Yesterday I was sitting in one of My favorite boxes in the living room when I got an itch on My chin. Since My legs are still pretty shaky these days, I decided to use the edge of the box to scratch My chin. It felt really good!
When I was done scratching, I rested My cheek on the box and prepared to drift off into a blissful, mid-afternoon nap. Before I could fall asleep though, I heard a chuckle coming from somewhere close by. I looked over toward the sound to see Brother Henry sitting on one of the posing benches in the sun. He looked back at Me with a quizzical expression and he said, “Leader Otis? Did you know that half of your cheek is missing?”
Annoyed that Brother Henry was keeping Me from My nap with such nonsense, I said, “Brother Henry. Have you been hitting the catnip again? Half My cheek is missing… really… I think you are being plenty cheeky for both of us!” Now with a somewhat sheepish expression, Brother Henry said, “Sorry Leader Otis. My mistake.” He then laid down and looked as if he was about to take a nap of his own. I kept looking at him for a minute or two, wondering what could have possibly caused him to make such a bizarre statement.
Eventually I decided to forget about what Brother Henry had said. I began to drift off to sleep as I had planned to do before the weird interruption.
I awoke several hours later to find Thomas staring at Me with a concerned look on his face. I lifted My head as My eyes struggled to focus on the waking world, and I saw Thomas’s expression of concern instantly fade. I paused for a moment, and then said, “Yes Thomas? May I help you?” As he turned to leave Thomas said, “Nope. It’s back now. Everything’s cool…”, and then he headed off toward My Outdoor Domain. I decided that I had already had My fill of weirdness for the day, so I did not follow him to ask what the heck he was talking about.
So Sayeth Otis