The Oo Kingdom, Official Site of Charlie Petitt & Family

Say “OO-oo”—it’s a child’s imitation of a cuckoo clock.


Olivia is Gone

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Our sweet Olivia passed away unexpectedly last night. We found her lifeless on the floor this morning, next to Wendi’s chair. She was already cold.

Olivia slept most of the day yesterday but seemed okay. It’s common for cats to sleep a lot. She was up and down, ate and drank and used the litter box, and seemed quite contented. I recall her purring on the top of my chair last night.

Wendi heard her growling and hissing at one point in the night, but soon she was quiet, so she thought everything was okay.

We’ve had two cats put down before, but Olivia was the only one to die at home. We only had her for a short time, less than five months, but we gave her lots of love, and she had a good life while she was with us.

(More may be added to this story.)


Latest Additions

other than what appears below

Easter Thoughts at Work
April 16, 2017
(added March 24, 2022)
Kicked Up Beanie Weenies
February 24, 2022
Charlie’s Joke Dream
January 28, 2022
Charlie’s Herb Dip
February 12, 2021

May 21, 2022

Oo’s Picture Place is fully up to date for now. All of the original pictures (2004 and earlier) have finally been restored, and I’ve added photos from 2020, 2021, and 2022. There probably won’t be very much from any years that are missing, but even those won’t be posted for some time.

Oo’s Writings has been caught up since April 21 of this year. Find the latest additions at the Old “News” Posts page.


April 28, 2022

I’ve added a new link to an old site, at the bottom of the Laughs cover page. Since most people will never spot it, I’ve decided to post it here too:

Weird “oo” site (was featured in USA Today on November 17, 1998)

In addition, I’ve added the following pages, from stuff I found in my files:


Counting the Days

from September 25, 2022

14,589 days since Wendi and I were married
(October 16, 1982)
4,082 days since Joe (our son) and Elizabeth were married
(July 23, 2011)
1,093 days since my retirement
(September 28, 2019)
561 days until the next total solar eclipse in the U.S.
(April 8, 2024)