It all started yesterday when Brother Henry and I were in the living room relaxing. He was in the fancy kitty basket, and I was lounging on the floor in the sun. Brother Henry said, “You know, Leader Otis, I just love this basket. It’s so comfy. I hardly ever get to use it though because Brother Oliver is always hogging it.”
I agreed with Brother Henry that Brother Oliver was a bit of a basket hog. I told him that I even climbed into the basket with Brother Oliver once and he got all annoyed with Me. He tried to tell Me that the basket was only big enough for one kitty and that I should find somewhere else to nap.
Brother Henry said, “Well, ummm… not to take sides or anything, but the basket does seem a little small… especially when you are as big as Brother Oliver and me.”
Just as Brother Henry finished telling Me that he agreed with Brother Oliver, Brother Oliver showed up and said, “Hey guys, what’s going on? Oh… you’re in the basket Brother Henry? Huh. I love that basket. Do you mind if I join you?”
In a slightly annoyed voice, Brother Henry said, “What? I thought you told Leader Otis that this basket only had room for one kitty. Did you change your mind or something?”
Brother Oliver said, “What!? Oh, no, no, no. He must have just misunderstood me or something. What I really meant was that I wished that every kitty had a basket because this one isn’t big enough for them all. It is definitely big enough for two kitties though, so I guess I’ll just jump in and join you.” Even though I knew exactly what Brother Oliver had really said, I decided to stay out of it. Besides, it was clear he was not going to take no for an answer.
So Sayeth Otis