Disciples of The Leader Otis,
Brother Henry here. The Leader has come home from The Bad Place and is once again safe in His Indoor Domain! I haven’t been able to see Him yet because, as Brother Oliver told Me, He has been “sick kwesterd” in a room downstairs. At least I think he said “sick kwesterd”. I assumed it meant He has to be kept in a separate room for awhile because He feels a bit sick after His surgery… although the “kwesterd” part is a bit confusing. Anyway, even though I haven’t seen Him yet, Brother Oliver has. He said The Leader is very sore, kind of out of it and partly shaved. But the strangest thing of all was that Brother Oliver said that Leader Otis was wearing what appeared to be some sort of high-tech hearing amplifier!
Now, you may recall that just a few weeks ago, I saw a dog walk by outside wearing a similar eavesdropping device. At the time, we went to Defcat 2 and took up defensive positions until nightfall (except for Thomas who stayed up all night). It seems incredible, but it appears that while Leader Otis was at The Bad Place for His Hipsterectomy, He somehow found time to invent an effective counter for the dogs’ device! I am floored!
Brother Oliver informed Me that the site of the Hipsterectomy on Leader Otis’s leg was surprisingly small. It looked like it had been closed with four staples.
Brother Oliver tried to talk to the Leader, but the Leader mostly just groaned in response. Brother Oliver thought that He was on some kind of medicine that made Him groggy. He said He could smell it when He sniffed His head.
Fortunately, The Leader still seemed to have an appetite. Brother Oliver said that the Guardians were holding a bowl up to His mouth so He could have a bite to eat without leaving His bed. I don’t want to have a Hipsterectomy or anything , but I thought it sounded pretty awesome to be served a meal in bed.
Brother Oliver said that he had to leave the room with the Guardians once they were done taking care of Leader Otis. He overheard them say that The Leader would need to be as quiet and still as possible for the next two weeks. Brother Oliver thinks that we’ll still get to visit Him, but only when the Guardians are there to supervise. For now though, He said The Leader seems to mostly want to sleep.
It’s such a relief to have Leader Otis back home where He belongs. It’s hard to think of Him hurting, but I know that He’s going to be up and around in no time. You can’t keep a good cat like Him down!
Oh, by the way, Brother Oliver and I are amazed and humbled by the response we have received to Operation Hipster. As of this writing, we were more than halfway to our goal! We have also been overwhelmed by the outpouring of supportive comments from all of you. I know that as soon as Leader Otis is coherent again, He too will be deeply moved by your show of love and concern.
Thank you all so, so much!
So Says Brother Henry