People and fur people who like The Leader Otis,
It’s Thomas. Yesterday, just as the sun was going down, I thought I would head downstairs from Kitty Valhalla and spend some time in Leader Otis’s Outdoor Domain. As I approached the OD, I heard The Leader’s voice coming from outside. He was saying, “I’m sorry My child, but wildlings cannot pass the walls of My Domain. You stay out there in the wild and do your wildling thing. Leave this domicile to the domestics like Thomas, The Brothers and Me.”
I stepped out the door and was taken aback by what I saw. A Raccoon was peeking in through the wire! I yelled out, “WHAT THE FUR!?” and started to retreat, but Leader Otis said, “Don’t worry Thomas! She can’t get in. I know this wildling. Soon she’ll lose interest and return to picking snails and slugs from the garden…”
I didn’t go back inside, but I chose not to go over next to Leader Otis either. The wildling was a little too close for my comfort. Leader Otis looked at her paw as she rested it on the edge of the enclosure. He said, “Look at those long toes! I’ve never noticed this before, but it looks like these guys have hand-paws. I wonder if she could open a can of cat food with those…” The Raccoon moved back a few steps and Leader Otis sat up to get a better look at her. He looked down, and I heard a gasp escape his lips. He was staring at her tail.
Leader Otis stared at the Raccoon’s tail for a full minute. He almost seemed hypnotized, and I think I heard him saying something like, “Soooooo… fluffy….”, under his breath. The spell was finally broken when one of the Guardians stepped out into the enclosure crinkling the bag of freeze-dried chicken treats. The Raccoon retreated, and so did I, because I’m not entirely comfortable being in the Outdoor Domain with the Guardians yet. I stopped just inside the door though and I saw that Leader Otis was enjoying a bit of that freeze-dried tastiness. It clearly made Him forget all about the fluffy tail He had just seen. To tell you the truth, I forgot all about the Raccoon as well when a delicious treat came sailing through the air and dropped right at my feet. For a moment, I even almost forgot that I am still a little afraid of the Guardians, but then the treat was gone… and so was I.