Interviews With Cats: Otie The Wilderness Adventurecat
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Q: What’s your favorite treat?
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 :)
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!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to continue to live my life adventuring with my hoomans!
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!
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!
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.
Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: I love all colors!
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!!!
Q: Anything else you’d like to share?
A: I love my life!
Image Credits: Images courtesy of Justa Adams