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pagep
1st March 2011, 08:09 PM
I have been reading posts and articles on this forum almost constantly for the last 6 weeks since our cavalier, Oscar had to be put to sleep at the grand old age of 14. I suppose it has helped fill the huge hole that was left after the passing of our beautiful dog, having watched him decline badly over the last 6 months.

This is Oscar when we brought him home as a puppy:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5489249997_c4dd7e6d05.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59802317@N03/5489249997/)
oscar flickr pup (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59802317@N03/5489249997/) by pagep195 (http://www.flickr.com/people/59802317@N03/), on Flickr

And this is Oscar as he entered his final months, still a real beauty with same sad eyes:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/5489249557_4a5fda149d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59802317@N03/5489249557/)
oscar flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59802317@N03/5489249557/) by pagep195 (http://www.flickr.com/people/59802317@N03/), on Flickr

When Oscar passed, we were adamant there would be no more dogs. But then, I saw a posting on this forum about a tri cavalier who was in foster care, having been been saved from the pound. Happily, it looks like he is on his way to us when he is neutered and vaxed; we went to see him at the weekend, and he is another beauty, with a lovely, sweet nature. He will not replace Oscar, but we are just delighted to be able to offer a home to such a fantastic dog. As soon as we have him, and he is setttled in, I will post some pics of the new arrival.

For now, I am really enjoying this incredible resource -I have learned so much about cavaliers and dogs in general. Kudos to Karlin for the amazing rescue work she has done; she has saved so many of these lovely dogs from lives of misery & neglect.

Margaret C
1st March 2011, 11:51 PM
Hello and welcome.

I had to let my Grumpy Old William go in December. He was fourteen and really only grumpy to my little Japanese Chins when they tried to steal his treats.

Our dogs grow even more precious as they get older and they leave such a gap when they die.

Looking forward to hearing about your new boy.

Wagtails
2nd March 2011, 05:34 PM
Your Oscar looked superb - what a grand old man he must have been http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Animations/Heartblowingpoog.gif

So many of us on this forum know just what it is like to lose an old friend, but what a wonderful thing you have done in giving hope to another little Cavalier in a sad place :d*g:

Well done and welcome to the Forum. We look forward to hearing more about your new dog very soon and will think of Oscar with all our Bridge babies, having fun!
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Animations/Dog%20animations/Rainbowbridgeintoclouds.gif

Chamberlain
2nd March 2011, 05:50 PM
Oscar had the most soulful eyes! I am so glad you were blessed with many years with him!

Karen Rawlins
2nd March 2011, 06:56 PM
So sad, just be glad you had him so many years. My Churchill is only 3 1/2 years and he has Sm. i just love him so much, but these dogs are such great dogs, I wouldn't trade the years I have had with him for anything. And god forbid, anything happens to him, I will get another one, and he will be names Winston. :cool: Happy days.

Jasper and Holly
3rd March 2011, 01:14 AM
Oscar looked adorable. I thought I did well to get 12 years from our last Cav Sam. Still hard when you lose them and takes a long time to get over it. Look forward to seeing some photos of your new Cav.

meljoy
3rd March 2011, 11:33 AM
Oscar looked adorable....both as a puppy and an old gentleman:luv:

You're right to say your new cav wont replace him but will give you seperate joy and love. Look forward to seeing pics of your newbie.

Ddavis
3rd March 2011, 02:27 PM
Oscar looked so stately!

When I lost my second Cavalier (at age 15 yrs), I thought I could never get another one. But then I eventually decided that the joy of having one around, no matter how long for, far out weighs the sadness when they pass.

Oscars memories will live on and you will make a whole lot of new memories with your new Tri.

Piper
3rd March 2011, 05:55 PM
What a beautiful dog he was!! I sorry for his passing but it sounds like he had a long wonderful life with you.
Happy to hear that your getting a rescue, I hope he brings you as much joy!