Cats have always been associated with the the night, black magic, and even death. According to Wikipedia, "several ancient religions believed that cats are exalted souls, companions or guides for humans, that they are all-knowing but are mute so they cannot influence decisions made by humans." Indeed, Oscar here goes farther than most as an all-knowing soul guide; not unlike my good friend Hermes, he's basically a full fledged psychopomp! He is a shining exemplar of feline-kind's affinity for my cold embrace. I name him an honorary Harbinger of Yours Truly.