Happier Thoughts

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here. First of all, thank you all for the outpouring of love and support after the sad news about Leader Otis yesterday. The Guardians read the comments together, and I saw them shedding countless tears of gratitude for the kind things you all wrote. As we are all coping with our new reality, and doing our best to give Leader Otis all the love and joy He can handle, we may not be able to respond directly to all of the comments as we would like. But please know that we are reading every word, and are so very grateful for the comfort they bring.

Today, I just want to share a handful of photos from a happier time that happened just a few weeks ago. On the day before The Leader took His three day trip to The Bad Place, one of the Guardians was working on a new piece of clothing. She had patterns laid out all over the floor and Leader Otis, Brother Henry and I unanimously decided to help her with the project. The photos are not captioned, but I think they will tell the story just the same.

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-17

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-21

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-25

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-33

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-44

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-50

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-52

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-54

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-56

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-57

Otis, Oliver, Henry on patterns, 071413-60

Otis, Oliver on patterns, 071413-1

As you can see, we were a huge help. The Guardian’s project turned out amazing, almost certainly because of our involvement.

Think happy thoughts today, and share all the joy you can with those you love.

So Sayeth Brother Oliver

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23 responses to “Happier Thoughts

  1. You are such good helpers, Brother O. I love seeing pictures of the three of you together. I am always amazed at how well you all get along and the amount of snuggling that happens. 🙂

  2. Chris, Buggy, Bunk, Monster and Sausage

    What a wonderful mountain of stripies you all are! It’s simply a pile of Gorgeousness.

  3. What a tabby mancat feast. Happy stuff!

  4. A room full of kitties can lighten any day.

  5. Such love between Leader Otis and the brothers will last forever…joyful tosee

  6. I’d love to see the resulting garment. 🙂

  7. I’m sure you were a great help! The ‘air holes’ you put in the pattern pieces no doubt aided in keeping the pieces from blowing away, as did your sitting on them! I can’t tell you how many tape measures I have with kitty teeth marks in them! Why, I don’t know if I’d recognize an unchewed one! They are great fun, aren’t they?

  8. Batya Harlow

    A tangle of tabbies makes anything better. Wonderful photos! Love you all !

  9. I love you guys so much. That is all! k thx bye!

  10. Brother Oliver diz Nylablue here n me lubz da pix of ya n Brither Henry wif Leader Otis…ya all looks os happy together n me n Mum can see such a bond ‘tween all of ya!!! Me iz purrayin fer Leader Otis….
    Purrleeze give Sir Thomas me furry reegrdz…
    Phankz Nylablue xo

  11. emilykarn

    What wonderful helpers you are! Bandit, Selleck, and Their Person, Emily.

  12. So happy to see you united as usual!! :)))))

  13. Looks like a good time was had by all. Wish I had been there.

  14. mistletoeandhitch

    We are sure the Guardian made some wonderful kitty fun along with her new garment. We hope she gets as much happiness out of wearing it as the 3 of you did out of helping her. We guess the three of you proved the old adage, helpfulness is it’s own reward.
    Mistletoe & Hitch

  15. I adore how The Brothers are flanking Otis..

    So what were you making?

  16. Brother Oliver it just would not be help unless it was with a cat 🙂 Hugs to you all Fozziemum …beautiful pictures 🙂 xx

  17. How nice to see you all together!

    We were wondering whether acupuncture and/or laser therapy would help the Leader? It won’t cure him, but may help him feel better. Ernie was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and he had acupuncture and laser therapy when he was having some issues with his back which helped.

  18. Accupunkture werked fer me well when me had da Cysitis 4-5 yearz ago n it helped wif me Arf-rite-iz in me hipz too….N it werked fer me bunneh furend Trinket who had E Cunnilie sumfing illness n she lost use of da back legz!! WE saw da Accunpunkture dun n wifin half n hour she cuud hop n even do little binkiez n dat wuud last fer dayz!!!
    Phankz Island Kittehz fer suggestin diz!!! Diz might bee an opshun fer Leader O. purrhapz???
    Lub Nylablue n SherriEllen xoxo

  19. Love how Brother Henry remains ever the stoic, Cheshire cat until you throw down the tape measure. Priestess Jen would do the same!

  20. Must kill tape measurezzzzzz!

  21. What a brilliant help you clearly were!!! I have never seen so many paws on a tape measure!

  22. My senior cats become all kittenish when I lay a pattern out.
    Also, knitting!

  23. Crinkly tissue paper and cats….what could be better? I’ve been thinking of taking up sewing again but you kitties might have changed my mind!

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