This morning I was sound asleep in the Sacred Bed of Embigening, dreaming of chasing Thomas and The Brothers all around the house on a completely healed leg. As I laid there in snoozy bliss, I suddenly heard someone calling My name, repeatedly and with some urgency. They kept saying, “Leader Otis! Leader Otis! Hey! Leader Otis! Leeeeeeeeeeader Ooooooootis!” At first I thought it was part of My dream, like someone was cheering Me on while I was running or something, but then I woke up, and I could still hear it. “Leader Otis! Leader Otis! Hey!”
I laid there for a second, not wanting to get up, and the shouting stopped. Just as I was drifting back to sleep I heard, “Leader Otis! Leader Otis! Leader! Leader! Leader! Otis!” It was no use. I had to get up and see where the voice was coming from. I followed the sound over to the window on the side of the house. I looked out and saw Mama Cat sitting in the window next door shouting “Leader Otis!”. As soon she saw Me, she fell silent and just looked at Me.
I waited for a second, and then I said, “Yes, Mama Cat? Did you need Me?” She became a little sheepish at first, but then she spoke in a soft voice and said, “Umm… my guardians were talking about today being Christmas, and I just wanted to tell all of you guys ‘Merry Christmas’.” I said, “Thanks so much Mama Cat! Merry Christmas to you, Nacho, Cookie and your guardians too!”
Mama thanked Me, but she still sat in the window looking a little anxious, so I asked her if there was anything else. She said, “Well, I have a Christmas wish.” I asked her if it was for all kitties to be happy, healthy and safely confined. She said, “Ummmm…I have TWO Christmas wishes.” I told her that maybe she should just tell Me what the wishes are. She said, “Well, the first is, of course, what you just said. Yeah. Totally that’s my first wish. But my second wish is… errrr… my second wish is that you will heal completely from your surgery and have a pain-free new year.”
I was touched by Mama’s wish, and I thanked her for her kindness. She said, “You’re very welcome Leader Otis.”, and then she disappeared from the window. I can’t be certain, but I almost thought I heard her talking to herself as she moved away. It kind of sounded like she said, “Because then maybe we can finally have the Catlympics…” I can’t be sure though.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings or, if you prefer, just plain Happy Day to all of you, My Disciples!
So Sayeth Otis