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September 22, 2006 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 16) 16 Years Old
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Our thoughts go to Megan and Missy Groft on the death of Oscar, their nearly 17 year old domestic short hair. The following is her tribute: "I found Oscar sometime between 2014-2015, when he was sitting on a generator box in the old neighborhood we used to live in. From day one, I loved and adored this cat. I didn’t know his name at first and called him ginger kitty for a while until someone told me his actual name. His previous owners had disowned him and thrown him outside to fend for himself, and after some time of getting to know and bond with him, including Oscar taking walks with me around the neighborhood at my heel and running for cover from the rain under rooftops together; he eventually and wholeheartedly chose me too.
I wasn’t lucky enough to have him for every year he was on this Earth, but I can never thank fate enough for giving me the rest of his time to love and cherish him and everything he was as a pet and as my world. Time may be a never-ending motion that moves us forward and separates us from each other, but my love is the same force and it’s what keeps him close and his spirit thriving within me. I hope that when the gentle hand of the afterlife took away his suffering and illness, and guided him into the place that’s warm and free; it did so with the same amount of devotion and care that filled the nine years that we had together.
I had asked him this year to give me three more years with him, knowing even then it wouldn’t be enough, but I considered it fair. When the vet had told us that the cat we originally thought to be 14 years old was actually 17, I realized that he did give me the time that I asked for, I was just too busy enjoying my time with him to count them. Oscar, even though your beautiful and loving heart has stopped beating, mine will continue on for the both of us. I love you more than I can fit into one lifetime, so I hope you’re waiting for me like you were in the beginning, and we can do it all again.
Those green eyes of yours will always reflect in my soul like the sun shining through stained glass, and I will never forget the placement of every freckle on your broad nose that made you unmistakable. I love you with all that I am, and I miss you just as much.