Oscar:

Rest easy

His veterinarians said he literally had nine lives. He had been shot in the face, tested positive for FIV and had major oral surgery, as well as radioactive treatment for hyperthyroid. Oscar was invincible. I don’t know why, but I always thought he’d be by my side. He’s is the strongest cat I know, and he’d always be OK, After all, he’s Oscar.

I woke up very early this morning and Oscar was not on the pillow to the right of my head, as he is every single morning. A casual search turned frantic, and I found him unresponsive under the bed.  Yesterday he was pushing the other cats out of the way so he could get the most treats, as always. I cannot comprehend what happened. We went straight to the emergency vet at 4 a.m. this morning, and Oscar crossed over the Rainbow Bridge at 4:52 am. It happened so fast.

I would like to thank Best Friends Animal Society for allowing me the opportunity to be Oscar’s momma for eight years on earth and the rest of eternity in heaven. Thank you to Radiocat for giving me a year with him that we may not have had otherwise. A big thank you goes to all the Guardian Angels who help Oscar and friends like him every single day. We were so fortunate to be part of this great big miracle.

I don’t know how the other cats and I are going to go on without Oscar. He had a larger-than-life personality, and he meant the world to me. I love him so much, and the house is going to be empty now. However, my heart will always be full because I am never, ever going to let him go.

I’ll see you soon, brave boy. I love you.

‒ Nicole