Brother Oliver Recreated A Piece of History

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

Last week Sir Thomas read “The Legend of Kiddy The Cat“. He was still in Limbo at the time Brother Oliver posted the story, so he had somehow overlooked it until now. Anyway, he was so excited by what he read that he decided to do his own research to see if he could find any details that might have been missing from the story. He didn’t find much due to the fact that humans have largely ignored Kiddy’s story, instead embracing their own historical mythology about the events that occurred in Dodge City, Kansas, and Tombstone, Arizona. Thomas did hear a rumor though, from a cat on the felines only “Cat Chat” social media site, that piqued his interest.

The rumor that Thomas heard was that, during his time in Dodge City, Wyatt Earp had created a publicity campaign aimed at increasing the popularity of cats among men. At the time, a majority of the men in Dodge City felt that owning a cat would somehow make them appear less manly. To combat this belief, Wyatt Earp commissioned a series of portraits of local men posing with cats. He made cards and posters out of these images and added the tagline “Real Men Love Cats”. He then hung the posters in local saloons and stores, and passed out the cards wherever he went.

Unfortunately, none of the cards or posters exists today. Thomas was very disappointed about this as he really wanted to see what those images were like.When he mentioned his disappointment to Brother Oliver, Brother O got all excited and said, “I think I can help you Thomas!” He then came to me and asked if I would be willing to participate in recreating one of Wyatt Earp’s old publicity cards! I agreed immediately, and with the help of a mysterious drifter who just happened to show up at our door, Brother Oliver worked his magic and created what we believe the cards must have looked like… although we know the originals did not say “Cult of Otis” at the bottom. Anyway, here’s Brother O’s vision from the past.

Real Men Love Cats

With a little help from a mysterious drifter, Brother O and I were able to recreate Wyatt Earp’s publicity cards.

Although Thomas was thrilled to see the card, he scolded us for letting a drifter into the house because, in his words, “He might have been hiding a few wiener dogs under his coat!” To placate Sir T, Brother Oliver said, “OK Thomas, we won’t bring any more drifters into the house.”, to which Thomas replied, “Good, because the word on Cat Chat is that wiener drifters are currently the number one threat to safely confined cats…” Thomas then left the room. After he departed, Brother Oliver turned to me and said, “That’s it. We’re blocking his access to Cat Chat.” I wholeheartedly agreed.

So Says Brother Henry

P.S. Be sure to read The Legend of Kiddy The Cat to get the whole story!

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5 responses to “Brother Oliver Recreated A Piece of History

  1. mistletoeandhitch

    We remember the story of Kiddy the Cat! Our HuMom thinks that it’s a great idea of a children’s book. Of course the Guardians of the Cult of Otis would have to tailor it to fit human children. But spreading the work and philosophy of the Cult of Otis could only be served by educating the sticky fingered off-spring as early as possible. Brother Henry’s steely eyed stare on the card with the equally cool drifter is very impressive. Brother Henry sure helps increase the look of “manliness” in that photo!

  2. rhiannonpaine

    Fantastic poster, guys! What luck that the mysterious drifter should happen to be so photogenic. Of course Brother Henry, like all the Cult cats, is always photogenic. I agree with mistletoeandhitch’s HuMom: The Legend of Kiddy the Cat would make a wonderful children’s book. I also agree that Sir Thomas should probably be kept away from Cat Chat. Now I’m off to make a bumper sticker for my car (“Beware of Wiener Drifters”).

  3. And, Brother H, if that big ‘ole M on your forehead doesn’t stand for ‘Manly”, I don’t know what would!!

  4. Love the poster! I’m sure someone must have frisked this guy for wiener dogs before they let him in, didn’t’ they????

  5. Super poster!
    Have a terrific Tuesday…

    Noodle and crew

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