Now that the Guardians have improved our defensive capabilities by adding the Super Outpost Tabby Tower to the house, Brother Henry thought he should bring Junior Agent T up to speed on its use. I was resting on the couch when Brother Henry entered the living room and said, “Oh! There you are Junior Agent T. I need to run you through the basics of our new outpost, and… hey, what’s that all over your face? I expect you to keep a clean uniform, solider!” Brother Henry then proceeded to lick some errant wet food off of the side of Thomas’s face. Thomas complained a little bit, but let Brother Henry clean him up.
Next, Brother Henry led Thomas over to the Tabby Tower. He said, “All right Junior Agent T! Welcome to Super Outpost Tabby Tower. This is our last, best defense in the event of an invasion by the mongrel horde. If the Long-feared Dog Uprising comes to pass, and you find that you don’t have time to get to higher ground, you can always quickly duck inside this lower space on the tower. If you keep your back to the wall and your claws and teeth facing the attackers, you just might hold out long enough for a Senior Agent like me or Brother Oliver to come to your rescue.
“All right…”, said Brother Henry, “… now let’s head up top to check out the other tower features.” Brother Henry climbed up to a higher platform and instructed Thomas to sit on a box behind him. Brother Henry said, “OK Junior Agent T, this is the middle observation deck. At this level we are high enough to be out of reach of most small and medium-sized dogs, but not so high that it will be dangerous to jump and make a run for it if we need to. You can also use that box that you are sitting on as a safe retreat in case of aerial bombardment. I have heard rumors that the LFDU has been working on an airborne force of pooper troopers called ‘The Parapoopers’. I’m not sure whether or not there is any truth to the rumor, but it’s always a good idea to prepare for the worst.
As Brother Henry was going into detail about what a Parapooper attack might be like, Thomas took an interest in the platform in front of him. He said, “Senior Agent H, what’s this platform for?”
Brother Henry stood up and said, “This, my friend, is the forward security platform. You can see that the Super Outpost is equipped with three of these platforms, and they are designed to keep security agents safe while they are pinpointing the position of the enemy.
Thomas said, “Hmmmmm… It seems kind of wide open, won’t agents on the platform be vulnerable?” Brother Henry gave him a knowing smile and said, “Well… let’s just see about that, Junior Agent T!”
So Sayeth Otis
Tomorrow- Thomas’s Tabby Tower Training: Part II