As you know, Brother Oliver recently resumed his quest to become the world’s greatest kitty photographer. To that end, he took photos of Me and Brother Henry, but he said he needed to find a fresh-faced new model to help him take his work to the next level. Well, you’re never going to believe this, but he has found that model, and it’s Thomas!
Yep, Brother Oliver asked Thomas if he would pose for some photographs. Even though this meant that Thomas would have to stay up well after the sun had risen, he agreed to Brother Oliver’s request. I have no idea why, especially since he always seems to be a bit hesitant to participate in most official Cult business, but he seemed fairly eager to help Brother Oliver out.
The photo session took place in Kitty Valhalla, and I had a front row seat on the Sacred White Cloud of Eternal Comfiness. After taking the semi-candid shot above, Brother Oliver asked Thomas to look out the window and reflect on the time he had spent in Limbo. I could tell that Brother Oliver was lining him up so that he was reflecting literally as well as figuratively. It gave the impression that Thomas was both inside looking out and outside looking in. Brother Oliver calls the image simply “Reflection on the Past”.
Brother Oliver was happy with this photo, but he felt that he could still draw out more of, in his words, “Thomas’s inner fire.” He told Thomas to relax, sit next to the window and look intensely at the camera. As Thomas tried to concentrate, I noticed that his upper lip raised a little on the left side. For some reason he has done this ever since his left upper Fang of Fury was removed.
Brother Oliver paused for a moment and then said, “That’s good Thomas, but now I want to see more intensity! Can you do that?” Thomas’s eyes narrowed. He tried to project more intensity as Brother Oliver had asked.
Brother Oliver looked at the shot he had just taken and said, “We’re close! We’re so close Thomas! I just need a little more intensity! Ok. Let’s see… ummmm… I know, what if you try to imagine that you are looking at something that gives you a surge of adrenaline. Hmmmm… let me think…. what would that be… you’re looking at…” I couldn’t help Myself, I interjected, “YOU’RE LOOKING AT A WIENER DOG!” Thomas’s face immediately changed. He looked kind of crazy.
Brother Oliver shouted, “THAT’S IT!”, and then managed to take one shot before Thomas jumped off the bench and dove into his cubby hole below.
Brother Oliver said, “That was great Thomas! Do you want to pose some more?” Thomas replied, “Sorry Brother Oliver. Leader Otis made me remember that wiener dog attacks are far more likely to happen during daylight hours. I think I’m done, at least until the sun goes down.” Brother Oliver said that he understood. He wished Thomas a restful day and then headed downstairs to find other, less wiener dog obsessed, photo subjects.
So Sayeth Otis