A new video version

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Some months back I posted a video that my friend Vance took when he visted me (ok, Mommy and Daddy also, but foremost ME ME ME!) And did I mention he took a video of me blogging? How cool was that, here the first blogging cat video for you to remember fondly. Today Mommy got another email telling her to tell me that there is a new version, improved and only dedicated to me, the blogging cat, online and DRUMROLL, here it is:

Many thanks to Vance from Life Story Videos for doing this for me. And if you are interested in email lists (whatever they are, do cats have email lists?) you might check out the rest of his blog VanceSova.

You don't believe what I just saw!

Monday, June 28, 2010
Hi, you don't believe what I just saw, me on JohnChows Blog! Ok, if you don't know who John Chow is, he is a kind of super make money online blogger and he featured me in his latest video!!! Now I will make zillions just like he does!

"Yes, Mommy?"
"Can you please tell the truth and nothing else than the truth?!"
"But it is true Mommy, I am on John Chows Blog!!!"
"...nothing else than the truth..."

Ehm, ok, mommy, I try again. Lets see:

Some weeks ago one of mommy's (she blogs as hospitalera btw) online friends friends Vance (who blogs at vancesova) visited us together with his lovely female ("Oscar, humans are either called wives or girlfriends, not just "females"") "So, humans are nor male nor female?, Mommy?" "Oscar!" "What?" "Shoosh it!" "Yes, Mommy ;-)"

So Vance and his lovely what-ever-humans-call-their-females ("SIGH!" "What is, Mommy?" "Nothing Oscar, nothing, you just carry on, *MEGA SIGH*") came to visit us in Prague and Vance took a video with me as a star (*cough, cough* "Are you getting a cold, Mommy??"] and when he traveled back to Canada, he went to John Chows super-famous dot pho soup lunch and showed it to the other bloggers there. And John put it on his blog, and on yuuutube and everywhere and I will be famous as the blogging cat!!! Eh, excuse me, I have now to read Johns book, apparently you can make money with blogging!!! Did you know??? BTW, the video is below, I appear around 3:00 ... Oscar, the Film Movie Video Star

Oscar here – I am back!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Hi guys, I twisted Mommy's arm to finally update my blog! She even took two photos of me, showing me at my favorite pastime: Catnaps! Mommy says, I shall not apologize for not posting in ages, instead I shall tell you what I did the last months. But before I do that, I have to say that it wasn't Mommy's fault, she was really, really busy with other stuff. And at the moment she takes even part in a SEO contest called “Oes tsetnoc”, but she still took time out to write what I dictate her ;-)

Oh, yes, we also have a few questions for you! Mommy and I were chatting the other night and she asked if my heart hangs really on this blog or not? First I thought my heart stops, ok, I haven't blogged in ages, but I really don't want to loose my blog completely. But then she explained that she is not really happy with having to cope with a blogspot blog and would much prefer when I would “move house” so to speak. Either as a fellow blogger on one of her own blogs or on an own wordpress blog she would host for me. What do you think? She says she could transfer the blog so that I could take my old blog posts with me and do a bit of her “seo magic” (whatever that is, I only know of “meow magic” that is the one that gets me the treats ;-) so that I don't loose too many of my (few) visitors.

On one hand I would like a blog that is easier for Mommy to maintain and with more features like hers has. On the other hand, I am a creature of habit and don't like moving house. So, what do you think? Would you mind to give me your opinion in a comment? Meanwhile I tell you a bit of what I have done the last months, basically this:

Mommy and Daddy say, sometimes I look like a dead cat when I am sleeping and they have to check if I am really breathing! But I do like my catnaps, I can sleep anywhere. Some of my favorite sleeping places include: The wardrobe, on and under the duvet covers of the beds, on my new climbing treehouse, on the carpet under Mommy's desktop (like a dog she says, argghhh!) and the most weird of all --- on the bath-mat before the shower! But only if nobody is in the shower! So what else have I done the last months do you ask? Lets see:

First I went on holidays / vacations to Uncle G. whilst Mommy and Daddy were away themselves.
Then we all came home and celebrated the re-encounter. I was really happy that M&D were back.
Then we got people to stay with us, couch surfers, friends and family and I did a really good job entertaining them all.
Then I cut Mommy's eye lid rather badly, it was an accident, I swear!
Then M&D went on holidays / vacations again but this time I was allowed to stay at home and “Auntie Sher” from “Czech of the Beaten Path” looked after me, she even called me Mr.Oscar! And after a few days, two people spend their holidays / vacations in our flat, whilst M&D were still away. So I took care of them, and they said I was a really good host!
Then M&D came back and bought me a scratchy tree house only for me alone!
And then I cut Mommy's fingertips open with my claws, only two, and this time even she admitted that it was an unfortunate accident!

So that was it, for the moment, and remember please tell us your opinion in a comment if I should continue to blog here or if I should move house to a very own blog! Thanks a bunch and now the promised second photo. Do you now understand why M&D say that I look sometimes like dead when I sleep?

