12 Years Ago

One of these days I’ll figure out how to bury that camera in the litter box.

It was 12 years ago today on September 17, 2009 that I brought home two seven week old kittens.  Having lived on my own in my new house for four months, I was talked into needing some kind of animal companionship.  I loved dogs, but they were too much responsibility, so I opted for cats… and as luck (or fate) would have it, I was hit up at the right time by one of my co-workers with four kittens needing homes.  Spilly was a given since he was the only one of the kittens who was happy to see me.  Ody was plucked at random from the two tuxes in the litter.  I have no idea what his twin brother would have been like, but I can’t imagine I could have gotten a better cat than Ody turned out to be…

Although I never imagined that itty furball…

I hope that’s getting spent on me…

Would turn into this puma….

It’s MY desk now… go away!

On other blogs, I’ve seen this occasion called a “Gotcha Day,” so on Ody’s 12th, here’s some of his baby pics for some gratuitous cuteness on this Friday…



RIP Spilly and Dad!

I can haz sno cone?

And I thought Spilly was the goofball of the two.

Don’t look sad, bro!

Prepare for death from above!

Mandatory fun at The Nest…

Beat it, dude! This food is mine!

Tit for tat!

Yummy kitty feets!

Boogers are gone!

Thanks for putting up with me for a dozen years, Ody!

Yeah sure, are we ever going to get this thing cashed? You owe me some bling…


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28 Responses to 12 Years Ago

  1. The kittens are cute! Lovely photos you have full of memories.

  2. Happy “Gotcha Day” Ody…..I think you managed to get plucked out of the group of kittens to join Spilly in the HOUSE OF SQUIRREL which was the right place for you guys. Your brother Angel Spilly is keeping an eye on you so you’d best behave or else! Mr. Bill says you’re a great cat…..I am happy that you’re keeping him company. Everyone needs a pet – I’m glad you have one in Mr. Bill. HAHA

    Pam and Teddy too

    • He has Angel Spilly and Angel Biskit looking down on him, probably wondering why he isn’t getting into more trouble. Ody was always the Chip of my cats, though… he had to be the serious one to keep his brothers in line.

      Several people I used to work with called me Mr. Bill…. always after the Buster-like dough guy who’d get smashed on Saturday Night Live!

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Such a sweet kitten and loving cat. Happy Birthday, Odie! I count when you were brought home as your birthday!

    • I’d hate it if I didn’t know his real birthday! That bothered me with Biskit… I got him from the vet’s collection of rescues at age one, and was told his birthday was the previous January 15, which I found odd since I’d never heard of cats being born in the middle of winter before! Eh, I used it as his birthday anyway…

  4. happy gotcha day… and a greeting to heavfen to your dad and pilly…

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Awww such sweet kitties and great photos! ❤

  6. Awwww! Happy Bird-day (Gotcha!) Ody! May you see another 12 and all. Magnificent kitteh Bill, truly beautiful. 😺😸😹😻😼😽🙀😿😾🐱‍👤 <——- Ody the Ninja Kitteh ❤ ❤

    • Freakin’ WYSWG anyway. That blue idiot was a coal black kitty wearing a red bandana on the graph. WordPress strikes again. *sigh*

      • The Crappiness Engineer who nuked your ninja kitty is probably the same one who Gutenberged the widgets menu at some point in the last two months. I was PISSED that the classic Image widget was taken away and the new one won’t let you add a TITLE to the top like, you know, everything on my sidebar has…

  7. Kismet says:

    You don’t have squirrels for pets?????

  8. Aww, such cuties. Happy Gotcha Day, Ody & Angel Spilly. Looks like your guys are Virgos just like the Ninja (her gotcha day was yesterday).

  9. Yes, I’m totally awwww. I love kitty photos; bring em on!

  10. draliman says:

    It’s always good to be prepared for death from above in kitten form.

  11. mydangblog says:

    What little dolls–and what a beautiful cat he’s turned out to be!

  12. 1jaded1 says:

    Cute kitty pics. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Happy gotcha day dearest Ody!

  14. Mer O'Leary says:


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