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.