People and fur people who are Disciples of The Leader Otis,
Yesterday, I entered the living room and saw Brother Oliver sitting on a blanket in the middle of the floor. He seemed lost in thought, and he occasionally muttered to himself. I heard him say something like, “I just don’t know if I can… I mean… I still can’t believe that they’re… gone…”
I did not want to disturb Brother Oliver, so I left him to his thoughts. In the evening, I went downstairs for bedtime treats. I entered the bedroom expecting to find Brothers Henry and Oliver already stuffing their snouts with freeze-dried chicken-y goodness. Instead, I found Brother Henry sitting on the edge of the bed. He was lost in thought and I heard him saying, “It’s too much. He was much too young, and she was here for much too short of a time… and He’s the whole reason Meowmorial Day even exists! He’s the reason The Cult exists! How could I fill those paws?” I chose to leave Brother Henry to his thoughts as well.
I knew what was bothering The Brothers. As I mentioned in our first call for Meowmorial Day submissions, we have been trying to figure out who should be Master of Ceremonies for the big day. If Leader Otis had asked one of us to be MOC for a past Meowmorial Day, we would have been very honored and happy to do it. But this year… this year… with both Leader Otis and Mama Cat among the dearly departed… well… it’s just a lot to think about.
We now have less than a week to sort this all out, but I assure you, we will. Meowmorial Day will go forward. If you have not yet submitted the photos and stories of the kitties you would like to see honored, please do so right away. Email submissions to email@example.com by noon on May 29, and join us on Monday, June 2 as we honor those the memories of our dearly departed feline brothers and sisters… alongside Leader Otis and Mama Cat.
In Otis’s Name,