Disciples of Otis,
Brother Oliver here, taking over for Thomas. When we left off, Mama Cat had just chastised Brother Henry and me for wanting to fly before we learned how to walk. She then showed us a Flying Squirrel and told us it was time for us to practice. Thomas got ready by the door and the bird handler moved the bird toward him. He started by watching and anticipating.
When it came time to act, Thomas ran into a problem. The wire door was in his way.
Brother Henry tried to help by moving over and saying, “Hey Thomas! Try grabbing it with your paw through the wire, and then pulling it in!” Thomas took the advice, and on the next pass of the bird, he snagged it with one claw.
When Thomas tried to pull the bird through the wire though, he had trouble getting it into his mouth. He was becoming visibly frustrated.
At this point I suggested that we all go inside to practice in the living room. Brother Henry said, “But Mama Cat won’t be able to critique us if she can’t see us!” Mama Cat replied, “True, Brother Henry, but you don’t have enough room in The Leader’s Outdoor Domain to properly try the techniques I have demonstrated. You all saw my demonstration, so you should be able to critique each other just fine.” We all thanked Mama Cat for her invaluable instruction, and then we headed off to the living room. The bird handler obediently followed.
So Sayeth Brother Oliver
Tomorrow: Learning From The Master Part V: Practicing What We Have Learned