Cat Blogging: Oskar

My sister-in-law has two teen sons. She likens the experience to male elephants who are driven from the herd when they reach puberty because they are obnoxious and smelly. They want to be loved, but they aren't sure how to go about it.

Oskar has become an amorous teenager. He is clumsy and awkward and very insistent. He'll spend an hour grooming himself then come trotting to us for a good brushing. During the wee morning hours he wakes me with loud purrs and kneads into any exposed flesh with his sharp claws. His big paws smell and his ears are dirty. He drools when I pet him. And though he pretends not to need me, he snuggles close whenever he gets the chance.


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