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The Brothers Have PTSSD!

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

It’s Thomas.

Over the past week and a half, I have been trying to get The Brothers to tell me what happened to them at their annual Bad Place check-up. They both seemed a little shaken up when they came home, especially Brother Oliver. Brother Henry has been very forthcoming about his experience, although his memory seems to be a bit foggy about parts of the experience. Brother Henry said that the first thing he remembers is being placed in the portable kitty jail by The Guardians.

Henry in Kitty Jail

Brother Henry’s first memory about The Bad Place is that he was locked up in the portable kitty jail.

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Trip To The Bad Place Part 2- The Homecoming

My Disciples,

In yesterday’s blog entry I described My terrifying trip to The Bad Place.  When we last left off I was on My way home, but I felt like I had been gone so long I didn’t know what to expect.  Well, I still felt relieved when I was carried through the back door in the portable kitty jail and placed on the floor while the Guardian removed his coat.  As soon as the jail reached the floor, Brother Oliver was there sniffing Me through the bars.

I reached out saying, “Brother Oliver!  It’s Me, Leader Otis!  Do you recognize Me!?”  He replied, “Huh?  Of course I do!  You’ve only been gone an hour Leader Otis…”

Otis in carrier with Oliver looking in at Him.

I thought I had been gone for a year. Brother Oliver said it was only an hour.

I was amazed at the information Brother Oliver had given Me.  I decided that the radumograph machine that they had used on Me at The Bad Place must have had something to do with time travel because there was no way I could have only been gone an hour.  I shared this theory with Brother Oliver who seemed skeptical.

After the Guardian’s coat was off he opened up the kitty jail and set Me free.  As I exited the jail, Brother Oliver sniffed Me deeply and said, “You don’t smell a year older, Leader Otis.  You just smell like stress and fear…and maybe a little bit of pee.”  I ignored this last bit.

Oliver sniffing otis.

Brother Oliver sniffed Me as I exited the kitty jail. He said I didn't smell any older.

Once I was all the way out of the kitty jail, I heard the freeze-dried chicken treat container rattling.  Brother Oliver and I forgot what we were talking about at once, especially the pee…I hope, and we ran to get treats that the Guardian placed on the floor.

Oits eating chicken.

All thoughts of time travel and pee were forgotten as the Guardian gave us a treat offering.

The treat really was delicious, and it helped Me forget about all that I had just gone through.  I wish My treat had been placed on the kitchen floor instead of the living room floor though.  I ended up getting a bit of fuzz on My tongue as I tried to eat off the rug.

Otis sticking tongue out.

Bleah! The treat was good, but I could have done without the fuzz from the rug.

When I was done eating, I started to have flashbacks about the year that I had just spent in The Bad Place.  I was about to run and hide in the basement when I noticed that the Guardian had placed his coat on the couch.  He never leaves his coat on the couch, so I assumed that he must have left it there for Me.  It makes sense, after all, since the coat had been My protective shield for part of the time at The Bad Place.  He probably thought it would make Me feel better now too.  And it did!

Otis laying on coat.

The Guardian left his coat on the couch so I could lay on it. It made Me feel better.

As I laid on the coat and drifted off to sleep, I heard the Guardian talking to the other Guardian on the phone.  It sounded like he had brought some kind of pictures home that were taken during the radumograph.  I shall look into this later and update you on what I find out tomorrow.  Right now, I feel like I could sleep for a year…

So Sayeth Otis

Tomorrow- Trip To The Bad Place Part 3- What I Discovered About The Radumographs

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Brother Henry Visits The Bad Place Again

My Disciples,

The other day I saw the Guardians getting out the portable kitty jail that they use to transport The Brothers and I to The Bad Place.  I immediately darted downstairs to take up residence in My safey-safe by the furnace.  Fortunately, the Guardians weren’t after Me.  They wanted Brother Henry.  Brother Henry had no idea what was happening until he found himself being placed inside the jail.  By then, it was too late.  Brother Henry is mighty, but no one can withstand the will of the Guardians.  I heard Brother Henry meowing in protest as he was carried out the door.  When he returned later on he told Me that he had continued to meow all the way to The Bad Place, but the Guardians refused to turn around and bring him home.

Brother Henry in a cat carrier in a car.

Brother Henry said he meowed all the way to The Bad Place, but the Guardians wouldn't turn around and bring him home.

I asked Brother Henry if he could recall in detail all that had happened to him at The Bad Place.  After his last visit there, I began to suspect that there may be more to The Bad Place than first meets the eye.  Brother Henry started off by telling Me that he was taken to the usual room with the bright lights and the high, smooth table.  The Guardians took him out of the kitty jail and began to pet and speak soothingly to him.  He said he was still afraid, but this made him feel a little better.

Brother Henry sitting on an examination table.

The Guardians took Brother Henry out of the kitty jail at The Bad Place. They began to pet and soothe him.

I asked him what happened next, and he hesitated for a moment.  He then said, “Ummmmm…I remember that after awhile the door opened and people I didn’t know came in.  I looked up at them and tried to figure out if they were coming in to attack me or do something else.  I was frightened, but I knew the Guardians wouldn’t let them hurt me.  Still, the Guardians had brought me to The Bad Place, so they might not have been in their right minds at the time…”

Brother Henry looking up, concerned.

Strangers entered the room and Brother Henry tried to figure out if they were a threat. He was frightened, but the Guardians were there with him...although he questioned their sanity.

I prodded him to go on, but he said he didn’t want to talk about it anymore.  When I asked him why he asked Me, “Have you ever had anyone at The Bad Place do something to you that is called ‘taking your temp-sure’?”  My eyes widened as a deeply suppressed memory from My last visit to The Bad Place tried to force its way into my consciousness.  I don’t know why, but at that moment I no longer wished to discuss what Brother Henry had experienced in The Bad Place.  We both decided to go hit the food bowl for a snack, but as we headed off in that direction, both of us were walking slightly more stiff-legged than we usually do.

So Sayeth Otis

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