Manners. Oscar cogitates.


      It was the size of a small town. Clouds didn’t hover above it as much as veer round it and it was at my dish eating my meal. Fortunately when I sank my teeth and claws into it’s back leg to explain the obvious error, the jaws couldn’t reach me.

“Oscaaar, play nice” I heard.
Who’s playing?
“You really should control your animal Lady Julia” she was told by the angry owner.
Well no actually Madam. You should instruct your pet it is manners to wait to be invited to eat before ploughing into someone else’s dishes. And furthermore, if it does so uninvited perhaps you should be exercising a little control. Lady Julia who you know is My ‘The Her’ is a lot more polite than I though and said nothing.
It’s strange how many visitors bring their pets with them when they come to call. No-one would dream of taking a cat on a visit, not that we’re pets of course, and not that we could actually be taken anywhere anyway.It was this train of thought that led me to contemplate the differences between the races whilst I lay here avoiding the skywater this light. We Superiors, though once considered Gods are the most easygoing of the races despite our demotion in the eyes of the world. Longlegs appear to be able to think, though they need a lot of feline guidance, while the rest are usually just pets or wild animals waiting to be made into pets by someone with more money than sense. We cats are superior in every way and yet we don’t actually rule. That’s probably because, and I hate to admit this, we’re a little lazy sometimes. Don’t misunderstand me though, the sight of us lying about with whiskers quivering isn’t a sign of inactivity, just of our languid method of thinking.
Longlegs on the other hand seem to rule most everything else and spend an inordinate amount of time fighting each other to do so. Yet even as they fight each other there are still manners of a sort. Sometimes they allow time for each other to change their minds about actions before declaring open warfare on each other, whereas we cats act there and then to what happens instead of wasting valuable time, like in allowing our dishes to be emptied. Longlegs say ” Stop eating from my dish or we are at war.” Cats say “Stop eating out of my dish, grommmph.”On the boxes they keep in the corner of their rooms the Longlegs are currently at war again. I see it all the time at the Holimpics that people chase each other and try to outshine each other. Whereas the occasional “Would you like to go first” or “no, I don’t mind if you jump into the water before me” might go  a long way to stopping these situations getting out of control. It all boils down to manners and it’s my thought that all young should be taught these. Cats don’t really need them of course but it’s good to set an example.Now if you’ll forgive me, I understand the Fursty Ferret has chicken today and I want to see if I can borrow some. That’s manners see.


Gorilla bus
                                                                       Gorilla Boy
oooh bubbles
                                                                       Oooh bubbles
big brother legs
                                                                  Big brother’s legs.
Due to a minor health hiccup I will probably be missing in action during much of this week. Please forgive me if I don’t respond to your work or tweet your book. “I’ll be back” as Arnie said.
I wish you all a fantastic new week full of personal successes and a multitude of Hugs all round.


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68 responses to “Manners. Oscar cogitates.

  1. Take lots of care, David, get better soon and thanks for sharing Oscar’s thoughts. 🙂 big hugs!

    • Thanks Olga,, I’ll be fine in a few days.Oscar was always more than generous with his thoughts, least I can do is make everyone else suffer, I mean is to share.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. I hope you’re feeling better soon, David. Huge hugs!
    Your grandkids are adorable, but I really love the “bubbles photo.” 🙂

    • Thanks a lot Merril, I’ll soon be OK again.
      I’m glad you liked the choice of ‘Bubbles’, I’m sure the grandies accunt fr most comments these days.
      xxx Huge Hugs to you xxx

  3. Feel better soon! You’ll be missed. 🙂

  4. take car of yourself, David. We’ll be here when you get back.

  5. Obviously I enjoyed this, dear David, it’s funny, written by you and has pictures of your delightful adorables (that should be their official names), but I’m distracted by your health hiccup, I hope it is minor and you are 150 billion percent yourself asap. Thinking of you, my dear friend and sending you tons of positive vibes, hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Massive get well soon hugs xoxoxoxox

    • Darling Donna, all my health hiccups are minor. Don’t give it another thought. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Funny is a huge compliment coming from you my Queen of Comedy. I’m lucky to have the Adorables and the voice of a cat to help me out.
      Vibes and Hugs received and enjoyed. xxx Gigantic Hugs coming back to

  6. Look after yourself…someone has to keep taking these photographs which delight us.

  7. We will be patient and civil, waiting for your return. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    xxx Healing Hugs xxx

