Oscar and the Hangover


    For once I have to admit what happened was my own fault. I’d been catnapping most of the bright time and only realised I hadn’t been out to take my exercise until the dark time had almost come. I roused myself, stretched and wandered through to see what I’d been given to eat. It was beef, and though I normally enjoy beef it just wasn’t what I wanted today. So I wandered in to say hello to my ‘The Him’ and My ‘The Her’ and perhaps show him a little of my displeasure that the meal I wanted wasn’t there. As it happened they were in the eating room and doing just that. It was chicken and I could smell the aroma as it tickled my nose.

My ‘The Her’ held a piece of chicken below the table for me to take. I did and it was delicious. She is very kind like that.My ‘The Him’ hadn’t noticed so I sat beside him looking up to see what he’d do. After telling me to stop staring which I ignored, he finally passed a small piece of chicken down. I forgave him for the beef and wishing them both well decided to go out for a stroll. My usual clearway was open and I hopped up to the sill and out into the garden.Everywhere seemed quiet and none of the usual gang seemed to be around. I decided to visit the village and see what was going on. I’d gone as far as the Fursty Ferret before I spotted signs of life. I knew there were Longlegs inside as I could hear them but had no way of getting in since the clearways were all closed. But, round near the back there was a hole in the ground. Close by stood a wagon with two great big horses to pull it. A Longlegs was taking large barrels from it and rolling them down a slope in the hole. It looked interesting. While he was looking away I decided to investigate. There were four barrels lying in a row at the bottom of the hole and I nearly lost my tail as another one came clattering down behind me. Then all of a sudden the hole was no more. It was closed.

As I moved to look around the room I was in I saw other barrels and crates of bottles stacked up. One of the barrels was dripping brown water and as I was a little thirsty I lapped at it. What a strange taste. Still, I lapped until my thirst was gone. I carried on looking around but all of a sudden my legs did not work properly. Knowing I’d been poisoned I made myself be sick then lay down to rest. I must have nodded off because I was suddenly awoken by the sound of a door squeaking. Feet appeared at the top of some steps I hadn’t noticed and started descending. At the bottom one stood in my sickness and slipped, “What the…..” I heard as a female Longlegs landed on her bottom beside me. I jumped up in case she landed on me and she screamed. Realising I was not a monster she said “Why you…….” which I didn’t stop to hear her finish. Up the steps I ran and through into a room full of the Longlegs I’d heard earlier. They all turned their heads in my direction. Not wishing to be rude I greeted them and as one stood up to leave and opened the clearway I bolted through the gap between his legs. I think I was lucky not to bounce off him as my legs were still not working perfectly.

I went home. That was enough exercise for me today. I slept and woke up to find my head hurt but my legs were working fine again. From now on I decided, I’ll only drink water that is clear.

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                              Have a Great New Week everyone. Hugs to you all.


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75 responses to “Oscar and the Hangover

  1. A very wise decision! If only everybody did the same! Have a great week, David!

  2. Well Oscar had quite the adventure. Made me laugh when he lapped up some booze and became loopy. Thank you David for another installment of Oscar’s escapades, he is quite intrepid. I also enjoyed Donovan’s Catch the wind, it is such a beautiful song. Have an amazing week my friend and big hugs my friend.

    • Hi Suzanne, I’m hoping he’s a warning to all cats and dogs about drinking ‘unclear’ water or their owners will ll laugh at them. I’m so glad you enjoyed his scrape and the music.
      I hope you have a wonderful week.
      xxx Sending Mammoth Hugs to you xxx

  3. Great post, David. So funny!

  4. Oscar certainly had adventures! 🙂
    Your grandkids are getting so big. I’m laughing at that chocolate face.
    Have a wonderful week, David! Hugs!

  5. Heartafire

    Oscar is the adventurous type, fortunately he escaped with only a hangover. Such a delightful tale David! A very happy week to you! many hugs xxx 🌺

  6. What percentage of Oscar’s tales are based on fact???? Did he really get trapped in the pub? It was a delightful story, whether truth or fiction.

    xxx post-pub hugs xxx

  7. hee hee hee Oscar and snigger. ~~dru~~

  8. Oh dear Oscar! I’ve never seen a tipsy cat – and I hope, for the sake of Oscar’s pride, no-one saw him staggering home 🙂 Have a good week David xoxo

  9. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Uh oh – trouble of the four legged kind at David’s place. 😉

  10. Kind of a similar story to my son’s, who had his very first complete cocktail at 4 yrs at a restaurant normally accustomed to his virgin orders to match the adults. I knew something was up after he continued to say, “this tastes funny, but I like it”. LOL, ugh. At least I caught that before he got to finish it and he did get a free meal out of that.

