A Rousing Show of Support From The Brothers

My Disciples,

My rehabilitation has begun in earnest! Last night, one of the Guardians stood at one end of the living room shaking a bag full of treats. I figured that the Guardian was offering Me treats to help Me regain My strength after My surgery. Even though My leg is still stiff and weak, I got up and walked on over there to get a treat.

Otis walking right

The Guardian was offering Me treats, no doubt to help Me regain strength. I walked over to get one.

After arriving at the Guardian and receiving a delicious morsel, I was a little surprised that the Guardian got up and walked to the opposite side of the room. She then shook the bag again and asked Me if I wanted another treat. Of course I did! What a silly question. I immediately walked over to her to get My next rehabilitative snack.

Otis walking left

The Guardian went to the other side of the room and again offered Me a snack. I moseyed on over to accept.

As I devoured this second strength-restoring nugget, the Guardian again relocated to the opposite side of the room. Again she shook the bag and asked if I wanted a treat. I was a little exasperated by this behavior, and My leg was getting pretty tired, but I knew I needed as many treats as I could get if I was going to make a full recovery. So I pulled Myself together, got up, and trekked back across the room to receive My next dose of treat-ment.

Otis walking right again

The Guardian went to the other end of the room again. Although it was annoying, I knew I needed My treat-ment, so I walked over there.

Again the Guardian crossed the room and again she rattled the bag and asked if I wanted a treat. I sat and looked at her for a moment, trying to figure out why I couldn’t just have all My treat-ments in one place. I finally decided that she must have just wanted to get a little exercise while she was treating Me. I didn’t want her to not take care of her own health on My account, so I just got back up and walked over to her. On this trip, Brother Oliver joined Me in what I believed to be a touching show of solidarity.

Otis  and Oliver walking left

When I crossed the room for My next treat-ment, Brother Oliver joined Me in a show of solidarity.

When we arrived at the Guardian, Brother Oliver ate one of My treat-ments. When I asked him why he did that, he said, “Leader Otis, I just want you to know we’re in this thing together! I just want to prove to you how committed I am to seeing you recover. If that means I have to take these treat-ments right along with you, then so be it!”

I was extremely touched by Brother Oliver’s gesture. When the Guardian again relocated to the other side of the room, Brother Oliver and I walked proudly, side-by-side, to meet her for My next dose. To My amazement, Brother Henry also joined our march, and he too showed his solidarity by taking a treat-ment.

Otis, Oliver and Henry getting treats

Brother Henry joined Brother Oliver and Me as we crossed the room again. We all took treat-ments together. I felt so supported!

By this time I was pretty tired, no doubt from all of the treat-ments I had taken. I told the Brothers that I thought I could take no more for the night and I thanked them for their show of support. Brother Henry looked puzzled for a moment and asked, “What do you mean? Show of support?”, and Brother Oliver interjected, “You know, Brother Henry, He means how we were walking with Him and taking these treat-ments so He could see that we support Him in His recovery!” Brother Henry looked at Brother Oliver for a moment and said, “Treat-ments?… OH! Yes! Treat-ments! Right. Totally supporting you Leader Otis. That’s what we were doing. We were totally just taking these treats…errrr… treat-ments to show how much we care…”

Wow. Such selflessness. My two High Priests really are the greatest.

So Sayeth Otis

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29 responses to “A Rousing Show of Support From The Brothers

  1. You are truly blessed Otis!

  2. So good to see you up and about, Leader Otis. The treat-ments seem to be working already.

  3. *hugs, I mean, pets*
    I am so glad you are doing well.

  4. Leader Otis, happy to see you are willing to take your treat-ments like a mancat. The Brothers are supportive, but don’t let them sacrifice too much by taking treat-ments with you. Make them pace themselves….because they are both…well, how to say this….neither one is in need of too many treat-ments…they have already had their share…just an observation…paw pats Savannah

    • I know what you mean, Savannah! I mean, The Brothers haven’t even been surgerized like Me, so treat-ments might not be good for them. I’ll have to make sure that at the next session I get ALL the treat-ments. I wouldn’t want The Brothers to get sick trying to show their support for Me. πŸ™‚

  5. Brother Oliver really is the brains of the Cult of Otis. This touching show of solidarity could only be born of a deep thinker. Thank Cod that Brother Henry has such an example. Between the two of them i think you will be supported during all your treat-ments. We are glad to see you up and about. We hope your recovery is quick and painless.
    Purrs to you,
    Mistletoe & Hitch

    • I definitely feel supported, M and H! I mean, that must have been so hard for them to eat those treat-ments without even having been surgerized, right? Thanks for the purrs. Hearty headbutts to you both!

  6. Real selfless, are you sure they didn’t just want treats instead of treat-ments? Glad to see you up and about!

  7. Humans could take a letter from your Guardians about making physical therapy more fun – TREATS! So glad to see you moving about and I hope wth more “treat-ments” you eventually have no pain at all! πŸ™‚ Hugs to you, your fellow clan and Guardians!

  8. YAY !
    ItΒ΄s so nice to see you walking around, Otis !

  9. Otis, are you sure you still aren’t on that magic medicine stuff??? πŸ˜‰

  10. Wow, Otis, you are so lucky to have such a great treat-ment plan for your recovery. Shortie, our black lab, had to go to physical therapy in a pool twice a week for his knee surgery. After the first couple of times, the lure of the water wore off and it took many “treat-ments” just to get him in the pool!
    Mr. Chitters and I are happy your recovery is going so well.
    Kristine

  11. Holy cow Otis four times across the room is amazing!!! Impressive treat-ments, keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  12. spittythekitty

    I think if they were acting in true, selfless solidarity, they should offer their treat-ments to YOU. Just sayin’. It *is* nice to see you up and around–your furry footie looks a little too big for your leg–in that first picture I thought you might be wearing some kind of little bootie, MOL!

  13. Aww, how sweet of them. And it looks like you, I mean, your guardian got a lot of good excersize!

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