Optimus Prime, the love of my life

by Jess LeBorgne
(Francestown, NH)


My boyfriend and I were sitting at a campfire when my Aunt was talking about someone her sister in law knew having kittens. Chris and I had talked about getting a cat, but I was kind of on the fence.

When I was young, my brother and I had an orange and white male tabby I named Beebop, who was with us for for 13 great years. I had a really hard time getting over his passing. (He was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a kitten and we were told he wouldn't live past 2....) he had a GREAT life and was a wonderful pet....

So finally I decided I would go look at the kittens. The home was not well kept and there were a lot of other animals....(his first visit to the vet revealed, fleas, mites, awful...) There were 4 different kittens, 2 black and whites, one light grey furball,, and a dark grey furball. The dark grey one was a stumbling mess, trying to climb a tv stand, squeeze under it, and LOVED to show off for us. I finally picked him up, and he just calmly lay on my arm and looked at me. I knew it was him.

Now, a year later, from a scraggly ball of fur, he grew into a majestic Coon mix. He's a very intelligent cat, full of energy, and hates to be without his people. He's never in a room without us, and has to always be involved with whatever is going on. Our neighbor tells us how he meows constantly when we have to go away. He gets so overjoyed just hearing our footsteps on the front porch.

My O.P. brings new meaning of companion animal. He sleeps on my chest every morning, and gives me head butts. He comes running to me when I call him, whether he's outside or inside. I couldn't imagine not having him in my life.

Not only do I have a forever friend, but I feel I gave him a great life full of love and attention and companionship. Thank you for having this place to post thoughts of the cats we love.

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Sep 23, 2009
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I hvae one of those!
by: Liz

I have an Optimus too! And he's the best cat, ever. Must be something in the name!

May 19, 2009
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oh, me too!
by: ali

We have an Optimus Prime Cat too! Ours is a little grey guy, and a total cute face. It's funny how cats park themselves in your heart :)

Nov 02, 2008
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you have a fine old cat
by: Anonymous

Those big old coon cats look like bullyboys but will give you are the love you could ask for. He is a fine old cat treasure him.

Sep 13, 2008
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O.P.
by: Connie

O.P. has landed a good catch. Cats have a knack for picking us and they know who is going to be good to them. I am glad that you are helping this cat and I know that kitties can steal your heart so quickly.

I am going to try to toilet train my 2 Burmese cats sometime this month. I have moved their litter box into the bathroom right beside the toilet. I will leave it there for a week. They now have just 1 box and the next step will be to get a basin and put it in the toilet with kitty litter in it and...eckk...put a clump of pee and some poop in it so they realize that their litter box is here now.

Then I will gradually start removing the amount of litter in the basin until there is none left. Then I remove the basin and, hopefully, my kits will then go in the toilet. They are 4 years old but very intelligent. Wish me luck and, again, I am so happy that O.P. and you guys are together.

Sep 12, 2008
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Glad for you
by: Anonymous

Jesse, I for one am glad you gave O.P. a loving home with a special gift of loving care. I hope and pray that he stays healthy and you guys enjoy a good life together.

Harry

Sep 12, 2008
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A majestic cat.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Jess,

Oh yes, Optimus Prime is a majestic cat isn't he. Having a cat that likes to be involved and welcomes you home is a great thing.

That's a great photo and a wonderful story about a wonderful cat. Thank you very much for sharing with us.

Larry (Editor)

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