Monday, October 1, 2012

Oscar the Cat

Once again, I'm breaking the rules. Sadly, it's not to report any good news.

I dedicate this blog post to our very close friend and humorist English author, Lord David Prosser, and Oscar the cat, who, sadly, passed away this morning (or, in England's morning) at 18 years old. Lord David posted on Oscar's blog earlier today: "To all our friends and followers of Oscar's Blog,  I have to tell you that Oscar passed away this morning at 18 years old. He's gone on to new adventures elsewhere. We thank you for all the remarks we've had over the course of his blog. The girls all gave him a goodbye salute."

I can honestly say I wanted to cry when I heard the news. My mom actually burst into tears. We hugged in the kitchen as we lamented the loss of such an ingenious, entertaining and amusing family member to Lord and Lady Prosser. Oscar, even though he was just a cat, had so much personality - at least, from the stories I heard about him it seemed that way. You must check out his blog (the link is embedded above). He was such a ticket, anyone with pets can certainly relate and get a tremendous laugh from his antics.

Well the whole reason I'm doing this is to let David and his family know that we miss Oscar as much as they do. He will be in our hearts forever. 

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. "
(Anatole France) 


Collette said...

Oh Sweet Shannon,

Thank you so much for thinking of our dear friends in their time of loss. We know Oscar is now in Kitty Heaven, and to make it to such a ripe old age is an amazing thing to be grateful for as well.

I love you, darling, for being so sweet!

Lord David Prosser said...

Oscar would have been so pleased to know he had so many close friends.
People have been sharing his adventures and enjoying the fun while he's been able to bask in the glory, but he never forgot he was loved for his whole life and at least tried to treat us as near equals.
Maybe your turn to take up the baton now Shannon?
Thanks so much for a lovely write up. xxxx

Collette said...

I sure hope she does too, David. We just have to come up with a few extra hours for her a day, especially lately, and then have her get them down on paper. Us girls here know, Oscar the Dog certainly has plenty of obnoxious, funny, entertaining, frightening, amusing and ridiculous tales to tell.