We Could Have Broken the Record

My Disciples,

Last night Brother Henry, Brother Oliver and I were all snuggled together on the couch. When the three of us get together like this, we cease being individual cats and instead become one, enormous, 45 pound super tabby. As we were laying there, it occurred to Brother Henry that, now that Thomas is one of us, we could add him to the gathering and become a record-breaking 55 or maybe even 60 pound super tabby! He looked around to see if Thomas was in the room. He’s been very sneaky lately so we don’t always know when he’s nearby.

Otis, Henry Oliver record attempt

The Brothers and I decided to try to create a record-breaking super tabby, but we would need Thomas. Brother Henry looked around to see if he could find him.

Brother Henry spotted Thomas sitting in the dark on the cat tree in the front window. He said, “Oh! Hey Thomas! I didn’t even know you were there. Why don’t you come and join us. We’re trying to break the record!” Thomas looked back at Brother Henry with a very serious expression on his face. He said, “I’m sorry, Brother Henry, but I am unable to join you. I am otherwise engaged this evening, in affairs of the utmost importance.”

Thomas the shadow

Thomas was on the cat tree. He said he couldn’t join us because he was otherwise occupied.

Brother Henry started to ask Thomas what he was talking about, but Thomas suddenly said, “What’s that!?” as he looked wide-eyed toward the kitchen door behind us. We all turned to look, but we didn’t see anything. When we turned back to the cat tree, Thomas was gone.Β For a moment though I thought I heard just a whisper of a voice saying something like, “I am as the shadow…”,Β but it might have just been the wind.

Upon seeing that Thomas had departed, Brother Oliver said, “Well, so much for our record attempt. Is it just me, or is that kid a little weird?” Brother Henry replied, “Yeah, but nowhere near as weird as you.” Brother Oliver replied by swatting Brother Henry on the forehead, and then did his best to fight off the inevitable mauling that he had just brought upon himself.

So Sayeth Otis

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27 responses to “We Could Have Broken the Record

  1. 2 cats

    Thomas is a master of sneaky!

  2. Wow how did you get all off them that close. I would love the three moggies to curl up that close, but Henry will not LOL xxx

  3. Love this post! Love the photo. Love “one, enormous, 45 pound super tabby.” You made me laugh to the point of tears, Leader Otis. Thank you for the smile this morning. πŸ™‚

  4. ena

    reminds me of the days when I had two sable Burmese. We rarely saw two cats, just one lumpy almost black blob. Togetherness is a good thing, and one day Thomas will be ready to join you. Just give him time.

  5. catfromhell

    OTis, Oliver, Henry and Thomas, yous makes mes laughs.

  6. My girls Amber and Spot need to take a letter from you all with your record breaking attempt! They could both be so much warmer if they did this lol.

  7. I love your tabby pile!!! I hope Thomas joins in soon πŸ™‚

  8. Otis, you and the brotherhood are just too adorable for life. Thomas too is quite the ninja cat! xx

  9. My cats have been in the same house for 4 years and they don’t lay together often at all. It may be because of dominance issues, or because both are females, or just because the house is too warm. At least Thomas considered it.

  10. spittythekitty

    Thomas just needs a bit more time to ponder the deeper implications of the Record Super Tabby. You might persuade him with promises of paid gigs on Americat Idol, or Catdancing with the Stars, or even David Letterman’s Stupid Pet Tricks…..oh wait, no, that last one would be undignified.

  11. Well, maybe Thomas will help you break the record another time.

  12. Perhaps, one day, you will all glance over and there, Thomas, has joined you. Suddenly, the Super Tabby takes form. Then, like a shadow in the night, he’s gone, leaving the wind whispering his name…..Thomas. Seriously, I’m a black cat. I could give lessons on appearing out of the shadow. The most fun is to wait behind the shower curtain and when a human comes in during the night and doesn’t turn on the overhead light? Jump up on the side of the tub, next to them! It’s good that they’re sitting on their litter box! Sneak on Thomas!
    Purrs to you,

  13. Secret Agent T … practicing his mojo!

  14. That is a lot of tabby all in one spot! If Thomas had joined you, millions of heads would have exploded all over the world from that much cute in one place!

    • Uh-oh! I don’t want heads to explode, Andrea! Perhaps I should begin working on some special safety glasses for when we eventually do get Thomas to snuggle with us. The glasses will be designed to reduce the wearer’s perception of cute just enough that their noggin stays intact when they look at the picture. πŸ˜‰

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