Making a splash

Please indulge me as I carry on with Oscar’s birthday tribute:

He turned 11 at the weekend, which is a good age for a dog his size.

Whatever he does, he does wholeheartedly —

Birthday boy copy

Seizing the moment

And filling it with joy.

Shake copy

A lesson we could all learn from.

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102 responses

  1. Pat

    Happy birthday happy dog! Great shots.

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    November 18, 2013 at 15:15

  2. Oh, I just love to see Oscar in your posts! Eleven!! You are very blessed to have him in your life for such a long time. We’ve had two goldens; one lived to age 3 (heart defect) and the other, age 9 (cancer). Beautiful pics!

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    November 18, 2013 at 15:20

  3. I think Oscar deserves a daily celebration, so carry on with the birthday fun for as long as you want!🙂 Love these action shots, great accompaniments to your lovely description of Himself.

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    November 18, 2013 at 15:59

  4. Nice pictures, I love all three! Happy Birthday to Oscar!

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    November 18, 2013 at 16:04

  5. Now there’s a happy dog! He certainly embraces every moment! Lovely captures.

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    November 18, 2013 at 16:16

  6. Awww love love love his enthusiasm. Happy BDay Oscar!

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    November 18, 2013 at 16:28

  7. so sind sie..wunderbar festgalten
    Hoffe es gibt noch viele glückliche Jahre mit ihm..alles GUTE von hier
    mit einem LG vom katerchen

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    November 18, 2013 at 16:37

  8. Great shots of your joyful dog.

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    November 18, 2013 at 16:40

  9. Hudson Howl

    Indulge all year, birthdays should last month at the least…..but that’s a bias argument. Good shtuffs -great capture of spirit an soul. These make me laugh, as Elvira is an water dog as well, but dislikes it -bath okay, lakes and ponds NO go. Oh, well all have quarks.

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    November 18, 2013 at 16:45

  10. He sure does look like he is having a fun time. Happy birthday.

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    November 18, 2013 at 16:50

  11. Oscar’s enthusiasm is obvious in all he does.

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    November 18, 2013 at 16:57

  12. Oh, Oscar is such a HAPPY dog!! I’m so glad he had a great birthday!! Thanks for sharing the fun!!!

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    November 18, 2013 at 17:11

  13. he brings me great joy through the laptop screen.🙂 LOVE his furry toes.🙂

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    November 18, 2013 at 17:15

  14. Happy Birthday to Oscar, and lovely photosof him!
    Greetings, RW &SK

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    November 18, 2013 at 17:29

  15. I don’t know when a dog over the internet has brought me such delight like this…your mommy does such a great job showcasing your cuteness!

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    November 18, 2013 at 17:32

  16. happy birthday big guy! def worth making a splash over…smiles.

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    November 18, 2013 at 17:53

  17. Oscar is a constant joy!

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    November 18, 2013 at 18:23

  18. Big birthday hugs to Oscar. He’s a joy to watch, isn’t he? Always out making the most of each and every day. Although I can’t believe he’s still swimming in that freezing water – he must have a really fantastic body warming system!

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    November 18, 2013 at 18:38

  19. Happy Birthday Oscar!!! And many more!!!

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    November 18, 2013 at 18:50

  20. I could learn a lot from Oscar. He lives in the moment. I think you capture his brave spirit in your photos of him. And the photos show as much about your love for him as they show about Oscar! He’s stunning and he has a splendid life!

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    November 18, 2013 at 18:54

  21. Dear dear birthday boy!

    Aloha♥

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    November 18, 2013 at 19:04

  22. I just love his enthusiasm. It’s inspiring!

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    November 18, 2013 at 19:27

  23. Oh What Fun!

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    November 18, 2013 at 20:06

  24. It is a great lesson for everybody. Of course it helps to make every moment joyful when you have the right people around you … as Oscar does!

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    November 18, 2013 at 21:15

  25. That’s amazing. Oscar still reminds me of a puppy.

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    November 18, 2013 at 21:16

  26. Wow..This is Amazing…Your Dog is indeed a Model,look how well he Pose and the Way you capture them is simply amazing..🙂

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    November 18, 2013 at 21:32

  27. No indulgence required. I always love to see Oscar – who epitomises fun and pleasure – and living for the moment.

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    November 18, 2013 at 21:41

  28. bobbushell

    I had a dog, Tarri, lived to 17 years, beauty. Liked like yours, I hope that Oscar will live to grand age. Happy birthday Oscar.

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    November 18, 2013 at 21:49

  29. Don

    11 is such a good age for Oscar. But to me he looks as if he has a lot of life still left in him. Seeing some of the things he does and some of his mannerisms, he acts so youthfully.

