Wednesday, May 06, 2009


March 6, 1997 - April 27, 2009The past month and a half Oscar has been battling a fast growing tumor on his shoulder. After tesing and a course of antibiotics, it was wait and see. The vet felt that because of his age, the outcome of removal would be iffy, not to mention cost prohibitive for us. So as he went downhill fast, we finally had to make the heart wrenching dicision to euthenize him. We were in the motel at the time and felt it wasn't fair to him that we could only visit him a couple times a day. He needed his family nearby to comfort him in his misery and we couldn't be there, so the time had come.

We gave him his favorite, cat food, for his final meal. Crazy dog always did think he was a cat!
As we waited for time to take him to the vet, Oscar kept Josiah company as he dug.

Carissa and I couldn't stop crying as we remembered what a loving family member he'd been for more than 12 years. Josiah and I held him and soothed him as the vet put the needle in...
We loved you Oscar, so very much.
I still cry, and so badly want to feel his silky ears and look into his beautiful brown eyes again.
Good-by Oscar.


Blogger Aly sun said...

You know I am not a dog person, but you have me crying here! Sorry you lost your sweet dog.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 12:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger sherri said...

I'm really sorry Oscar had to go he has been a part of your family for so long! Can the boys remember a time without him? Wow, that sure must have been hard for Josiah digging that hole while his buddy watched!

Friday, May 8, 2009 at 11:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Cathy said...

How can animals touch our lives in such a deep way?! So sorry to hear about Oscar. He was a good doggie. Our Annie kept Lamar company too while he dug her hole. Wagged her tail to the very end. Hard decision that you guys had to make. Cute pictures.

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 8:08:00 AM PDT  

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