    • That’s novel, a 4yr old being served his first cocktail. If he’d finished it I dare say he’d have had bendy leg syndrome too.The free meal was quite handy but I wouldn’t have encouraged Oscar that way.
      xxx Hugs Galore xxx

  11. Thank you for sharing Oscar’s escapades – cheered me up lots! Have a great week ahead!

  12. I have had mornings where I swore I would only drink clear water. Never lasted. Thanks, David.

  13. LMAO – Amelie! Oh she should be the poster child for chocolate. 😀 Thanks, David. Made my day.

  14. What a wonderful story, David (and I just love that beautiful face – is that Amelie?) 😀 xxx

    • Thanks so much Dianne. If you mean underneath all that chocolate, spaghetti or anything else then the answer is yes it’s Amelie. If there’s anything edible around, she’s guaranteed to be under it.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  15. How many times have I said those same words, Oscar? 🤔 It must have been very scary down there in that hole that closed up.
    Easter hugs to you, David. 🐣

    • We’re good with the idea of giving up but a little lacking in the practicalities. Surely brave ol’ Oscar wouldn’t be afraid of a little dark.
      Easter Hugs back Hugh with thanks.

  16. Oscar’s adventures are never boring. Enjoyed his story and the kids photos. Made my morning. Hugs to you David!! 💗

    • Thanks for your kindness Steph, your comments will swell my head.
      I’m glad you liked the kids pictures and that they made your morning. Want to buy them? I warn you though, Amelie likes her food.
      xxx Humongous Hugs to you xxx

  17. Only clear water it is then 😉 Great story!

  18. The late Cara, my cat, would only drink water that she’d just seen me get from the tap, except for my glass of water by the bed-side. She would crash through her cat door, run through the house, jump on the bed, stride up to the pillow, walk over my face, and drink my water…even when I put a second glass there for her, she preferred mine, and would knock the tissue off it, placed there to put her off….
    The grand children are adorable… if only they would stay little !!!

    • Cara sounds like an Oscar all the way, especially walking over the face. I need the grandchildren to grow Valerie so that I’ve somebody to support me in the style to which I wish to become accustomed
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  19. Hehehehe – but clear water looking liquid can also be an agent of tipsiness – warn Oscar, will you David 🙂 Many hugs

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  21. Wow what a wonderful post love Oscar and those adorable chocolate faces…But Oscar stick to water to water from now on 🙂

    • Thank you for your kind words. I always see my granddaughter with a ‘something’ face if there’s anything to eat available, you can count on her to get fully involved. As for Oscar and clear water, I should have tried his water dish with vodka the next day.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  22. Ah Oscar … you are much smarter than most of us ‘longlegs’ who have to learn that lesson many times over … and some of us never learn to drink only the clear water! Beautiful grandbabies, David!!! They bring a smile to my face!

  23. Oscar is lush from several laps of the brown water. I hope he’s grown wiser after his drunken expedition. Your grandkids look as cute as ever. The baby’s face is such a delight to look at – all painted in chocolate 🙂

  24. Uh, oh. Oscar got into the alcohol. Lovely pictures of the children. There’s Amelie’s little smile. Huge Hugs, David. 🙂 — Suzanne

  25. Clear water is always the safest liquid to savor and lap up! 🙂 But cats need to explore and lose a life or two before they come up with a smart solution (ie, only drink clear water). Well, I suppose humans are like that too.

    Your grandson and granddaughter are too adorable for words! None needed. Except this: ❤

    • Are you including Vodka and Gin in that Pamela? I guess you’re right that cats have to explore in order to broaden knowledge just like us. How come we don’t get 9 lives?

      Thank you, they’re generally a very happy, smiley duo…..at least until you put food in front of Amelie.
      xxx Sending Massive Happy Easter Hugs for you xxx ❤ ❤

  26. Poor Oscar. He seems to invite trouble. Hopefully he learned his lesson about over-drinking! I love the photos of the kids, David. They’re getting so big! I think Amelie has more food on her cheeks than in her belly. Ha ha. Adorable. xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    • I think he left his name and address with trouble so it could always find him. No-one would let me put clear water in his dish from a vodka bottle.
      The kiddies are growing bigger and funnier. I love to watch Amelie eat but I make sure I’m out of reach.
      xxx Gargantuan Hugs xxx

  27. Hugs and Happy Easter to you and yours, David. 🙂

  28. Oscar sure had an interesting night on the town, kind of him to share his adventures.
    Lovely pictures and music, thank you for letting us visit, dear David.
    Massive catch the wind and the hugs, hugs xoxox

  29. All of this love!! 💝💝🌞David,You’re surrounded in all presence!!! That Oscar! Never a dull moment! :))

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