Yesterday, Brother Henry was sitting on the cat tree in the front window when he spotted a crunchy little birdie on the front lawn. He got very excited and stared intently at the feathery nugget.
Suddenly, Brother Oliver shouted “Squirrel!” from over near the side window. Brother Henry immediately looked toward the side window to see if he could get a glimpse of the squirrel.
As soon as Brother Henry looked in his direction, Brother Oliver said, “Never mind! It was just an old plush toy the Guardians left out for one of the Limbo kitties. Sorry. False alarm.” Brother Henry quickly turned back to the front window to resume watching the crunchy birdie. He was too late. The birdie had moved on.
Seeing that Brother Henry had lost sight of the bird, Brother Oliver said, “I guess that’s why they say ‘don’t take your eyes off the birdie!'” Brother Oliver then jumped down to the floor and started grooming himself. Feeling watched, he looked up at Brother Henry who was no longer looking out the window.
Very wisely, Brother Oliver immediately got up and walked out of the room. Brother Henry did not take his eyes off of him until he was out of sight.
So Sayeth Otis