May 302009
 


From Brewskie Butt, official spokescat of Art Adventures Studios

Hi Everybody. It’s the Brew. I am feelin’ very sad today. My dear Twitter friend, @OscartheCat, passed over to the Rainbow Bridge today. It is strange, since he and I never actually met in real life, but we became best pals on Twitter, and it just feels awful now that he is gone.

You may remember that I wrote about Oscar back in February here. Here is some of what I wrote back then:

I met Oscar (known on Twitter as @OscarTheCat) early in my days on Twitter, but it wasn’t until one fateful night that we became best pals. Someone nominated us both for one of those crazy Twitter popularity contests that they have, and he and I both got kinda silly with it. By the end of the night, we were in first and second place! Our friendship was cemented.

Oscar is one cool cat! He is always encouraging other cats and other critters by passing out *nosetaps*, and he has developed a special website just for Cats Who Twitter! Oscar wrote about me on his first “Blogger Tuesday” feature! He also has a blog called The Furry Tripod, so named because of his being a three-pawd cat. He lives with a slightly irreverent younger cat named Henry (known on Twitter as @Quadpawd), to whom he is trying to teach manners and the finer ways of being a cat. It’s a big job, but he takes it in stride.

Oscar has been struggling with kidney disease since February, and he has defied all the odds. Just when the vet would say that it was time for him to go, Oscar would rally back and show his human mom that he was not ready yet. Today, though, his 18 year old body finally wore out, and he left this world. he will be greatly missed by his family and his friends on Twitter.

Oscar was not just your ordinary cat on Twitter. He was a friend to all, and he was the first “anipal” for most of the Twittering Critters. He was very special, always giving support, but also quick with a joke. We can only hope that his little “mancat in training” brother will pick up his legacy and keep his spirit alive.

BZTAT painted the picture above as a tribute to Oscar back in February, and she made it into a Get Well card that was signed by many of his anipals. You can see it here. The posting page only displays the last 25 comments made, but there were many, many more. BZTAT sent the painting to Oscar’s mom a few weeks ago, because she just felt that was where it was supposed to be.

To all of Oscar’s friends, please feel free to leave a comment or final *nosetap* here for our dear friend. To Oscar’s family, I thank you so much for sharing your dear fellow with us.

And to Oscar–We are gonna miss ya, pal. But, we know what you are saying as you look down upon us from the Rainbow Bridge: “It’s all good!” *nosetaps* t0 ya pal. We luv ya.

The Brew

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  1. Great job Brew. You summed up Oscar quite nicely. Even though I was new to Twitter and not an anipal, he was very sweet to me.

  2. Great job Brew. You summed up Oscar quite nicely. Even though I was new to Twitter and not an anipal, he was very sweet to me.

  3. Too many Twitter animals leaving us these days =(. Oscar will be missed.

  4. Too many Twitter animals leaving us these days =(. Oscar will be missed.

  5. Oscar – you were one of my first twitter pals, and you made me feel so safe and welcome. Fly high my friend, you are a very special one and there is a special place at the bridge for you.

  6. Oscar – you were one of my first twitter pals, and you made me feel so safe and welcome. Fly high my friend, you are a very special one and there is a special place at the bridge for you.

  7. Thank you Brew for this lovely post on dear Oscar. He was everything you say and a very special anipal. I will miss him.

  8. Thank you Brew for this lovely post on dear Oscar. He was everything you say and a very special anipal. I will miss him.

  9. I am so very sorry to hear this. I logged on and there was the news. It hurts, it always hurts when we lose a friend but I hope Oscars Mum and Dad know how much he was loved by those of us on Twitter.@DashKitten does not have a Blog account so asks me to pass on his respects to Oscar’s Mum and Dad and a *nosetap * of respect.

  10. I am so very sorry to hear this. I logged on and there was the news. It hurts, it always hurts when we lose a friend but I hope Oscars Mum and Dad know how much he was loved by those of us on Twitter.

