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Brother Oliver’s Bad Place Bonanza

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

It’s Thomas.

Last week Brother Oliver had to go to The Bad Place two times! It all started when I heard The Guardians discussing Brother O’s stinky breath. I tried to warn him. I told him, “Brother Oliver! You better eat a mint leaf or something if you do not want to go to The Bad Place!” But he refused to listen. So it came as no surprise to me when The Guardians put Brother Oliver in the portable kitty jail and walked out the door with him.

Oliver in kitty jail

I tried to warn him that he should do something about his stinky breath.

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Brother Henry Survived Another Bad Place Visit

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here.

Last week, Brother Henry had to take another trip to The Bad Place. He has still been experiencing many ouchy moments, even after having most of his teeth removed a few months ago. I asked Brother Henry if he was afraid to be returning to The Bad Place and he said, “Nope, not at all.” When I asked him why not he said, “Because I am taking my Sacred Cloak of Ninja Power to keep me safe while I am there.” I assumed he was talking about the awesome ninja blanket that Disciple Christine sent him a while back.

Henry with cloak of ninja power

Brother Henry wrapped himself in the Sacred Cloak of Ninja Power while he was at The Bad Place.

When he returned, Brother Henry told me that the good people at The Bad Place had looked in his mouth and discussed different options with The Guardians. He said he didn’t have time to tell me everything that had happened though, because he had something very important to do. When I found him 20 minutes later he was laying on the living room floor, banana-nipped out of his mind. I guess the stress of the day had really gotten to him, but after his peeling session he was certainly feeling no pain… not that I would ever condone such a thing, of course.

Henry after The Bad Place

Brother Henry was so stressed by his visit to The Bad Place that he spent the rest of the afternoon peeling.

Fortunately, Brother Henry had recovered from his nipdulgence by the next day, and the Guardians have been giving him some kind of medication that he actually likes to eat! They just set the pill in front of him and he immediately gulps it down like it’s a treat or something. It kind of makes me want to try one, but the Guardians keep preventing me from doing so. Whatever it is, it seems to be helping. Brother Henry’s appetite has increased, and I heard the Guardians say the redness on his gums has  all but disappeared!

Here’s hoping that Brother Henry is back up to his full 17-pounds of tabby fury in no time!

So Sayeth Brother Oliver

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Brother Henry’s Ouchy Mouth Recheck

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

It’s Thomas.

Earlier this week, Brother Henry returned to the specialty tooth and mouth Bad Place for a scheduled, post surgery recheck. He said he heard lots of dogs while he was there, so he was being extra cautious.

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Brother H heard lots of dogs, so he was extra cautious.

The Guardian must have sensed Brother Henry’s heightened state of alert because she provided him with his very own fortress of solitude.

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The Guardian provided Brother Henry with a fortress of solitude.

I wish I could report that Brother Henry’s mouth is all better, and that he no longer has any pain at all… but I can’t. Even five weeks after his surgery, Brother Henry still often hurts when he is eating, and he still sometimes hisses and runs away from his food. I heard the Guardians discussing Brother Henry’s Bad Place visit when they got home. I guess the good doctor at The Bad Place looked in Brother Henry’s mouth, and in his opinion it looked like it had improved. Apparently Brother Henry didn’t like his mouth being looked at so the Guardian had to give him much comfort afterward.

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Brother H needed some comfort after his mouth exam.

I overheard that the Guardians are supposed to keep an eye on Brother Henry and if he hasn’t improved in two weeks they need to take him back to The Bad Place. They have also started adding something to all of our food. I’m not sure what it is, but it tastes delicious so I’m not complaining! Please keep Brother Henry in your thoughts and purrs. I’ll continue to do my part and make sure that he doesn’t have to worry about security duties as he continues to recover.

Thomas Out

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Another Trip To The Bad Place For Brother Henry

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here. A few hours ago the Guardians got out the portable kitty jail, put Brother Henry in it, and took him out the door. When he returned he relayed the harrowing tale of his visit to some new, specialty Bad Place. He said he was brave the whole time he was there. He only hid under the Guardian’s scarf to make her  and the other Guardian feel better.

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Brother Henry says he only hid under the scarf to make the Guardians feel better.

According to Brother Henry, the place the Guardians took him to specialized in teeth and mouths. Brother Henry has been having pain in his mouth recently. It’s been so bad on some days that eating hurt. He was spotted a few times hissing and running away from his food bowl, and he has lost a little weight (although he’ll always be 17 pounds of tabby fury in my eyes!). The good people at this new, specialty Bad Place said that Brother Henry has something called “Caudal Stomatitis”. At least, that’s what Brother Henry thought they said. He was busy comforting the Guardians some more by hiding under the scarf during the discussion.

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Brother Henry continued to comfort the Guardians as they talked to the good people at The Bad Place.

Brother Henry also said that during the discussion he heard that he needed to have some teeth extracted to help correct the problem. He heard them schedule an appointment for that this Wednesday. When Thomas heard all of this information he decided that, what with the year we have had, we must all be living under some sort of kitty health problem curse… possibly one that was put on us by wiener dogs. I assured him that it was probably just nothing more than bad luck, but I have to admit, in the back of my mind, I did wonder about the possibility of a curse.

