This morning, as I was hanging out on top of the big cat tree with drawers in the living room, Brother Oliver walked up and was sitting on the floor below me. He was grooming a bit, having just had a snack, and I was simply watching him from above.
When Brother Oliver finished grooming, he paused for a moment and then yawned. I thought it was an ordinary yawn, but I was wrong.
What I didn’t know was that Brother Oliver had unleashed a boomerang yawn, and it was heading in My direction! Before I knew it, the boomerang yawn hit me in the face, throwing My head backward and causing Me to let out a yawn of My own!
As I completed My yawn, the boomerang yawn reversed its course and headed back in the direction from which it had come. Brother Oliver hadn’t moved, so the yawn flew right back in his face. And it seemed to have gained in strength!
I was mesmerized witnessing the power of the boomerang yawn. I sat with My eyes fixated on Brother Oliver as his mouth stretched wide. I didn’t stop to think that the yawn would be coming right back at Me again, and before I made that realization it was too late. I tried to stand up to run away, but before I could, the boomerang yawn hit Me again and with even more force this time.
Brother Oliver pulled himself together and bolted out of the room before the yawn could boomerang back at him, but it had gained so much power that there was no stopping it. The yawn boomeranged off the floor and back up to the ceiling where it hit a light. It bounced off the light at an angle and ricocheted down to the TV screen. It was deflected off of the TV screen and flew through the kitchen and out through the open backdoor into My Outdoor Domain. Unfortunately, Brother Henry was sitting just outside the back door and the yawn hit him dead-on in the face.
Fortunately, the boomerang yawn had lost so much energy bouncing all over the house that by the time it hit Brother Henry it had transformed into an ordinary yawn. Still, Brother Henry was taken by complete surprise. He was a bit bewildered by this yawn that seemed to have come out of nowhere. He spent the next several minutes looking around, wondering what had just happened.
Brother Oliver and I were so glad that we had survived what had very nearly been a yawny tragedy, we decided we should take a nap to celebrate. Brother Henry, still having no idea what had just happened, decided to join us.
So Sayeth Otis