When I stopped by the shelter with my son and daughter on July 1, 1998, to look at the dogs, we had no intention of adopting one. I guess Oscar had other ideas though, because the next thing we knew he was in our car on his way home with us. It didn’t take us long to realize how lucky we were that he chose us to be his family.
Oscar was not our first dog, but he was the one my kids grew up with. He joined us when they were in elementary and middle school and saw them into adulthood. They helped to care for him throughout his life and into his golden years when his health began to fail him. I credit this experience as a major factor in shaping them into the kind, caring and compassionate individuals they are today.
He was honestly the best dog any family could ask for so understandably, one of the hardest decisions we ever had to make or will ever have to make was to let him go with dignity. However, I do believe that he left this world at peace, knowing he was loved by every person who had the privilege of knowing him.
Oscar, please know we will never forget you – we remember you with love, today and every day. We miss you always. It was truly an honor to have had you as our dog.