    • Thank you so much Anne. The return won’t be long, I’m very grateful for your thoughts.
      xxx I love the healing Hugs. Gigantic Hugs coming back to you xxx

  8. Heartafire

    Hurry back David! xxx hugs xxx

  9. Morning David, looks like a dull bank holiday Monday as usual, roll on summer. Please be good for the doctor and do as your told, will miss you so be quick. It’s my lunch with the girls wed and will try to remember to take pics, especially of the dessert just to keep you going. Missing you already xxxxx

    • Hi Karen, yes, the typical British Bank Holiday, still, it’s not raining yet. Doctor, what doctor? I’ll be back before anyone knows I’ve gone.
      Have a great time on Wednesday, try to behave ( and I don’t mean badly). Pics would be good.
      xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  10. Get well soon David. 🙂

  11. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Mayhem in the Prosser household. 😉

  12. I hope you’re feeling better soon, David. These are lovely pictures of the children. I had to laugh at how much Amelie was enjoying the bubbles. Many things are new to a child her age. I envy little ones their thrills at all the new experiences. Take care and Huge Hugs. 🙂 — Suzanne

    • Thanks Suzanne, I’m OK. I enjoy the kids photo’s more when the lend themselves to captions but the ‘New Experience’ ones are fun too.
      xxx Mammoth cwtch to you xxx

  13. Love big brother’s legs 🙂

    Get well soon, David. xxx Restorative Hugs xxxx

  14. Get well soon, David! Obviously…hugs!

  15. Sorry to hear you’re not well David. Get well soon, love the photos!

  16. David, hope you are mending up soon. The children are darling! You just want to hug them up. Mega hugs from me!

  17. Get well and strong soon, David

  18. Awwww … I’m sorry to hear you are under the weather. Take care and hurry back … you will be sorely missed! The babies are so beautiful, and Oscar made me laugh, as he always does! Many, many hugs, my friend!

    • Almost OK again Jill as my daughter has threatened me with the doctor. Thanks for your kind words. The grandies entertained me yesterday and yo me they are beautiful, albeit Monsters. I’m delighted Oscar is still doing his job for me.
      xxx Cwtch Mawr Jill xxx

      • 😀 😀 Glad to hear you are better!!! And if the grandies are monsters, I have no doubt that you have done your part to help make them that way! 🙂

        Cwtch Mawr, dear friend!!!

  19. Take care of yourself this week, my friend.

  20. I hope your health hiccup is only that. Take care, David. Thanks for the story and the wonderful pictures of the kids ❤ Massive hugs ❤

  21. David, I hope all is well and you are taking good care of yourself? We’ll miss you (and Oscar), but will be here when you get back. Take good care, my friend.
    Hugs all round.

    • Hello Dear Friend,thank you, yes ‘m looking after myself. I might still be around, but if not it’s wonderful to know my friends will wait.
      Please look after yourself too,

  22. I hope you feel better soon xo Those photos do make us smile!

  23. Hope you’re back to feeling fit as a fiddle soon (where does that come from anyway?) Ginormous hugs! 🙂

    • Thanks a lot Joe. I checked the origin because I don’t know the answer…..
      Of course the ‘fiddle’ here is the colloquial name for violin. ‘Fit’ didn’t originally mean healthy and energetic, in the sense it is often used nowadays to describe the inhabitants of gyms. When this phrase was coined ‘fit’ was used to mean ‘suitable, seemly’, in the way we now might say ‘fit for purpose’.
      Thomas Dekker, in The batchelars banquet, 1603 referred to ‘as fine as a fiddle’:
      “Then comes downe mistresse Nurse as fine as a farthing fiddle, in her petticoate and kertle.”
      Ginormous Hugs back. Enjoy the weekend.

  24. Hey, David, I hope you’re on the mend. Take care of yourself, okay? In that picture of little Reuben, he looks like he’s plotting something. Be well my friend. Hugs💖

  25. Oh my goodness your grandchildren are so beautiful…..HOping all is well and sending magical hummingbirds in your direction…janet 🙂 xx

  26. The old song goes “…ain’t no sunshine when you’re gone…”? We miss your sunshine, so David please get better and get back to us really soon, okay? Bear hugs to you XO

    • And what a great job Bill Withers made of it. Thank you for the wonderful compliment, I slept for 3 hours this afternoon and think I’m much more myself. I shouldn’t be long away.
      xxx Stupendous Hugs xxx

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