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I Was Told To Entertain You

People and fur people who are disciples of The Leader Otis,

It’s Thomas.

I recently made a request of Brother’s Henry and Oliver, and I guess it was a pretty big one. So big that they have not had time to update the blog because they have been trying to figure out how best to meet the request. I am not sure I understand why it is such a big deal because I simply asked them to tell me a story. I would tell you what story I asked them to tell, but they told me not to. I am not sure why. I guess they want it to be a surprise or something.

Anyway, they told me that since my request is taking up so much of their time, it is up to me to entertain you while they are working. To that end, I decided to put together a special video. It is really a tribute to the skills that Mama Cat taught me more than anything. I was not sure how to upload the video to Youtube, but Brother Oliver said he would take time out of his busy schedule to do that for me. He seemed very amused after he did it though, so I am a little concerned he tampered with the video. He kept saying he loved the ending. Weird. I would watch it myself and see if he messed with it, but I stopped going on Youtube after I watched a video and then another video started playing that showed wiener dogs running really fast. I do NOT want to see that again.

Here is the video. I hope you like it.

Thomas Out

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This Year’s Puzzling Catsmas Gift: Part II

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

When we last left off, Brother Henry had just noticed something and asked Sir Thomas and I to stand back so he could demonstrate the true purpose of the mysterious object we were investigating. After Thomas and I did as he asked, Brother Henry jumped down off the weird bench and crouched down behind it. One second passed… then two. Suddenly Brother Henry sprung up and reached over the bench with his right forepaw. As he did so he shouted, “You’re mine!” and then he brought his paw down on a colorful toy mouse that was sitting in front of the bench.

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Brother Henry hid behind the bench and then struck out at a toy mouse.

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We Haven’t Forgotten About Valhalla

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

I just want you to know that we haven’t forgotten about Valahalla. We know Thomas is hiding something up there, and Brother Henry and I still intend to get to the bottom of it. I’ve even tried to sneak up there a couple times this past week, but each time I did I encountered Thomas on the stairs. He didn’t say a word. He just gave me this look:

Thomas on stairs

This is the look Thomas gave me.

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Operation Knight Distraction Part II: The Distractors Are Distracted

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here.

When we last left off, I was trying to sneak out of the room and head up to Kitty Valhalla, but I was drawn back in when Thomas suddenly executed a perfect Super Wheelie. I couldn’t leave after that. I had to get in close to see what would happen next. And what happened was, on the next pass of the Artificial Bird, Thomas shouted, “Hallelujah Paw Raise!”, and then did what he had said.

Thomas Halleluja Paw Raise

Next, Thomas performed an amazing Hallelujah Paw Raise.

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Operation Knight Distraction Part I: Putting The Plan Into Action

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here. As you may be aware, Brother Oliver and I have been dying to know what Sir Thomas is hiding up in Kitty Valhalla. So far though, our attempts to find out have been thwarted either by the knight himself, or by his creepy minions. Well, yesterday Brother Oliver and I put our heads together and came up with a new plan, and it seemed certain that this one could not fail!

Putting our plan into effect, I told Sir Thomas that, after a few year’s hiatus, The International Catlympics Committee had decided to resume the Catlympics this fall. I told him to meet us in the living room where we would all begin training to compete in the competition. Meanwhile, Brother Oliver was busy yowling at one of the Guardians and then looking at the artificial bird toy in order to convince the Guardian to act as bird handler for the training. It worked, and by the time Sir Thomas walked excitedly into the living room, the Guardian was already waving the artificial bird overhead.

Sir Thomas asked Brother Oliver and me if either of us would like to go first. Brother Oliver quickly said, “Ummm… no, Sir Thomas, I want to take photos of this. Why don’t you go first?” Sir Thomas then looked at me and I said, “Uhhhh… yeah, I think you should go first. I just had some catnip and I’m feeling a little tipsy…” Shrugging, Sir Thomas assumed the ready position in the middle of the room.

