The Opinionated Pussycat began on New Year's Day, 2010, but Nikita had been blogging for years before that, bringing that experience to this new venture.
In the fall of 2010 his protégé, Elvira Mistress of Felinity, a new addition to the family just that summer, joined him in blogging.
The cats & their human moved to Houston, TX, in Sept. 2012.
Nikita went to Rainbow Bridge in October 2013 and a Tuxedo lady kitten was rescued off the street by Daddy Kiril soon after and taken under her paw by Elvira.
In January 2014 Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo joined her in blogging.
Here is what more reviewers, the world over, are saying....
Christiane AmanPurr Says - "Professor Nikita takes journalism really seriously because he knows the force that it is and can be. He believes that good Journalism can make our world a better place. He knows that If we the storytellers don`t do this then the bad people will win.
Glenn Bobtail says - "Common sense journalism and opinion!"
Hugo Chausie says - I'm convinced that the path to a new, better, & possible world is thru reading this blog!"
Sean Hannilayan says - "For the sake of the nation, I think everyone should read this blog. There’s no reason not to!”
Larry Kingalow says - "It doesn't matter, indoors, or street, you've got to read Elvira!"
Michelle Meowkin says - "Professor Nikita makes news, and waves, with a unique combo of investigative journalism, Incisive commentary, and cutting edge humor that drives those who don't understand him absolutely nuts."
Bill O'Ocicat says - "Bold & Fresh!"
Sarah Pixie says - "I'm like, OK, Ceiling Cat, if you say check Elvira out, then, you Betcha!"
Glenn Rextasy (AKA Instapurrit!) says - "You can nap, and snooze, the hours away, and ignore what's going on in the world, you can sit in the window and hiss at the passing scene, which is no great solution, or you can read the blogging of Professor Nikita."
Roger Siamese - PussycatMedia (PCM & PCTV) says - "Head bumps to The Elvira Factor for setting an example for the rest of the world! No-one else has the balls to do it the way she
BBC Feline says - "Great for cats with a passion for interesting reading, and humans with a passion for Cats."
Cathouse says - "Fresh, intelligent reporting!"
Catler (UK) says - "Not just a blog, it's an event!"
Cat Aficionado says - "The good life blog for Mancats!"
Cat and Stroller says - "Intelligent, independent, and irreverent!"
Der Pussycat (Germany) says - "Renowned for its aggressive, vigorous, and well written posts. Muckraking journalism at its best!"
Fox Mews says - "They report, you decide!"
Glamourpuss says - "Love that Elvira! Meow, wow, wow!"
Going Nuts? says - "Learn, laugh, and relieve your stress with this blog!"
Gourmet says - "Tasty, and delicious! Um, reading, yes, reading!"
LA, and OC Weekly Meowlers say - "Radical!"
Madammeowselle says - "Hot & studly! Too bad, ladies, that he's fixed!"
Mancat's Health says - "Tons of useful stuff on the special pages!"
Martha Singapuras Feline Living says - "One of the most useful cat blogs in the world."
Meow Francaise (France) says - "Both inspirational, and aspirational."
Meowsweek says - "Nikita, & Elvira put the "ow" in Meow! And whiskers in your whiskey! (or 'Nip Tea, if that's your drink!)
Mews of the World (UK) says - "The exposes, by Daddy Cam, blow the lid off a side of America few humans are aware of."
Mother Cat says - "Smart, fearless journalism!"
National Feline Association says - "Explosive! A blast! Takes on all comers, catorical guns blazing!"
National Meow says - "Shows elements of R. Crumb, and Kliban Cats."
New Feline Review (UK) says - "The Benny Hill of cat blogs! Not for the humorless!"
New Statescat (UK) says - "Pythonesque! What discriminating felines read during ('Nip) Tea Time!"
New York Feline says - "Nikita & Elvira report all the news that's fit to meow about!"
New Yowler says - "Sophisticated, and topical!"
'Nip Times says - "We had an, um, high old time exploring the Meowsings blog!"
Outdoor Cat Life says - "Vivid images of life on the street!"
Poet & Pussycat says - "Funny, thoughtful, entirely original in their thinking!"
Popular Photograkitty says - "Their human captures great images with his flashy box!"
Pussycat of London says - "A fine American blog that's hard to fit in any box, litter, or otherwise."
The Felinist says - "A blog of critical inquiry, and social concern!"
The Idling Feline (UK) says - Radical, and thought-provoking, extremely funny, and hard to dismiss, or poo poo."
The Purrgressive says - "May give some hissy fits, while others will purrrrrrr...."
Houston Felinodist Veterinary Hospital says - "The Opinionated Pussycats don't just send purrs and purrayers for your health and happiness, they have cool resource pages that will help you achieve it!"