Thursday, November 3, 2011

All About Otto

I'm Otto and I was adopted from the Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne:

And I love to play and play and play but I go in phases. When I first came to my new home in Brunswick I loved my mousey toy:

And then I got tired of it and would only chase my feather toy:

And then our neighbour Michelle brought over a toy that Indy likes to play with and Daddy went to Coles Supermarket and bought me one of my very own:

And then I got addicted to chasing the beam from my Daddy's laser pointer but now I'm jealous because my brother Melrose likes the laser pointer so much that he beats me to it. And he likes to hide behind the door or the laundry basket and pounce on the laser beam and chase it all around like this:

MELROSE: I bet you didn't know I could move so quickly, did you?

OTTO: But my very favouritist toy is my brother Melrose!

MELROSE: Oh no...

MELROSE: As you can see, I'm capable of playing with Spaz Cart if I'm in the mood...but when I'm done, I'm done.

OTTO: And sometimes I get in a really different mood and I grab a blanket in my mouth and I purr really loud and knead with my front paws and I get all turned on:

MELROSE: Yes, well, what do you expect from a 2-year-old cat that was only neutered less than nine months ago?

OTTO: And I like to keep myself clean:

And I like to snuggle my Daddy Kevin in the evening:

And I get really sleepy in the evening and sometimes I fall asleep:

Don't you love my pink toes?

MELROSE: Yes, your toes are almost as pretty as my eyes.
OTTO: Is that you in the bathtub?

MELROSE: Well, yes. I'm not opposed to drinking water from the tap.

OTTO: And birdies! Oh my gosh, I love birdies and there's a bird-feeder outside our living room window and I hide among the drapes and watch the birdies:

And sometimes there's a birdie outside the bedroom window and I climb on the windowsill and my tail goes wild:

And sometimes our neigbour's cat Indy comes by and climbs on our roof:

And Woolly Bear and I look at her through the screen door:

And she yowls at us!

MELROSE: Actually, I can't hear her. I just ask, "What's up, girl?"

OTTO: But, me I like everyone...especially you, our readers!


  1. You're both irresistible. :-)

    As for losing interest in the toys and wanting different ones to play with--well, of course! We have to keep the humans on their toes, so to speak. Wouldn't do to let them become complacent.

    The best thing, of course, is when they spend huge amounts of money on play centres, but we prefer things like scrunched up fuzzy pipe cleaners that cost $1 for a zillion at a dollar store. :-P

  2. Thanks for telling us more about you, Otto!

  3. It's good to see you both relaxing and settling into your new home.

    Hey, we're giving away a free ebook and it's all about Boris the cat. Come visit us and download it at

  4. Great post! Love all of the videos!