The circle of life

Those of you who follow my dog, Oscar, or me on Facebook already know that Oscar is no longer with us.

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We had to say good-bye to our dearest friend on Friday as his osteoarthritis left him unable to walk.

After so many years of unconditional love from him, it was our turn to show him our love and let him go.

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He dived into his last sunset at the vet’s on Friday morning, surrounded by so much love. (He was nearly 12 years old.)

He fell asleep peacefully in my lap, with the rest of his family at his side.

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I know he touched the lives of so many of you – even though you had never met him.

It warms my heart that you could see his gentle soul through my photos.

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It’s a measure of the love he shared and the life he led – that he connected with so many people around the world.

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He lived fully in every moment; he loved widely and generously.

That’s the best way to live — and his best legacy.

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Please forgive me if I don’t visit you this week. But I want you to know that your warm wishes and love are a source of comfort to us.

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148 responses

  1. Oh NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so so sorry my friend!!!! He will be so sorely missed here on the blog-sphere world.

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:02

  2. Goodbye dear Oscar – may you rest in peace. I am so sorry to hear this and writing with tears in my eyes for your loss. Just love that shot of Oscar diving into the lake.
    Hugs to you all from me
    Wren x

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:07

  3. It is good to have a friend like that…Love your photo album, great fun for this Monday morning and such a lovely way to start the week.

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:09

  4. Again, sorry for your loss. He will be missed and take your time. Prayers and Hugs!

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:11

  5. I am so sorry for your loss of Oscar, and this post is great tribute to such a handsome face!

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:12

  6. What a touching post about sweet Oscar. He was the star of your blog and will be greatly missed.

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:17

  7. I’ve never met Oscar, only in posts, indeed, but he touched our souls and for sure he will always going to remain in hearts of those who were captured by his image in your fantastic views and pics revealed by photo camera! Like Maya, my sister’s cat who passed a week ago, almost at the same age and after a long sufferance… i’m deeply touched…and there are no words to describe it…
    So sorry for your loss! Alexa T

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:17

  8. Leo

    Poor Oscar, I feel your pain, but look back on many wonderful years with Oscar.
    The pictures are a pretty memorable. Also, I have to put down. Various gold retrievers It is always difficult. I now have Boris who is only two years old, so it may be with us for many years.
    Greetings, Leo.

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:19

  9. Sorry for your loss! Beautiful photos… lovely memories to hold onto forever!

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:22

  10. You made us love him with your beautiful words and photos over the years. I am so sorry, I know you will all miss him very much. He was lucky to have you all for a family. I think he is smiling in that last photo! Sending you a hug:)

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:29

  11. What a loss! Gorgeous Oscar. Your tribute to this wonderful dog is very moving, Lady Fi. I feel terribly sorry for you all, please accept my heartfelt condolences. ❤
    My own Golden, Franco is ten and suffering from osteoarthritis too.
    Best regards, Dina

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:37

  12. So sorry for your loss! I exactly understand and know your pain (myself having Pets for more than 20y..), so the only thing you may do is to Stay Strong. Sincere condolences.

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:53

  13. You always captured Oscar’s joyous, gentle, loyal soul. I am glad he left surrounded encircled with great love and tenderness. He will be greatly missed.

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    September 29, 2014 at 15:57

  14. So much love to you and your family Fi… Zichrono l’vracha… Oscar’s memory will indeed bless us all as he blessed us with his gentle shining soul in life. xoxoxo

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:04

  15. It’s always sad to lose a beloved pet and you have many lovely memories of your years with him and lots and lots of photographs. It must have been very hard to stay with him as he fell asleep, but he did so feeling all your love.

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:05

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. I never actually met Oscar but felt I knew him through your posts and will miss him too. 🐻 hugs

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:06

  17. Very nice landscape, I love Oscar scenes represent the beauty of nature! Beautiful photos!

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:17

  18. daryledelstein

    i am so sorry .. sending your family lots of love/hugs

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:20

  19. I sorry for your loss. These are very beautiful images and it’s clear that he was an important family member. My heart goes out to you.

