Obie, a ginger and white cat is dramatic, talkative, and demanding in equal measures and is the latest member to join the Pack.
Obie’s owner, Naomie reflects on her life before Obie became her companion.
“I was living in shared accommodation where I was always surrounded by the liveliness of my roommates. Moving into my first house I felt the quietness of living alone for the first time. Obie’s presence in my life has bought a profound feeling of ‘home’. I love coming home knowing that Obie is waiting for me.”
Naomie and Obie often relax in the garden, and it is one of their favourite activities. Obie prowls around the garden chomping on grass whilst Naomie enjoys a cup of tea and listens to music. Obie’s presence reminds Naomi of the joys of being outside in the fresh air and sunshine and the benefit of being ‘present’ in the moment.
But there’s more to Obie than the adventurous outdoor cat. He loves spending his day watching TV (when he isn’t sleeping) and has quite a diverse viewing list including Finding Nemo and Bondi Vet. He has also discovered YouTube and is obsessed with the many videos depicting the hilarious antics of squirrels. It has become part of his daily routine and heaven help Naomie if she fails to turn on the TV first thing in the morning or worse still, changes the channel.
One of Obie’s most interesting traits is his ability to sooth himself when he is upset or needs attention. On these occasions he finds his grey and white knitted scarf and drags it around the house. Everybody needs love and attention sometimes!!
Who Doesn’t Love Cats?
If you adore felines, you’re in good company. Many of history’s most famous figures including Florence Nightingale, Pope Paul II, Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, and the Bronte sisters all loved cats.
- Research suggests that a cat’s purr has the power to self-heal – the vibrations may help an injured cat’s bones to heal
- Most cats are lactose intolerant – they are only equipped to digest dairy when they are young and even then, they are only meant to drink their mother’s milk
- Cats spend their day, about… 70% sleeping 15% grooming
“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later!”
– Mary Bly, Professor & Author