Oscar and Tom, a love that will never die.

Oscar and Tom have been friends for years.  Oscar being the Jack Russell and Tom (original name) being the male cat.  In their early days they tolerated each other, never straying beyond their species zone.  It all changed dramatically when we had Tom neutered.  Overnight Oscar developed a lusting craze, becoming quite possessive about his tabby friend.  They go everywhere together, even the pleading of our son, “but you are both boys” falls on deaf ears.  They are in love and no one can tell them otherwise. 

Oscar and Tom

Oscar and Tom plan their elopment

Tom takes it all in his stride, he is a very strange character, always looking like he has a permanent hangover.  This cat has a serious attitude problem and yet he seems to bring out the best in everyone.  Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting him is left feeling quite enamoured.  We are all there to serve him and that is a simple fact.  Tom thinks he is a dog, he runs with the other dogs and they do not cross him.  One look and they scamper.  It is an odd experience to go walking with the dogs and have Tom trot along.  However after a short while he will whine incessantly, flopping down dramatically in an award-winning display of self-pity.   The solution is to try to ignore him, which usually works.  Otherwise you pick him up and throw him over your shoulder.  This picture sums up the two love birds perfectly.

Oscar is so smitten that Tom has him wrapped around his paw, having no difficulty bending him to his will.  This is love, hard love and Oscar is willing to risk everything.  Except his eleven o’clock rich tea biscuit, which is sacrosanct.

Of the three dogs and two cats that share our home, these two guys have a very special relationship.

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~ by boredwitless on May 20, 2010.

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