People and fur People who like The Leader Otis,
It’s Thomas. Well… actually, I guess it’s SIR Thomas now, but you can still call me Thomas. I have not let my knighthood go to my head. Ummm… but I was completely overwhelmed by the kind comments from so many of you guys yesterday! Thank you very much! I will do my best to faithfully fulfill the duties bestowed upon me as the first official knight of The Cult of Otis. Now, on to today’s business.
Tomorrow is a terribly frightening day for animals in the United States of America… which is where I am told we live. In this country, tomorrow is called “Independence Day”, and I guess it is a day when American humans celebrate their independence from fire safety, noise ordinances, and general peace and quiet. From what I understand, the Guardians of Otis actually swept me up in The Capture on July 1st last year so I would not be outside during the crazy explode-a-thon on the 4th. I guess it is a day when more dogs and cats go missing than any other day of the year. If you have not yet fully come to the light about keeping your cats safely confined, please, at the very least, do so tomorrow if you are in the United States. Actually, please do it if you are anywhere else in the world too.
July 4th, or rather, The Fourth of Mewly means something different for us here at The Cult of Otis. It is an international holiday known as Dependence Day. Here is how we describe the day on The Cult of Otis website:
“Dependence Day- The Fourth of Mewly
Dependence Day is a day to recognize the relationship that has evolved between humans and domestic cats. Domestic cats depend on humans to provide them with the care, protection and affection that they require to survive. Domestic cats should never be left to fend for themselves in the world at large. They need your help, and Dependence Day is the day to renew your commitment to help any lost, abandoned or feral domestic cats that you encounter.”
So that is what Dependence Day is all about. We do not celebrate dependence day by blowing things up. We celebrate dependence day by lifting kitties up! We make them safer. We enrich their lives. We try to alleviate their suffering. I am excited to announce that Mama Cat has cordially invited all of us to celebrate Dependence Day with her! Although Mama’s guardian still makes her live in Limbo, she has found much joy in enrichment and care provided by the Guardians of Otis. She asked me to invite you all to what she calls “a big, Dependence Day flier-works show.” I don’t know what “flier-works” are, but they sound pretty exciting!
So join us tomorrow for what promises to be a rousing celebration of kitty dependence. I do not know what the day holds in store, but Mama Cat has assured me that there will be absolutely nothing wiener dog related. That alone made me very excited for tomorrow!
(Sir) Thomas Out!