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:20

  20. Sorry to read… so sad! I’m sure, he was a wonderful dog.
    Much love and blessings

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:24

  21. This small quote I pass on to you and your with admiration for Oscar. It was given to me I out my GSP down. Memorizing it and passing it on to others who are enduring the loss f their loved one. “…grieve not, nor speak of me with tears but laugh and speak of me often. ”’Twas Heaven here with you… I loved you so…”…:)JP

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:28

    • A lovely quote – so moving.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 29, 2014 at 16:51

  22. I am so very, very sad for you. A terrible loss of such a beautiful member of your family. Dear, Dear Oscar, to be so loved and you will be greatly missed.. Ladyfi, you will be very much in my thoughts today.

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:32

  23. i saw your title and i hoped it was not about oscar. i am SO very sorry for your loss. he truly did share his soul with us through your blog. i still miss my old yellow lab girl, marigold, and it has been several years. he will be in your heart, always.

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    September 29, 2014 at 16:32

  24. Impresionantes fotos y gran protagonista! besos rojos por doquier!

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:07

  25. What a lovely tribute to a beloved companion, just beautiful. ❤ So sorry for your loss Fiona, my heart sincerely hurts for you. Sending hugs and lots of love you way…

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:08

  26. Oh my, I didn’t know that, I am sorry, for you and Oscar, I am terribly sorry. Oscar was a dog like mine, they both had a good life, and I sat and cuddled her until the end. Take how long it will give you.

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:24

  27. Oh Fiona I’m so sorry this is the saddest news.. This is the only downside to having a pet they generally pass before we do and the loss is so hard. Your family was very lucky to know Oscar and he you, I know your heart will be sore but you have wonderful memories, thank you so much for sharing some of them with us. Big hugs, take care xx

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:27

  28. Ah, Oscar, you will be missed, my dear. We all loved to hear about your adventures and see your beautiful face. No dog was more loved. ❤

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:32

  29. I am so sorry for your loss of a such a wonderful familymember. Good to know that you’ve so many great memories! He was very much loved.

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:36

  30. A beautiful tribute to an awesome dog and family member. Sending a big hug to all of you. xoxo

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:39

  31. Oh no, that’s so sad, but thank goodness you have so many beautiful photos to keep him with you always.

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:48

  32. This is always a sad and difficult time…….but he will have left so many beautiful memories not least in your lovely photos.

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    September 29, 2014 at 17:53

  33. So saddened to hear this, but know you did the right thing for Oscar. And I DO believe God will let us see them again when we move on.

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:02

  34. I am sorry to hear of your dear friends passing. Such a lovely way to go, in your lap and with loved ones. This post honors him beautifully.

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:02

  35. RIP Oscar, you will always be loved. A beautiful tribute to your furry friend. Thank God for the memories you have forevery.

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:02

  36. My heart breaks for him, and for you.
    I cannot tell you just how much I will miss seeing him here.
    Fly high, Sweet Boy. xo.

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:04

  37. We have not forgotten you – a very nice companion faithful who had a place with you !! I share your feeling with regard to the pictures you showed us

    see you soon

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:08

  38. Oh, Fiona, my heart does ache for you!!! Having lost my dear Sam over a year ago I know the ache of sadness and loss that you are feeling. Thank you for the beautiful post and photos and for sharing such wonderful memories!!

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:13

  39. Oscar will NEVER be forgotten. These photos are stunningly gorgeous. His spirit will love on forever. See you on the other side, My lovely Oscar. xxxxxx PS. His photo will be on my fridge until my last days, Lady Fi.

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:16

    • Your comment brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 29, 2014 at 18:32

  40. oh this breaks my heart a bit…i have watched him over the years…and i am so sorry…
    he was family….

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:16

  41. My heart aches with this very sad news. Through your blog, I felt as if I knew dear Oscar personally and I too will miss seeing him in your photos. He added such love and beauty to every photograph. May your wonderful memories of all the special times and bond you shared help heal your family’s broken hearts.

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:16

  42. So sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing those photos of beautiful Oscar!

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:24

  43. I’m so sorry for your loss! His lovely personality shines through your photos and it must be so hard to lose your friend and family member. I dread the day I will have to say goodbye to my dog, on of the loves of my life. I feel for you and send you many warm thoughts. Take care!

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    September 29, 2014 at 18:34

  44. It is always difficult to let a good friend go like that

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    September 29, 2014 at 19:01

  45. My heart is broken. He really was an ambassador for joy to the world and your wonderful photos of his expression of that joy always made me smile. No matter how long we have them, it’s never long enough. I’m so very sorry for your loss, Fi, and for all of us who loved him, too.

