Disciples of Otis,
Brother Oliver here.
The Guardians were out and about in the neighborhood today and once again they brought home photos of signs that were posted on telephone poles. But this time the signs were not as depressing because they showed that our neighbors are looking out for kitties! The first sign showed a handsome Orange Tabby that two kind people had found. They were trying to help him find his people.
The second sign was a warning meant to help keep both dogs and cats safe from a common danger. See, we kitties and small dogs… what Thomas?… Oh… yes, I know wiener dogs are small dogs… anyway, we kitties and wiener dogs… I mean… any small dogs… are seen as prey by coyotes, eagles, bobcats, and a number of other wild predators. Someone saw a coyote in their neighborhood and posted a sign to let dog and cat guardians know about it.
In reality, the sign should have said, “Car, mean person, toxin, wild predator, dog, cat, and countless other dangers warning in this area! Keep small dogs and cats safely confined at all times and keep dogs and cats on leash if you take them outside.” It’s a little wordier, but much more comprehensive than the poster above. Still, the fact that people are thinking about kitty (and dog) safety and sharing it with others at all is something to celebrate! So, if you will excuse me, I’m off to find myself some celebratory catnip.
In Otis’s Name,