Saturday, November 24, 2007


This is Obi of Forty Paws on his very favorite cat tree.  Obi was another victim of the Crazy Cat Lady, born with Feline Herpes1, which means that he gets huge eye goobers in his right eye, which have to be wiped away frequently, and his nose runs quite a bit.  He was kept in a cage in the Crazy Cat Lady's garage for the first nine months of his life, along with Reno, Sally and Smokey.  When Obi, Sally and Smokey got horrible diarrhea, they were adopted out to another lady, who didn't keep up with their medication, and they finally ended up with Maw and Paw, who did keep up the medication and finally got the diarrhea under control.  Then Obi developed a horrible bladder infection which resulted in his getting a penile urethrostomy.  He had to wear the biggest, most uncomfortable-looking e-collar I have ever seen until he had healed up, so he wouldn't lick his privates and get scar tissue which would have made peeing very uncomforable for him.  After all that, you would expect him to be a slightly grumpy cat, but Obi is a very happy cat.  He doesn't like having his eye goobers removed, or his ears cleaned or being brushed frequently to prevent matts from developing in his armpits, but he puts up with it in good grace.  He bounces when he walks and loves to be loved.  When he first arrived at Forty Paws, he couldn't jump or climb, from being confined for so long, but you should see him now.  When he wakes up each morning, he races around the house, then climbs every cat tree, just because he can.  He is a bit afraid of things and believes in pre-emptive whapping.  If he doesn't like the way another cat is looking at him, he whaps them.  He also whaps other cats when he wants in the food bowl they are already eating from, or if they are in Maw's lap and he wants to be in Maw's lap.  Obi loves to wrestle with Sally, Reno and Smokey, but not with the other cats.  He is the only floofy cat at Forty Paws and leaves fur everywhere.  This gives him a bit of a hairball problem, but Maw is really good at keeping it under control.

                                 Obi is a cat who is happy.
                                 He loves to sit in his Maw's lappy.
                                       He runs through the room
                                       With a bounce in his zoom
                                 And climbs all the cat trees to show he is happy.


Daisy said...

It is so wonderful that Obi is such a happy cat after all he has been through. I am glad he found a great Forever home.

Mickey said...

Sounds like one lucky to have found the best home!!
That limmerick captures Oib's spirit very well.:)


Eric and Flynn said...

That's a grate limerik furr our furrend Obi. He has a wunnerful home wiv his Maw and Paw and 36 other Paws.

Forty Paws said...

Hey! Datz ME!!! I'm so HAPPY! You wrotededed a limerick jist fur me!!! Whoo hoo! I lufs it! Fank you Fank you Fank you Karen Jo!!!

Luf, Obi

Jan said...

Hey, Karen Jo,

Thanks for coming by and visiting us. We were happy to post that link to your site. (Sorry it didn't work, but we just fixed it.) Most cats already know you but Jan's friends don't, so we wanted to introduce you.

Nice to meet Obi of Forty Paws today.

Jan's Funny Farm

PS - We never saw a cat that likes celery before either.

The Devil Dog said...

We are very happy that Obi has a wonderful forever home now. I think I will put the bitey on the Crazy Cat lady and his other owner.


Gemini said...

OBI!!! It's so good to see you here. Congrats on your limerick!

Black Cat said...

I'm so glad for Obi that he found a wonderful forever home and is making up for all the time he lived such a constricted life. The limerick is just great, you get better and better!

Thanks for your virtual hug, I feel much better now:) xxx

archi ann said...

That is a great kitty in a really cool tree - what a fun toy!
Happy Thanksgiving Karen Jo and all!

Lux said...

What a cute limerick for Obi - I'm so happy he found the House of Forty Paws!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Obi found a great forever home. Great Limerick :)

The Devil Dog said...

Karen Jo, we have something for you. Come to our blog and see.

Roxy & Lucky

Chairman Mao said...

What a purreshus limmerick fur Obi! Obi is a beeyootiful kitty and I'm so glad he has such a wunnerful foreffur home.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Anonymous said...

That's an adorable limerick for Obi. He is a wonderful kitty!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

caspersmom said...

I am so glad that Obi has turned out to be a happy cat. Poor thing sure had a rough beginning. So glad that his forever home is a happy one, so that he could become content. God Bless Maw and Paw at Forty paws.

The Furry Fighter said...

obi is a proper little furry fighter indeed! x