A new Limbo Kitty has appeared in the neighborhood. The Guardians looked out the window yesterday and saw him looking back in at them from the fence in our side yard.
As they always do, the Guardians immediately went outside to try to make contact. As is the case with most Limbo Kitties, this tabby boy was very tense. His fight-or-flight instincts kicked in when he saw the Guardian standing by the house.
The kitties first instinct was to run away. He moved to jump down from the fence, but hesitated. The Guardian did not move.
Next, the Limbo Kitty retreated back along the top of the fence. Still, the Guardian stayed put, not wanting the kitty to feel like he was being chased.
The kitty hid behind some branches that were overhanging the fence. He stared warily out from behind them, unsure of what to do next. Still, the Guardian did not move.
The Guardian began to give the Kitty Kissy Eyes to the Limbo Kitty. The Kitty did not fully relax, but he did decide it was safe to come out from behind the branches.
The kitty walked to the end of the fence and jumped down. He moved off through the neighbor’s yard.
The Guardian last saw the kitty as he paused in the alleyway. The kitty then headed off and crossed the nearby road.
I don’t know if we’ll ever see that kitty again. The bell on his collar won’t protect him from coyotes, dogs, cars, poisons or people with cruel intentions. We might see him again in the yard, or we might see him next on missing cat posters plastered on telephone poles throughout the neighborhood. As long as his guardians allow him to roam free, they have very little control over his ultimate fate.
It is My wish that we do see this kitty again. Not in the yard. Not on a poster. No, I want to see this kitty sitting on a comfortable perch looking out through a window or through the wire of a secure enclosure. I know the odds are against it, My Disciples, but I wish it none-the-less. And I hope you will continue to help Sir Thomas, Mama Cat, The Brothers and Me spread The Good Word about keeping kitties happy, healthy, and safely confined.
So Sayeth Otis