Oscar – a tribute

Sadly, Oscar is no more. He passed away peacefully yesterday morning after a short but acute illness. He was 13, which in cat years makes him about 80.

Oscar was an unusual cat, defying feline stereotypes in many ways; the first time he saw a mouse, he obligingly shared his food with it. On bonfire nights, far from being traumatised by fireworks, he enjoyed watching them out of the window, and while many cats run a mile from the vaccum cleaner, Oscar used to chase it round the room.

And when we got a magnetic cat-flap to keep the other cats out, Oscar would hold the door open so that Benjamin-the-cat-next-door could come in.

He was a party animal. He loved a gathering, and would work the room. Barbecues were special favourites.

All my former lodgers loved him. One even made an origami replica of him! He will be much missed.

He is buried in the garden in a favourite spot among the bluebells. Oscar RIP.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. elaine
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 08:50:44

    Sorry to hear about Oscar. You miss them when they are gone as thgey are part of the family. He had a good life x

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  2. rob
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 10:16:56

    He was the coolest cat.

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  3. Joy
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 10:55:44

    goodnight, and hope the pearly gates have a cat flap in them oscar /tesco…x

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  4. The martini effect
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 16:59:49

    Yes – forgot to say Oscar also answered to ‘Tesco’!

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  5. mary s
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 17:24:10

    Awwww this is sad. He was a fine specimen of cat. 😦

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  6. david
    May 04, 2011 @ 08:39:17

    Clare.

    I’ve been incommunicado recently, so only just read the news about Oscar!

    My condolences … he certainly was a unique feline!

    David x

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