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    November 18, 2013 at 22:04

  30. I love that first image!!!! You are so right, that dogs live in the moment, and squeeze every drop of joy out of it!!!

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    November 18, 2013 at 22:22

  31. his energy and fitness are to be admired and rewarded … he deserves extra treats!

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    November 18, 2013 at 22:27

  32. You know I would be happy if EVERY post was about lovely Oscar…

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    November 18, 2013 at 22:31

  33. I love that first photo. You captured pure joy there

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    November 18, 2013 at 22:58

  34. He does doesn’t he? Still as active as a pup, and in great shape.

    Jen

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    November 18, 2013 at 23:01

  35. Oh wow, Oscar is having so much fun! He is so cute, great captures! Have a happy week!

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    November 18, 2013 at 23:05

  36. What an amazing capture in that first pic!!!!

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    November 18, 2013 at 23:19

  37. Oh my goodness, these are fantastic!!!
    That is one happy puppy!! 🙂

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    November 18, 2013 at 23:35

  38. Hi! Oscar is very cute and brave dog. Thanks for sharing.

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    November 18, 2013 at 23:36

  39. I liek the firt shot with all drops on the water.🙂

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    November 18, 2013 at 23:45

  40. Oscar,
    I send you warm hugs and kisses from Duluth, MN.
    I also send you my LOVE))))!! Xxx
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sweet dog.

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    November 19, 2013 at 00:23

  41. This made me smile…. Happy Birthday… Michelle

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    November 19, 2013 at 00:28

  42. Happy, happy birthday to Oscar!! He is a handsome, shining spirit!! 🙂

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    November 19, 2013 at 00:48

  43. Happy birthday, Oscar! I’ll gladly take a lesson from you. 🙂

    ~Lindy

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    November 19, 2013 at 03:23

  44. Great photos of your sweet Oscar.. I’m sure he had a fantastic birthday!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    November 19, 2013 at 03:25

  45. He is adorable!

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    November 19, 2013 at 04:39

  46. Good action shots!

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    November 19, 2013 at 05:40

  47. Happy Birthday to a very happy Oscar! What amazing shots your mum took of you, Oscar; and what an agile gentleman you are. Have a wonderful day. From the Hedges and menagerie in Tanzania: Jo, Ginger, Shadow, Ambrose, Jess and Blackie. xxx Purrs xxx

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    November 19, 2013 at 06:09

  48. He looks so happy! Hope you had a great day Oscar!

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    November 19, 2013 at 07:04

  49. Wonderful shots of this happy dog🙂

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    November 19, 2013 at 08:19

  50. Happy birthday to Oscar! He sounds like a wonderful dog and companion.

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    November 19, 2013 at 08:58

  51. Indeed!! Beautifully captured!!

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    November 19, 2013 at 09:22

  52. Wow! he is really having a good time.

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    November 19, 2013 at 09:31

  53. GO, Doggy, GO!!!! What a great action shot! Isn’t Oscar the ideal model?!

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    November 19, 2013 at 10:00

  54. I love the first shot, the movement is perfect and he does look like he is full of life

    Mollyxxx

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    November 19, 2013 at 11:05

  55. What a wonderful friend.

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    November 19, 2013 at 11:37

  56. LOVE Oscar! Happy Birthday to him🙂

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    November 19, 2013 at 12:36

  57. Ready, steady…. Sit! I said Sit….Whilst I get my camera ready for a great shot… Oh, ok Jump in then!!! Great photos and well captured it’s not easy working with animals but your Oscar is obviously a star. My Crazy poodle is used to the routine by now also!
    Wren x

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    November 19, 2013 at 12:48

  58. Good lesson for us humans from Oscar. He is All In when he does something. Nothing tentative about him.

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    November 19, 2013 at 13:34

  59. Interesting photos! Happy birthday to Oscar…

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    November 19, 2013 at 14:04

  60. Just love him!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    November 19, 2013 at 14:17

  61. Happy birthday dear Oscar! He is so full of live and looks so happy. I hope he will stay a long time with you and in good health.
    Thanks for your comments.

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    November 19, 2013 at 14:37

  62. Such a happy dog, I am sure he enjoyed his big day a lot!

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    November 19, 2013 at 16:24


  63. Our dear Oscar is enjoying like a crazy dog. I want to be like him.
    Nice photos… The second one is amazing

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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    November 19, 2013 at 17:40

  64. Great fun and love in these photos ~ thanks, Love your dog ! ~ thanks for coming by ~ carol, xxx

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    November 19, 2013 at 19:44

  65. Hi Fiona, what a wonderful birthday tribute.
    Happy Birthday, Oscar. Keep living life to the fullest. You’re an inspiration.

