The Present and one from the Past- Oscar on Love. A lesson for the kittens.

The Present.


One From the Past.


Words have power. Some words have more power than others and the one I want to talk about today is the most powerful of all. LOVE. This single word can raise emotions so strong….well, strong enough to start wars if what I heard from the Longlegs is true. Though in truth, I wonder whether they share the same meaning that we do.

We love our partners. I know that it may not seem that way sometimes when some of us take advantage of and she-cat we can find who’s receptive. But that’s the nature of Toms. I would always be there for my partner and don’t believe in tom-catting around.

We love our kittens. They carry our genes through the generations and our memories through life. We protect them and guide them and teach them. Hopefully we teach them the right way of things.

We love our friends. They are there when we have hard times and they are there for us when it counts. Yes, even Ginger who doesn’t carry a single thought of worth between his ears but is a faithful companion….mostly.

I’m going to dare to say it now, even though many may think it wrong. We can love our Longlegs too. Strange creatures as they are they can be endearing. You don’t have to explain to me that they are not of our species or that their sole purpose in life is to take care of us. Nor that they may not share our concept of love, and oft times it seems they do not as they seem to cause pain to each other to judge by the reactions of my ‘The Him’ when one of the she’s of the species comes at him with a needle. And I know that many of the hims tom-cat around with the hers as well. Maybe they shouldn’t be judged by our high morals.

What we should do is admit when we feel that sense of belonging that tells us we feel love for our Longlegs. I confess to that feeling myself. Yes, I know. I often complain when my meals are late but as a Superior I should do that in order to train them. But when I get my ‘The Him’ off his sleeping place some early lights it’s because I want his company and the comfort of a stroke. The fact that he complies, even though he moans, shows me that it’s possible he loves me in his own way, which I agree in my case is natural, but I believe he wishes to please me more than just a servant would.

When I go to sleep alongside my ‘The Her’, or she who cannot be woken, I get a real sense of pleasure. And when she awakes the first action she often performs is to reach out to stroke my head and say “Good morning Oscar” with real devotion.

The opposite side of this coin, to paraphrase a Longlegs, is the feeling one gets when told “I don’t love you.” Now I can’t speak from experience here as it’s obvious everyone should and does love me, but not dogs, but I’m told of the power to diminish one that those words hold. They can crush. And yet they are just words. Which brings me neatly back to my first statement. Words have power. It is my suggestion that you think before you use them, and use them well. Use them for good. Use them to reinforce your affection and don’t be shy. Use them to show you love all members of your species no matter where from, Persia, Egypt and even the Isle of Man. Use them to show your Longlegs appreciation.

Have a Great Week. Good Luck on Tuesday if you’re in the U.S. Humongous Hugs to you all.


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57 responses to “The Present and one from the Past- Oscar on Love. A lesson for the kittens.

  1. Lovely post, David. Thanks for the wishes and hugs. Tuesday quakes.

  2. Dear David, Oscar was wise beyond all nine of his lives. Thanks for the adorable photos. Wishing you a wonder-filled, hug-filled week.

    • Hello Dear Teagan, I hope the picture was able to lighten the moos a little bit. I’m glad you found Oscar’s lessons to the kittens OK..
      Have a Fantastic Week where possible and may hugs hit where humour can’t.
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  3. Yeah, I completely agree that words have power! Love is the most powerful one I believe ❤
    I love the picture too ❤

  4. Thank you, David. We are breathing easier tonight thanks to some good political news here, but Tuesday evening will still be a real nail-biter. Lovely post, by the way. – Marty

    • I was happy to hear the news from there Marty. If that’s not an end to it I hope at least it waits until after Tuesday before anything happens. I would expect no less than a resignation from this.
      Thanks for commenting on the post, a little light humour I thought to inject before Tuesday. Not needed now I think.

  5. I wish there was a “Love” button for this post, David.
    There can never be too much love in this world.
    (And as well as the humans I love, I do love my two cats, too.) 🙂
    I am hoping that love wins on Tuesday.

    Your grands are adorable. Many hugs!

    • I’m so hoping Love will conquer all on Tuesday as the two sides realise they need each other to form the whole..
      Thank you, yes my grandies are the apple of my eye.
      xxx Hugs Galore xxx

  6. I’m chastened. I had no idea Oscar was a philosopher. As an unrelated Longlegs, I’m touched. I just hope my Superiors feel the same way about me. 🙂

  7. Oscar was very right. Well, now I’ve stated the obvious. Lovely to see the pictures too. And yes, let’s hope Tuesday goes well, whatever that means. Have a great week, David. Big hugs!