So Brother H will have a long day on Wednesday. Please keep him in your thoughts and purrs, and send comforting paw pats and head butts his way. Thomas or I will be sure to let you know how he does that day as soon as we are able.

So Sayeth Brother Oliver

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Brother Oliver’s Harrowing Tale: Part II

My Disciples,

When we left off yesterday, Brother Oliver contended that he was panting for the Guardian because she was stressed and could not pant. Ummmm…yeah. Anyway, here’s Brother Oliver with the rest of his tall… errrr… harrowing tale.

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“So, after I calmed the Guardian down a little bit with my panting, the good people from The Bad Place came into the room. One of them held me tight, probably because he needed to absorb some of my calmness, while the other one squeezed my head and stuck himself in the eye with a weird flashlight. I’m not sure what that was about.”

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Brother Oliver’s Harrowing Tale: Part I

My Disciples,

I entered the living room late yesterday morning to find Brother Oliver sitting next to the portable kitty jail. I plopped down next to him and said, “Hey Brother Oliver. I’m glad to see you made it back from The Bad Place in one piece. Do you want to take a nap? I could use a nice soft pillow…” I waited for his reply, but I heard only silence.

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I asked Brother Oliver if he wanted to take a nap. He was silent for some time.

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Brother Henry’s Bad Place Recheck

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver here. This morning, I walked into the living room to find Brother Henry locked up in the portable kitty jail. He was not happy. I asked him what was going on and he said, “I heard the Guardians say they are taking me to The Bad Place for a recheck. They don’t seem very worried about it, so I’m totally not worried either.” He looked worried to me.

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Brother Henry said he heard the Guardians mention he was going for a recheck.

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Brother Henry Returns

My Disciples,

We all breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday when the Guardians left for awhile and came back carrying Brother Henry in the portable kitty jail. He looked a bit out of it, but he apparently survived his ordeal at The Bad Place. Brother Oliver ran over to greet him as soon as the Guardians placed the kitty jail on the ground. Brother Henry said, “Brother Oliver! I am so happy to see you!” Brother Oliver said, “Brother Henry, you kind of smell like two or three different dogs and a handful of frightened cats! What the heck happened to you!?”

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Brother Henry returned! Brother Oliver said he smelled like dogs and frightened cats.

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Brother Henry is at The Bad Place

My Disciples,

I’m worried about Brother Henry. Oh, in case you are wondering, he’s not at The Bad Place due to his trying to get close to Mama Cat yesterday. That situation ended surprisingly peacefully with not so much as a hiss. Yes, I’m surprised too.

Henry looking strong

This is Brother Henry immediately after finishing his nap with Mama Cat yesterday. Both survived unscathed!

Anyway, despite his lack of Mama Cat related injuries, the Guardians put Brother Henry in the portable kitty jail this morning to take him to The Bad Place. It sounded like he was going to the regular Bad Place, not the specialty Bad Place where we received the bad news about My health. I heard the Guardians saying that Brother H was going to have his teeth cleaned. He was also going to have a fatty cyst removed from his tail. Even though it sounded like neither of those things was too serious, neither sounded like fun to Me, so I am worried about My High Priest.

Otis worried about Henry

Although I don’t think Brother Henry has any serious problems, I am still worried about him.

I know the good people at The Bad Place will take care of Brother Henry, but I also know that even he gets scared when he has to go there. Hopefully, by the time you read this he will be back here in My Domain with shiny, white fangs of fury to show for his ordeal. In the meantime, I think I better see if the Guardians will give Me some chicken treats. I hear those help with stress…

So Sayeth Otis



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Mama Gets the All Clear

Disciples of The Leader Otis,

Brother Henry here. One of the Guardians came home early from work yesterday to take Mama Cat to The Bad Place again. I gathered that this was a planned visit to ensure that her eye had healed well after the grass seed was removed. Planned or not, she was not happy to go. I saw a photo of her that was taken by the Guardian while they were in The Bad Place exam room. Mama looked pretty angry.

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Mama did not look happy at The Bad Place.

Fortunately, I found out from Mama when she got home that the good people at The Bad Place said her eye had fully healed. She was excited because it means that she will no longer have to endure the Guardians putting drops in her eye every 6 hours. I thought that was pretty awesome too! So, to review, here is how Mama looked about two weeks ago:

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Here’s Mama on July 6, when she came and asked us for help.

And here’s Mama yesterday, about two hours after she got home from The Bad Place:

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Here’s Mama yesterday, after she got home from The Bad Place.

Oh, and not only does she now have two beautiful eyes again, she has also gained a half pound during the time she has been inside. That’s a good thing, because she was skin and bones before, but I wonder if that additional weight will affect her ability to perform the Flying Squirrel!? I guess time will tell. I’m just thankful she’ll still be able to see the artificial bird with both eyes, and that all of her future Flying Squirrel attempts will be made within the safely confining walls of The Promised Land.

Thanks again to all of you for your kind words and support during Mama Cat’s ordeal. And many thanks to those of you who gave to help fund her medical expenses. All of us, especially the Guardians, were humbled by your generosity which covered nearly three-quarters of Mama’s bill. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our feline and human hearts!

So Says Brother Henry


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