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Charlie’s Consolation Prize

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry Here. I saw the whole thing! I was sitting on the cat tree in the front window when it happened! The Limbo Cat named Charlie from across the street almost caught a squirrel! I think it might have even been the squirrel that sometimes taunts me from the fence when I look out the window in the office. Anyway, it all started when I looked down at the walkway under the window and noticed Charlie hanging out there. I don’t think I knew I was watching him.

Charlie sitting on sidewalk.

I noticed Charlie sitting on the walkway in front of the house. I don’t think he saw me.

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Scared Squirrel Sunday

My Disciples,

Brother Henry has requested that today be officially declared “Scared Squirrel Sunday”. It all started this morning when he was sitting in the window looking out at our back fence. I heard him get all excited and start using his “kitty machine gun” noises on something. Suddenly he shouted, “LEADER OTIS! IT’S A SQUIRREL!”, then, lowering his voice, he continued, “… I think she sees me…”

Henry watching squirrel 1

Brother Henry was machine gunning something outside the window. It was a squirrel.

Brother Henry was silent for a few seconds, and then he said, “Yes, she definitely sees me. Ha! I bet she is really scared to see such a threatening predator eyeballing her! Wait, here she comes.” I looked over Brother Henry’s shoulder and saw that the squirrel was moving closer.

Henry watching squirrel 2

Brother Henry thought that the squirrel must be very scared to see him sitting there. I wasn’t so sure about that.

Brother Henry tensed. He said, “That’s right little squirrel… tremble before the mighty hunter…” But it didn’t look like the squirrel was trembling to Me. She actually came as close as she could on the fence, and then stared right at Brother Henry.

Henry watching squirrel 3

The squirrel came right to the edge of the fence and stared directly at Brother Henry.

As Brother Henry stared back at the squirrel, he said, “Yes, look into my eyes. Do you see it? It is your doom…” The squirrel turned away and Brother Henry said, “Ha! She is so frightened she can’t even look at me!” The squirrel started grooming with her back to Brother Henry. She still didn’t look very scared to me.

Henry watching squirrel 4

Brother Henry said that the squirrel was so afraid she couldn’t look at him. She didn’t look scared to Me.

After grooming for several minutes, the squirrel left. As her tail disappeared over the fence, Brother Henry said, “That’s right little one. Run away. The window has saved you yet again…” The funny thing was though, she wasn’t really running. She seemed to just be walking away at a normal pace.

Henry watching squirrel 5

Brother Henry seemed to think the squirrel was running away in fear. She just seemed to be walking to Me.

After the squirrel disappeared, Brother Henry turned to Me and said, “I almost feel sorry for the poor little thing. She probably won’t even be able to sleep tonight after such a scary encounter!” He then asked Me if today could be “Scared Squirrel Sunday”. Brother Henry asks for so little, I decided it would be OK to grant his request. As I walked away though, I couldn’t resist saying, “Yes, Brother Henry, today is now officially ‘Scared Squirrel Sunday’. If that squirrel comes back though, could you please take it easy on her? I think just the sight of you almost gave her a heart attack!”

Upon hearing that, Brother Henry began to purr loudly. He always has had trouble recognizing sarcasm.

So Sayeth Otis

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The Crunchy Little Birds Mock Me

My Disciples,

It was sunny yesterday, so I spent some time looking out the window and enjoying the day.  Well, I should say I tried to spend some time looking out the window and enjoying the day.  What really happened was I sat down in front of the window and was immediately chirped and chattered at by about a dozen crunchy little birds in the tree outside.  The worst part was, I don’t think they were chattering out of fear.  I think they knew that I was safely contained behind a window screen so I couldn’t crunch their little bones!  I think they were chattering little birdie curses at Me and mocking Me!  I pretended to ignore them.

Otis ignoring the birds

I pretended to ignore the crunchy little birds, but oh how they annoyed Me!

Eventually I jumped down out of the window and went to find My new chirpie bird toy.  After batting that thing around for half an hour and biting it from head to toe I found that I felt much better.  When I went back to the window later in the day, the crunchy little mocking birds were gone.  I breathed a sigh of relief and really started enjoying Myself…that is…until a crunchy little squirrel jumped up on the fence outside the window and began chattering and waving his tail at Me.  Oh little squirrel.  You know not who you mock…

So Sayeth Otis

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