Never Before Seen Mama Cat Photo #1

People and Fur People who are Disciples of The Leader Otis,

It’s Thomas.

I’ve really been feeling a closeness with Her Majesty The Queen Mama Cat since I was moved by Her spirit a few days ago. Because I have been missing her, I have been looking at a lot of photos of Her on the computer recently. As I was doing so, I discovered that there are a number of photos of The Queen that I had never seen before. Many of them were taken before I was even born! I decided that these photos of The Essence of The Cult of Otis should be seen and enjoyed by all Disciples, so I am going to post them from time to time here on the blog. I already checked with Brothers Henry and Oliver, and they agreed that this was a good idea. They also said that there are hundreds, if not thousands of photos of The Leader that have never been posted, so we will be posting some of those periodically as well. Here is the first never before seen shot of The Queen. It was taken in 2011 when She still belonged to the neighbors and was still living in Limbo.

Mama Cat Playing

Mama Cat executing a perfect Squatting Tiger circa 2011.

If you are new to The Cult, I highly recommend that you get to know Her Majesty Mama Cat by reading the past blog installments that feature Her. She was an amazingly powerful presence who made her mark on the world and on all of our hearts.

Long Live The Queen!

Thomas Out

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Operation Knight Distraction Part II: The Distractors Are Distracted

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

When we last left off, I was trying to sneak out of the room and head up to Kitty Valhalla, but I was drawn back in when Thomas suddenly executed a perfect Super Wheelie. I couldn’t leave after that. I had to get in close to see what would happen next. And what happened was, on the next pass of the Artificial Bird, Thomas shouted, “Hallelujah Paw Raise!”, and then did what he had said.

Thomas Halleluja Paw Raise

Next, Thomas performed an amazing Hallelujah Paw Raise.

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Operation Knight Distraction Part I: Putting The Plan Into Action

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here. As you may be aware, Brother Oliver and I have been dying to know what Sir Thomas is hiding up in Kitty Valhalla. So far though, our attempts to find out have been thwarted either by the knight himself, or by his creepy minions. Well, yesterday Brother Oliver and I put our heads together and came up with a new plan, and it seemed certain that this one could not fail!

Putting our plan into effect, I told Sir Thomas that, after a few year’s hiatus, The International Catlympics Committee had decided to resume the Catlympics this fall. I told him to meet us in the living room where we would all begin training to compete in the competition. Meanwhile, Brother Oliver was busy yowling at one of the Guardians and then looking at the artificial bird toy in order to convince the Guardian to act as bird handler for the training. It worked, and by the time Sir Thomas walked excitedly into the living room, the Guardian was already waving the artificial bird overhead.

Sir Thomas asked Brother Oliver and me if either of us would like to go first. Brother Oliver quickly said, “Ummm… no, Sir Thomas, I want to take photos of this. Why don’t you go first?” Sir Thomas then looked at me and I said, “Uhhhh… yeah, I think you should go first. I just had some catnip and I’m feeling a little tipsy…” Shrugging, Sir Thomas assumed the ready position in the middle of the room.

Thomas excited

Thomas was very excited to hear the Catlympics were being reinstated. We convinced him to go first at practice.

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Kitty Power Pose #14: The Muscle Is Back

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

I thought my Kitty Power photography series was complete with installment #13: The Inspirational Leader, but I saw something yesterday that made me realize I was wrong. It happened while I was searching the house trying to locate Sir Thomas. I wanted to make sure he wasn’t up in Kitty Valhalla so I could sneak up there and see what he is hiding up there.As I entered the living room all thoughts of Kitty Valhalla left my mind as I spotted Brother Henry sitting on top of the Guardian’s folding craft table.  He looked stunning!

You may recall that, in the past year, Brother Henry has been struggling with sores in his mouth. He even had to have most of his teeth removed because of the problem. Even the tooth removal didn’t seem to work, and the Guardian’s took Brother Henry to The Bad Place many more times until he was put on some medications that finally seemed to help.

During the time he was battling the mouth problems, Brother Henry did a lot of hiding under the couch. It was hard to eat so he also lost quite a bit of weight. He went from 17 pounds of Tabby Fury down to about 13 pounds of Timid Tabby. But yesterday, when I saw him sitting on that table with soft sunlight hitting his face, I saw that my old brother had returned. Brother Henry is once again a confident, happy, 17 pounds of Tabby Fury. The Muscle of The Cult of Otis is back, and I just had to add this image to my Kitty Power Pose series. Here it is:

Kitty Power Pose #14

Kitty Power Pose #14: The Muscle Is Back

As soon as I snapped the photo, Thomas walked into the room. He said, “Whoa! Looking good Brother H! If the wiener dogs could see you now their comically stubby legs would be shaking uncontrollably!” He then said, “All right, well, I am going to go upstairs to Valhalla and take a… ummm… nap… so please don’t disturb me.” I’m not sure whether or not he heard me swear softly under my breath as he departed.

So Sayeth Brother Oliver

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The Recon Mission Part II

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

When we last left off, Brother Henry and I had put our plan to discover what Thomas has been doing in Kitty Valhalla into motion. The only problem was, the way into Valhalla was blocked by Thomas’s minions. I didn’t know what to do so I called Brother Henry in for backup. After Brother Henry arrived and got over his initial shock at seeing the Minions, he said, “Brother Oliver, forget about the minions for a second. Can you see anything up there in Valhalla?” I strained to see over the unnerving plushiness that stood between me and Valhalla.

Oliver trying to see into Valhalla

Brother Henry asked me what I could see from where I was sitting. I mostly saw unnerving, plushy things.

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The Recon Mission Part I

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

As you are aware, Brother Henry and I are certain that Sir Thomas is hiding something up in Kitty Valhalla. Thomas has been spending so much time up there though we haven’t had an opportunity to sneak in and check it out. The only time he comes down is when it is breakfast or dinner time, or when the Guardians are giving us freeze-dried chicken treats, and it’s not like Brother Henry or I are going to pass up a meal or a snack to find out what Thomas is hiding. I mean, we’re cats and all, but food is the one thing that can overpower our curiosity.

Anyway, Brother Henry and I came up with a plan. We found an old, empty freeze-dried chicken treat bag that the Guardians left sitting around. Brother Henry took the bag to the living room and started crinkling it like crazy. Sir Thomas heard the noise and rushed down the stairs from Valhalla to investigate. As he ran to the living room, I jumped up onto the stairs and paused to listen to see if the coast was clear.

Oliver listening

Brother Henry crinkled an old chicken bag and Thomas ran downstairs and into the living room. I listened to see if the coast was clear.

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The Brothers’ Nap Time Throw Down

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

It’s Thomas.

This morning, what started as two cats trying to get a little sleep turned into a full blown nap time throw down. I was napping myself at the time, on top of Super Outpost Tabby Tower, and that gave me a great view of the action as the throw down commenced. It all started when Brother Oliver laid down on the white blanket on the couch and proclaimed it the most comfy sleeping spot ever.

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Brother Oliver proclaimed that his nap spot on the couch was the most comfy ever.

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