As you may recall, when Thomas was first swept up in the capture, he was sequestered in Kitty Valhalla. A wire door kept him up there as he adjusted to his new, safely contained life. As he became more comfortable, the Guardians moved the door to the bottom of the stairs, and enclosed the stairs in wire. Then, they began leaving the door open all the time to allow Thomas to come and go to the rest of the house at will. Although the door was left open, it and the wire were left in place in case any problems arose. I’m excited to say that no problems ever did arise, so the Guardians removed the door and the wire, restoring the staircase to Kitty Valhalla to its former, unrestricted glory!
I was so excited that the wire was taken down, not only because it means Thomas is truly integrating into our family, but also because it means I can hang around on the stairs again! I love it there!
The Guardians made quite a bit of noise while they were removing the door and wire, so Thomas stayed hidden upstairs, not knowing what was going on. When they were done, he timidly came to the top of the stairs and peeked down.
Sensing something had changed, Thomas crept down a few stairs and then sat down. He couldn’t quite put his paw on what was different.
Thomas got a puzzled look on his face and shouted, “Leader Otis! The stairs seem bigger!”
From the other room, I shouted back, “Yes Thomas! That’s because the wire is gone!” I heard him gasp, and then say to himself, “Oh yeah! This is actually kind of cool!” I walked to the stairs and looked up to see Thomas looking down at Me, totally relaxed.
I asked Thomas if he was OK and he said, “Yeah! This is awesome! But I’m going back to bed. It’s only 3 pm, after all! See you tonight!” He then headed back up to Valhalla, presumably to pass the daylight hours on the Sacred White Cloud of Eternal Comfiness. I thought he would be more thrown off by this major change in his environment, but the kid seemed to take it in stride. He’s still a bit of a wild child, but Thomas rolls with the changes more every day. It’s a beautiful thing to see.
So Sayeth Otis