guess who’s turning seven? that’s right; Oscar is now seven years old, which means in human years he just turned forty nine. wow! he’s in the prime of his life. but instead of a car to tool around town in, he claims a backyard to himself. plus, an entire bedroom all his own?! technically, it’s our guest room, but oscar is oblivious to the fact he has to share with overnight guests…
Oscar started life as a rescue pup after his mother suddenly died. Christmas 2014, he was looking for a human who would give him a home and some love. good thing as mr. style and i were looking for a pup after our beloved English bulldog’s heart gave out. some thought we were crazy to share our two-bedroom apartment with a large breed dog. but we were living in San Francisco at the time, and that was our humble abode.
from the beginning, Oscar would tag along on photo shoots. mr. style snapped his pic’s to chronicle his growth. can you believe how small he was? look at his ears. he’s never quite grown into them. but i wouldn’t have it any other way.
he would patiently sit and watch the world go by until we finished our photo shoot.
until one day i floated a photo of Oscar on Instagram. it was an instant hit! the next week everyone asked where that cute puppy was? and a blog series was born – Fridays with Oscar.
it’s great fun to look back on our days walking the hills of San Francisco with Oscar by my side. the first year of his life, he was a city dog through and through. of course, we would regularly walk to the park. but if we zipped off to an early morning coffee oscar joined us. grocery store run? yup. he even rode on the muni now and then. and caught an uber.
Oscar grew by leaps and bounds week after week. month after month. mr. style kept snapping photos; readers looked forward to Friday. and i loved having Oscar by my side.
it’s anyone’s guess what catches his attention. leaves, bugs, dogs. they’re all fair game.
sometimes, he even hams it up for the camera. this is one of my favorite photos.
the first time he visited the beach, he wasn’t a big fan of water. but then he changed his mind.
i have to admit Oscar made the transition in 2016 from big city life to small with ease. there’s nothing he likes more than patrolling his yard or strolling around the block, keeping one eye out for those pesky deer. he loves treats and visiting the pet store.
these days he’s content to stay home and wander around his yard. and he always joins in for photos when it’s time to whip up a cocktail and recipe. Oscar can always be counted on to join the holiday spirit.
and he’s more or less okay to share his home with a cat named Ollie.
and he loves to have his buddy Pax come over for a playdate.
i hope you will join me in wishing Oscar a very happy birthday! but before you do Oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend!
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Happy Birthday Oscar❣️❣️❣️
I just love all the pictures of Oscar as he has grown and become a star in his own right. I have had several German Shepherds over the years with my last one being a solid white one. They are truly wonderful companions❣️
Happy Birthday, Oscar! Beautiful dog! Love the pics💕
I love the Oscar and Ollie photos, he always puts a smile on my face. I look forward to Fridays for Oscar happenings and a new recipe/cocktail.
Looking back was fun.
Happy Birthday, Oscar!
You make my Fridays and I liked seeing these pictures of you growing up right before our eyes.
Happy Birthday Oscar! I look forward to seeing you every Friday. Hope today is filled with lots of doggie treats!
Aw…happy birthday Oscar! You get more handsome every year. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics Beth.
He’s a loyal,loving companion.
Pets are the best! They know all our faults and love us unconditionally 💙
We have four dogs,all rescue.
The “baby” is ten. Just wish they could live longer!
Enjoy the day!
What a lovely set of photos. Happy Birthday, Oscar!
Happy Birthday Oscar!!!!
Happy Birthday Oscar! I’m sure you will be spoiled rotten today. 🙂
Beth, your Cruella outfit was oh so fabulous!
Have a lovely weekend.
Happy Birthday Oscar! Such fun pictures with your beloved ❤️
Happy Birthday to Oscar! There are so many things I love about this post, where to start. All the photos, some older some newer. The Cruella Halloween outfit with your fun coat. The shoes, boots, blazers!
Now questions . . . Does Pax belong a friend? When you wear a blazer with a blouse and sweater underneath, how does the blazer fit, tight? Should blazers-jackets be bought roomy? Any suggestions where to buy shoes that are narrow? If I go to my favorite store which starts with an “N” and search for booties in medium I’ll get 2120 hits. If I change the search parameters to narrow, I’ll get 69. Such a disappointment. Any help is appreciated. Happy Fall Y’all!
Happy Birthday Oscar! You are a beautiful dog!
I see you enjoy your walks and your master, Beth
really does love you.
Happy Birthday, Oscar! Love the pics. I have a Parson’s Terrier, Murphy and like you love having him with me ASAP.
Happy Birthday Oscar!!
Happy Birthday, Oscar!
Happy Birthday Oscar! Gosh, seems just yesterday you brought him home as a puppy. I have enjoyed your outings together and the ‘Fridays with Oscar’ food and cocktails!
Wonderful post! Enjoyed seeing Oscar, and your outfits, through the years.
Happy birthday Oscar! Love seeing all the pics of him from pup to present day.
Your sweet pup is adorable, happy birthday to him! Love the outfits! Will you be providing links so we can shop them?
What a perfectly beautiful tribute to Oscar, and to the dapper Mr. Styles.