    @DashKitten does not have a Blog account so asks me to pass on his respects to Oscar’s Mum and Dad and a *nosetap * of respect.

  11. From Oliver, Lottie, Felicity and Sammy. Oscar; the world was diminished today. Sleep in peace. Nosetaps

  12. From Oliver, Lottie, Felicity and Sammy. Oscar; the world was diminished today. Sleep in peace. Nosetaps

  13. Brew, that was such a nice tribute for Oscar. Very sad month for all our anipals. Oscar will be missed. *nosetap*

  14. Brew, that was such a nice tribute for Oscar. Very sad month for all our anipals. Oscar will be missed. *nosetap*

  15. Aw, nice tribute. RIP Oscar. He was one great cat.

  16. Aw, nice tribute. RIP Oscar. He was one great cat.

  17. I’m completely sad… no words, speechless… it’s awful, even I think that he is in a better place right now… he was a great twitter’s friend… we missed him!

  18. I’m completely sad… no words, speechless… it’s awful, even I think that he is in a better place right now…

    he was a great twitter’s friend… we missed him!

  19. I'm so very sorry to be hearing this. He was a great tweeter & will be missed.

  20. I'm so very sorry to be hearing this. He was a great tweeter & will be missed.

  21. Thanks you Oscar!! For all da *nosetaps* and lettings me *nosetap* it up wif all my twitter furriends! I will miss you so very much Oscar! Thanks to Brew for a wonderfur post for Oscar!

  22. Thanks you Oscar!! For all da *nosetaps* and lettings me *nosetap* it up wif all my twitter furriends! I will miss you so very much Oscar!

    Thanks to Brew for a wonderfur post for Oscar!

  23. Oscar was a big part in making Twitter such a great place to be for kittehs. I’m gonna miss him and his nosetaps.

  24. Oscar was a big part in making Twitter such a great place to be for kittehs. I’m gonna miss him and his nosetaps.

  25. Thank u Brew for such a loving tribute.Oscar, you were an incredible cat and should be very proud of your pawprint on this earth. We’ll keep an eye on your humans here and send deep purrrrssss to them.

  26. Thank u Brew for such a loving tribute.

    Oscar, you were an incredible cat and should be very proud of your pawprint on this earth. We’ll keep an eye on your humans here and send deep purrrrssss to them.

  27. Brewski U did a great tribute to Oscarthecat. We will dearly miss him. I is so sad. Meowie sends condolences to his family. Purrs

  28. Brewski U did a great tribute to Oscarthecat. We will dearly miss him. I is so sad. Meowie sends condolences to his family. Purrs

  29. Oscar will be missed by lots of people and twitter critters. I extend my condolences to Brew for losing a close friend. Thanks for providing this excellent write-up.

  30. Oscar will be missed by lots of people and twitter critters. I extend my condolences to Brew for losing a close friend. Thanks for providing this excellent write-up.

  31. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful cat. My baby @dahliapkitten is sitting by my shoulder and asking for extra comfort-petties now that she’s heard the news.Oscar was an awesome Twitter friend, and he was a very loved cat–not just by his Twitter “anipals,” but by his humans, and the humans of all his anipals as well.

  32. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful cat. My baby @dahliapkitten is sitting by my shoulder and asking for extra comfort-petties now that she’s heard the news.

    Oscar was an awesome Twitter friend, and he was a very loved cat–not just by his Twitter “anipals,” but by his humans, and the humans of all his anipals as well.

  33. This is a beautiful tribute to Oscar. It is a very sad day for all. Oscar now has a special place at Rainbow Bridge and will be looking down on all his anipals. *nosetaps* to you Oscar. You will be missed.Sending love and hugs to Oscar’s mommy and family.~purrs … MzMeow

  34. This is a beautiful tribute to Oscar. It is a very sad day for all.

    Oscar now has a special place at Rainbow Bridge and will be looking down on all his anipals.

