In Zephyr’s Absence

My Disciples,

Well, it’s been nearly a month now, and still no sign of the neighbor Limbo kitties Zephyr and Poppy.  I guess their Guardian really must have moved away with them or re-homed them.  But their absence (especially Zephyr’s) has brought quite a few changes to our yard.  I haven’t heard or seen any cat fights out there in the yard lately, and many of the local Limbo Kitties have been spending a lot more time hanging out near our house.  One of the most notable changes though is the amount of use the Toastitron 3000 is now receiving.

Zephyr used to use the Toastitron almost every day, and whenever he was present other kitties would give him a wide berth.  Now that he’s absent, a constant parade of Limbo kitties can be seen coming and going from the Toastitron at all hours of the day, and Franklin and Domino have practically moved in!  I saw them out there today.  It was a bit rainy, but they were both toasty and dry.

Domino and Franklin in the Toastitron

In Zephyr's absence, many different Limbo kitties have been using the Toastitron. Franklin and Domino have practically moved in!

I’m still hoping the Zephyr and Poppy are somewhere safe, and that they are both happy and healthy, but I am glad that there are fewer fights and that more kitties are able to toast themselves.  Like humans, we cats are all individuals with distinct personalities.  Some of us get along well with others, and some don’t, and aggressive behavior is usually even worse when we feel unsafe or neglected.  Although Zephyr never fully lost his urge to fight other kitties, it certainly decreased significantly when the Guardians of Otis started petting him, playing with him and keeping him warm.  It’s amazing what a difference a little love, care and attention can elicit in a cat, and it’s a tragedy how common it is for us to be denied those three simple things.

So Sayeth Otis

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7 responses to “In Zephyr’s Absence

  1. Otis, you are so wise, and the photo of your friends all safe & cozy made my day!

  2. Otis, Franklin and Domino are so grateful. (The German and RC Cat are trying to help a distant relative find a warm sunny spot – a military dog, if you have time, would you mind reading his story? Thanks)

  3. Pingback: It’s Toastitron Time…But One Kitty No Longer Needs One | The Blog of Otis

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