Happy Birthday, Oscar and thanks Beth for sharing those photos of him! He is a beautiful GS! I grew up with a few German Shepherds and I have never known a more loyal breed! You and Oscar have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much for the pictures, and by the way, you look amazing. The love you have for Oscar shines.
A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY Oscar from Canada. Loved to see all the pictures of him growing up, a lovely stroll down memory lane for you. Great to see your family pictures also. He is a handsome looking boy! Enjoy your birthday Oscar. 🎈🎉🎂🎁
Happy Birthday, Oscar! 🥳 Fridays are wonderful because of you! The delight you bring us each week is priceless. Texas love to ya! Beth, gosh you made San Francisco gorgeous. Fantastic backgrounds. Love every picture. Thanks so much for sharing yours and Oscar’s life with us 🧡
Happy Birthday, Oscar!
Wishing you many more. ❤
Happy birthday Oscar! Thank you Beth for sharing the wonderful pictures of Oscar through the years. May you have many more birthdays to celebrate together! I always look forward to Friday’s with Oscar!
Happy Birthday, Oscar!!! What a fun post seeing all the pictures of the beloved pets in your life. And Mr. Style too!
Hi Beth, loved a recap on the pictures of Oscar he is a credit to you. Wishing him a happy birthday and I’m assuming he will be having extra treats. You all have a lovely weekend xoxo
Good morning Beth
Happy Friday, lovely family
To me I do not know, the son that has the white shirt looks very much like you
Am I wrigh?
Thank you for letting us enjoying your outfits!!
Happy birthday Oscar!!
Oscar is the perfect accessory for all of your beautiful clothes Beth.
Happy Birthday Oscar! My black lab rescue also turns seven in a few days. Your photo walk down memory lane shows how much joy these animals bring to our lives. Really enjoyed seeing Hou and Oscar in pictures.
Happy birthday Oscar!!! I love to read your blog and have gotten quite a bit of fashion inspiration from you. You always look so nice! But I have to say, this is one of my favorite posts. I just love Oscar’s expression in the last photo. We have a German Shepherd Husky mix named Emma and she is such a blessing. Pets can bring so much joy to our lives. Emma and I wish you a very pawtastic birthday, Oscar!
Good Morning Beth,
I love love love the pictures of you Oscar and Ollie,
they are just adorable, and so special. The pictures are treasures. Nice to see your guys and Mr. Style.
Awh Happy Birthday Oscar! You are gorgeous. Loved this post.
You make a better Cruella than Oscar does UGGA! UGGA used to come and visit a family on our street each year before the big game! The Kids loved it!.They all wanted to baby-sit UGGA! Not sure where he goes anymore. Wonderful collection of pics,makes me miss our Smantha and Princess. Now we have a King Charles, Ranger, who fits our lifestyle better.
Happy birthday to Oscar. I have followed you for a few years and have enjoyed watching him “age”.
Beth, I love your blog, but why is it so difficult to opt out of having my personal information sold? Most sites have a simple selection to make.
i will have my attorney take a look into this.
Congratulations, Oscar, on your lucky number 7 birthday! Happy day to both of you. I hope you both have fun this Friday.
🐾💙Happy Birthday💙🐾 Oscar!!!
Blessings to you Beth,
Happy Birthday Oscar! He is just an adorable dog and clearly loves his owner. I’m not a dog person, but I just loved this post…and to see all your outfits over the years!
Hope you …and Oscar have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Birthday Oscar!
I just finished reading Kelly’s post so I am inspired to say….
Oscar you are the James Bond of dogs!
Sophisticated, suave, smart.
I love how Beth shares you with us.
Many happy returns,
Hi Beth! Wishing Oscar a “Happy Birthday”! Love you and your fur babies.
Happy Birthday Oscar!!!
Happy birthday, Oscar! I loved seeing all these photos. I know it must have brought back some wonderful memories for you. Watching Oscar grow has been so much fun and may we have many more.
Love the Pics! My brother in law used to train dogs and he told me before we got our little Cooper that it’s an owner’s job to give that dog the best life ever and looks like you are doing that for Oscar! Happy Birthday Oscar and thank you Beth for all you do! I look forward to it all!
Happy Birthday, Oscar. Loved all your pictures of you and your”mom”💕
Beautiful pictures of you and Oscar and Mr. Style. Thanks for sharing. Have a fun birthday with Oscar.
Happy Birthday to Oscar! Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful photos with us, I just loved seeing Oscar grow and all of your beautiful outfits. Can you do a closet tour for us one day? I’d love to see how you organize your closet to make putting outfits together easier. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Birthday Oscar. Enjoy your special day. As the mom of 2 rescued pups I appreciate you taking him in after he lost his mom. Very sweet.
Happy Birthday Oscar. You are such a handsome dog. Thank you Beth for sharing all those beautiful pictures with us. I like all your outfits and I really enjoy looking all the pictures and seeing Oscar grow. Enjoy your birthday with your “mom”.
Happiest of Birthdays, Oscar! What a precious dog! Thank you for sharing all the lovely pics! Cheers to Oscar, Ollie and your lovely family!