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    September 29, 2014 at 19:12

  46. Pia

    I’m so sorry for your loss of your beautiful friend, like many others I will miss his online presence and ponder the coming decision for our Molly at some point, now12½. I really do hope there’s a rainbow bridge where he waits for you, joyful as ever.

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    September 29, 2014 at 19:18

  47. I had read about this on Facebook –but it still brings tears to my eyes. I know how special Oscar was to you and your family… My love is being sent to all of you as you grieve the death of Oscar. BUT–I know that you will keep his memory alive in your heart, your blogs, FB, etc…. Oscar was one very special dog.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    September 29, 2014 at 19:31

  48. so sorry for your loss, I’m in tears from your tribute. Such is life.

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    September 29, 2014 at 19:41

  49. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will miss him very much. Lots of big hugs to you.

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    September 29, 2014 at 20:14

  50. Ohhh…so sad…I am so sorry for your loss. So very beautiful photos of Oscar you show us,Thanks for sharing. (((Hugs)))

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    September 29, 2014 at 20:27

  51. Great photos and so many lovely memories of your dear dog.

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    September 29, 2014 at 20:38

  52. Al

    I am so sorry – Oscar has touched all of your readers. You must be very sad but it was the right thing for him.

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    September 29, 2014 at 21:04

  53. I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. Oscar’s beautiful spirit came through in your wonderful photographs. This was a great tribute to him.

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    September 29, 2014 at 21:05

  54. I’m bawling! This is so hard. May your memories of your dear friend always bring a smile to your face. Soon.

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    September 29, 2014 at 21:22

  55. It is very painful for a while, but having/being loved is a rich experience that stays with us for the rest of our lives:)

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    September 29, 2014 at 21:32

  56. I am so very sorry.
    They wind their paws deep into our heart strings and take a piece of us with them when they leave.
    And we are the richer for knowing them – but it still hurts.

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    September 29, 2014 at 21:47

  57. sorry for your loss of a wonderful dog and friend

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    September 29, 2014 at 21:54

  58. Jim

    Hello Fiona. My heart stopped for a second upon reading this on FB the other day. Oscar was a wonderful dog and you all were very fortunate to have shared you lives together for 12 years. He will be with us forever as well.

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    September 29, 2014 at 21:55

  59. (((Hugs))) I am so sorry for this sad loss.

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    September 29, 2014 at 22:15

  60. You captured his spirit so well.

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    September 29, 2014 at 22:20

  61. Heartbroken … but what a lovely tribute. You did the brave thing and the right thing. Thank you for sharing Oscar’s joy-filled life over the years. He brought so many smiles and so much happiness to so many.

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    September 29, 2014 at 22:23

  62. I’m so sad to read about Oscar. It brings tears to my eyes…..
    Thank you for sharing him so generously with us all, and that shot of him jumping into the sunset lake is unbelievably gorgeous.
    Sending you hugs and sniffs from my three hounds Xxx

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    September 29, 2014 at 23:21

  63. Oscar ~ we love you and know you lived a good life and your owners will sorely miss you ~ Photography is fantastic of Oscar ~ lots of healing hugs to all ~ xoxox

    Happy Day to you despite your very major loss.

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    September 29, 2014 at 23:26

  64. Kaya

    I couldn’t take away me eyes from this beautiful dog. And then I read about Oscar and I became so sad. He looks like my Tasha but much younger on these photos! And he is still with you in your memories. And always will be.
    Fantastic pictures of precious Oscar!

    Warm wishes to you from me and a warm hug.

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    September 29, 2014 at 23:26

  65. Dear LadyFi, thank you for sharing Oscar with us. He was beautiful in every way. When Dulcy, the cat with whom I lived for 17 1/2 years died, she gave me the book “A Cat’s Life: Dulcy’s Story.” She began her story this way: “At the end all that matters is love. My love for my human and hers for me. I have planted the memories of our life together in her heart. She will find them there when I am gone and they will comfort her.” I know that you have a treasure trove of good memories of Oscar. I hope they will comfort you. Peace.

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    September 29, 2014 at 23:39

    • What lovely words. Thank you.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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  66. Dear Lady Fi, tears fall on my keyboard as I send you all my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear dear friend Oscar. You have brought the handsome Oscar into our lives in such beautiful photographs over the years that I’m sure his place is indelibly etched into our memories. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous creature with us – if only over the internet! Warmest hugs.