    *nosetaps* to you Oscar. You will be missed.

    Sending love and hugs to Oscar’s mommy and family.
    ~purrs … MzMeow

  35. Brew, that was a beautiful tribute to your very special friend. I am so sorry I never got to know Oscar cos it’s obvious how much of a very special cat he was just from all of the loving words I’ve read about him.My cat lived to be 18 so I understand how very difficult this must be for Oscar’s family:(:( My sincerest sympathy goes out to them and hope for healing to come soon to them. I hope maybe realizing how much he was loved by all his friends here on twitter gives a teeny bit of comfort to them. To Brew and all my anipals on twitter my heart breaks for all of you. I know you are all hurting and are so sad about this:( Lil hugs for all of you.

  36. Brew, that was a beautiful tribute to your very special friend. I am so sorry I never got to know Oscar cos it’s obvious how much of a very special cat he was just from all of the loving words I’ve read about him.

    My cat lived to be 18 so I understand how very difficult this must be for Oscar’s family:(:( My sincerest sympathy goes out to them and hope for healing to come soon to them. I hope maybe realizing how much he was loved by all his friends here on twitter gives a teeny bit of comfort to them.

    To Brew and all my anipals on twitter my heart breaks for all of you. I know you are all hurting and are so sad about this:( Lil hugs for all of you.

  37. so sorry to hear the news about oscar-we luv you and miss you. in my heart always-sam

  38. so sorry to hear the news about oscar-we luv you and miss you. in my heart always-sam

  39. Thank you, Brewskie, for a lovely tribute to our friend Oscar. He was one of my first friends on Twitter. I miss him already. I send purrs and comfort to his Mom & Dad and to @quadpawd, and to you as well for losing your best friend.

  40. Thank you, Brewskie, for a lovely tribute to our friend Oscar. He was one of my first friends on Twitter. I miss him already. I send purrs and comfort to his Mom & Dad and to @quadpawd, and to you as well for losing your best friend.

  41. Thanks for doing the great tribute for OscarTheCat. I’m so sad–Oscar was @mozartdane ‘s first anipal (Mo doesn’t have a blog acct). He always had a kind word and nosetap, welcoming to all. Mo sends a *gentle Dane lean*

  42. Thanks for doing the great tribute for OscarTheCat. I’m so sad–Oscar was @mozartdane ‘s first anipal (Mo doesn’t have a blog acct). He always had a kind word and nosetap, welcoming to all. Mo sends a *gentle Dane lean*

  43. My heart hurts.I feel sorrow for an anipal that brought me much joy.Thank you for bringing me happiness Oscar. Until we meet again – Your forever fluffy friend Flo*nosetap*

  44. My heart hurts.
    I feel sorrow for an anipal that brought me much joy.
    Thank you for bringing me happiness Oscar.

    Until we meet again –

    Your forever fluffy friend Flo
    *nosetap*

  45. Aw, Brew, you saided just da rite werds. We didn’t know Oscar furry long, but knowed he was speshul. Sum cats just tweet or blog or bof, but Oscar was a superstar tweeter an blogger. Nosetaps to you, Brew, as you miss yur bud, too. Purrs,Victor

  46. Aw, Brew, you saided just da rite werds. We didn’t know Oscar furry long, but knowed he was speshul. Sum cats just tweet or blog or bof, but Oscar was a superstar tweeter an blogger. Nosetaps to you, Brew, as you miss yur bud, too.
    Purrs,
    Victor

  47. Well said, Brew. I know Oscar wouldn’t want us to be sad, but it’s kind of hard not to be. I hope it helps Oscar’s mom and Henry to have such a great Twitter-pal family for support — in good and bad times. Group *nosetap* everyone!

  48. Well said, Brew. I know Oscar wouldn’t want us to be sad, but it’s kind of hard not to be.

    I hope it helps Oscar’s mom and Henry to have such a great Twitter-pal family for support — in good and bad times.

