Disciples of Otis,
Brother Oliver here. As Brother Henry mentioned in his post earlier this week, we are all doing OK and processing The Leader’s passing in different ways. One of the ways the Guardians have been processing their grief is highly visible in our front yard.
You may recognize that tortoise shell kitty lounging under the toastinator. She is Cookie, and she and Mama Cat used to share the same Guardians. Cookie still lives in the house next door… well… as much as any Limbo Kitty gets to live in the house. For a long time now, Cookie has been sleeping in the Guardians’ cold frame whenever she is out of the house. She gets in and out where a window pane is missing.
Because the weather has been getting colder, the Guardians decided to turn the cold frame into great big Toastitron for Cookie. First, they sealed the top of the cold frame to keep the rain out. Then they placed a board on top of the dirt at one end of the cold frame, put a waterproof heating pad on top of the board, and covered that with a towel. Finally, they hung a toastinator above the heated bed and the Cookie Hothouse 3000 was born!
Of course the Guardians still wish that cats like cookie would not be forced to live in Limbo or The Shadows but, unfortunately, humans are very slow to change. They can’t snatch every Limbo kitty in the neighborhood and find them more responsible guardians, but they can at least make the world a little better, and warmer, for our feline brothers and sisters that are repeatedly shooed out the door and into the cold.
In Otis’s name,