Ody Day

The things I have to put up with living here...

The things I have to put up with living here…

picture dayIt’s Picture Day Wednesday at The Nest again, and this time there will be lots of photos to force you to look at share with you, and they all have one thing in common… my handsome tuxedo cat Ody, who will turn seven years old on Saturday.  Since he doesn’t think I give him near enough attention on this blog (as if), I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s photo post to my favorite pictures I’ve taken of Ody through all of the years he’s squatted in my domain.  Don’t worry… for those of you who prefer his ebony sidekick Biskit, or his gone but never forgotten brother Spilly (Who would have also been seven this weekend, sniff!), they’re sure to turn up in a few of these as well…

ody

How did that face grow up to become so smug and cocky looking?

Ody was such a cute little bastard as a kitten.  I can’t get over just how tiny he was when I brought him home at seven weeks old…

Don't mind me... I'm just laying here being fucking adorable.

Don’t mind me… I’m just laying here being fucking adorable.

Especially since now he’s so big that my youngest sister calls him “Mountain Lion”…

Got a problem, buddy?

Got a problem, buddy?

Unlike his other two siblings, poor Ody got the “pleasure” of getting picked out along with his batshit insane brother Spilly, and had to tolerate his antics for the much too short time Spilly spent on this earth…

Seriously, dude?  People are watching this.

Seriously, dude? People are watching this.

Ody did find his ways to get back at his brother…

Go dig in the garbage can...

Go dig in the garbage can…

But Spilly’s goofiness did rub off on him a bit…

You're not filming this, right?

You’re not filming this, right?

Upon the tragic death of his brother, Ody was more than happy to welcome his new step-brother Biskit into the fold…

cat sex

Don’t ask me what I’m doing, I got my nuts chopped off too.

Ahem…. much like he did with his new companion, Ody likes to investigate anything new that comes into the house, whether animate or inanimate…

Dammit Ody, do I really need to find you a girlfriend?

Dammit Ody, do I really need to find you a girlfriend?

It became tradition for me to get a shot of Ody with any new treasure coming into The Nest…

Ummmm, I'm not caring for these kids!

Ummmm, I’m not caring for these kids!

Though my favorite pics of Ody as cute photo model featured things I already had on hand, like this Febreze candle…

Only the very best for me!

Only the very best for me!

And, as fans of my journey will recall seeing many times, the shot I got of him posing with my souvenir million dollar check, the only thing I “won” when I was on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 15 years ago.  His expression fits the extravagance of the prop check perfectly…

I'm STILL waiting to be pampered with this windfall...

I’m STILL waiting to be pampered with this windfall…

While Biskit absolutely hates any attempt to roll him over on his back, Ody practically begs for belly scritches…

Yes, you all may touch me.  I promise, no claws.

Yes, you all may touch me. I promise, no claws.

Curiosity doesn’t always kill the cat, but sometimes, it will cause them to be trapped by plastic bag monsters…

Quit laughing and get me out of this thing!!!

Quit laughing and get me out of this thing!!!

Ody will gladly reach out and lend you a paw…

Those eyes...

Those eyes…

Jeepers creepers, where’d he get those eyes?

My escapee from Chernobyl.

My escapee from Chernobyl.

Ody is not too fond of baths…

I will kill you... and it will be extremely painful!

I will kill you… and it will be extremely painful!

Ody is an excellent guard cat who doesn’t tolerate intruders…

You're lucky that window's between us, or I'd.... I'd.... well, you're just lucky!

You’re lucky that window’s between us, or I’d…. I’d…. well, you’re just lucky!

OK, Ody is somewhat satiated that I’ve properly featured him in my online home now… say hi to the people, Ody Baby.

cute kitty

Hey everyone! Who wants to share my catnip?

And if you have a problem with this post, Ody has something you can all feel free to smooch…

Pucker up...

Pucker up…

I’ll return next Wednesday with something else that can’t possibly compare with Ody…

The face that launched a thousand Likes.

The face that launched a thousand Likes.

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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30 Responses to Ody Day

  1. I love tuxedo cats and have had a few over the years. It must be something about that formal-wear they wear throughout life, but they have all been particularly daring and mischievous. Sometimes I miss having a cat, but then I look at them, think just how adorable they are, and am SO glad I don’t have to deal with the ensuing wreckage. Our last cat — Big Guy — was the most adorable, smart, loving, destructive, demonically possessed cat ever. The best cat. The last cat.

    • Big Guy sounds a lot like Ody’s brother Spilly, only Spilly was one of those unlucky black cats. I swear he was really a dog in cat’s clothing… he chewed on EVERYTHING and would even lick your face like a dog. But he was so damn adorable and crazy…

  2. Ody is a handsome dood! Tuxedo cats are always dressed just right for any occasion too…..that photo of him with the “laser eyes” is the BEST one I’ve ever seen – I bet he can see through walls! Here’s to a spectacular 7th BD for your boy – and MANY, MANY more……..

    Pam and Sam

    • I was blown away when I saw the result of the laser eyes pic… I just had the camera taking a picture of something else and saw both cats in the living room and decided to shoot one off. I couldn’t get that perfect alignment of flash and cat eyes again if I tried (And believe me, after seeing that I did many times without success!)

      Ody’s already jumped up on the desk while I’ve been online tonight three times, so he’s taking in the greetings just as I expected he would… very greedily!

  3. 1jaded1 says:

    Happy Birthday Ody!

  4. draliman says:

    Yay! From cute little kittie to smug ruler of all he surveys. They grow up so fast!

  5. Arlene says:

    What a wonderful Kitty. Happy Birthday on Saturday, Ody!

  6. What a cutie!! They are beautiful kitties. My daughter just found a 3 month old kitten on her front porch the other day that looks exactly like your Ody! She already has a kitty named George. I think this one is going to be Sox… of course! LOL! Love the pics! Thanks for sharing your fur babies with us! 😉

  7. Trisha says:

    I love this post! I smiled and laughed all the way through. Ody was such an adorable kitten and is such a handsome boy now. And what a character! Tell him happy birthday for me and give him an extra scritch or two.

    • He is right here by me tonight taking all of the scritches and happy birthdays in. I swear he knows when I’m talking about him here, it’s uncanny! Back in the days when he was still small enough to not obstruct my work, he’d jump up here to lay on my arm while I was working the mouse to make my comics… but ONLY if his namesake Odyssey was making an appearance! Now he has to get the heave ho since he takes up the entire right third of my desk…

  8. DOOD !! we iz glad yur dad posted two day sew we can send happee day wishes, ♫♪♫♪, best fishes, ♫♫♫♪♫ and mice creem dishez ♪♪♫♫♫♪…heerz two a total lee awesum day, hope dad buyz ya 7 perch pizza piez, yur fotoz shoot rocks !!! ~~~~~ N heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  9. Happy, Happy Birthday to dear Ody. He is just adorable. So funny that he started out so teeny tiny and now is YUGE!!!! He still looks like a sweetie pie though. 😀 ❤

  10. Merbear74 says:

    Total cuteness overload!!!!

  11. Ally Bean says:

    The bath photo is adorable. [Well, to me it is.] That’s one photogenic cat you got there. Happy Birthday Ody.

    • There’s nothing more adorable than a wet kitty cat…. except maybe a wet kitty cat who will use his razor sharp claws to sever an artery if you let go of the back of its neck while giving it a flea bath…

  12. Peyton says:

    I have 5 cats and one is a tuxedo. I think that I have decided that they are my favorite cats.

  13. Ody is just too handsome.

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