Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Tribute to Oscar...

Sweet Oscar

April 4, 1996 - October 4, 2008

This post is dedicated to Oscar, Emmitt's best friend in the whole world.

Oscar and Emmitt met when they were just puppies in puppy kindergarden in Boulder, CO.
It was a bright, sunny day. Oscar's mom, Jodi and I followed our puggies as they romped over to each other from across the lawn. Not only did Oscar and Emmitt's meeting bring them each a life long friend, but Jodi and I connected too and soon became family.

Here are Jodi and Oscar enjoying a BBQ at our house in 2007. He was a beautiful puggy with a huge heart and smile to match.


Here are Emmitt and Oscar when they were about 1 1/2 and 2 years old.

Here they are relaxing and smiling together about 10 years later in 2007.


Oscar loved to come to "Camp Emmitt" and run around and play in the backyard.




Oscar was the dearest, smartest and sweetest pug we have ever met.

Jodi and I were always laughing from things he would do. He loved roast beef, tummy rubs from his mom and dad, and to sing with joy when he saw them walk into a room. When Jodi and Rich would come to pick him up from "Camp Emmitt" he would sing and sing inbetween breaths from his mom's big hugs.

We were blessed to have him in our family and he will be thought of with joy and laughter everyday.

xoxoxoxoxo

We love you Oscar!

31 comments:

Liss said...

That is a lovely tribute. Our prayers go out to his family.

Laura said...

Rest in peace, sweet Oscar. You'll be waiting at the bridge with your new angel friends until your family sees you again one day.

Ritobear said...

Oscar is now playing at the bridge with my Butchie and Peanut. What a sweet pug. I'm sure he will be missed.

Brutus and Miley said...

We are so sorry to hear this. You and Oscars family will be in our thoughts!

Melanie said...

We love you Oscar - thank you for sharing your sweet personality with us for all these years.

Love, Melanie and Moe

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Emmitt

We are so sorry about Oscar. He sounds like a pup that we would truly love to meet. We will say our puppy prayers for you and his family.

Desert Pups

Lisa M Griffin said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this adorable pug and friend to you and Emmitt. It's never easy saying goodbye... especially to one so close to your heart.

draguta said...

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes. Your prayers and warm thoughts mean so much during this difficult time. Oscar was my best friend and we shared a lifetime of wonderful memories together. He was always there for me and made me laugh even during the worst times; I feel so very blessed to have had the fortune to share my life with him. I'm convinced that he was really my angel in pug's clothing. :o)

Melissa and Fred were so loving and always offered their home to Oscar when we went away. And Emmitt would always welcome Oscar with a smile and big howl! I would never consider leaving my boy with anyone else.

I also am so very grateful to have Rich. He has been incredibly supportive and a source of strength for me. I know he misses Oscar as much as I do.

I will always remember Oscar as a sweet, kind, gentle soul with a very dry sense of humor! I learned so much about love from him and now picture him on a big, fluffy cloud in Heaven with all his doggie friends eating an endless bowl of roast beef!!

The Devil Dog said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. We will keep you and Oscar's family in our thoughts.

Roxy & Lucky

Anonymous said...

I never met Oscar in person, but feel like I know him after hearing about his adventures with Emmitt over the last 12 years. I love that he had a fabulous wardrobe and always had a smile on his face! :-)

Leah said...

Oh, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend, Oscar. Sending pug hugs your way!

Clover said...

We are so sorry to hear about Oscar. Sounds like he was such an awesome little guy. Sending love and hugs to you and the rest of Oscar's family.
Love Clover xo

Unknown said...

Hi Melissa....I am so so sorry to hear this....We are never ever ready to say good bye to our dearest friends....thanks for sharing this and the wonderful tribute to Oscar.....

We are all here for you!!

Hugs
Diana

Puglette said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Emmitt's friend, Oscar. Please accept our sincere condolences.
The Puglette Family

Molly the Airedale said...

We are so sorry to hear about Oscar, Emmitt! It's so hard to lose a best friend! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Manon said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Oscar! My heart breaks for his family and yours! I'll keep you in my thoughts.

marianne said...

Oh so sad this! Emmitt lost his best friend.......Such a cute dog!
Poor Jodi poor Emmitt and you!
Beautiful pictures and touching story.
Hope your hearts will heal soon.....

Unknown said...

That is a great tribute, Melissa. Like others have said - we are never ready to say goodbye to these fur angels, but it's best to look back at the time we had with them as the really happy, wonderful times they were. Emmitt will miss his best friend, no doubt, but you all have wonderful memories of him to keep forever.

Diane said...

Hi Melissa,
My heart broke when I read your beautiful tribute to Oscar. I am so terribly sorry for your pain.
Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about Oscar. It sounds like he had a rich life full of love! :)

Sandra y Coco Pug said...

I am sorry to hear about Oscar. I am sure he was a wonderful family member. Thanks for sharing his story with us.

Nevis said...

What a wonderful post. I'm so very sorry to hear about Oscar. Love and best wishes go out from my family to yours & Oscars.

lizzy said...

Sweet Oscar, we know you will be missed! We are thinking of all your friends & family and sending them our best wishes.

Peng Peng said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of dear Oscar.
Oscar was lucky to have been so adored and to have experienced a loved life in the company of fellow pugs and people who cared about him. He brought everyone smiles because he was such a happy fella, and it showed :O)

Fannie said...

Lovely tribute to Oscar. Emmitt was lucky to have him as a friend. Thanks for sharing.

Jill Beninato said...

I am so sorry about Oscar...I know how you feel...Take care and please extend my sympathy to your friend.

Unknown said...

Melissa, what a beautiful tribute to a wonderful puggy named Oscar. This brought so many tears, because Oscar looks just like my foster pug, Oscar, here in Texas. I will send you some pictures. Our hearts go out to his mama and dad in this very sad time.
with hugs and support,
Nancy and the fatties

Anonymous said...

God Bless Oscar and his family. LOok at his beautiful frosted kisser!

Jen

2DogStudio said...

It is always sad to learn that one of our loves has crossed over the rainbow bridge. I hope you and Oscar's family find comfort in the words above mine and support of friends and family.

Moira said...

Beautiful tribute to Oscar. He looks so happy and loved. I am so sorry for the loss of this sweet dog. I am thinking about your friends, you and Emmitt.

artpaw said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and his family.