Disciples of Otis,
Brother Oliver here. Yesterday, I walked into the living room to find Mama Cat sitting on the cat tree in the front window. She was looking out toward the yard, and I don’t think she knew I was there. She was talking softly, and as I moved closer, I could hear what she was saying. Mama Cat said, “You’re OK now. It’s over. It’s really over. They see you. They hear you. They love you. They will protect you. You are no longer alone. You’re safe. Just let the fear go…” I wondered to whom she was speaking.
Mama Cat continued talking, saying, “No more cold. No more hunger. No more painfully matted fur. And no more loneliness. Yes… at last… no more loneliness.” I walked toward Mama Cat, intending to ask her with whom she was speaking, but as I drew close I saw it… her face was reflected in the window before her. She was talking to herself.
I didn’t know what to say, or even if I should say anything at all. So I left before Mama Cat knew I was there. Honestly, with her history of neglect, there probably really wasn’t anything I could have said to make Mama Cat feel better. Seeing her there on that cat tree though, and listening to her as she fought her inner demons, I felt inspired to recommit myself to Leader Otis’s mission.
I hope you will do the same, Disciples of Otis. Millions of Shadow and Limbo Kitties are depending on you. Please do all that you can to shed light on their plight, and continue to spread The Good Word about keeping cats happy, healthy, and safely confined.
So Sayeth Brother Oliver