Disciples of Otis,
Brother Oliver here. I’m filling in for Leader Otis because he is gone! The Guardians scooped up Him and Thomas this morning, put them in the little mobile kitty jails and left. I freaked out at first because I couldn’t figure out what was going on. Making matters worse, I couldn’t find Brother Henry for a long time after the Guardians left. I finally found him hiding in the closet and he asked, wide-eyed, “Are they gone?” When I told him they were, he said, “Whew! When they pulled out the kitty jails I thought it was going to be me that had to go to The Bad Place.
After Brother Henry said that, I realized that of course that is where they went. I never think of The Bad Place because I’ve almost never had to go there. Whenever the kitty jail comes out the Guardians always take away Brother Henry, Leader Otis, or both. I guess this morning Thomas got to take his first trip there as well. I can’t say that I envy the little guy.
Brother Henry, now realizing that he wasn’t going to have to take a trip, strolled confidently out of the closet and jumped up on the big cat tree with drawers by the window. He sat in front of a light under which Leader Otis once posed for a picture and said, “While the Leader is away, I will fill in for Him on The Beacon of Hope!”
A few minutes after Brother Henry started holding his vigil with The Beacon of Hope, we thought we heard a car pulling into the driveway. I said, “Do you think that’s the Guardians? Maybe they forgot something!” At that point, Brother Henry said, “Ummmmmm…I think I’m going to head back to the closet and use The Beacon of Hope from there…you know, because it’s really dark in there and that place could use a beacon…” He then jumped down and ran for the closet. As it turned out, it wasn’t the Guardians’ car we had heard outside after all, but Brother Henry continued to stand by his assertion that the closet was in need of a beacon. Even though he hadn’t actually taken the beacon into the closet with him, I wasn’t in the mood to argue.
So Sayeth Brother Oliver