Disciples of Otis,
Brother Oliver here. As Brother Henry explained to you yesterday, we had to give Leader Otis a catnip banana to keep Him calm and quiet. He overdid it though, playing with the banana for approximately 16 hours without a break. The Guardians eventually put Him back in his convalescence room for the night, and I figured He would just sleep off the nip. I figured wrong. When I was allowed to visit Him the next morning, this is what I saw.
When I asked the Leader what he was doing, He said He was holding onto the wall because it had tried to run away. He didn’t want it to run away because it really tied the room together. When I asked Him how He was feeling, He rolled toward Me and held one paw up in a strange gesture. I asked Him what that meant and He said, “What do you mean, what does this mean? Can’t you see? I’m giving you the ‘thumbs up’!”
I started to tell Leader Otis that I hadn’t recognized the ‘thumbs up’ due to His lack of thumbs, but He interrupted Me by saying, “SHHHHHHH…SHHHH….SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH….Brother Oliver, please shush! Can’t you hear that? That sound smells awful!” I had absolutely no idea how to respond to that, but I didn’t even get a chance because Leader Otis suddenly looked up and exclaimed, “Now the ceiling is trying to run away!”
That was pretty much it for me. I guess I should just be happy that Leader Otis was too preoccupied with His hallucinations to try to get up and walk on His healing leg. Honestly though, I was really just thankful that Thomas didn’t come downstairs to find Leader Otis in such a state. I don’t think it would have done anything to alter his opinion that Brother Henry, Leader Otis and I are a little bit weird.
So Sayeth Brother Oliver