RIP Oscar




Oscar, a rescue dog who came into our lives just two weeks after we married, who was an ever present fixture in our son’s life, was put to sleep after suffering a serious injury to his eye tonight.

We had fun, we had scrapes, we played fetch until we learned his heart was dodgy, but he still survived for years! He was a fighter.

“Where’s the ball Oscar?”

He was our beloved dog. He’ll be missed.

Author: Donncha

Donncha Γ“ Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

16 thoughts on “RIP Oscar”

  1. It’s hard to lose a good friend. Someone once said to me that since our beloved pets share the air we breathe, their molecules are inextricably intertwined with ours and they’ll be with us wherever we go.

  2. Such a shame mate. These pets become out lives don’t they and heart breaking but the right decision was made so stay stong. Pass on my best to Jacinta & Adam.

    Makes me think back to when we had Otis (and he was Gaynor’s dog before we’d met)

  3. Oscar is with my pooch Moonshadow now. I think of Moonshadow often, and now I’ll think of Oscar too! Sorry for your loss Donncha to you and your family!

  4. My mom had a lhasa apso given to her for christmas back in 98 as a puppy. I raised him as she was off to So. Cal for the winter and he was my buddy and slept beside me and became my best friend. He passed away a year ago and I cried like a baby. He was my friend, and always available and full of warmth and love. I feel for you and know what you are going through. They are NOT just dogs, they are members of the family. My condolences and I hope that you willl find another friend to stand in his place, as you will never be able to actually replace him…..

  5. Thank you all for your kind comments! We’re still devastated at what happened of course. Every time I come in the front door I expect the door to be partly blocked by his bed where he slept for the last few months of his life.

    Definitely a bit of a head wrecker. Here one day, gone the next.

    We have two cats, one fairly wild, and her daughter Hoppy, who is tame and lovable but still an “outside cat” who came in occasionally. She’s been inside more the last few days than ever before. Even after we came home from the vet without Oscar she came in, stretched and then curled up on Oscar’s bed while purring loudly.
    It’s like she knows, but maybe it’s just a coincidence.

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