a plate

zeke in box

Zeke in box

Opie and Zeke on cat tree

Opie and Zeke about to fight

Opie flees

Opie flees!

Zeke in catio

2 years old

Zeke thinking about his life

Zeke today thinking about his life

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