    Group *nosetap* everyone!

  49. Lovely tribute Brew. Oscar was the first, or one of the first, kittehs I met on Twitter and I loved his tweets. Big comforting {{{{{HUGS}}}}} to his family. Oscar, peace, health and happiness at the Bridge. xxx

  50. Lovely tribute Brew. Oscar was the first, or one of the first, kittehs I met on Twitter and I loved his tweets. Big comforting {{{{{HUGS}}}}} to his family. Oscar, peace, health and happiness at the Bridge. xxx

  51. Thank you for writing such a beautiful tribute to our friend Oscar. He was a truly special anipal who touched each of our lives, and I feel so very blessed to call him a friend. I will miss him greatly.Oscar – give all our twitter anipals at the rainbow bridge a *nosetap* from us.

  52. Thank you for writing such a beautiful tribute to our friend Oscar. He was a truly special anipal who touched each of our lives, and I feel so very blessed to call him a friend. I will miss him greatly.

    Oscar – give all our twitter anipals at the rainbow bridge a *nosetap* from us.

  53. Love the tribute, Brew! Very kind of yoo.Oscar was a First Twitter Friend to so many because of his big heart. He will always be the Founding MANCAT Tweeter to us and the rest of the anipals.May we all take comfort in knowing that he is watching out over us from atop the Rainbow Bridge and smiling!

  54. Love the tribute, Brew! Very kind of yoo.

    Oscar was a First Twitter Friend to so many because of his big heart. He will always be the Founding MANCAT Tweeter to us and the rest of the anipals.

    May we all take comfort in knowing that he is watching out over us from atop the Rainbow Bridge and smiling!

  55. Love the tribute, Brew! Very kind of yoo.

    Oscar was a First Twitter Friend to so many because of his big heart. He will always be the Founding MANCAT Tweeter to us and the rest of the anipals.

    May we all take comfort in knowing that he is watching out over us from atop the Rainbow Bridge and smiling!

  56. Love the tribute, Brew! Very kind of yoo.

    Oscar was a First Twitter Friend to so many because of his big heart. He will always be the Founding MANCAT Tweeter to us and the rest of the anipals.

    May we all take comfort in knowing that he is watching out over us from atop the Rainbow Bridge and smiling!

  57. Oh Brew, you make me and Human2 cry. We miss Oscar so much too. *nosetaps* to all who loved him!

  58. Oh Brew, you make me and Human2 cry. We miss Oscar so much too. *nosetaps* to all who loved him!

  59. What a beautiful tribute. Oscar was a great kitty who was a friend to many on Twitter, and had many friends in return. – Gracie, Ellie Mae and Winston guinea pigs

  60. What a beautiful tribute. Oscar was a great kitty who was a friend to many on Twitter, and had many friends in return. – Gracie, Ellie Mae and Winston guinea pigs

  61. I’m @SimonKitteh’s mom. Mr. Brewskie, this is a lovely tribute to one awesome dude. Oscar was a great anipal to all critters, big and small, furry, finned, or feathered.Twitter just won’t be the same without him.(SimonKitteh here! Momma let me on here to send one last *nosetap* to my buddy Oscar! k’bye.)

  62. I’m @SimonKitteh’s mom.

    Mr. Brewskie, this is a lovely tribute to one awesome dude. Oscar was a great anipal to all critters, big and small, furry, finned, or feathered.

    Twitter just won’t be the same without him.

    (SimonKitteh here! Momma let me on here to send one last *nosetap* to my buddy Oscar! k’bye.)

  63. Brew, that was such a perfect tribute. Oscar will be missed by so many anipals, he was very much loved and I know I am not the only one whose whiskers will be damp with tears for a while yet.I am happy that Oscar’s mummy will have that beautiful painting to remember him by. My mummy made a collage of Oscar’s photo and some of his most Oscar-like tweets a couple of months ago, and we sent that to his mummy too. Today we are looking at our photo of it, and remembering how he made us smile.

