The Photo Trap

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

Yesterday I found a small stash of freeze-dried chicken treats in a plastic bag behind one of the couch cushions. There were only two pieces of chicken left in the bag. I decided to have some fun. I put one piece of the chicken on the floor and then put my camera right in front of it. I then hid behind the couch with my camera’s remote control and waited. Sir Thomas walked into the room and excitedly said, “Hey! Chicken!”, but as soon as he tried to eat it I snapped a photo of him!

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Thomas walked right into my photo trap!

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Charlie Makes Himself At Home

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

As we mentioned last week, Charlie has been visiting the Guardians a lot more in Cookie’s absence. Well, this afternoon I noticed him doing something else I rarely saw him do when Cookie was still here. He was sleeping in one of the Guardian’s little plant growing house thingies!

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Charlie was sleeping in one of the Guardians’ plant growing houses!

When I saw him out there, I yowled for the Guardians so they could see what was going on. I must have yowled a little too loud because Charlie woke up and looked in my direction.

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I must have yowled too loudly. I woke Charlie up!

The bigger Guardian responded to my yowl and when he saw Charlie he went outside to say hello. Charlie walked over to the entrance to the plant house and stepped out.

Charlie in greenhouse 3

When the Guardian went out to say hi to Charlie, Charlie walked over to the plant house entrance and stepped out.

I thought that maybe Charlie had suddenly reverted to his old ways and he was about to make a run for it, but when he heard the Guardian talking to him he did something I didn’t expect.

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This is what Charlie did when the Guardian talked to him.

Yes! Charlie stopped and gave the Guardian Kitty Kissy Eyes! I heard the Guardian say, “Awww… thanks Charlie. You can sleep in there anytime you want.” And I hope Charlie will take the Guardian up on that offer. Even though the plant growing house is not a proper cat enclosure, it still provides Charlie with more protection than he would have sleeping out in the open or under a bush. Plus, if he’s sleeping in the plant house he won’t be running around in the street where cars could hit him or on the sidewalk where unleashed operatives of the Long-feared Dog Uprising might get ahold of him. Best of all, if he sticks close by he will be able to enjoy more love and attention from the Guardians. That’s something that is sorely lacking in the lives of most Limbo Kitties.

So Says Brother Henry

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I Now Understand What Is Taking So Long

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

It’s Thomas.

I have been waiting so long for The Brothers to fulfill my story request that I was beginning to think it will never happen. And you know what? That thought made me mad! So last night I went looking for The Brothers intending to give them a piece of my mind for not being willing to grant such a simple request. As I entered the bedroom, I could hear Brother Henry talking up on the bed. I heard him say, “I know. Believe me I know. It’s going to be hard. But I think Sir Thomas is right. We really should tell the story…” I peeked over the edge of the bed and saw that Brother Henry was talking to Brother Oliver. He was also giving him a back rub.

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Brother Henry was talking to Brother Oliver… and giving him a back rub.

Brother Oliver said, “I know, Brother Henry, I know. We need to tell it. It’s just that, well, I’m afraid that I’ll forget important things, or otherwise tell the story wrong. I… I’m afraid our telling won’t do Him justice.” Brother Henry said, “Believe me, I’m afraid too. But we’re the only ones who can do this. Thomas was right to ask us. We are the only ones that were there at the beginning… heck.. we were there before the beginning, and who better to tell the story than His own High Priests?” Brother Oliver said, “You’re right, of course. I know you are. But right now I can’t even imagine how to begin.” Brother Henry replied, “That’s easy bro. We will begin at the beginning, with the two of us, and how we started on the path that eventually brought us to Him.”

After a moment of silence Brother Oliver said, “You’re right, Brother Henry! Perhaps you should be the one known as’The Brains’ of The Cult.” Brother Henry replied, “Nope. That mantle lies squarely on your shoulders. But remember bro, I always got your back.” Chuckling, Brother Oliver said, “Especially right now man, thanks!” And then both of The Brothers had a good laugh. As they did so, I decided not to chastise them for taking so long to tell the story I had demanded. I should have realized what I was asking would be difficult, but I just so want to hear the whole story that I can hardly contain myself! Now I see what I must do. If anyone needs me I will be up in Kitty Valhalla putting on my patient pants.

Thomas Out.

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Charlie Gets Bolder In Cookie’s Absence

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

During the week or two that Cookie has been absent, I have noticed a change in Charlie from across the street. With the exception of one peaceful moment witnessed by Brother Oliver, Charlie used to always be on edge when he came into our yard. Since Cookie left though, it’s like he’s a whole new cat.

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Charlie has changed in Cookie’s absence.

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Cookie Might Have Gone To A New Home!

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

We’re not sure, but we think Cookie might have gone to a new home. She has not been coming for meals or using her warm and toasty spot on our front porch. Nor has she been scaring the poop out of us lately by making us think a monster is outside.

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We haven’t seen Cookie in several days, but we think we know where she went.

We aren’t officially worried because we believe we know where Cookie went. Last week we saw the son of Cookie’s guardian loading things from Cookie’s house into a moving truck. Cookie loves her guardian’s son, and we have seen him paying lots of attention to her whenever he is around. She doesn’t even try to scratch him, which is more than I can say for her interactions with the Guardians of The Cult of Otis. Actually… Cookie once attacked Leader Otis Himself!

Cookie 2

Cookie is a beautiful girl, but living in Limbo has given her a hard edge… well… that and being a tortie.

Anyway, Cookie stopped coming around after we saw her guardian’s son, so we believe he may have either moved his father and Cookie to a new home, or he took Cookie to live with him. Whatever the case, please purr with us that Cookie is happy and safe wherever she may be… WHAT THOMAS? NO. WE HAVEN’T STARTED WRITING IT YET. PLEASE PUT ON YOUR PATIENT PANTS YOUNG KNIGHT!

In Otis’s Name,

Brother Oliver

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What Is Taking So Long?

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

It’s Thomas.

As I told you, I made a request of the Brothers a week or two ago, but they still have not fulfilled it. I do not understand what is taking them so long!

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It has been almost two weeks! What is taking them so long!

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I Was Told To Entertain You

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

It’s Thomas.

I recently made a request of Brother’s Henry and Oliver, and I guess it was a pretty big one. So big that they have not had time to update the blog because they have been trying to figure out how best to meet the request. I am not sure I understand why it is such a big deal because I simply asked them to tell me a story. I would tell you what story I asked them to tell, but they told me not to. I am not sure why. I guess they want it to be a surprise or something.

Anyway, they told me that since my request is taking up so much of their time, it is up to me to entertain you while they are working. To that end, I decided to put together a special video. It is really a tribute to the skills that Mama Cat taught me more than anything. I was not sure how to upload the video to Youtube, but Brother Oliver said he would take time out of his busy schedule to do that for me. He seemed very amused after he did it though, so I am a little concerned he tampered with the video. He kept saying he loved the ending. Weird. I would watch it myself and see if he messed with it, but I stopped going on Youtube after I watched a video and then another video started playing that showed wiener dogs running really fast. I do NOT want to see that again.

Here is the video. I hope you like it.

Thomas Out

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