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    September 30, 2014 at 00:29

  67. So sorry for your loss! You have many happy memories of Oscar.. He will always be in your heart..

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    September 30, 2014 at 00:48

  68. Oscar was a special ambassador of joy. He’ll be missed. Hugs to his family as you grieve for him.

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    September 30, 2014 at 00:57

  69. We all appreciate your loss, Oscar was a true joy to see in your photos. I know he will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

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    September 30, 2014 at 01:06

  70. Oscar’s joy in life was apparent through your photos, and I can only imagine how your family must be missing him. May you find comfort and smiles in your memories.

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    September 30, 2014 at 01:15

  71. Pat

    My heart aches for you and your family. Dear Oscar will be missed by so many others who loved seeing that golden boy on their computer screens. These beautiful photos illustrate the joyful spirit with which he lived his life and that’s how he will be remembered.

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    September 30, 2014 at 01:47

  72. Of Pups n Pearls

    We mostly just lurk, but this moment needs a comment. Thank you for sharing him with us, and for reminding me that I need to get back into the habit of taking “too many” photos of my dogs too, because life is short and they do joy so much better than I do.

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    September 30, 2014 at 01:52

  73. RIP Dear Oscar. My condolence!

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    September 30, 2014 at 01:55

  74. Lady Fi – I am so very sorry that you have had to say good bye to your beloved Oscar. I can only imagine the hole you are feeling in your heart at his absence. Sending you love (and licks from Bella), TSL xxx

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    September 30, 2014 at 01:58

  75. Thank you so much for sharing him with us! Thinking of you!!!

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    September 30, 2014 at 02:37

  76. Ron

    “He lived fully in every moment; he loved widely and generously.

    That’s the best way to live — and his best legacy.”

    Beautiful tribute, Fiona. And your gorgeous photographs depict Oscars loving spirit so perfectly. I know we just met, but please know that I feel this loss with you. It’s very hard to say goodbye to our beloved companions.

    Sending you much comfort and peace.

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    September 30, 2014 at 02:52

  77. We have been away for three weeks and now to see this post about your dear, sweet Oscar. I am so very sorry for your loss! Thank you for sharing your beautiful images that included Oscar. He was a fine example of how to enjoy every moment of life. My condolences to your family.

    Lindy

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    September 30, 2014 at 04:14

  78. cosmos

    I am at a loss for a word to see this post! I can’t see him diving into his last sunset without tears. He was an indispensable part of your exquisite pictures, giving us lots of happiness and pleasures. He left lots of unforgettable wonderful memories to you and your family and us readers as well.
    He must have been satisfied and pleased with his own life in this world surrounded with full of love. Thank you Oscar, may you rest in peace.

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    September 30, 2014 at 04:49

  79. I’m so sorry about your loss. I only knew and saw Oscar on OWT meme and loved his smiley face. Your last tribute to this faithful friend brought tears to my eyes and I wish you healing as time goes by. I love the photos, but the one of him diving into the water is stunningly beautiful. Blessings Jo

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    September 30, 2014 at 05:05

  80. Jen

    What a beautiful photography tribute to your Oscar. Saying goodbye is so hard and the whole circle of life thing is just crappy. What a happy guys he was, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending light and love your way…

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    September 30, 2014 at 05:19

  81. Oscar did reach me through your beautiful photos. He reminded me of my precious golden retriever, Maggie. I am so glad that you cared for him so well. I am teary-eyed and wish you all well. I’m sorry for your loss and understand how hard your decision was, and how much love you brought to your decision. Oscar will be missed and never forgotten. What a gorgeous tribute to your beloved.

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    September 30, 2014 at 06:16

  82. Anonymous

    Gorgeous photographs of Oscar, Ladi-fi; Your BEAUTIFUL pictures show what you said “unconditional love” for him. As I didn’t know about the song by Elton John, I didn’t get the meaning of ‘it until I check it through pc. Yes, he will be missed and not forgotten like my baby boy dog died when I was around 30. (he was a present from my husband after 5 years infertility treatment) Haha, he doesn’t want me another onesince then.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    September 30, 2014 at 07:17

    • OMG, I was asked to put name… This is Orchid (Miyako Yamada)

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  83. Such a handsome and dignified looking companion. I’m sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him dearly but I’m glad he graced your life for as long as he did. xx

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    September 30, 2014 at 07:26

  84. I am so sorry for your loss. He is a very lovely dog! I wish you all the best!

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    September 30, 2014 at 07:47