  64. Brew, that was such a perfect tribute. Oscar will be missed by so many anipals, he was very much loved and I know I am not the only one whose whiskers will be damp with tears for a while yet.

    I am happy that Oscar’s mummy will have that beautiful painting to remember him by. My mummy made a collage of Oscar’s photo and some of his most Oscar-like tweets a couple of months ago, and we sent that to his mummy too. Today we are looking at our photo of it, and remembering how he made us smile.

  65. Dear Oscar, You were a very special kitty that made us feel at home right away on twitter. Thank you for all of your kind words and genreous *nosetaps*. We know you are in a special place over the rainbow bridge where there is lots of grass to chew, sun beams to nap in, and friends to play with. We will miss you but we are comforted knowing that you are in a better place. Love, Tyrone & Aremtis.

  66. Dear Oscar,
    You were a very special kitty that made us feel at home right away on twitter. Thank you for all of your kind words and genreous *nosetaps*. We know you are in a special place over the rainbow bridge where there is lots of grass to chew, sun beams to nap in, and friends to play with. We will miss you but we are comforted knowing that you are in a better place. Love, Tyrone & Aremtis.

  67. Dear Oscar,
    You were a very special kitty that made us feel at home right away on twitter. Thank you for all of your kind words and genreous *nosetaps*. We know you are in a special place over the rainbow bridge where there is lots of grass to chew, sun beams to nap in, and friends to play with. We will miss you but we are comforted knowing that you are in a better place. Love, Tyrone & Aremtis.

  68. Dear Oscar,
    You were a very special kitty that made us feel at home right away on twitter. Thank you for all of your kind words and genreous *nosetaps*. We know you are in a special place over the rainbow bridge where there is lots of grass to chew, sun beams to nap in, and friends to play with. We will miss you but we are comforted knowing that you are in a better place. Love, Tyrone & Aremtis.

  69. Oscar- Your blogs always were entertaining and you made every one feel special. Oscar was one of the first kitties I met on Twitter along with Brewskie Butt. I am going to miss Oscar’s *nosetaps* and tweets. xoxo Miss Duff

  70. Oscar-
    Your blogs always were entertaining and you made every one feel special.
    Oscar was one of the first kitties I met on Twitter along with Brewskie Butt.
    I am going to miss Oscar’s *nosetaps* and tweets.

    xoxo Miss Duff

  71. We will certainly miss Oscar. He was such a friendly and sweet anipal. Thanks for blogging about him Brew.Kitten Rescue

  72. We will certainly miss Oscar. He was such a friendly and sweet anipal. Thanks for blogging about him Brew.
    Kitten Rescue

  73. hai brew, dat wuz grate post. you an oscar were mai 2 first followers on twitter, mai furst friends. i am very sawry an sad to be losing him but i noes that the rainbow bridge iz a betr place for having him there plus he is feeling whole again an planning lawts ov pawpawties!oscar, when i luk up at the nite sky an see da brite stars, i noes that one ov dem is you blinking an wavin at me. I send you eternal *nosetaps* mai friend.love,perry

  74. hai brew, dat wuz grate post. you an oscar were mai 2 first followers on twitter, mai furst friends. i am very sawry an sad to be losing him but i noes that the rainbow bridge iz a betr place for having him there plus he is feeling whole again an planning lawts ov pawpawties!

    oscar, when i luk up at the nite sky an see da brite stars, i noes that one ov dem is you blinking an wavin at me. I send you eternal *nosetaps* mai friend.
    love,
    perry

  75. Ahh, so sorry to hear about Oscar. He was one of LilyPup’s first anipals and we will miss him.

  76. Ahh, so sorry to hear about Oscar. He was one of LilyPup’s first anipals and we will miss him.

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