As you may have read yesterday, Mama Cat had developed some bad mats in her fur. The Guardians of Otis were going to investigate to see if everything was OK at Mama’s house. Well… they did, and it isn’t. Mama’s family is going through a very hard time right now, and one of her guardians is fighting a potentially terminal illness. Brother Oliver and I ran into Mama Cat when we were out in My Outdoor Domain earlier, and we did our best to provide her some support and encouragement.
In addition to learning about the illness, the Guardians of Otis also learned that Nacho, a kitty that lived with Mama Cat and Cookie, disappeared about three months ago. His former guardians think he was taken in by a couple that lives up the street, but they don’t know for sure. We knew we hadn’t seen him around in a while, but he usually stays inside (when he is allowed to) throughout the winter.
Because of all of the difficulties Mama’s and Cookie’s guardians are going through, the Guardians of Otis asked if they would like them to watch out for Cookie and Mama in the coming weeks. Of course, they’ve been doing this unofficially for over two years, but they wanted Mama’s and Cookie’s guardians to know that they’d be happy to help in any way they are able. Mama’s guardians were grateful, and so was Mama when the Guardians of Otis gave her some dinner.
After she enjoyed her dinner, Mama Cat was given lots of praise and attention. Trying to pet her before she was done eating only resulted in this face though.
Please purr for Mama’s and Cookie’s guardians. They really are nice people, and they are having a very hard time right now. I know there are many trying days ahead for Mama and her family, and the Guardians will do whatever they can to aid them. They will also make sure that Mama’s and Cookie’s needs aren’t forgotten amidst the stress and sorrow of the situation.
So Sayeth Otis