Awww, this was awesome. Happy Birthday to Oscar!
Happy Birthday, Oscar!
You are such a lovely lady. I look forward to your posts that inspire me about style and aging beautifully.
You have given me a whole new feeling
About aging and to enjoy the ride.
Happy Birthday Oscar!
Happy birthday Oscar! I always look forward to Fridays to see what he’s up to. What a sweet boy. I really enjoyed all the old pics today!
Happy birthday, Oscar, from Esther who just turned 15 and Ramona who also turned 7. Looking forward to Fridays with Oscar for many more years.
Happy birthday Oscar! Your cat is beautiful, what is his name?
Happy Birthday Oscar. You and I share a birthday. How about that! I’m just a little older than you. I turned 67 years old today in people years. You are such a photogenic dog and I can tell that you are a wonderful companion to Beth. You remind of my first pet, Sheppie. She was a rather petite German Shepherd, who knows? mix. She was a stray that my siblings and I coaxed home with us when I was 10. I dearly loved that dog. She’s the only canine pet I ever owned. For the past 50 years it’s mostly been a succession of beloved cats. Here’s to many more years of happy, healthy time with your family!
So lovely thank you for sharing your beautiful family Beth. Happy Birthday dear Oscar here’s to a gorgeous day 🙂
Not only do these great pics timeline Oscar, but you and your timeless style, over seven years you always look stylish, nothing looks dated!
Happy Birthday, Oscar!! What a handsome young man you are. Happy that he and Ollie have a worked out their “differences.” It’s the same when you have more than one kitty. Loved the photo of Mr. Style and your sons. Beautiful family.
Happy Friday and weekend to all!
Happy Birthday, Oscar!!! I really enjoyed looking back with you and Oscar to his puppy days up to the present. Always love Friday when I get the opportunity to see Oscar and of course, Ollie. Love the pics and of course, you look terrific in all of the pics as well, Beth. Keep well…keep safe!!
Happy birthday Oscar! It’s my birthday today too! Always enjoy the fashion advice and treated myself to new suede boots today
Happy, Happy Birthday, Oscar!
You are such a handsome fella.
I hope you and your lovely mom have many more
Happy Birthday Oscar! Those are great pictures of you and Oscar. We sure do love our fur babies. 🎈🎉🎂
Happy Birthday, Oscar! I remember a lot of those first photos and lovely outfits that you wore with Oscar. You look practically the same seven years later……just beautiful! Love the photos of your family, also! Have a great weekend ❤️
Happy Birthday Oscar!Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics of Oscar, you and Mr Styles.It’s incredible how much joy dogs bring to our lives.My husband and I had been married for almost 42 years when he passed away last year and my rescue dog Nelson (French Mastiff/ Boxer cross )has been an absolute joy and comfort to me since then.Thank you again for this fabulous post!
Those ears! Love your post today. Thank you for sharing. My best.
Happy Birthday Oscar! Love today’s post. The pics of you and Oscar through the years are wonderful!
Happy Birthday, Oscar!!🍰🎉
Happy Happy Birthday Oscar! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. WOOF! You are so handsome and I love seeing all your pictures today. Hope you and your Mom have a delightful weekend!💞💞🐾🐾🥂
Happy Birthday Oscar! I loved seeing your photo montage – you are a handsome boy! I look forward to Friday’s with Oscar.
Happy Birthday Oscar!
Loved all the photos and all your outfits through the years. Best wishes for many more happy fun filled years with him…..and Ollie too.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Oscar!! I love the pictures, the clothes, seeing Oscar growing up and your style! Perfect, thank you!
Happy birthday Oscar. Enjoy your day.
Happy #7 Oscar. Thanks for all of the pictures of Oscar growing up!
Beth, your pictures touched my heart and conveyed so much joy. Thank you for sharing them.
Oscar, you are a dashingly handsome fella! mmmmwha 🙂
Happy Birthday, Oscar! You are a Rock Star!
Congratulations to you also, Beth!
Many happy and warm memories ahead to you both.
Happy birthday, Oscar. I lok forward to seeing you every Friday and learning what Beth has for us to make. Beth, he may not have grown into his ears, but he’s sure grown into his paws. He’s just a beautiful dog and family member
The the photos of Oscar for his birthday, (and Ollie). Thank you for sharing a trip down memory lane with the handsome Oscar.
Happy Birth day dear Oscar from Abbie ( I am a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren. ) from Australia. You are looking good young man.
Joyeux anniversaire Oscar !
Ce reportage photos est magnifique.
J’ai aimé voir grandir Oscar.
Merci Beth d’avoir montré ces photos
Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎶🐾
Love the pictures of you and him
Looking forward for next friday
Happy Birthday, Oscar!! You are one gorgeous guy!! Beth, you look prettier every year! And, Ollie is equally a gorgeous cat! I love your blog!! Keep up the good work!
Happy Birthday Oscar! Both you and your Mom are so adorable!!
Happy birthday to darling Oscar!! It was great to scroll through the photos of Oscar as a pup, and of you both offering us fun/beautiful/festive style ideas! Love your blog, Beth — thank you for inspiration for us “gals of a certain age!”
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