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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]


A Snowy Furrcast

The furrecast for the end of this week purredicts snow. *insert the collective groan from those dreading the winter blues*

Though some might have their tails in a knot ovfurr this,  I’m actually purrretty excited. The approaching flakes even have me feeling  a bit nostalgic!

Firstly, the changing season can only mean the return of the snow birdies I so love to sit and observe (which includes my Mom’s favorite; the cardinal).

I get to snuggle up on the couch with the family all wrapped up in cozy […]

October 28th, 2020|The OTIS Feed|


As you all may know by now, my Mom is a bit of an ovfurr-the-top neat furreak. Thus, it is only on the super rare occasion that I am allowed to indulge in catnip mostly due to the the mess it makes.

Much to my surpurrise, when I meowed very politely fur some paw-ty mix last night, Mom pulled out the bag of catnip instead.

What is going on here?

Is she feeling ok?

Is it Halloween already?

Regardless, I wasn’t about to remind […]

October 21st, 2020|The OTIS Feed|

Ottie is My Name. Don’t Wear It Out.

It’s no secret that my kid sister Ellie looks up to me (well, technically it goes both ways I suppose, but that’s besides the point!).

She’s a thoughtful kid and wants to include me in evfurrything she does, and I mean evfurry thing! Here’s a brief breakdown of her commands -er- I mean suggestions for me:

“Ottie colors.” – Technically, I just watch her color and bat around whatever crayon she gives me. She thinks it’s funny, so I must be doing something right.

“Ottie […]

October 14th, 2020|The OTIS Feed|

Dental Hygiene

My mom cares deeply about the family’s dental hygiene, which is very nice of her – making sure everyone is equipped with the purroper toothbrush, toothpaste and evfurry six months has a purrper cleaning with someone called a dentist is no small feat. Because my kid sister isn’t always keen on having her teeth brushed, Mom tells Ellie she’s going to tickle her teeth.

Sounds purretty terrifying, actually.

Good thing that Elmo toothbrush seems to subdue her.

I’ve purrsonally nevfurr been to the dentist, […]

October 7th, 2020|The OTIS Feed|
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