Monday, 28 July 2008

Remembering Oscar 28/05/2006 - 28/07/2007

It's one year today since our darling Oscar died so tragically and suddenly. While not wanting to be morose, we do feel it's important to keep his memory alive and remember annivesaries such as this and his birthday. In some ways it seems like the awful events of last year were only yesterday, such is the pain and loss we still feel, but in other ways it seems like a lifetime since we last cuddled, played and generally shared our lives with him. While we have obviously come to accept his death, the feeling of injustice and the shock of it will probably always remain.

We are thankful of the 10 months we got to spend with you Oscar, and despite the pain of losing you so young and so unexpectedly, we will be forever grateful that you came bowling into our lives as a 14 week old ball of fuzz.

Rest in peace Oscar. In our hearts for ever and ever.



Jake of Florida said...

Katy, Martin, Harry, Cassidy --

We agree, it's important to remember days like today -- it's not morose, it's just loving.

We think of Oscar a lot, since we joined the DWB in late June and had barely gotten to know anyone on the DWB. Except we discovered Oscar, and we were astounded at what a sweet, funny, always there little guy he was. And then the outpouring of concern when he died taught us a lot about how the love of a dog can unite people into a caring community.

So, yes, we're thinking about Oscar today too. On a brighter note, July 28, today, is eight years since my now-husband took me out to dinner at a special place and proposed... so sadness thinking about Oscar and happiness at how my own life turned around are forever joined on July 28.

Love and hugs,

Joan -- by permission of Jake and Just Harry

Ruby Bleu said...

Dear Katie and Martin...
Our thoughts are with you today (and always). We loved Oscar and always miss him!

Michele & Ruby

Scottie the 'cutie' said...


I'm really sorry to hear about Oscar. We never got to meet him, but from the photos, he looked SOOO adorable and lovely. Wish we had known him!

Scottie and Audrey(Scottie's Mom)

the 4 Bs said...

remembering Oscar is the best tribute to him. he was a special boy. we still don't understand why he had to go to the Bridge so soon. we miss him too.


Blue said...

As you know I'll never forget Oscar.


Faya said...

Il est et restera à jamais dans nos coeurs.
Amitiés, Véronique & Faya

Peanut said...

Oscar will never be forgotten.

Snowball said...

Oscar will always be remembered.

Rest In Peace, Sweet Handsome Oscar.


Asta said...

Katie and Martin
We are with you in our thoughtss today too..Oscar will always be with us..his joyous ,sweetness, and sad loss.

Asta says: My Oscaw is always in my heawt..I know I will see him again someday in heaven..till then Sweet Oscaw..all my love and smoochie kisses

Gus said...

We will alway remember Oscar, and be grateful that you shared him so lovingly with all of us. He leaves a blank space, but you have surrounded it with more love.

kisses and hugs
gussie and muzzer

Maggie and Mitch said...

We miss you, Oscar - now and forever!

Love ya lots,
Maggie, Mitch and Sue

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Katy, Martin, Harry & Cassidy, we share in your sadness today as we did one year ago. Our mom was making a Jackson wheelie and all of a sudden she remembered that today was the 28th and she had to come here to your bloggy. We will always remember sweet Oscar! We know he's very happy that you have Harry and Cassidy to continue his Airedale antics.

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Deetz said...

Gosh, I wish I could have met Oscar. I know he made his way into so many on the blogs, cuz I see him everywhere. I know he was a very special airedale. I do not know what happened to him, but it looks like he had a great time while he was here.
I am sorry for your loss. Thanks for the slide show. I feel I know him now.

Molly and Taffy said...

We have been thinking of you today.

Molly and Taffy

Tadpole said...

For some reason Oscar touched my heart more than any other lovely doggin on DWB... and I still cry when I think of his wonky eyebrows and endearing grin and what we all missed out on when he passed too soon. Take time to smile over the good memories and tell Harry and Cassidy his stories. He will forever be in our hearts....

Love and peace to you.

Lorenza said...

Katie and Martin.
It is not possible to forget our dear Oscar.
He will be always in our hearts.
Kisses and hugs

Huskee Boy said...

Dear Katie & Martin,
Losing someone you love, whether it is a furry friend or a loved one is so difficult, especially when it happened so suddenly. I can relate to what you said about the 'feeling of injustice and the shock' cos I felt exactly like this after my miscarriage. I reckon the day Oscar left, he took away a piece of your hearts with him, and ours too. He must be watching over the antics of his little sister with a proud smile on his handsome face (and probably feeling sorry for Harry for having to take on the 'big brother' role!)
Somehow I feel that Oscar is still sharing his adventures with us through Harry and Cassidy.

Huskee and his mom

Noah the Airedale said...

Oscar you were one of our bestest maties and you'll always stay close to our hearts. We miss you.

Noah, Willow & Lucy

Boo said...

yeah, i miss oscar too.

wet wet licks


Simba said...