My apologies

Saturday, July 4, 2009
Dear furry friends, Mommy and daddy are off on holidays / vacation tomorrow and, ehm, and, ehm, ok, I can't use the computer completely alone without Mommy! And the friend I am staying with, Uncle G., is really great, but I don't think he would have time to blog much about my adventures with him... So I leave you with this great videos he sent me before moving to his place and I give you a big paw promise that I will blog more often when my humans are back from Croatia. Luv you all, even the woofies, Oscar

Oh, very, very important! Can you go and visit my new friend Asta? Her blog is at Asta's World and she and her Mommy could really, really do with a bit of cheering up! Thanks and see you soon when we are all back from our holidays! Oscar

And here the videos:

How I became an Expat Cat

Saturday, June 20, 2009
Yes Oscar?
We didn't write yesterday!
I know Oscar, it was my fault, I was too busy to help you posting.


How I became an Expat Cat

Fast forward >>>>>>> One and a half year later, a sunny day in May:
Mommy and Daddy came completely excited home and said: “We are moving, we are moving to Prague, Oscar! Eh, Prague, excuse me, where about is that? Over the next few days I figured out that Prague was not even anymore in our country! Oh big ceiling cat Bast, how will this all end? Then I heard people asking:”And Oscar? What will happen to Oscar? Will you take him with you?” Mommy and Daddy got really, really angry because people thought they might considering abandoning me!!! For my cat parents there was no question that I would travel with them. Eh, people, hello, HOW are we going to travel? I really feared the answer. And, yep, the answer was: “We are driving over with the car Oscar, it is only a two days drive!” Are you barking, I mean meowing, mad??? Two days in a car? You must be mental! I dunno like cars and I dunno like driving in cars and HOW will you get me to stay in the car? A harness perhaps? Do you have a metal harness for yourself then? I was sooo mad. If I would have known how they would trick me, oh my...
Two weeks before we moved, a strange cage appeared in our living room, a metal dog cage! Do they now think I am a doggie? Things got even more worse, they fed me in the cage. Yep, to get to my yummy food, I had to enter the cage, brrr. But what don't you do all, when you are hungry!

The house got emptier and emptier, things disappeared in big boxes and one day, two men came and started to pack everything left into boxes. And by everything, I do mean everything. At the end of the second day only my cage, bowls and litter box where left over in the house. Oh, yes, also a bit of Mommy's and Daddy's stuff and a few plants. M&D started to pack all in the car, including my metal dog cage, with the litter box, food and water bowl and blanket all in it. Huch, they wouldn't let me here in the end, would they? Mommy then came and started to throw me treats and I started to chase them around the empty house and she throw and I chased and she throw and I chased, oooops, big, big oops! The last treat went into my little plastic transport carrier and Mommy closed the door, with an angelic smile. She then took me out to the car and transferred me swiftly into the big dog cage. Arrrggghhh! Grrrrrr! Meorwwww! Mommy had tricked me, again! I was safely in what would be my apartment for the next two days. M&D waved the house good-bye and of we went, driving away from everything I knew into an unknown future. Want to know how to entertain your humans when traveling? Come back tomorrow and check my blog for tips! And if you want to know which type of work brought Daddy to Prague, check out his blog: Ricky Yates.


Yes , Mommy?
Do we post tomorrow?
I hope Oscar, I hope I have the time, now please, let me get back to my work! And you go of to visit all your furriends! That you haven't done yesterday neither.

Wake up Video!

Friday, June 19, 2009
Hi Furriends! Music Time!

I found a great wake up video for you, normally I am not too much into this style of music, but this guy really understands us, have to find Sparta's Blog now, see ya later!

After my walkabout

Thursday, June 18, 2009
Yes Oscar?
Where you and Daddy happy when I came back?
Yes, very happy, Oscar!!!
Why do you call me then “the annoying furball”?
Because you ask so many questions, Oscar ;-)


After my walkabout

The next morning I made an almighty racket because Mommy went to the bathroom and CLOSED THE DOOR! If you know anything about cats, you know that we absolutely hate, really, really hate closed doors. But at that time it was much, much worst for me. I throw myself against the door with my body and tried to break through the wood and get to MY MOMMY!!! The humans call that separation anxiety, me thinks. For the next week or so I would stay glued to Mommy. She was in her study, it would sleep on my chair, close to her. She would go to the kitchen to get another coffee, I would walk with her to the kitchen and back. She would go to the bathroom, I would throw myself against the door and scream. She insisted in going alone to the bathroom ;-(
I would only eat if somebody was with me in the same room and used my litter box really, really fast because nobody wanted to give ME company to the bathroom, can't understand why.... After a week or so it got better and I would even venture out into the garden, but only with Mommy or Daddy. And I would start to stay alone and sleep when Mommy left her study. I am very fortunate to have a WAHM!
Actually that I didn't sleep very much the first week home, due to the fact that I had to follow Mommy around and be with her all the time, got Mommy concerned. I even noticed that she would skip a coffee or two to not to wake me up! Sleep deprivation can be really bad for cats, we need around 16h a day of sleep, if not we get not only grumpy but can get also seriously ill because it suppresses our immune system. A cat needs it sleep, yeah! Now, I go back to my cozy snoozy bed and tomorrow I'll tell you everything about how and why I became an expat cat, see ya.


Yes , Mommy?
It is our bed, not yours, you are sleeping on.
Really, Mommy????