This morning I looked out the window and saw a big ‘ol Raccoon on the lawn! He looked to be about twice the size of Brother Henry, which would make him more than 30 pounds of ring-tailed fury! That’s a lot of fury.
As I watched, the Raccoon began to roll around and casually groom himself. He looked pretty easygoing, but I know that if push ever came to shove, and he got into a dispute with a kitty over territory or a food source, the kitty wouldn’t stand a chance.
Seeing the Raccoon was fun and interesting, but I was very glad that there was a window between him and Me. He was enjoying the world in which he belongs, and I was enjoying the world in which I belong. The safe boundaries that the Guardians of Otis maintain between those two worlds will ensure that Mr. Raccoon and I will never have a disagreement that needs settling. If everyone with kitties would maintain this separation between the domestic and the wild, our neighborhoods would be a lot more harmonious for all.
So Sayeth Otis