Thomas excited

Thomas was very excited to hear the Catlympics were being reinstated. We convinced him to go first at practice.

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String Theory Sunday

People and fur people who are Disciples of The Leader Otis,

It’s Thomas. The other day I looked at the cover of a magazine that one of the Guardians was reading. It was called “Scientific American”, and one of the stories listed on the cover was about something called “string theory”. I was kind of excited because I really love string, and I think new theories about string would be really fascinating. The Guardians must have been reading my mind when I was thinking about this because one of them pulled out a string and began to dangle it over my head!

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The Guardians read my mind!

As I began batting at the string, I started to develop a string theory of my own. The theory was that string is really fun to play with! I would need to perform several more trials to determine whether or not this was true though.

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I started to develop my own string theory, but I needed to perform more tests.

In the end, I decided that there was enough evidence to conclusively prove my string theory. To celebrate, I decided to declare today “String Theory Sunday”, and all kitties who wish to should do their own test trials to see for themselves whether or not my theory is correct. It’s all in the name of science!

Thomas Out

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The Luckiest Crow in the World

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Henry here. That crow would be mine. I would stalk him, and pounce on him, and crunch his birdie bones before he even knew what happened. I swear, I would do it.

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I would have you before you even knew what happened, crow…

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Score Tally Sunday

My Disciples,

The votes are in and… well… Brother Henry is not very happy about the results. You see, of the 135 votes cast as of 10 am today, Brother Henry received only 5. He says it is a travesty, and it undermines the whole traditionalist Squatting Tiger movement. He was pouting all morning.

Henry disappointed

Brother Henry spent the morning pouting. He was not happy with the voting results.

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Squatting Tiger Week: Day 6- Cast Your Votes

My Disciples,

The time has come to cast your vote to decide which cat has the best take on the Squatting Tiger pose. Before we vote though, Brother  Henry has requested that I show a few photos of Myself performing Squatting Tiger back when I was still fully mobile. I think he just wanted me to do this because I mentioned that I used to agree with his traditionalist take on the pose, but when Mama Cat, Brother Oliver, and Thomas also expressed an interest, I decided to honor Brother Henry’s request. So, here are three photos of Me in all My Squatting Tiger glory back in 2011.

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Brother Henry was excited when he saw this. He said, “See! Even The Leader squatted with his bum all the way on the ground!”

Otis ST 2

When Brother Oliver saw this one he said, “Uh-oh Brother Henry… it looks like his bum is up off the ground in this one.” Brother Henry disagreed, claiming you couldn’t tell from this angle.

Otis ST 3

Brother Oliver got excited about this one too, but only because that’s him in the lower right corner.

Sadly, these photos did nothing but reignite the debate about who is right! Let’s get to it.

Cast your vote now and we will settle this once and for all.

So Sayeth Otis

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Squatting Tiger Week: Day 5- Leader Otis

My Disciples,

So far this week we have seen four different takes on the proper way to perform a Squatting Tiger pose. We’ve also had our share of controversy due to the strong opinions of the kitties involved in this competition. Well, today it’s my turn to weigh in, and to be honest, I kind of agree with Sir Thomas. In the past, I might have taken a more traditionalist approach to the Squatting Tiger pose like Brother Henry has, but ever since I began to struggle with My mobility, I realized that not all kitties are physically able to perform a “perfect” pose. I mean, I can’t even squat anymore, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still channel My inner tiger. That being said, here is My modified take on the Squatting Tiger pose.

Otis tiger

I can’t squat anymore, so I have to do My own version of Squatting Tiger. I think it should still be acceptable.

There you have it. I may not be squatting, but I’m still a tiger. What Brother Henry? You think I should call it the Boxed Bobcat pose? Hmmm… I actually kind of like that… Anyway, you now have five entries to peruse, My Disciples. Come back tomorrow and we will have the vote that settles this Squatting Tiger issue once and for all!

So Sayeth Otis

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