Its a sad time for you. Sending nose licks.

Simba x

The Airechicks said...

Harry - Cass - Katy - Martin:

Please we must once again

"Thank You" for sharing Oscar with us.

Celebrate the joy and wonder he brought into ALL our lifes...

He touched everyone ....What a very special boy he is!!!


Jessie and Jake said...

We will never forget you Oscar - a bit of us went with you to the Rainbow bridge.

We love remembering you - such good memories of your beautiful soul and face.

Persephone and Buster said...

Katie & family, the oscar boy will be gracing cyberspace and our homes forever. you have been generous in allowing us to be part of his antics while he grew up to be a very handsome airee boy.
we will always remember him fondly...gentle hugz and slurps from The Kerrys,
theBUSTER & Ms. Persephone & Ms.Blue and the humomm & dad

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

How can we ever forget dear Oscar. He is a great boy and we just love him and all his antics. We will always remember him as the 'Bandanna Guy'.

Boy n Baby

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I never got to meet Oscar, but he looks like he was one cool guy! I wish I got to know him better before he passed!

He is probably leading an awesome life over the rainbow bridge!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Pee Ess...that is a nice collage you put together for him!

Asta said...

Don't be sad..Oscar will always be with you
smoochie kisses
I love all the pictoowes and keep coming back to see them again

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is such a sweet memorial.. We know he was so loved although he was taken from you so quickly. We can tell you are remembering all the good times...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie


We think its loving that you remember and honor Oscar with such tributes as this one. He united a lot of pups around the world. We miss Oscar a lot and he will be in our hearts forever too.

Gordy and Georgie said...

Our person first found Dogs with Blogs just before Oscar passed and remembers what a special boy he was. Even though we never met Oscar, we miss him and agree with Asta. He will always be with you.

Kirby said...

Just looking at your photo collage of Oscar brings back so many memories. Before I began Kirby's blog, I would read all of the doggie blogs that I could find and I just loved Oscars. His blog was my inspiration for starting Kirby's. Oscar was a wonderful dog whose life is celebrated through the pictures and posts you have of him. I'm so happy that you chose to celebrate the life that he had! I hope he is watching over all of you from the rainbow brige and guiding Harry and Cassidy through each day!! :-)

Kirstin & Kirby

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Such a beautiful tribute for Sweet Oscar...Oscar's life and far too early passing brought so many people together from all over the world. It is LOVE at its finest. We celebrate his life everytime we go to someone's blog or read our own...we laugh,cry,ponder,and love.

Hugs for you all and special thoughts and prayers for Oscar on this day.

Scruffy, Lacie, Babystan and Marilyn

Agatha and Archie said...

What a lovely way to celebrate his life...although it does not seem possible that a year has passed....We will always remember sweet Oscar....Love and kisses A+A+PL2

Finni said...

He was such a lovely boy. We'll never forget him.
Finni and his Mum xx

William Tell said...

Oscar will always have a place in our hearts, too.

William Tell

Pacco de Mongrel said...

we will alwiz remember oscar's big cheeky grin

HHHHarry said...

Katy and Martin,
I can't believe it's a year ago since I read the sad news about Oscar.
The heartache seems like yesterday, but the cuddles seem a lifetime ago, that is so true.
Love to you both and hugs for Harry and Cassidy.
Vicky x

Bogart said...

Oscar will always be in our hearts :)

Sending Big Aire Kisses from Portland...

Bogart & Lulu

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Thanks for the look back at Oscar. Harry and Cassidy look wonderful and very happy. I'm sure Oscar's pleased.

Marvin and Jeannie said...

Oscar was one of my first blogging buddies, and I will never forget him.

We cannot believe it is a year, my Jeannie cried and cried with you that terrible day, it was all so sudden and shocking.

Dog Rest Sweet Oscar, he has a special place in our hearts.

Marvin and Jeannie xx

pee ess sorry we been out of the dog blog loop since I deleted, computer has been playing up too.

My new email is: if you want to get in touch! I have lost all my previous email contacts through the computer being so bad!

j x

Molly and Gertrude said...

Oscar was just so so special and he always will be. You will of course always think of him, but most especially on days like these. We hope Cassidy and Harry gave you lots of extra love on that sad day.
Love Kate, Molly and Gertrude

Jackson said...

Oscar made such a big impression on us all in the blogging world. He lives on in our hearts. J x

Clover said...

What a sweet way to remember Oscar. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Love Clover xo (& Mom)

Randi said...

Katy, Martin, Harry & Cassidy...

We have been thinking of Oscar these last few days & the joy he brought to so many of our lives...He was quite the little heart stealer...He always made us laugh..

Oscar was one of the reasons we started to blog...we loved reading about his funny quirks & loved looking at his cute face...what a bundle of love.

Our thoughts to all of you ...Oscar lives forever in our hearts...

love & licks,
Randi & her mom