The Otis Feed2019-08-28T15:44:57-04:00



Our director of advertising Ashley Kristjansson is a self proclaimed crazy cat lady … with only one cat. Luckily for Ashley, and now the entire world, that one feline is a world class nap taker, the gold standard of grumpiness, and God’s gift to Instagram. Everyday, tens of hundreds of people are inspired by the one and only Otis Joe to cuddle, mooch, and snack on turkey deli meat to their heart’s content. Otis is a soon to be ten year old house kitty, his lineage is unknown-like most comic book heroes-but mom Ashley believes he is part Turkish Van, perhaps explaining his love for the aforementioned sandwich meat. “I love him as though he were my furrrst born, I am his familiar if you will, unfortunately, my husband is his favorite person-reluctantly I might add-but I will continue to fight for his undying love and attention.” His life has been full of ups and downs, from his early experiences with the outside world to the comfort of his cat stroller, as well as his long battle with “cat acne” Otis has etched his name into the annuals of cat history. Now, for the first time ever, the legendarily lazy feline will allow our cameras into his everyday life. Main Street Magazine and its readers have been granted one of a kind access to the King of Catnaps and all of his furbaby adventures, won’t you join us? What do you say Otis?

[All cat puns are not my intellectual property and are the sole responsibility of my mother who refuses to let twenty four hours go by without using one. -Otis Joe]


The Hairball Blues

Here we go again – My little sister hasn’t been feeling well furr the past few days and your furry friend has been hard at work keeping spirits high at home. Apparently, you humans have a habit of falling ill when the temperatures drop. As an indoor kitty, I can relate. Whenever I take a brief break from my napping and turkey lifestyle to bathe I run the risk of catching every cat’s worst enemy- the dreaded hairball. If I spend a little too much […]

December 11th, 2019|The OTIS Feed|

Snowed In

Good morning, furriends! I’m not sure how much snow you have at your house, but at my house we have a good 2 feet! You could say we were snowed in – thank goodness I’m an indoor kitty! There is however one huge purrroblem with all this snow; it makes it really hard to watch my birdies. Oh humbug! I love my front row seat for bird spying, but with mountains of snow piled up, my little feathered friends hardly ever come down where I […]

December 4th, 2019|The OTIS Feed|


Given tomorrow’s Turkey motif, I thought it might be appurropriate to discuss my love for the famous bird. Well, fur me, it’s more of a lifestyle choice really. Some of you may choose to eat exclusively vegetables, or –even stranger- fish (you pesky pescatarians). I, on the other paw, am a self-purr-claimed Turketarian [spelling courtesy of Hillshire Farm]. My purrentes buy turkey deli meat for the sole purpose of feeding this habit. Spoiled much? I think NOT! Purrhaps my love fur this delicious meat stems […]

November 27th, 2019|The OTIS Feed|

Pawliday Stress

I’m sure you’re like me, when we were younger the holidays were a lot less stressful. Now it seems, this time of the year means expansive to-do lists, and hoards of humans descending on my house to take up space on my favorite spots on the couch. All of this commotion is no good for my scaredy-cat nerves, my R&R time, and most importantly, my skin care routine. For years I’ve struggled with cat-acne causing unpleasant trips to the vet, and an embarrassing amount of […]

November 20th, 2019|The OTIS Feed|