The strangest thing happened to Me this morning. I went downstairs to the bedroom and climbed into My favorite comfy basket. It was cool and dark in the room, and I fell asleep pretty quickly. Some time later, I awoke with a feeling of warmth on My fur. I opened My eyes and was puzzled to find Myself surrounded by bright light.
I was still groggy from My nap, but as My eyes began to adjust to the light I looked around. I was still in My basket, but the basket was now sitting in My Outdoor Domain!
I couldn’t believe it. How could this have happened? Was My favorite basket secretly some kind of transportation device? I got up and began scanning the ground in front of the basket for signs of tire marks, or maybe some kind of scorch marks from jet powered hover engines hidden on the underside of the basket. As I did so, Brother Oliver walked up and stood beside Me. He began looking at the ground too.
Eventually, Brother Oliver’s curiosity got the best of him. He asked, “Ummmm… Leader Otis? What’cha doin’?” I said, “Well, Brother Oliver, I’m trying to figure out how I got here.” Brother Oliver looked at Me for a second before saying, “I can tell you that! You see, Leader Otis, when an un-neutered boy cat is left alone for more than three consecutive seconds with an un-spayed girl cat, they…”
I interjected saying, “NO BROTHER OLIVER! THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEAN! Jeez. I’m trying to figure out how both Me and the basket got from the bedroom to My Outdoor Domain. I can’t figure out whether the basket has hidden wheels or jet hover engines. Hey! Does that dark spot look like a scorch mark to you?” Turning to walk away, Brother Oliver said, “Nope. That’s rubber from the sole of a shoe. If you think about it, I’m pretty sure you will figure out a more logical explanation for how you got here.”
As I looked closer, I could see that Brother O was correct. It was shoe rubber. And now that I thought about it, he was also right that there was a more logical explanation for how I ended up in My Outdoor Domain. Of course! It’s so simple I’m surprised I didn’t see it before. My basket doesn’t have wheels or jet engines. It has feet! Now if I can only turn it over to see what kind of shoes it wears. I bet they are really cool!
So Sayeth Otis