American Shorthair
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Age: 19 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 23 lbs.

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Opester, Dopester, OpieDopie, The Food Police, Bigboy, Stinkybutt, Fine Orange Menace

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Orange & White Tabby

Food, FOOD, naps, MORE FOOD

No Food, Exercise

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Nap Spot:
In front of the foodbowl and the bathtub, Daddy's Pillow

Favorite Food:
All food is good, likes salad (grass), treats and snacks

Opie can eat laying down, Talking incessantly


Arrival Story:
We found Opie at the SPCA after we were missing our little orange boy, Wally. He passed the belly rub test and we knew he was ours.

Opie got his name after the red-haired kid on the Andy Griffith show. He's a very mellow, pleasure-loving cat but because of his size he's also the bouncer in our home and takes responsibility for breaking up any fights. He is large and in charge. But he is no tyrant about it, he's a gentle giant. He gets bathed often because he's too fat to clean his own butt. He also has an auto-purr button-touch any part of him and he purrs automatically. Update: Just before Thanksgiving 2006, Opie was diagnosed with diabetes. He gets his insulin shots twice per day and is so good about it-not even a peep to complain.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Food Police

The Groups I'm In:
"Fat" Cats, Brilliant Orange Cats Unite

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 19th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Meow Memoires by Opie


January 2nd 2005 3:32 am
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Well, New Year's Day started out on a promising note! My humans finally gave me the butt bath I've been asking for. Being that I am so magnificently large, I am unable to clean my own butt after using the litter box and I end up unfortunately with "remnants" that I cannot adequately address. Daddy finally decided to assist me and gave me the bath I've been asking for and it felt so good to be clean and pretty again. After my bath and a quick blow dry, I got the full spa treatment with an ear cleaning and a brushing. It was a lovely bonding moment and Mom and Dad were cooing over me and telling me how pretty I was and how sweet I smelled when I turned around and proudly presented my butt for them to inspect. When they got close enough for a good look, I casually farted right in their faces. Who says I don't have a sense of humor? (Heehee) Good thing Mom and Dad do too!


An interesting turn of events

November 16th 2004 10:34 pm
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Perhaps I will not need to openly defeat Eddie in battle afterall. Tonight he was ousted from his position in the bed by Zeke who appears fed up with his arrogance and narcissism. Eddie offered no resistance to Zeke's challenge and i am beginning to think that his whispered talk of challenging my authority is all bluster and bravado. I quietly applauded Zeke's bravery and will consider him to be my general should war break out, though I doubt it now as Eddie is busy sulking and licking his wounds.


I will endure

November 14th 2004 9:12 pm
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I am aware of Eddie's plot to overthrow me and I will admit I allowed the little brat to have too much power while I was recuperating from my illness. Now that I am fully recovered, and resumed my position as the leader, I have enlisted the support of the others who are also tired of Eddie's spoiled behavior. The Prince of Orange indeed. We shall see. I am and will remain the Orange Menace to all who challenge my authority. Edward Finklestein will bow to my will or he will feel my wrath. I have superior size and age and he is no match for my leadership skills. He will rue the day he thought to overthrow me....

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