  85. I’m so sorry to hear that … what a wonderful friend, and what a wonderful good-bye with your photos.

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    September 30, 2014 at 09:30

  86. My sympathies – he was such a personality that you will miss him hugely.
    As will we.

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    September 30, 2014 at 10:39

  87. so sorry for your loss, he was such a handsome boy

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    September 30, 2014 at 11:09

  88. I am, by nature, a cat person – but even I loved to see the (picture of this) dog! He could convert me even though he has gone!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    September 30, 2014 at 11:54

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    September 30, 2014 at 13:13

  90. So sorry about Oscar. I had to say goodbye to my big huge cranky Maine Coon cat Chrissy this year and I still miss her.

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    September 30, 2014 at 13:30

  91. Love.

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    September 30, 2014 at 13:34

  92. Firstly, I am so sorry for your loss – that’s a rough one. Secondly, the photo of Oscar sitting in front of the dock is truly beautiful.

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    September 30, 2014 at 14:44

  93. Oh Lady Fi, this is the saddest news – I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m so glad that you shared him with us to enjoy the special bond you all had. It’s a hard time for you and your family, always difficult to let a family member go – very sorry.

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    September 30, 2014 at 15:28

  94. I have tears in my eyes! I can feel your loss! I hug Maya and think of your loss. So sorry for you, dear Lady Fi!

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    September 30, 2014 at 16:38

  95. indrani

    RIP dear Oscar!
    So sorry for your loss.

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    September 30, 2014 at 16:59

  96. They live on in our hearts forever…. and I still catch glimpses of my lovely boys’ shadows around me. May the pain of loss transform into love and gratitude for all that our wonderful dogs have given us.
    I’m so glad he is at peace and pain free.
    hugs
    Val x

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    September 30, 2014 at 17:18

  97. What a beautiful friend. I am so sorry.

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    September 30, 2014 at 18:20

  98. How sad ! you must miss him terribly ! But you took the right decision, when it is time it is time, insisting is egoistic you showed your love for him by letting him go. Even if it was a very hard decision. I made the experience already twice. It’s an awful time but then he will stay forever in your heart.

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    September 30, 2014 at 18:25

  99. Oh how sad. I am SO sorry to read this. Sending a big hug your way and one to dear Oscar up in doggie heaven. Love never dies.

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    September 30, 2014 at 18:46

  100. jennypennifer

    Fiona I am devastated by this news. With tears in my eyes I write that I feel and sympathize utterly with your huge loss. There is no way to describe the way we love and are loved by our pets, or the hole they leave in our hearts when they go. My son’s lab is so adored by all of us but especially by his devoted master, I shudder to think of the day Rambo has to leave us. Likewise our beloved Chihuahua Javier, FIFTEEN years old, our darling for his entire life, no longer able to see or hear but not in any pain or discomfort that we can perceive. I cherish EVERY day with him and could not love him more, and I cannot imagine the pain that will grip our hearts when he leaves us. Farewell to your beautiful, beloved Oscar, and please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. God bless you. Your pictures of him are astounding, capturing his very essence, and although they can never replace his presence, they will surely be a comfort. xoxo

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    September 30, 2014 at 19:46

    • Thank you for your kind words. I hope you have many more wonderful moments with your pets.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 1, 2014 at 05:12

  101. How brave of you and your family to make that momentous decision and allow Oscar to be at peace x

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    September 30, 2014 at 19:49

  102. Wonderful shots. Very cute.

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    September 30, 2014 at 20:00

  103. I am so sorry for your loss. Your post is the most beautiful tribute you could write about him. I have often enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos of Oskar. and he had a great life!
    Wil, ABCW team.

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    September 30, 2014 at 20:44

  104. I’m so sorry to hear about Oscar, I’m a ‘dog person’ and I know how much I love my dogs. You have wonderful memories strengthened by your photos. This is a beautiful tribute. I absolutely love that shot of him jumping in the water with the reflection.

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    September 30, 2014 at 20:55

  105. I am welling up with tears, even though I knew about it last week. You had a gift of bringing out Oscar’s personality through your lens. I will miss seeing him on your blog. We will have to be making that decision soon with our Golden mix who is 14 years old and has a failing liver. 😦

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    October 1, 2014 at 02:23

    • It’s never an easy decision… but I know it was the right one. It broke my heart to see him in pain.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 1, 2014 at 05:08

  106. Oh, I’m so sorry! He was beautiful and full of joy! I enjoyed seeing him! But when a dog can’t get around, he’s no longer having the life he deserves. Farewell Oscar!

