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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Goodbye Mr. Sunshine - Oscar Goes to the Bridge Today

I was 11 years old when I arrived at
the Medina Foster Home for Wayward Pugs

Today my heart is breaking, as my beloved foster pug, Oscar, will be going to the Rainbow Bridge. His furever mom and dad, Jennifer and Dave, have adored and loved this special boy since they adopted him from DFW Pug Rescue four years ago.

Oscar came to rescue at the age of 11, and had the face of a teddy bear. He was an old soul but adored when I gave him kisses. Any time his family traveled, Oscar stayed with us, because he loved being at the Medina Foster Home for Wayward Pugs.

A few days ago he developed a cough, and his trachea is near collapsing. He has fluid on his lungs. He is no longer interested in food, which for Oscar, was his life passion. Jennifer said he is not himself at all and though he looks for her, he seems to be gone already. We had hoped he would see the age of 15 years, but it was not meant to be.

I pray the angels will take him gently and he will know how much he has been adored and loved in the short time we have known this amazing little fellow. I am so thankful he was in my life, and he went to such a loving home.

I've shared his story below. Please hug your babies today and tell them they are loved.

Goodbye Oscar, my sweet boy.

Howie showed me all the best places to pee
and how to bark at those pesky birds in the yard.

I may have been deaf, but I always knew when
something exciting was happening in the kitchen.
This is my best "Feed Me Scrambley Egg" face.

Foster mom said Santa Paws was bringing me a furever family.

The best thing about the foster home was all the women
kissing me all the time. Check out that cute little divapug
Winnie Wiggles in the corner. She always snuggled me at naptime.


headlinesmaren said...

Dang it, was hoping for a tear free morning! Hugs for Oscar!

♥ Sallie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

((((((((((Big Hug)))))))))))))

MARY said...

Nancy, I am so sorry. You are right, He is amazingly adorable, and he lived a fantastic life. Thanks to you and his foster mommy for al that you have done. God Bless.

Jessica Lynne said...

:[ there are some major teardrops on my keyboard this morning. I hope that he won't suffer... poor little cutie

Aniemother said...

Run, play and eat alongside Winnie Wiggles, Oscar. We're sending comforting thoughts so the hoomans won't be too sad while missing you.


Pearl said...

Medina family,

My momma has been crying with you and for you this morning. Even when these babies have lived long lives and been given unconditional love... it's just never easy. The years are never long enough.

We walk alongside you on this sad day and hope you know that we are holding you very close to our hearts. Thank you for all you did for Oscar. He is in good company on the other side of the bridge!


Sandy said...

Oh what a beautiful boy. I'm so sorry he has passed on. I hope all our pugs that have left us behind are playing together with healthy bodies. We will always miss them. We were just so lucky to have them while we did.

pugmom4 said...

OH NO..oh nancy, i am so sad to hear this. I remember Oscar. I am sure he knows how much everyone loved him.

Stubby said...

Hi Nancy! My heart is breaking along with the rest of the pug world. Oscar was loved by all those who knew him and enriched the lives of those around him. May his memory never be forgotten.

Stubby xoxo

Hailey said...

Oscar was very very blessed to have you in his life. Although it is sad to know he will not be there anymore, he left you with a lot of knowledge that he was proud to pass on to you! You are truly blessed!

To Mom & Dad. You are equally blessed to have such a huge heart! There needs to be more people like us in this world that open the doors for the misfortunate. Hugs to you both!


Hank said...

God, I'm sorry, Nancy.

What a gorgeous little guy!

Very well written tribute to Oscar.

From our hearts -

Sarah, Hank and Molly

Laura said...

May your journey be peaceful, Oscar. You surely know that you are loved! Sending hugs to you, Nancy.

Tere said...

Your post has me just bawling. I am so sad for all of you. It's so hard to say goodbye, even if it is time. I hope he finds my Butchie and Peanut at the bridge to play with.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

ohhhh nancy!

i am sending you all of my love.

i am so sorry for your loss and i am thinking of you and his forever parents.

oscar was a very special puggy.

he touched everyone through your deep love for him!

m & ep

Anonymous said...

Oh how SAD! You've made Momma all teary-eyed. We've sent an express message to our Mr. Pickles to meet Oscar at the Bridge and show him around. I think they'll get along great. Hugs and Purrs to the family.

Sequoia & Petunia said...

We are sending many hugs to all of you today. Oscar is a great puggy and we send him a few extra kisses.

Sequoia Tuni and Jenn

Original Puglover said...

Nancy, All of us at the Lozano house know what it is like to lose a puggie. I know how you feel today, It will be 2 years on the 30th since Bonita went to the Bridge and it feels like yesterday, but I know she is no longer in pain. She will be there to greet Oscar along with the other puggies so he will not be alone when he gets there.

God Bless

Becky said...

What a darling little chap! My heart is breaking for you. They are never here long enough for us so it seems. I'm sure they hate to leave us as much as we hate to let them go. Sometimes we have to do just that because they are suffering. Maybe he will find Blitz and they can become great pals. I'm sorry for your loss.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so sorry Nancy.
There is never a good time to say goodbye not ever. Oscar received so much love from your family and his forever family. And you all were blessed by his love.
We light a candle for Oscar at the bridge tonight.
Our hearts are breaking with yours.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This was beautifully written and I could feel the sentiment and the love, I remember you and Oscar and the Pug Pants when he arrived from Dogster!

Much love and Godspeed for Oscar.


Anonymous said...

What a terrible day for Oscar's family. :( I'm so sorry to hear this news, Nancy. I'll hold Oscar in my heart and send lots of love into the universe for his peaceful arrival at the bridge. ♥

Wilma said...

Our hearts go out to you and all who were touched by Oscar. How lucky he was to spend his golden years surrounded by so much love

Hailey said...

Hi Nancy. Hope you are doing much better today. You truly are an amazing woman! I have an award for you. Please drop by my place to claim it.

Hugs & smoochies! XOXO
Lydia & Hailey