After falling asleep for several hours yesterday, I woke up to a very quiet house. I still had lingering memories of My dream about the mystery box, and the weird thing that the Guardians were building. Since the dream left Me feeling unsettled, I decided to go look for Brother Henry or Brother Oliver to tell them about it. I walked into the living room and began to search in the usual places The Brothers like to hang out.
I didn’t see either of The Brothers anywhere. I called out, “Brother Oliver? Brother Henry? Where are you?” Brother Henry’s voice replied from somewhere behind Me. He said, “Leader Otis. Over here”. It sounded like his voice was coming from up near the ceiling! I rounded the couch and I was stunned by what I saw. Brother Henry was more than five feet up in the air, sitting on some kind of giant tower!
I said, “Brother Henry! What is this! Where did it come from! What is going on!?” Brother Henry said, “I believe it is what was in that weird box, Leader Otis. I guess the Guardians are aware of the looming threat of the Long-feared Dog Uprising and they have finally decided to do something to increase our readiness. Behold, Super Outpost Tabby Tower!” Brother Henry then proceeded to show Me all the features of our new security station. He said, “This thing is amazing! It has a low observation blind from which we can watch for any small dog activity…”
Next, Brother Henry ran back up to the higher platform and said, “From up here I can be on the lookout for suspicious canine activity in the office…”
Brother Henry then looked to his left and said, “…or I can monitor the living room for signs of the mongrel horde…”
Suddenly, Brother Henry turned and attacked a fuzzy object that was hanging on a springy cord nearby. He said, “It even has a training tool that will help me and the rest of your security force hone our reaction time and attack skills!”
Finally, Brother Henry said, “Best of all, Leader Otis, the entire tower is covered with this really soft, cushy, fuzzy stuff! It feels so good to rub against! I know it will help us relax when we are starting to succumb to the pressure of an imminent canine attack. The Guardians thought of everything!”
Brother Henry then started purring loudly and I left him to explore the rest of our new outpost. It’s nice to know that the Guardians are onboard with our security preparations, even if they don’t seem to be consciously aware of the imminent canine threat. I don’t know when or if the Uprising will occur, but now that we have Super Outpost Tabby Tower, we will be even more ready to defend My Inner Kingdom if the day ever does come.
So Sayeth Otis