Brother Henry’s KBADS Is Flaring Up

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here. Long time Disciples are likely aware of Brother Henry’s challenges with Kitty Body Awareness Deficit Syndrome (KBADS). Well, it seems like Brother Henry might be experiencing a flare up of the dreaded disorder. Last night, I walked out into The Leader’s Outdoor Domain to find Brother Henry standing with his two front paws in a box.

Henry front feet in box 1

I walked outside to find Brother Henry with his front paws in a box.

I asked Brother Henry what he was doing and he replied, “I thought I heard a dog barking earlier, so I came out here to look for any potential LFDU activity. I didn’t see any sign of The Mongrel Horde, but I did find this awesome box! It’s very spacious, and there is so much room for activities!” To demonstrate his point, Brother Henry stood up, shifted positions and stretched… all the while keeping his front paws firmly planted in the box.

Henry front feet in box 2

Brother Henry showed that the box was spacious by shifting position and stretching.

After stretching, Brother Henry sat back down and said, “So I like the roominess of the box, but there’s one thing about it that is weird. Even though the bottom of the box looks pretty uniform, half of it is nice and smooth, and the other half is very rough. I don’t know why. It’s probably one of those weird optical delusions or whatever they’re called…”

Henry front feet in box 3

Brother Henry thought it was weird that half of the bottom of the box felt smooth, and the other half felt rough.

Brother Henry is a very sensitive kitty. I really didn’t want to point out that he was having a KBADS moment as I knew it would embarrass him. I know I don’t normally pass up a chance to make a good joke, but I know Brother Henry is powerless against this affliction. Making fun of him for it would just be mean. Instead, I said, “That sure does sound like a strange box, Brother Henry. Maybe I’ll have to give it a sit sometime to experience the weirdness for myself.” Then I got up and headed back inside.

Henry front feet in box 4, Oliver leaving

It would have been mean to make fun of Brother Henry considering his affliction. I decided to head inside instead.

As I left, I heard Brother Henry say, “Yes! You should definitely try it sometime… but I recommend sitting on the smooth side. I’m finding that the rough end of the box is quite chafing on the bum…” I waited until I was all the way inside, and well out of earshot for Brother Henry, before I fell into a fit of uncontrollable laughter.

So Sayeth Brother Oliver

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21 responses to “Brother Henry’s KBADS Is Flaring Up

  1. Poor Brother Henry. One of my 6 — Buddy, seems to suffer from the same affliction. He is a Maine Coon rescue; however, he has no idea of his size. I often find him attempting to squeeze himself into small spaces and/or boxes. However, I never knew there was a name for this affliction.

  2. We were MOL on that last part too!

  3. Can’t help giggling…RC Cat has the opposite condition – she can have all the room in the world, but sometimes bunches her feet all together – looking like a ballon with the end tied tight with yarn. It apparently is her signal she is displeased with the surface. Staff really shouldn’t laugh.

  4. Poor brother henry. Hopefully one day there will be a cure.

  5. ROFLMFTO. oh brother Henry….so sad, so sad….*snicker*

  6. Maybe Brother Henry knows he can’t fit in the box, but still wants to sit in it. He’s literally divided.

    • I would believe that if I didn’t see him stand with his front feet in the litter box and his back feet out of the litter box and then pee on the floor. Then he turns around and looks shocked like he can’t figure out who peed on the floor. This is before the Potty Pod 3000 mind you. He definitely has KBADS, Pezcita! – Brother Oliver

  7. poor Brother Henry…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Yeah, even we couldn’t control our laughter!

  9. Poor Brother Henry the KBADS…hmmm could be worse I suppose he could have been doing some weird interpretive dance move..then he would have the K-FEDS …he may be practicing for the winter Olympics and the ski team..or he may just be being a dill ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hugs to you Brother Oliver and the sadly afflicted Brother Henry ๐Ÿ™‚ Fozziemum

  10. Poor Henry! Perhaps he should turn around and put his chaffing behind where his forepaws are, just to alleviate the issues from the odd box! hee hee

  11. Yow Brother Oliver we haz never herd of diz afflickshun n we iz sowwy dat Brother Henry sufferz frum it. It is guud ya did not laff at him where he cuud see ya!!! Funny Brother Henry…but we lubz him anyway!!!
    Nylablue n Sherriellen xoxoxoxoxo

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