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Interviews With Cats: Otie The Wilderness Adventurecat

Interviews With Cats: Otie The Wilderness Adventurecat

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Welcome to another installment of "Interviews With Cats"! Today's star of the show is Otie, an adventuring Maine Coon who loves sailing, going for car rides, and just generally romping about the wilderness. Montana is Otie's oyster/backyard, and he is livin' it up to the fullest! In fact, some of us hoomins could probably take a hint from this cool cat. Read on for more adventures!


Which is more majestic – Otie or those trees and sky?!

Which is more majestic – Otie or those trees and sky?!

Q: Tell us about yourself! 

A: My real name is Otis Adams but I prefer to be called “Otie,” because it just has such a nice ring to it!  I am 1 ½, and I live in Gallatin Gateway, Montana. I am an only animal because my parents love me too much to get another pet!

When I was teensy enough to fit in dad’s pocket!

When I was teensy enough to fit in dad’s pocket!

Q: Is there a special story behind your name?

A: My cousin Milo lives in Florida and when I was rescued, my grandma suggested “Otis” from the movie, Milo & Otis!  It was a purrfect suggestion and I love my name!

“Adventure” is my middle name!

“Adventure” is my middle name!

Q: What’s the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to you?

A: I was captured on September 28, 2014. When my hoomans moved to Montana, they lived with a wonderful couple that became their Montana parents. They came over for dinner at my hoomans' new place when my mom told them she had been looking for a kitty at the local shelter. They told her they had some feral kittens in the top of their barn but that they couldn’t guarantee they could catch them. My mom went over the next morning and Bruce put out some milk and grabbed the first one he saw with leather gloves, ME! I was hissing like crazy and had never had any hooman contact. I was put in a carrier and was terrified!  I was really scared and was in shock and wouldn’t come out of it, but two days later, I was running around like a little crazy man!

Barn cat no more!

Barn cat no more!

Q: Tell us about your best day ever:

A: My best day ever was going on my first overnight float trip.  We floated the Bighorn River in Montana.  It was a beautiful, sunny day that led into a beautiful night.  I watched over our campsite and protected my hoomans!

Car rides are da best!

Car rides are da best!

Enjoying this campfire I lit all by myself (jk jk)

Enjoying this campfire I lit all by myself (jk jk)

Q: What’s your favorite treat?

A: Temptations!

*ears perk up* Did someone say treats?!

*ears perk up* Did someone say treats?!

Q: Tell us about a time you got in trouble with your meowmy (or cat dad):

A: I only get in trouble when I try to escape out the front door!  But I don’t go far…just under the camper to snack on grass :)

*ears perk up* Did someone say treats?!

*ears perk up* Did someone say treats?!

Q: What’s your favorite holiday and why? 

A: I love Christmas!  I love dressing up and last Christmas, I got to travel to Florida on my first flight and go to the beach!

Meowdeling.

Meowdeling.

Living my best life!

Living my best life!

On the way to visit cousin Milo!

On the way to visit cousin Milo!

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to continue to live my life adventuring with my hoomans!

otie-car-cat“Riding in cars with cats”

otie-car-cat“Riding in cars with cats”

Me with hoomins

Me with hoomins

Q: What’s your favorite toy and why?

A: I love a specific, soft, sparkly little ball because I can pick it up in my mouth and its easy enough to swat and throw!

I also enjoy going for a refreshing dip every now and then

I also enjoy going for a refreshing dip every now and then

Q: Do you have any special talents you’d like to share?

A: I eat spiders off the wall and I know what the word spider means!

I like fish too.

I like fish too.

Q: What do you do that annoys your parents?

A: Sometimes I make biscuits and purr on their face in the middle of the night which they're not huge fans of.

What the heck are these things?!

What the heck are these things?!

Q: What’s your favorite color?

A: I love all colors!

Especially the colors of nature!

Especially the colors of nature!

Q: Do you have a favorite pastime?

A: Going on car rides!  When mom asks me “Otie, do you want to go on an adventure?”, I meow loudly!!!

Ridin’ in style, the only way I know how!

Ridin’ in style, the only way I know how!

Q: Anything else you’d like to share?

A: I love my life!

Off to adventure!

Off to adventure!

Image Credits: Images courtesy of Justa Adams

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