You may recall that Brother Oliver has a great love for photography, and he has always aspired to be the world’s greatest kitty photographer. He even went so far as to modify one of the Guardian’s cameras so that it could not pick up red colors. He said that this made what the camera sees look more like what a kitty sees, and he named the camera the Kitty Cam 3000. After using the Kitty Cam 3000 to capture several images for a series he called, “The World as Seen By Brother Oliver”, his photographic endeavors suddenly came to a halt.
Brother Oliver seemed upset to no longer be taking photos, so I didn’t ask him why he had stopped. I found out later though that the Guardians had attempted to take photos with Brother Oliver’s Kitty Cam 3000 and, believing it was broken, they had sent it off for repairs. When it came back, Brother Oliver didn’t want to use it any more because he felt like it would no longer be able to accurately capture what he was seeing.
Well, it seems that Brother O has had a change of heart in recent days. Just yesterday I walked into the living room to find him sitting in front of the couch with the camera on the floor in front of him. His front legs were stretched out holding the camera steady. One of his paws was on the button that makes the camera take pictures. I asked what he was doing and he just said, “Can’t talk now. New project. Self portraits…” He then pushed the button and took a picture.
When I saw the photo that Brother Oliver had taken, I had to quickly leave the room. I don’t know why, but I was overcome with the urge to laugh out loud, and I knew Brother Oliver wouldn’t appreciate that. After all, he takes his art very seriously. I ran into Brother Henry as I was leaving the living room and just said, “Brother H, don’t go in there. Brother Oliver is ‘working’…” Brother Henry understood immediately and we both headed upstairs to Kitty Valhalla to rest on the Sacred White Cloud of Eternal Comfiness. As we retreated, the sound of the camera shutter could be heard again and again, emanating from the living room.
So Sayeth Otis