    • Oscar never thought he was wrong anyway Olga. I’m glad you liked the current picture of costumes. The Tuesday hope is that the U.S. elections don’t end up in violence.
      Enjoy your week.
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  8. I must admit I like the morning stretch of arm, scratch O’s head with “Good morning…” what better love can one hope for ❤ Hugs muchly

  9. Thoughtful and charming, David. Big hugs. xxx

  10. Jane Sturgeon

    Huge hugs xXx xXx

  11. Awe such a sweet post!! That Oscar is so wise and we are so fortunate he shares his valuable wisdom with us. Love the pics David! Have a good one and sending Humongous Hugs your way! 💗💗💗

  12. I love the photo’s of those gorgeous children and think your post is lovely. Oscar is a wise soul and a worthy read I must say. Cats can seem standoffish at times, unaffected even jaded but deep down I know they love but as “superiors” and mysterious creatures they must keep us guessing about their true feelings.

    • Thanks so much Suzanne, I thought you might appreciate the picture.
      Oscar would be very happy to know he was so greatly appreciated in the way he was sure he should be. Standoffish just mean they’re giving consideration as to whether they should order more food yet or perhaps something in the order of veneration like head strokes are due.
      I’m sure they love, just not sure what…until now that is. I’m glad they love the kittens. We are supposed to know how they care for us by what they allow us to do for them. Confusing isn’t it.
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  13. A fitting post. Thank you, David. 😀 ❤ ❤

  14. Ali Isaac

    Such a lovely post, David. Oscar was very wise. Love cats! Hope you are well. Hugs to those two cheeky Little People in your life. Xxx

    • I think he ‘borrowed’ from snippets of my hugs campaign myself. Then takes the credit eh.
      I’m going to be hugging my two little stars this morning,, it’s been over a week.
      xxx Gigantic Hugs Ali xxx

  15. Those photos could not be any cuter, well, ever, wow, look how much they’re growing, you should have a cute as button button on your post. And you’re completely right, words do have power, in this case, the power to charm. So glad you posted. Hope the week is treating you kindly so far. Massive warm kitty hugs (but only when they want to do that or anything else) xoxox

    • Thank you Sweetie, I agree, they’re cute. I’m going to see them this morning for my hugs.
      Oscar would have been so delighted to hear his words had power, he’d have been dictating his next epic to me now. I’m glad you’re glad as I love the contact.
      The week is OK so far though I’m keeping a careful eye on your neighbours elections.
      xxx Humongous Hugs Donna xxx

  16. Such a joy, all these adorable, sweet, happy pictures. Thank you, David. Tomorrow is Election Day here. Need I say more?

    • Thanks so much Marylin. It’s lovely for me that my friends appreciate me bringing more pics in of the children.
      The world’s eyes are on you , it’s already Tuesday here. We wish you well in the choice made at the end of the day.
      xxx Gigantic Hopeful Hugs xxx

  17. I love the Halloween costumes. So cute and what fun. A beautiful testament to love and it’s power. Oscar was a wise cat. A good reminder for election day! xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    • Thank you, I’m glad you like my Halloween offering.
      Oscar was a wise cat but I’m so glad he never pontificated on elections. Mind you, he’d have said he was born to rule not elected.
      xxx Hugs Galore xxx

  18. Oh, how I love this post, David. “Even the Isle Of Man”. I almost spat out my tea when I read that bit. 😀
    Such a lovely read and I so agree with what oscar has to say about words being so powerful. I always make a point of saying those words ‘I Love You’ at least three times a day, even if it’s just to my reflection in the mirror.
    Loved the photographs. Looks like somebody has been having a lot of fun dressing up.
    Hugs to you. Have a terrific day.

    • What a gem you are Hugh. Always ready with some encouragement when the mood is low. Thanks so much for your lovely comments about the post. Oscar would be Happy knowing you approved his words but happy you didn’t waste your tea.
      Roobs likes dressing up so much I’ve had to buy more outfits for Christmas.
      Hugs my friend.

      • Do you remember a Children’s TV show called ‘Mr Benn’, David? It was about a man who went to a fancy dress shop each week and, upon going through a curtain in his fancy dress outfit, had a new adventure. I’m sure Ruben would enjoy it. I still do. 😀

      • I don’t remember it Hugh though I have heard of it. It was well after my time. Reuben may watch it as I think I got him some DVD’s. I’ll check.

  19. So true that we can tell the strong emotions of love we feel when we feel downtrodden about being told someone doesn’t love us. Oh longlegs 😉

  20. Kev

    Love those colourful outfits! 😀

  21. Yes, I can picture him, and the wall he sits on, in a row of his friends. I can even hear the melody he sings against the night, or the swear-words he utters when a neighbour gets too pushy. Lovely piece, David. Hugs of some magnitude!

  22. Words have power: so very true!
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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