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…”
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