Saturday, 8 December 2012

Farewell Oscar………xx…

23/11/1997 – 08/12/2012
Mr & Mrs Hughes (1211)
Sadly today the day we had been expecting finally happened…we lost our dear and faithful friend Oscar.
He had a good day yesterday and a good nights sleep but when he woke this morning he couldn’t stand up and he quickly went into some sort of seizure.
Devon 011
We were able to rush him to the vet in Bognor Regis, just twenty minutes away, where we spent our last few moments with him.
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Christmas 2010 – Oscar in his usual pose…
Oscar has been a part of “our gang” for 15 years and we shall miss him terribly.  We must say a big thank you to all of you for the messages of comfort we have already received. 


  1. Oh No!!!!!

    Oh bless.. Am thinking of you both. nothing much else to say..

  2. Omg, so sorry guys, he was a lovely dog. Thinking of you both at this sad time. x

  3. Im so, so sorry to hear this guys. From what I've read about him through your blog, as well a a pet he was a great friend too. I'm sure everyone has already said this but remember the good times you all shared, the funny moments. My thoughts really are with you. For now, I raise a virtual glass to Oscar and when we meet on the cut I'll raise a real one.


  4. So Sorry to hear your sad news guys. There was never a dog so loved and cared for. Take care both of you.

    Russ & Julie

  5. Sorry to hear the news.
    What a lot of lovely memories and good times you have enjoyed together over the years, and right to the end.
    Will miss seeing his lovely face in your photos.

  6. Both of us are gutted to hear your news. We only met him the once but have followed his exploits through your blog. You must congratulate yourselves on the fantastic life you gave Oscar. To reach 15 years is a marvelous age for any dog and thankfully he was still alert and happy to the end. We will be thinking of you both and our thoughts will be with at this sad time.
    Irene & Ian

  7. So sorry to hear this sad news, our thoughts are with you both.
    Kevin & Harry

  8. Hi Guys

    So sorry to hear about your loss, he couldn't have had a better life.

  9. So so sorry to hear this sad news...

    By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
    Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
    Where the friends of man and woman do run,
    When their time on earth is over and done.

    For here, between this world and the next,
    Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
    On this golden land, they wait and they play,
    Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

    No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
    For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
    Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
    Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

    They romp through the grass, without even a care,
    Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
    All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
    Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

    For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
    Together again, both person and pet.
    So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
    The time of their parting is over at last.

    The sadness they felt while they were apart,
    Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
    They embrace with a love that will last forever,
    And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

    Thinking of you both x

  10. Remember me when I am gone away,
    Gone far away into the silent land.
    Yet if you should forget me for a while
    And afterwards remember, do not grieve.
    Better by far you should forget and smile
    Than that you should remember and be sad.

    Abridged from
    Christina Georgina Rossetti

  11. OMG.. Guys were are so very sorry to hear about Oscar. Never had the honour of meeting him but from what we have read he was much cared for and had a truly wonderful 15 years. We'll all miss him in blog land with you.

    Here's to you Oscar, and our thoughts are with you guys.
    warm regards
    Steve & Chris

  12. Gents
    Oscar will 'be-in-charge' at the Rainbow Bridge now....
    So, so sorry to read of your loss, thinking of you both

  13. Much love to you both


  14. On no – it's not a good week for elderly dogs, is it? So very sorry to hear your news; he was a lovely dog, and even when we knew him at the end of his life still had bags of personality, fitted right in on Chance.

    You couldn't have done more for him, you really couldn't. Take care of yourselves, guys.



  15. Oh no how sad! We are so very sorry not to have met the lovely Oscar! He was always such a main part of Chances crew. He will be missed by the the avid followers of Chances blog!
    Love from
    Della and Gary

  16. Sympathy to you both. No matter that you know it's coming, it's still a very sad day.

    Thoughts with you,
    Elly and Mick

  17. I'm so, so sorry to read of your loss. Oscar was a lovely dog and very much reflected the personalities of his keepers. My thoughts are with you both. Swimming will never be the same without the three of you.
    Love from Wendy & Sky.

  18. Hi fella's, very sad news today, I've been following your journey for some time, and still log on to see what you're up to from Afghanistan - where I work. I also found out last year that I shared my birthday with Oscar. My sympathy to you both.

  19. We are sorry for you guy's. You have lost a good friend. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Chas n Ann

  20. This is truely an awfully bad weekend for you both, I've just heard the sad news about Sir Patick.
    Double hugs from us both
    Kevin & Harry


  21. Oscar had a great time with you guys and thats what counts.


    Paul, Kath, the Girls and Lola

  22. The loss of a devoted and loyal companion leaves such a big hole.
    Having met him, we'll not be able to forget Oscar!
    Thinking of you both
    Tom & Jan

  23. I've never heard such a load of daft nonsense!

    Oscar’s not gone anywhere – he’s just lurking at the end of the tunnel waiting for you to sail into view.

    Even now he’s polishing his Christmas ears in preparation!

  24. Hi guys
    So sorry to read of Oscar's passing. we never met him, but from your posts he seemed a wonderful companion.
    Keep well

  25. Oh Doug! Only found out today. What a lovely life he had - he could not have been loved and cherished more. Thinking of you both as we know only too well how it hurts ...... A xxoo

  26. Only just caught up with the blog. So, so sorry to hear that you have lost Oscar. Run free at Rainbow Bridge, sweet boy.
    Love Pip & Roger xxx