Rough Days

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

Thomas and Brother Oliver both asked me to pass along their apologies for the recent silence here on The Blog of Otis. I apologize as well, but I also assure you that there is good reason for the lack of posts. You see, we are only one week away from an extremely difficult anniversary, and we are having a difficult time coping with the weight of that day. Poor Sir Thomas has withdrawn a bit and has been spending his time moping on the steps to Kitty Valhalla. He says he would go all the way up to Valhalla to mope, but he’s still a little freaked out about the place after the events of a few weeks ago.

Thomas withdrawn

Thomas is moping on the steps to Valhalla because he is too freaked out to mope in actual Valhalla.

Brother Henry and I have been doing our best to support Thomas, but we’ve also been supporting one another as we pass through some very rough days. We’ve had our squabbles as Brothers always do, but right now we are finding great comfort in each other’s company knowing that we are both going through the exact same range of emotions.

Henry and Oliver supporting each other

Brother Oliver and I have been supporting one another. We both know the other understands.

So again, sorry for the silence, but perhaps a moment of silence is perfectly appropriate given the circumstances. We will certainly not be silent on October 28th… the day the anniversary arrives. As hard as it will be, on that day we will pick ourselves up and say what needs to be said. I hope you will join us.

So Says Brother Henry

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A Fall Reminder

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here,

If you live in the northern hemisphere, it is now officially fall. That means temperatures are dropping and it can get pretty chilly at night. All you kitties out there should keep in mind that, unless you are a Sphinx, your Guardians probably have a lot less fur than you do. They might need a little extra body heat to get them through the next few months. Fortunately, you are in a position to help them. Just take a look at how Brother Henry and I are meeting our smaller Guardian’s need for extra heat.

Henry and Oliver warmers

Guardians need extra warmth on these chilly days and nights. You can give it to them.

Remember, in order to properly warm your Guardian you must keep them still. Note how Brother Henry and I used the blankets to pin the Guardian down. Also note Brother Henry’s added precaution of holding the Guardian in place with one of his front legs. If implemented properly, this immobilization strategy will keep the Guardian from being able to do unnecessary things like rolling over or getting up to use the bathroom.

So follow Brother Henry’s and my lead and keep your Guardians toasty warm. They will greatly appreciate it!

So Sayeth Brother Oliver

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Posters Have Appeared On Our Street

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

While Brother Henry and I were busy trying to figure out what was going on in Kitty Valhalla, we failed to notice the sad posters that went up less than half a block from our house! Both posters were the same, announcing that a kitty named Buddy was missing. One of them was posted on a telephone pole.

Lost Cat Poster- Buddy 1

Buddy is missing this poster was less than a block away from us.

According to the poster, Buddy may have gotten into a vehicle at his house and traveled to our neighborhood. In reality though, if Buddy was allowed to roam free outside it is impossible to know for sure where he might be. Another poster announcing Buddy’s disappearance was stuck to a board alongside our road. I hope he is OK, wherever he may be.

Lost Cat Poster- Buddy 2

Another poster was sitting on the roadside. I hope Buddy is OK.

Buddy is clearly missed very badly by his guardian, and I truly hope they will be reunited. But if they are, I hope Buddy’s guardian gives him the loving, safe boundaries he deserves so he is never lost again. I also hope you will all continue to work with us to make sure every kitty is happy, healthy, and safely confined.

In Otis’s Name,

Brother Oliver

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Plushy Poo Puzzle Part III: I Rest My Case

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

When we last left off, Brother Oliver was trying to blame the poo on Thomas’s pink, plushy, psycho minion. I pointed out that the minion didn’t smell like poo, so Brother Oliver may have been smelling poo on himself. Brother Oliver seemed to take offense to my suggestion. I said, “Brother Oliver, to recap what you said earlier, you claim you came up here to use the fresh litter box, and after you used the box, you got out and saw the minion sitting on the bench. That’s when you screamed like a lady…” Brother Oliver turned away from the minion muttering, “Yep. It’s just as I said. I used the box, then saw the minion. I have no idea what you are talking about as far as that lady scream goes though. I recall letting out a very cat-manly roar.”

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Brother Oliver was sticking to his story.

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Plushy Poo Puzzle Part II: Whose Poo?

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

When we last left off, I had gone up to Valhalla to investigate a lady screaming. The lady turned out to be Brother Oliver. He had been spooked by Thomas’s pink minion who had reappeared in the minion bin. I investigated the minion and noticed he was holding a “Wiener Dog Art” book and had “W” shaped pupils. Then I noticed a big poo on the floor, which was even more disturbing.

As I took a closer look at the poo, a scenario played out in my mind. It looked like someone had walked to the center of the room, looked up and saw the minion, and then pooed out of sheer terror.

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It appeared that someone had looked up at the minion and then fear-pooed.

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Plushy Poo Puzzle Part I: A Stinky Discovery

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

This morning, just as I was drifting off into a nice, peaceful, after-breakfast nap, I was suddenly jarred awake when I heard a lady screaming. The scream sounded like it came from kitty Valhalla! Even though we have all been avoiding Valhalla since the weirdness that happened up there a week or so ago, I immediately ran toward Valhalla to see if I could be of assistance to the poor lady who had screamed. When I reached the stairs and looked up, I discovered that the lady was actually Brother Oliver.

As I started to climb the stairs I asked Brother Oliver what was going on. He said, “Brother Henry! It was terrible! It all started when the bigger guardian cleaned the litter boxes. When he finished, I decided to do what I always do… you know… go from box to box making a small deposit in each before anyone else gets a chance to do it. Anyway, without thinking, I headed up to Valhalla to use that box first. When I arrived in Valhalla, I… I used the box and then looked up and got the fright of a lifetime! It… well, just take a look for yourself! I’ll be over here on the stairs.” I rushed past Brother Oliver and jumped up on the bench in front of the window as he took up a safe position on the stairs.

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Brother Oliver was pretty shaken up. He said he would wait on the stairs while I took a look.

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My Time

People and fur people who are Disciples of The Leader Otis,

It’s Thomas.

Ummm… It’s been kind of a weird week, to say the least. First I get accused of being up to something in Kitty Valhalla, and then when we all go up to Kitty Valhalla to see what I haven’t been up to… well… on second thought, I would rather not talk about that. I would rather talk about how Brother Henry has been trying to horn in on my special time with the bigger Guardian. You see, every night and morning, while the bigger Guardian is brushing his teeth, I wait for him on the back stairs. When he is done, he comes out of the bathroom and gives me pets. For some reason, Brother Henry has decided that he should get pets at these times as well! It’s not fair! this is the only time I get pets! I make it clear to Brother Henry that this is MY time and he should wait until later for his pets.

Henry, Thomas on stairs

For some reason, Brother Henry thinks he should get pets when I do. He is wrong.

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