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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

RIP Oscar

Oscar, my 13-year-old cat, always sleeps by my stomach. When I went to bed last night he was still outside and when I woke up this morning he wasn't on the bed, so I went looking for him. I found him under one of the bushes in the back yard. He had been moving quite slowly the last day or two, but I thought it was due to the sudden increase in temperature we've had the last couple of days. Prior to that he was full of energy - he caught a mouse last week and brought it inside to play with. He had been deteriorating mentally over the last few months though. He'd try to get my attention, then when I got up after him he'd just wander aimlessly around. Or he'd stand by his food bowl meowing for food, but when you put it down for him he'd wander off. I will miss his warm little body sitting on my lap, and snuggling up to me at night. Even Rob, who never wanted a cat in the first place, had grown quite attached to him. I'm sure TJ will miss his furry little brother too.

12 comments:

KatieP said...

I am sorry for your loss. I know how painful it is to lose a furry friend. He'll be in catty heaven though having a ball!

LizN said...

I'm sorry to hear of this Charlotte. I would love another cat, but my hubby hates cats. I had a Burmese who I loved dearly.
xoxo

Kie said...

Thinking of you they're become like your children dont they.
Kie xx

ss2306 said...

Hugs being sent your way Charlotte.

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks everyone

Becca said...

Oh Charlotte!! The loss of a pet is never easy. I hope your heart heals quickly but your memories remain forever...

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Becca, that's a lovely thing to say

Michelle said...

Oh Charlotte! I'm sorry for your loss. Oscar seemed like a pretty cool cat. I'm sure you'll have great memories of him. Look after TJ it sounds like he'll miss him too.

Lia Halsall said...

Pets are our children, only with four legs. They can never be replaced or even forgotten because they impact our lives so greatly Charlotte.

I'm so sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you at this time and I'm sending you virtual hugs.

xxx

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Mish, yes TJ has been acting a bit differently the last few days. He doesn't understand what crying is though - he starts barking, LOL.

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Lia, I think you and I are similar in that we aren't planning to have children, so our pets become our children.

Lia Halsall said...

Very much so Charlotte. :o)