About Kitten Thunder…

ObiObi Wan Kittenobi – Chief Executive Kitten
Brought onto the team in April of 2010 and promoted to CEK in August of 2018, Obi is every color except grey. He was adopted from the Cheyenne Animal Shelter when it became clear that Oliver needed a brother. Obi has never wanted to be in charge and his leadership style is very relaxed. Okay, it’s nonexistent. His duties include supervising the care of the children, including performance of CAT scans when they cry. He also manages Obi’s Cafe for birds and squirrels outside the living room window. He wants The Boy to pet him more. A lot more.

Flynn2Flynn – Kitten Specialist
Joining the team in July of 2020, Flynn is a black and white domestic medium-hair. He was adopted from the Larimer County Humane Society. He has a laid back style, supervising from a distance and showing affection for the people with a walk by hug. He likes food and spends his free time napping on the high shelf in the bedroom – which he couldn’t reach if he had to jump to it. He is also a hit and miss hunter, which is a far better record than Obi’s.

Formerly known as Squeak, Buddy is an active toddler. He loves construction trucks, space, and the human digestive system. He loves his sister except when he hates his sister. He loves his cats but would really like a dog. Poor kid.

Okay is a quickly growing toddler. She adores her cats and they love her in a Snow White, singing to the forest animals kind of way. It is a full time job keeping them out of her room during nap time. Okay likes building, painting and using her doctor kit to give an exam to anything that will hold still. So far, that is not either cat.

The Boy
A cat magnet, The Boy has proven to be an excellent team member. His quiet ways are a perfect fit to the more thunderous ways of others within the group. The Boy’s primary responsibilities are belly rubs, brushing Obi, and cooking…because nothing good can come from leaving The Girl unsupervised in the kitchen.

The Girl
Me. My primary duties are keeping four small mammals in food, medicine and entertainment throughout the day. Obi and Flynn are both silent purrers so I now compulsively check their throats for vibration because I need the validation.

jackthumbIn loving memory: Jack – Kitten Specialist
Joining the team in September of 2018, Jack was a grey medium-haired tabby. He was adopted from the Larimer County Humane Society. His duties included meeting the people at the door, standing underfoot at all times, demanding pets from any person who stops moving, and supervising showers. He retired after lethal complications after surgery to remove an obstruction – he loved to eat toys and anything chewy.

OliverIn loving memory: Oliver – Chief Executive Kitten
Promoted to CEK in February of 2010 and holding that position until August of 2018, Oliver was a grey long hair. He was rescued from the feral cat population in north Cheyenne. His primary duties included waking up The Girl for breakfast, giving furniture even coats of hair, and making sure all couch time was top quality. He was also in charge of tending to the people when they were sick. Oliver, to put it lightly, was a mama’s boy.

In loving memory: Zensai
Zen was my bearded dragon. He was almost 12 years old when he died in October of 2012. I got him when I first moved to Cheyenne because I’ve always wanted a lizard. I thought I’d get a small lizard who would maybe live a year or two – you know, to get it out of my system. The lizard I wanted was sold, so I bought Zen. Then I found out that my lizard, the size of a quarter at the time, would grow to be two feet long and would live for up to 15 years. Oops. His name is Japanese for appetizer. He was named by my cat, Poco.

In loving memory: Poco
Poco was born the day after my 12th birthday. Over the years she was my best friend – often my only friend – and she went on all my adventures with me. She was there when I was a teenager, went with me when I went to university, sat up with me for late night job searches, and moved with me to Cheyenne. As a tortie she was never short of attitude. She died on February 15, 2010, just a couple months short of her 21st birthday.


11 responses to “About Kitten Thunder…

  1. Youv got a really nice blog going on here. I just spent time reading a bunch of your posts. Im gonna add you to my blogroll. A big hello to Oli and Obi for me. 🙂

    • Thanks! I read some of your posts yesterday as well. The “how to pill a cat” was right on – I’m somewhat an expert after giving Poco pills every day for 20 years.

  2. Kelly Matthews

    I love it. I check daily for new entries and it never fails to make me laugh out loud. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve had to explain to my 6 year old why mommy was laughing so hard she snorted.

  3. lifewith4cats

    Hi angi, I made a reference to your blog in a post I am about to publish. But my reference was completely anonymous, so only I know whos blog I was talking about. But if you take a look at what I wrote, and if its ok, what I said, I would love to link your blog to the post. Let me know if you would like that or not. And Ill honor your wish. If you don’t want to be linked thats ok too. 🙂

  4. You have a beautiful family. I love your duty assignments. I may try that on mine as soon as I figure out what they all do. RIP Poco

  5. Love your kitties. I have a grey long-haired cat who is spoiled rotten baby. My teenager, Emily, carries him around like an infant and he loves it!

  6. Hi there! I love your cat pictures! I’m Heather and I was hoping you would be willing to answer a quick question I have about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1@gmail.com

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