Yesterday, I was taking a nap in My Outdoor Domain. As usual, Brother Henry was providing security. Mama Cat appeared on the cement wall next door and asked if she could speak with Me. I said, “Of course you can, Mama!” I also instructed Brother Henry to keep a sharp eye out for danger in the backyard because Mama did not have the benefit of protective wire like Brother H and I did.
Mama sat down and said, “Leader Otis, as you know, my guardians and I are going through a tough time over here. Your Guardians have been making sure I never go hungry, and that I get treats, brushes and lots of pets, but I am still struggling. You see, my guardians have been forgetting to leave their window open so I can get back inside the house at night. When that happens, I sleep on the red chairs next to your enclosure, but it gets kind of cold and damp. I woke up shivering this morning! Is there any way you can help me?”
I told Mama Cat that I felt really bad that she was getting cold. I said, “I’m so sorry Mama! That’s terrible! But did you know that there is a Toastitron 3000 right over there by the fence? The heater is always on so kitties like you can go in and get toasty!” Mama said, “I know, Leader Otis, but I hate to be enclosed in tight spaces. I just… can’t go in there… Is there anything else you can do?” I told Mama that I would start working on her problem immediately. I would do everything in My power to make sure she did not wake up cold again. Mama thanked Me and walked over to a sunny spot in which she could take a toasty nap.
As soon as Mama left, I headed inside to begin My work. I had no idea how I would convey Mama’s message to the Guardians, but I was determined to try. Before I could make a plan though, the Guardian’s headed out the door, got in their car and left.
So Sayeth Otis
Tomorrow- Meeting Mama’s Needs Part II: The Guardians Are Up To Something