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]


Home alone

Mom and Dad packed up this past weekend, with baby sister in-tow, and headed the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Leaving me home alone and left to my own devices, and by devices I mean laying with the remote pretending Animal Planet was on the television. That’s not to say I didn’t have a full weekend schedule and an extensive to-do list to check off. Lets recap:
Grooming myself ✓
Catnapping ✓
Sunbathing ✓
Bird watching✓
Indulging in my favfurrite combination of Fancy Feast and Friskies dryfood without restriction ✓
And maybe […]

October 16th, 2019|The OTIS Feed|

Training Tiny Humans

It’s all fun and games until yours truly gets receives one too many loves taps that are little more tap than love. My mom constantly tells my baby sister to, “be gentle with Otis” but my sister can hardly contain her excitement at the thought of becoming a crazy cat lady (not that I can blame her). Look, I’m not completely opposed to a little friendly petting, but now that I’ve matured, my furry fuse has grown shorter and I fear I will soon be […]

October 9th, 2019|The OTIS Feed|

Preparing furrr fall

It’s that time of the year already; time to officially say so long to summer. Time to bid farewell to your summer body – shed your summer coat, and put on the winter one. Time to put away the kitty pool and bring out the paw-printed blanket that spent the summer decorating the back of mom’s couch. This year, I’m skipping the Hocus Pocus (remember I’m a scaredy cat) and heading straight for the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, first one begins on the 25th! It’s […]

October 2nd, 2019|The OTIS Feed|

Snug as a Bug

I furr one, love this time of year! Unlike you silly humans, who get all excited about sweater weather, I look forward to snuggling under the blankets whenever I get a chance. I also go under the blankets to escape my mother’s endless array of scented fall candles; there’s only so much Pumpkin Spice one feline can take!

Blankets also makes for an effective hiding place furr a scaredy cat like myself from the ghouls and goblins that start making their annual appearance on front lawns […]

September 25th, 2019|The OTIS Feed|