I got Oscar in early January of 2004. He was adopted from The Baypath Humane Society

I couldn’t believe that someone had turned him in. He was a Persian and gorgeous. Being a Persian, he had that smooshed up face, which made him look extremely crabby all the time. He had been named Licken but I christened him Oscar.

Boo loved him.

He didn’t feel the same about her, but he was patient and rarely swatted at her, even lately, when she would cart him around, front legs flapping around. He’d just look at me with this resigned expression on his face and meow pathetically.

He liked sleeping in gift bags and paper bags and cardboard boxes.

He was absolutely furious with me when I had to have him shaved due to severe matting. He stalked around the house, glaring at me and shivering as he followed the patches of sun from one spot to another. I laughed at him because, hey, he was funny.

A few weeks after we brought him home, I miscarried. I laid on the floor in my living room, not knowing that I was miscarrying, just knowing that my back was killing me and I couldn’t move. He’d curl up next to my head, purring and licking my hand. Two days later, when the OB said there was no heartbeat there, I came home and crawled into bed. Oscar jumped up after me and stayed with me while I cried.

Even though he was a pain in the ass and would pee on the floor rather than the litter box sometimes, I loved that cat. I put him outside on Wednesday night, so he’d pee outside. Normally, he’d go outside for half an hour, tops, but Wednesday, he didn’t come back. I called and called. I went outside to see if I could see him somewhere. Finally, around midnight, I put his cat bed on the back porch and left the door ajar for him. I did the same with the front porch door. Thursday morning, no cat. And today, still no cat. I don’t think he’s coming back. He’s at least ten years old and he’s skinny under all that hair.

I’m going to miss him. A lot.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 08:44:44



  2. LauraJ
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 09:29:05



  3. sandy shoes
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 10:02:33

    Hard to lose a feline friend.


  4. mapsgirl
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 10:38:13

    Oh, Oscar! Please come home.:(


  5. R
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 11:11:26

    I'm really hoping and praying that he will be snuggled up in his bed (or yours) in no time… sending hugs, good thoughts & prayers your way….


  6. Opinionated Gifts
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 11:45:00

    So sorry. That sucks. He took good care of you and you of him.


  7. elizasmom
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 12:06:36

    Aw, I'm sorry. I love how cats will know when you need their protection and care. I'm still hoping you find him.


  8. daysgoby
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 14:34:24

    What a great cat! A tremendous character.I hope he comes back.


  9. Stomper Girl
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 17:37:05

    When our cat went AWOL I heard so many "the cat came back" tales, so I really hope Oscar is one of those cats that comes back for you. He sounds great.


  10. SUEB0B
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 21:51:07

    I hope Oscar comes home. Go make 100 color flyers. That always brought my missing cat home. I had to spend the money, then he would come home.


  11. Angela
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 22:34:58

    I'm so sorry!When Smokey went missing, I was so worried and scared. He had never been outside. I put ads on craigslist and contacted the SPCA and the Animal Control people. It was over a week and he finally came home. I hope Oscar is somewhere safe and making his way home to you!


  12. Melissa
    Jan 16, 2010 @ 02:14:42

    OH! I sooo hope he makes it back home and soon! My cat made it outside once and he was gone for a week. Then he finally just showed back up! Praying that is what happens with Oscar!


  13. Lara
    Jan 16, 2010 @ 02:22:49

    Sad face. I'm so sorry. 😦


  14. art-sweet
    Jan 16, 2010 @ 14:12:42

    oh no! I saw a thing on FB where someone's cat just came back after being missing for a week… perhaps? perhaps? I will hold out hope. It's amazing how they worm themselves into our hearts – Oscar was/is a beautiful kitty and a great friend.


  15. Anonymous
    Jan 17, 2010 @ 20:34:58

    We just had to put our 2nd kitty in 15 months to sleep last week, so I know how much it hurts to lose a pet. I hope your kitty will come back. Ours always have, even after unusually long stays outside. So, don't give up hope yet. Elizasmom's mom


  16. Beth
    Jan 20, 2010 @ 21:26:07

    :(I hope Oscar comes back home where he belongs.


  17. Magpie
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 15:44:47

    I'm sorry. Poor Oscar.


  18. Lori Lamb
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 16:51:06

    My cats Bella and Bijoux and I send warm hugs and meows to Oscar to please come home soon. We're so sorry you're going through this. Cats are incredible creatures, thank you for rescuing and loving Oscar. We hope he's back with you soon!


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