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    October 1, 2014 at 05:11

  107. Fi, you have my most sincere condolences. I managed to get through a comment on Facebook, but now I’m crying. However, his warm and generous love will remain the hearts of your family forever.
    Hugs, Kay

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    October 1, 2014 at 07:42

  108. Oh, really very sorry for his demise ladyfi! It’s hard to believe to know Oscar is no more. We can’t forget easily such a cheerful dog and I can understand your feeling as a pet lover myself. Great photos and wonderful tribute to this hero. I hope his memories last forever

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    October 1, 2014 at 11:22

  109. So very sorry to hear about Oscar’s last sunset. I’m typing with tears in my eyes. It’s so very, very sad. He looked like such a gorgeous chap. Sending you a huge, virtual hug through the ether, Bonny xx

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    October 1, 2014 at 11:51

  110. ohhhhh…. so sorry about Oscar. warms my heart to hear he went in the most wonderful and loving of ways. hugs xx

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    October 1, 2014 at 14:44

  111. I’m so sorry for your loss. Letting go can sometimes be the kindest thing to do.

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    October 1, 2014 at 15:19

  112. I’m so sorry to hear about Oscar. He was a beautiful dog and I always enjoyed seeing him here. Sending you virtual hugs to heal your heart!

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    October 1, 2014 at 16:29

  113. nocolebolo


    My friend, I am very sorry for such great loss. I know how much you loved your beautiful dog. Oscar was already a friend of all of us, so we understand the pain of your soul.
    You have the memory, photos. He will always be with you … and us.

    · A big hug

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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    October 1, 2014 at 17:33

  114. My heartfelt, deepest sympathies to you — he was such an incredibly beautiful creature, and you captured his magic and love for us all. You were there when he needed you most, and that’s all we can ever pray to do. Much love.

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    October 1, 2014 at 20:44

  115. What a wonderful soul your Oscar was. Big hugs to you.

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    October 2, 2014 at 00:21

  116. Anonymous

    My dear Fi and family: I am so deeply sorry for your loss. If I, who only knew Oscar through photographs, loved him and miss him now, I can imagine how you, his owner and best friend, must be feeling… I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared together, and in the fact that he touched so many lives. As for me, he had the gift of warming my heart in the coldest day, and putting a smile on my face, even if feeling down, every time you posted a new picture, and for that I am grateful and will never forget him. Thank you for blessing us with the joyfulness of Oscar. Hugs and kisses.

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    October 2, 2014 at 01:12

    • juana

      My dear Fi and family: I am so deeply sorry for your loss. If I, who only knew Oscar through photographs, loved him and miss him now, I can imagine how you, his owner and best friend, must be feeling… I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared together, and in the fact that he touched so many lives. As for me, he had the gift of warming my heart in the coldest day, and putting a smile on my face, even if feeling down, every time you posted a new picture, and for that I am grateful and will never forget him. Thank you for blessing us with the joyfulness of Oscar. Hugs and kisses.

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      October 2, 2014 at 01:18

  117. So sorry for your loss! He was such a beautiful dog. I only know him by his photos and I´ll miss him… I know how hard it is to let such a good friend and family-member go but he will always be a part of your life and your memories!

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    October 2, 2014 at 02:08

  118. Suz

    Thank you for the window into this noble, canine soul. Indeed. Oscar will be missed. Blessings!

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    October 2, 2014 at 03:21

  119. That last photograph – a real gem!

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    October 2, 2014 at 05:43

  120. Oh dear, Fi, what sad news. You must be so bereft without your fine friend. Oscar was indeed a great fellow, anyone could see that. Saying goodbye is so hard and my heart goes out to you and your family as you grieve and adjust to life without him.

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    October 2, 2014 at 06:52

  121. so sad to read your post – but what a wonderful tribute to your friend. He has obviously brought joy to many people across the globe through your images and stories.

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    October 2, 2014 at 08:27

  122. I haven’t followed Oscar through your blog but this post brought a lump in my throat. He was such a beautiful dog, full of love and character. I sympathise with your loss.

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    October 2, 2014 at 10:10

  123. Oh – what a fine dog Oscar was. So much heart – I can tell from his photos. It’s so hard to say goodbye to a beloved pet. Hugs!

