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Whiskered Gallantry #9- The Stalwart Knight

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

I realize it has been some time since the last installment in my Whiskered Gallantry photo series. I decided to remedy that this week when we had a break in the rainy weather and the Guardians let us into our Outdoor Domain. When the door opened, Sir Thomas was the first one out, and as he thoroughly assessed the surroundings for any signs of suspicious canine activity, I took a photo without him even being aware that I had done so.

I know I sometimes give Sir T a hard time, but I have to say, when I looked at the image, it took my breath away. Such power! Such confidence! Such vigilance and sense of duty! Leader Otis really knew what He was doing when He made Thomas The Cult’s first knight, and dubbed him “The Heart” of The Cult of Otis.

Without further ado, I bring you my latest photographic masterpiece. Behold Whiskered Gallantry #9- The Stalwart Knight.

WG-9-The Stalwart Knight

Whiskered Gallantry #9- The Stalwart Knight

May his shining visage be an inspiration to all who seek to keep kitties happy, healthy, and safely confined.

In Otis’s Name,

Brother Oliver

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Unofficial Whiskered Gallantry #8- Selfie of the Knight

People and fur people who like The Leader Otis,

It’s Thomas. Ummmmm… well, when I first agreed to collaborate with Brother Oliver on his Whiskered Gallantry photo series, he told me that there would be at least a dozen images in it. Last time I counted, there have only been nine images so far, and some of them don’t really count because they are just variations on the same theme (like Battle Cry and Wiener Cry of the Knight, for instance, or the Fangs of the Knight images).

Anyway, I thought I would help Brother Oliver move the series along by borrowing his camera and taking a photo of myself. I understand that humans call this “taking a selfie”, so, I give you the unofficial Whiskered Gallantry #8: Selfie of the Knight!

UWG-8-Selfie of the Knight

Unofficial Whiskered Gallantry #8: Selfie of the Knight

There you have it! I… what? Uh-oh… Brother Oliver just asked why he heard a camera shutter up here in Kitty Valhalla. Oh no! Here he comes! I gotta go!

Thomas Out

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Staring Contest Sunday

My Disciples,

I declare today Staring Contest Sunday. Are you ready? One… two… three… GO!

Otis staring contest

It’s Staring Contest Sunday!

I won! Wait… what Mama Cat? You want to play too? OK. One… two… three… GO!

Mama Cat staring contest

Good luck beating Mama Cat in this stare-down!

Mama Cat won too! Huh? How do I know she won? Well… you’re reading this aren’t you? That means you looked away. And if you looked away, she won! Good thing too… if you stare at her too long, she is likely to start growling. Just ask Brother Henry.

So Sayeth Otis

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Kitty Close-up #11

My Disciples,

I was going to end My Kitty Close-ups photo series at number ten, but Brother Oliver has been bugging Me for weeks to post one of his photos that he says BELONGS in the Kitty Close-ups Series.  He has been an excellent High Priest and assistant body guard in recent days so I decided that I would grant his wish and post his photo as Kitty Close-up #11.  So, without further ado, here it is…

Brother Oliver's mouth wide open showing his tongue and teeth.

This is the photo that Brother Oliver has been begging Me to include in "Kitty Close-ups".

So there you have it!  I don’t know if Brother Oliver realizes this or not, but I think he might have just set himself up for a visit to The Bad Place to get his teeth cleaned.  He might be unpleasantly surprised once the Guardians see this!

So Sayeth Otis

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Kitty Close-up #10

My Disciples,

Today I bring you another image in My Kitty Close-ups photo series.  This one shows one of My razor sharp kitty claws…hmmmm…now that I look at the photo My claw doesn’t look all that razor sharp.  Frankly, I’m a little bit embarrassed.  If you’ll please excuse Me, I need to go scratch something to sharpen these claws up…possibly the couch.

So Sayeth Otis

A close-up of a cat claw.

Behold My razor sharp...errrr...kind of dull claw.

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Kitty Close-up #9

My Disciples,

It’s time for another image from My Kitty Close-ups photo series.  I won’t tell you what it is just yet, but I’ll give you a hint: These parts of Me were much rougher and dryer, and more cracked and pitted when I was wandering alone in the wilderness.

A close-up of Otis's foot pads.

These are much softer and cleaner than they used to be. Can you guess what they are?

In case you didn’t already guess, they are My foot pads!  When the Guardians first swept Me up in The Capture, I remember one of them remarking on how rough and hard My foot pads felt compared to those of Brothers Henry and Oliver.  My pads still bear a few scars from My time in the shadows, but these days they are soft and supple from living the good life in The Promised Land.  I hope that all of your cats have soft and supple paws too!

So Sayeth Otis

 

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Kitty Close-up #8

My Disciples,

Today I bring you yet another image in My artistic series of Kitty Close-ups.  This picture shows one of My most important features.  Not only does it help Me thoroughly investigate My surroundings, it also helps Me to wake up the Guardians when they are being stubborn and trying to sleep in.  One touch on the cheek with this cold, wet feature and they are leaping out of bed to prepare My breakfast…although usually not without complaint.

So Sayeth Otis

A close-up of Otis's nose.

Hmmmm...do you smell something?

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