02 May 2008

Oscar and a feline hero


Another photo of the previous alpha cat Oscar taken just before he died. Even as an old gent he ruled Ted with an iron paw; Robyn was a very comfortable pillow.

Cats need heroes and if they could choose I'm sure Begemot from the Master and Margarita. Despite his name he certainly looks nothing like a hippo! This week's entry for Friday Ark and Carnival of the Cats.

7 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I like that - "cats need heroes". Oscar was lovely.

Bryan said...

Now Robyn is nearly big enough to qualify as a "Behemoth".

Wickedly funny book in Russian, especially at the end of a course on social realist "literature". People should read Gogol, especially "The Nose", to see the basis for Bulgakov.

Oscar still looks like he needs a bow tie and cigar.

Semaj Mahgih said...

... and heroes need cats?

Nunyaa said...

Aww Oscar was gorgeous!

jams o donnell said...

He was a lovely old fellow Welshcakes. We blubbed plenty whenhe died.

Of cpurse James. Behind every hero is a cat howling for dinner.

Thanks Nunyaa. He was so handsome in his prime

Haha Bryan. I don't have the Russian to read Master in the original but I love Gogol.

lisa said...

Very handsome old gent! This earth is now minus one hero for sure.

jams o donnell said...

very true Lisa. He was king of his domain and the scourge of local cats, birds, mice, insects.....