This morning I sat on My cat tree looking out the window at a snow covered landscape. In that moment I was overcome with a tremendous feeling of gratitude that I was able to take in this sight from a comfortable perch on the warm side of the glass. From My comfortable and safe point of view, the snow looked beautiful; but snow was not all I was seeing, and there was something else outside that was troubling Me greatly.
Tracks in the snow led to the large bush in the front yard. I could just make out Domino, hiding under the bush and looking miserable. Domino has guardians, but they never let him or his two younger brothers inside. They belong to the group of humans that hold onto the misguided belief that kitties belong outside in the world without walls. Looking at Domino under that bush, I doubted that he agreed.
The Guardians of Otis do all that they can for Domino and the dozen-plus other Limbo cats in the neighborhood, but they are only two people. I frequently hear them speaking of their frustrations with the overwhelming nature of the situation, and how they feel like people refuse to change their behavior even when the animals they presumably love are clearly suffering for their choices. I’ve witnessed, and suffered from, the stubbornness of humans firsthand, so I understand these feelings of hopelessness; but I look at My life now and it helps Me hold onto hope that one day I will look out the window on a snowy day and see only the tracks of Raccoons, squirrels and other wild animals crisscrossing through the whiteness. Until that day, I’ll keep doing My best to spread The Good Word, and I hope you, My Disciples, will do your best to help Me.
So Sayeth Otis