And just like that, it’s been 365 days. A year ago, we brought home a tiny ball of fuzz and hiss who hid behind the dryer and under the recliner while he got his bearings. He took to us pretty quickly, though.
Oscar has really grown into his tail over the past year. It’s as long and sleek as he is, but it can be hard to see when he’s curled up or tearing by on a rampage. I got a nice shot of it this afternoon while he was hanging out with Stan.
Udo and Stan joined us for our photo shoot this morning and Oscar was hard put to defend his mouse from both fronts. Udo doesn’t chew on the mice, but he does occasionally pick them up and run off with them, so Oscar had a valid concern here.
Lately when I can’t find Oscar, I go check under the bed. It’s become his go-to fort for when the dog is being too stompy or loud, but tonight he was just hanging out under there for funsies.
I accidentally woke Oscar from his morning nap and his expression was so cute I had to capture it. He has the sweetest sleepy face I’ve ever seen. Granted, it was quickly morphing into a Class A Stinkeye because I woke him up, but it’s still cute.
While he’s generally a pretty confident kitten, Oscar is not a fan of loud noises. This includes Udo barking up a storm when a leaf blows by or someone closes a car door. He saw a neighbor dog out front today and kicked up such a ruckus that Oscar went skittering under the bed. I managed to coax him out for a picture, but he was wary.
Oscar takes a little while to warm up to new people, but he’s never been shy about making his wishes known. He’s actually a bit pushy, and he loves to get in your face about it. For example…
Oscar is all about good form while sleeping. Here he is displaying the Loosened Pillbug Pose while recharging from his morning rampage. The curved back and perpendicular feet positioning are on point. He’s such a talent!
Oscar and Stan scrap a lot, usually at Oscar’s insistence. Stan could probably do with a bit less wrestling in his life, but Oscar loves him too much to leave him alone. Today’s action shot is a prime example. Their expressions say it all. Oscar: “Yaaaaaaah!!” Stan: “Ugh.”
Oscar spent the afternoon on patrol and this time managed to avoid canine turf invasion. I made the mistake of bumping into the blinds while coming in to take the picture and he thought we were under attack.