Whoops! Sorry Thomas

My Disciples,

After Brother Henry’s sighting of a strange dog surveillance device yesterday morning, we were at Defcat 2 most of the day. Defensive Plan Alpha stayed in effect the whole time, but Brother Henry dialed us back down to Defcat 5 sometime after dark. His reasoning was that we kitties have a distinct visual advantage once the sun goes down, and that agents of the long-feared Dog Uprising would know better than to attack when they were at a disadvantage. Unfortunately, no one thought to tell Thomas that the alert had been called off, so this morning I found him sitting at the bottom of the stairs to Kitty Valhalla looking a little bit frazzled. He said, “Mr. Otis? Are we still doing Defensaspan Alpo? Because I’m really tired and would like to take a nap…”

Thomas very tired

Thomas had been up all night watching out for the LFDU. No one remembered to tell him that we were back at Defcat 5.

Thinking quickly, I said, “Uhhhh… Oh, no Thomas. That’s what I was just coming to tell you! We are back at Defcat 5 now!” He looked at Me for a moment and said, “What about a deaf cat?” I replied, “Ummm… it just means you don’t have to worry about Defensaspan Alpo any more…” Thomas looked at Me for a moment again and then said, “I’m going to go take a nap then. You guys are giving me a headache.” He then wandered back up the stairs to Kitty Valhalla and I heard him plop down on the Sacred White Cloud of Eternal Comfiness for his nap.

I felt bad that Thomas had stayed at the window all night long, but I was also inspired by his vigilance. In time, he will no doubt become and integral part of My Inner Circle. In the meantime though, I can see that he will need much mentoring from Me if he is ever to truly understand the ways of The Cult of Otis.

So Sayeth Otis

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10 responses to “Whoops! Sorry Thomas

  1. Poor Thomas, he is looking a little frazzled there.

  2. 2 cats

    Poor Tomas but he still manages to look cute without any sleep!

  3. mistletoeandhitch

    Beautiful Thomas, the look in your eyes breaks my heart. So much hope mixed with uncertainty. I’m thankful you have not only found a home but you’ve found a place where the Guardians want to provide for your heart and soul as well as your muscles and bone. Watching you bloom is a privilege that reminds our guardian why we share her home. Thank you, Mistletoe & Hitch

    • Thanks M and H. Yes he is still struggling with deeply ingrained fear, but he now allows himself to be pet (if he is approached in a very specific way) and he purrs quite a bit. He’s still got a long road, but I think he is finally happy more than he is scared. 🙂

  4. Oh Thomas, what a sweet face lol. Nothing like a potential dog uprising to keep you up at night! Hope you are well today Otis!

  5. Is Thomas going to get up soon? I doubt it!

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