Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Beast at 3:00 O’clock in the Morning

So, what was an old dude like me, who easily tires and should have been asleep, doing awake and on my front porch on Friday at 3:00 a.m.?

The damned cat—otherwise known as Alex—refused to come into the house:

I must admit that Alex may have the right idea. The heat and pollution are so bad during the day, that it was quite pleasant to be outside at 3:00 a.m.


Alex and I mourn the death of Oscar, our feline Blogging buddy.

Puss-in-Boots has informed us that Oscar “was hit by a car and killed instantly on Thursday night/early Friday morning.”

We shall miss Oscar. He was a wonderful companion for Robyn and a remarkable cat.


  1. Hi Nick ~~ I see Alex is still ruling the roost at your place. Do you have a fan for when it's hot or air-conditioning? I hope you have
    something to help against the heat.

    I was saddened to hear of Oscar's demise and will visit Robyn again.
    She will be so sad and is such a nice person.

    I think the ICE idea is a good one, and so sad that you do not know who you would list !!! Not Your sons
    or even your ex?? Take care, Nick,
    Regards, Merle.

  2. Alex has your wrapped around his little finger—I mean claw or paw or whatever.

  3. Alex just wanted a belly rub on the porch where others could see! What a vouyeristic kitty cat!

  4. RIP Oscar. I hope he felt nothing.

    And Alex looks soooo happy at 3AM. Cats rule.


  5. I've seen this before with you cat people. Clearly, he's the boss of you.

    Sorry about Oscar. Sounds like he was a good guy.

  6. Saint Nick, you are retired, aren’t you? So why worry about when you sleep. Let Alex guide you! That’s what cats are best at doing.

  7. Sorry about your friend's loss, Nick.

    Glad Alex is taking good care of you - but don't let him keep you out too late!

  8. So sorry to hear of Oscar's passing.


  9. alex is a card.

    sorry about oscar.

  10. Alex is such a cat!

    So sorry to hear about Oscar. Losing a pet hurts like losing a human family member.

  11. That is so sad.I now live with 4 dogs.I can feel the pain of losing anyone of then.