Our chatty handsome Oscar :-(

As some of you already know, our beloved Oscar passed away suddenly on Friday.



Our noisiest boy has had some issues with his lungs since his darling brother Henry gave him an early present as a kitten – cat flu!

He got through that scare – the vet said he wouldn’t survive – through the power of sardines and late nights for Mum and Dad.

From that moment onwards, the cat who supposedly had problems with his lungs made the most of every bit of them.

Half cat, half bagpipes. Our little boy was the chattiest cat in town.

In his early years he liked to wake us up by “singing” at the window… generally at around 5am.

When we moved house, the addition of a cat (dog!) flap earned us some respite at he would instead wonder in to cuddle up next to his brothers.

He was an excellent mouser. And ‘bird-er’. No creature was safe in the garden when Oscar puss was about.

He was our little soldier, who guarded the house and let no-one else approach without warning: greeting all with a large and loud meow or a fearsome pounce (sometimes both!), depending on whether they were friend or foe.

Oscar loved to patrol. It’s a busy world out there with fences to climb, mice to play with and territory to defend.

He did it all until the very end.

When we first rescued Oscar his given name was Engine Joe.

It didn’t suit him, but came about as he was found sleeping on an engine as a kitten.

We adopted him after he attracted our attention by constantly batting the tail of the cat in a neighbouring cage at the cattery; a somewhat battered looking, half-eared white (with a bit of black) cat who was soon to be named Archie.

Oscar was 12 weeks old approximately . His cage mate, Henry, was even younger – so small he barely filled our hands.

The three of them soon became best friends. Two terrible tiggers and an older, more sensible lion to look over them.

His brothers are so sad now. They miss their chatty play-mate.

Oscar’s talking was legendary. Clearly part Siamese, there were moments we thought he’d never shut up.

He drove Dad crazy. He had conversations with Mum that made War and Peace look short. And when chicken became involved that was a whole new world of MEOW!

Oscar loved his kisses. He loved to be the centre of attention.

He was our friend. Our protector. Our baby.

RIP Oscar.



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Posted on 25/02/2019, in Moggies. Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. Godspeed our friend, we are beyond sorry. We know how much mum N dad’s heart hurt, so we send hugs and loves to help.

    Mum wrote a beautiful tribute for you Oscar ~~~

    we will never forget you either ~~~~

    daisy, tuna, mackerull, dude, sauce and boomer ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  2. I’m so sad and sorry for the loss of your Oscar. I know how it hurts to lose an animal friend, and I hope you can find comfort in good memories. His tribute is beautiful.

  3. RIP, buddy. Prayers for your family and all who love you. We won’t forget…

    Love and licks,

  4. My lovely Patch aka Fuzzy Face will have been waiting to welcome Oscar over the rainbow bridge. She only meowed twice in her life but she was a really good listener. And loved to snuggle. X

  5. Catherine Hickford

    What a beautiful piece on your gorgeous Oscar. Lovely to hear his full story – he was captivating and his voice was genuinely remarkable. Huge hugs to you both xxx

  6. Shell and Craig you know that David and I know the pain you feel…..Oscar wasn’t your cat or your pet, he was your child – one of the heart of course but every bit as important and special and loved as a human child. He was such a character – I know without him talking all the time, the house must be very quiet. That’s what I missed the most with Sammy – the quiet and not seeing him around every corner. Oscar has a special place in your hearts and in the hearts of ALL of us who knew him and read the stories over the years of the cats and their “pet humans” moving through life together. Just know that David and I send our love and hope that in time – like it has with us – that pain is just a little less…………

    Hugs, Pam and David (and Teddy too)

  7. So sorry for your loss. We will all miss Oscar.

    Purrs and headbonks,
    Bo, Mimi and Harry the Wonder Cat

  8. So sorry to read this sad and painful news about Oscar. It must be very hard for you and his brothers. I hope you can find some comfort in the beautiful memories of a beautiful furry friend. Sending you hugs and lots of strength.

  9. We are so sorry to hear about Oscar. Sending you lots of purrs. We lost Wally about a week ago, too…so we share your sadness.

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about Oscar. My thoughts are with you.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear that Oscar has crossed the Rainbow Bridge 😦 I’m sure you all will see him again one day.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of Oscar’s passing. We are sending purrayers and POTP to you and his brothers – but e are betting you will “hear” from him again in some form. Purrs.

  13. 15andmeowing

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. XO

  14. we are so sorry for your baby Oscar… he was like a part of us, what we will miss now… hugs to you …

  15. Thank you all for your kinds words we really are lost at the moment without our Oscar Puss xxx

  16. We came over from the Cat Blogosphere. So very sorry for your loss. It hurts to lose such a big personality. 😦

  17. manxmnews2014

    I am so sorry to read that you lost your beloved chatty Oscar. We never have enough time with them, no matter what. Our deepest purrs.

  18. So So sorry about Oscar. We know just how hard it is to lose our kitty kats. Just know that he had the best home he could have found.

  19. We growl at strangers, so we unnerstand the protectiveness. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you at this time…

  20. I’m very sorry to read this. I didn’t know Oscar, but he sounded quite a character, and clearly was loved. Godspeed, Oscar.

  21. I am so sorry to hear this sad news……sending (((hugs))) and love to all.

  22. We are so sad to hear that Oscar has gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Watch over us dear friend until that day we all meet again. Love, Purrs and Prayers of support from us all
    Timmy, Dad and Family

  23. We are so very sorry for the loss of Oscar. We know all too well how much the deafening silence will be now that he is gone. Hugs and comforting purrs.

  24. We are so very sorry to hear about sweet Oscar.
    Just remember that he had a good life because of you.
    We know it is hard to say goodbye to a beloved friend, Purrs ❤
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ and mum Nancy

  25. Oh No, we are so sorry to hear this. We so luvved Oscar. We luv all the moggies. We will miss him as we know you all will. We’re sendin’ lots of big hugs and purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  26. Colehaus Cats

    We are so sorry Oscar was called to collect his wings. Thank you for loving him and sharing him with the world. Purrs….

  27. Sweet boy, you were so loved. Purrs and prayers for Oscar’s family.

  28. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have been away for a few days and only just saw your sad news. This is a lovely tribute to Oscar.

  29. My heart is broken I won’t be able to meet Oscar. My Three Moggies was one of Savannah’s very first friends when she started blogging. Fly free sweet Oscar and chase those butterflies

  30. So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Oscar. Allthough we haven’t seen each other for a while, we still remember you all very well ❤ Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all. Fly free beautiful Soul💗💗💗

  31. suzannedunaway

    Oh, to have known your chatty catty! I would have loved a mate like Oscar. Love from Loulou and family. So sorry for your loss.

  32. So very sorry to hear that you lost your sweet Oscar. He sounded like such a fun and loving cat. May you cherish his memory. Hugs & Purrs.

  33. Ra Husquiberian

    Safe travels kit-cat,


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