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    October 2, 2014 at 12:26

  124. Oscar was a role model about living one’s life fully. He surely bound all the souls of the readers of your blog. I think I know how you are saddened as I recall the time when our loved Lynne ended her life. However, those past pleasures with him will be fully grown when remembered. Memory is the last part of the past pleasure. I miss Oscar a lot, but I can see him whenever I visit your past posts. Wish him rested in peace.

    Yoko

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    October 2, 2014 at 13:44

  125. I saw this title while I was vacationing in Victoria, B.C., celebrating our 25th anniversary. I couldn’t read the post until I got home. I’m sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I loved him so! Your wonderful photos and words let me share in his wonderful life. What a magical boy, our Oscar! Thank you for letting us into your life and sharing the wonders and beauty and the sorrow too. Much love to you and yours. We have to do the right thing for our pets, but the pain of loss is so stunning sometimes I wonder if I can ever do it again. And then I remember the joy and I make a new dog mine.

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    October 2, 2014 at 16:32

  126. Oh Fi, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family!

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    October 2, 2014 at 17:21

  127. thesmittenimage

    Oh Fiona, I am SO sorry you lost your beautiful Oscar. My heart aches for you and your family. Such a beautiful boy.. such a sweet love. I always felt his zest for life oozing from his photos. I will miss seeing him. I hurt for you. RIP sweet Oscar. Big hugs to you, F.

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    October 3, 2014 at 04:07

  128. I’m so sorry Oscar is gone but I’m so glad I got to know him through all your beautiful photos. You really did capture his spirit and lovely nature. What a wonderful life he had too.

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    October 3, 2014 at 08:41

  129. It’s so sad to hear Oscar isn’t with you anymore. But he had a wonderful life with you and your family, and it is good he didn’t have to suffer pain anymore.

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    October 3, 2014 at 12:23

  130. Terrible to your friend Oscar is no longer with you and to have you around.
    He was almost 12 years old but you really can not miss him.
    Much strength Ladyfi and I’m sure Oscar stays with you forever ❤

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    October 3, 2014 at 21:09

  131. i’ so so sad to read this… lots of love

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    October 3, 2014 at 22:31

  132. you were so very lucky to have him, to love him, and receive his love. they bring so much comfort and joy to our lives, to be on the receiving end of that kind of unconditional love is priceless.

    i have heard that doggy heaven is amazing!!!!

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    October 4, 2014 at 14:15

  133. ds

    I am so sorry that you lost your beloved Oscar. There was a dog. Always happy, so full of life, a big furry reminder of what is important.

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    October 4, 2014 at 19:51

  134. My deepest condolences to you and your familyon the loss of your dear pet and family member, Oscar! It is always so hard to say goodbye to such a loyal and loving friend, but you were wise to allow him to go with his dignity intact and in a peaceful way!. {{ hugs}}

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    October 4, 2014 at 21:31

  135. Bless you for loving your bold, beautiful companion Oscar, and for giving him his sweet release so generously and kindly. And for sharing his joyful presence with all of us! He will be greatly missed.

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    October 6, 2014 at 06:04

  136. Absolutely touching photos and I can imagine how hard it must have been to let him go. We have a dog, too who has been with us the past eight years and he is just part of our small family. It’s hard to imagine that he will not be with us anymore at some point.

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    October 6, 2014 at 08:47

  137. Pat

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sure that those of us, who have seen this beautiful boy on your blog, also feel a sense of loss.
    RIP, beautiful pooch…

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    October 10, 2014 at 23:49

  138. Gorgeous photos and a lovely tribute

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    October 11, 2014 at 22:07

  139. Oh no… I missed this one Fi. So sorry about your pup – they are with us for such a short time. He was beautiful and I know he’ll live on in your hearts and memories.

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    October 23, 2014 at 20:06

  140. Oh! No! I am so very sorry for your lose. He was beautiful and, boy can you see the love! You’re photos are just wonderful!

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    October 30, 2014 at 13:46

  141. I had to come here and put in my love and my comment for Oscar/. I was not blogging at that time. I have so enjoyed over the years the pictures of Oscar. He looks exactly like my golden that left us some years ago. The first thing I noticed when I first saw your blog was Oscar and I was hooked ever since to come and look for him and all the lovely spots you took him to. He had a most beautiful life with you. hugs nora

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    January 9, 2015 at 00:40

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