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    November 19, 2013 at 21:05

  66. Happy Birthday, Oscar! The second photo is my favorite. Awesome.

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    November 19, 2013 at 21:12

  67. What fun pics! Happy Birthday Oscar!

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    November 20, 2013 at 00:18

  68. Fantastic! work
    photographic exquisite! hug

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    November 20, 2013 at 01:17

  69. Al

    I always like seeing Oscar photos – he’s a great dog. And in fantastic shape, especially for 11!

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    November 20, 2013 at 02:08

  70. Happy Birthday to Oscar…those are my favourite photos that you put in…Oscar is a happy doggie…Thanks so much for your comments on my blog.

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    November 20, 2013 at 02:36

  71. How fun!

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    November 20, 2013 at 04:34

  72. onceupona

    Happy Birthday Oscar!! A dog so full of life! So contagiously happy, he cannot help but bring a smile! – Danette

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    November 20, 2013 at 06:18

  73. dolce e caro amico dell’uomo, sempre assolutamente fedele. ricevi le mie coccole e mio amore virtuale!!!
    immagini le tue d’amore
    grazie

    sweet and dear friend of man, always absolutely faithful. receive my pampering and my virtual love!!!
    your images of love
    Thank you

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    November 20, 2013 at 11:16

  74. Carola

    Simply awesome.
    Love your photography!
    Thanks for your visits.

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    November 20, 2013 at 11:48

  75. What a perfect description and shots of Oscar!!

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    November 20, 2013 at 12:04

  76. Ah! Oscar is wonderful!

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    November 20, 2013 at 13:18

  77. Lady Fi!
    Oscar is a great model.
    I love your dog. It is very nice and friendly.
    Lovely pictures.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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    November 20, 2013 at 18:19

  78. How cool that he still has that much energy! Great shots! Barley sends his best wishes for a happy birthday.

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    November 20, 2013 at 18:35

  79. Great shots! Wonderful moments captured!
    Happy birthday Oscar!

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    November 20, 2013 at 19:18

  80. Lovely, what a great senior he is.
    Hoppa i kallt vatten sådär, vilken kille!

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    November 20, 2013 at 19:46

  81. JM

    These photos are so full of joy! The top one is amazing.

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    November 20, 2013 at 20:20

  82. I hope I look that good and have that much energy when I’m 11 in dog years!! Happy birthday, Oscar!!

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    November 21, 2013 at 06:11

  83. Clealy Oscar is living the good life. 🙂

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    November 21, 2013 at 12:37

  84. Happy dog. Indeed something to learn from him.Stay blessed Oscar & belated happy b’day!

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    November 21, 2013 at 17:59

  85. Forest So Green

    He has great spirit !

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    November 21, 2013 at 21:15

  86. He is something else! He has gotten grey over the past few years…I love your Oscar!!🙂

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    November 22, 2013 at 04:54

  87. Happy belated birthday, Oscar!!!
    We just had three boys with November birthdays, too. 🙂

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    November 22, 2013 at 08:00

  88. Happy Belated Birthday Oscar! You are one beautiful doggie.🙂

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    November 22, 2013 at 18:18

  89. How cute ! He has a lot of fun apparently !

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    November 23, 2013 at 09:01

  90. How could we not indulge you with these fantastic shots. Cute puppy too of course:) Happy belated Birthday Oscar!

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    November 23, 2013 at 09:49

  91. thesmittenimage

    Oh what a beautiful boy! My next post is about wet dog Benny.🙂 Happy birthday Oscar. Wishing you many more to come.

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    November 24, 2013 at 00:02

  92. Great shots – no need to apologise for an Oscarfest!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    November 24, 2013 at 02:30

  93. Ah, he is so full of joy! Lovely captures:)

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    November 24, 2013 at 08:28

  94. Oscar…the happiest fellow!!

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    November 24, 2013 at 09:44

  95. nice series and photos, nice to see how the dog is enjoying the water

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    November 24, 2013 at 11:57

  96. superbe ce deuxième cliché

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    November 24, 2013 at 13:32

  97. That is one happy dog!

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    November 24, 2013 at 19:50

  98. Oscar likes the water!
    When «Louis» was in high school, he had a dachshund named Oscar – after the Oscar Meyer Wieners in the U.S…. Oscar loved beer and donuts!

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    November 30, 2013 at 16:50

  99. Happy Birthday to cute Oscar!and thank you for sharing his lesson!

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    November 30, 2013 at 22:23

  100. oh I missed this one, a late Happy birthday!
    my oldest girl is 11 too, and 12 in a few months. Time flies.

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    December 7, 2013 at 21:28

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