Disciples of The Leader Otis,
Brother Henry here.
This morning I was napping up in Kitty Valhalla when I thought I heard a lady screaming. The sound seemed to be coming from the living room, so I ran downstairs and rushed in there to see what was going on. When I arrived, I saw Brother Oliver sitting on a big, poofy bed, and screaming at the top of his lungs.
I walked over and bopped Brother Oliver with my paw to bring him to his senses. Then I asked him what he was screaming about. He said, “Brother Henry! I think a monster is trying to get in through the window behind the TV! I heard all kinds of weird noise and I could see something moving through the curtains!” I told him to calm down and that I would check it out. I then rushed over to the window to investigate. As I peered out, I heard Brother Oliver behind me say, “Be careful Brother Henry! We don’t know what kind of monster it is or what it’s capable of!”
At first I didn’t see anything at all, and then something suddenly jumped up from below and perched on the windowsill on the opposite side of the glass. I was so startled I jumped nearly three feet in the air. As I landed, my eyes focused on what was on the other side of the glass. Here is what I saw:
I turned to Brother Oliver and said, “You were right, Brother Oliver… it’s a monster. I don’t think we need to worry though because it is a Cookie Monster.” Brother Oliver gave me a puzzled look until he looked behind me and saw Cookie still scratching at the window. Then he said, “Oh… right. Ummm… I’m a little embarrassed at the way I reacted earlier…” I told Brother Oliver not to worry about it, and I told him to alert the Guardians that Cookie was outside waiting for a snack and some catnip.
I really couldn’t blame Brother Oliver for being so scared. In an ideal world kitties would not be left outside to claw at neighbors’ windows and windowsills in search of treats or affection. In an ideal world they would be getting everything they need from their own Guardian in a safely confined environment. Unfortunately, we do not yet live in that world, but I hope you will continue to join us in working toward that goal.
In Otis’s Name