We Had to Do It

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here. Longtime Disciples will likely be shocked, considering some of Leader Otis’s past problems, but I assure you we had to do it. You see, The Leader just wasn’t listening to reason. He is supposed to stay fairly still until next week, but ever since He finished the last of that clear liquid the Guardians were giving Him, He has been acting like He didn’t just have a Hipsterectomy. So we had to give it to Him. We knew it was the only thing that could slow Him down and make Him stay in one spot.

Otis with catnip banana 1

We had to give it to Him. He gave us no choice.

I know what you must be thinking… that we are all enablers. But you need to look at the bigger picture! Sure, Leader Otis has shown time and time again that He really can’t handle his catnip bananas, but He has always overcome His addiction and gotten Himself straightened out. I’m sure this time will be no different.

Otis with catnip banana 2

I’m sure Leader Otis will be fine. He’ll shake his dependence on the banana just like always.

Yep. This was really the best thing to do. Now He’ll stay nice and quiet as His body heals. It’s really no big deal. It looks like He’s really not even enjoying it as much as He used to. I’m not worried.

Otis with catnip banana 3

Yeah, He’s hardly even enjoying it. This wasn’t a huge mistake at all.

See? There. He’s stopped playing with the banana altogether. It looks like He’s gotten it entirely out of His system. Our plan has worked perfectly. Leader Otis is quiet and still, and He is totally not addicted to the banana again. Leader Otis? Leader?

Otis with catnip banana 4

Leader Otis?

Ummmm…. I think we’ve made a huge mistake.

So Says Brother Henry

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35 responses to “We Had to Do It

  1. You did well boys – easier to wean him off this stuff than that clear liquid!

  2. Otis…kitties in pain get deserve to use a few bad coping skills. After what you’ve been through I think you are due a catnip banana freak out. Enjoy!! Oh and keep resting, we want to see you all healed up soon!! Love, Becca, Steve, Romeo & Juliet 🙂

    • Thanks Becca and family. I will tell The Leader that you asked Him to keep resting. Hopefully He will listen to you, because He sure won’t listen to us! 🙂

      – Brother Henry

  3. The Leader is definitely looking like he’s on the mend. Just keep telling yourself that the catnip is just like a vitamin. And keep a close eye on him to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand. P.S. On your advice, we bought a few of the catnip bananas and they are a big hit at our house!

  4. Very good idea Bro Henry and Oliver. Leader Otis is more than capable of getting off the banana nip and staying still is most impawtant. Brill idea!

  5. 2 cats

    Nice to see Leader Otis looking quite well. Has Mr Thomas had a go of the banana yet?

    • Yes, we are all excited to see Him feeling better… even though He won’t sit still! Thomas has been introduced to the banana, but he seems to prefer other toys. He apparently doesn’t have as addictive of a personality as The Leader. 🙂

      – Brother Henry

  6. hey – if it works, we say go with it…..and it DOES appear to be working MOL

  7. mistletoeandhitch

    The catnip banana is a great idea. Much better than the PTU (Portable Transport Unit) for keeping Leader Otis still. It’s sorta like self-medicating. The humans would have gone on to ibuprofen or some other over- the-counter pain killer, the Leader has stepped down to the catnip banana. It is a perfectly sensible solution. Bravo, Brothers Henry and Oliver. We are very impressed by your resourcefulness.
    Purrs to you,
    Mistletoe and Hitch

  8. Oh, can hear the happy soothing purrs from here. YEA!

  9. It’s medicinal, right? So that’s ok. He’s not free basing it.

  10. Yes, it looks like Otis is off the wagon but if humans can use pot for pain management why not cat nip for Otis…? He looks quite content!

  11. I think that Nanner is probably not a bad idea at all. At least he is off his paws. He is looking good. Sending you lots of purrs Mr. Otis. Take care.

  12. Whatever makes him feel better I think – you can worry about weaning him back off it later 🙂

  13. Doods, looks like you got him a new one to boot! We had a nip nanner for like five seconds and when That Woman picked it up later in the evening it was dripping and mutilated and had bitey marks & HOLES in it! *sigh* ahhh, good times, good times!

  14. We’re so glad to see our purrs are being answered and Leader Otis is feeling well enough to indulge in some banana.

  15. Everything in moderation and whatever helps the healing. The Leader is looking good. Kinda spaced out after that banana binge but good.

  16. The Leader looks a little buzzed after having that nip nanner. Does he get the munchies after??

  17. spittythekitty

    Really, I think it’s okay. He can always do a stint in Bananahab once his hip is sorted. (This is your cat. This is your cat on Banana.)

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