the best-laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry. like today’s post, fridays with oscar which vanished into thin air. since we’re in florida for the weekend enjoying the sunshine and sandy beaches there’s no way to retrieve the photos or the post. when life hands you lemons it’s time to make lemonade. so let’s walk down memory lane and watch oscar grow from adorable puppy to full-grown canine.
guess who’s turning three? that’s right, oscar is now three years old which means in human years he just turned twenty-one. wow! he’s in the prime of his life. but instead of a car to tool around town in he claims an entire 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…
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 ootd.
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 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.
downtown is still on our radar screen and we head there regularly for a dose of city life. or a coffee run or two.
but he’s pretty content to stay home and wander around his yard.
and he’s more or less okay to share his home with a cat named ollie.
so 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!
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
While I love your blog….Oscar pics really make me smile! Love this weeks posts! You both are adorable!
Happy birthday Oscar!
Happy Birthday Oscar. I just love the trip down memory lane. He is a beautiful dog and has such an expressive face.
Aw, Oscar, happy birthday! Those giant puppy paws are too much. Bring him to Orange Theory! xo Linda
I have so enjoyed watching Oscar grow from an adorable puppy to the hansom adult he is. Thanks for sharing his growth with us. How are Oscar and Ollie getting along. Who is the boss of the house?
Congratulations, Oscar, you big, beautiful boy! And happy dog-iversary, Beth and family.
Fridays have been my favorite “styleatacertainage” with Oscar. There is no dog, as beautiful and loyal, as a German shepherd. I’ve had several dogs in my past, but, Lady, a female shepherd, is one I remember as my very favorite. Altho, that was 53 years ago, memories are still fresh. Happy Birthday to Oscar, and I also love the first photo on this page. The scarf with the pin, and the boots are beautiful. You look awesome!
Happy Birthday Oscar!! He is a beautiful boy I always look forward to Fridays post. Have a great weekend Beth &Oscar!!
I recently discovered your blog and videos on YouTube. I have enjoyed reading your beauty tips and fashion advise. It has encouraged me to step up my makeup and fashion games. Friday’s with Oscar have made me want more pics with our adorable dogs. It is also so nice to see the beauty of Athens and Georgia. We are glad to have you in our Bulldawg Nation! Can’t wait to get caught up with all your blogs.
Awwwww…happiest of birthdays to Oscar! Great trip down memory lane, watching him grow up here. Hope you all get to celebrate. Have a great weekend.
Beth, such a delightful post! I loved watching Oscar grow up, but also enjoyed the variety of outfits! You always look so elegant! Happy birthday to Oscar and I hope he gets an extra chew to gnaw on!
Happy Birthday Oscar!
Happy birthday Oscar! We have a rescue dog, Lu!u, a “terror”ier mix. We love her even though we weren’t sure we’d survive puppyhood…..Even though I’m short and older I still enjoy your all your clothing styles!
Happy Birthday to my favorite dog! Oscar is absolutely a joy to behold and Mr. Style has taken some amazing photos of the 2 of you. I look forward to seeing Oscar with his new sibling Ollie. I can’t wait for more adorable photos! Have a great weekend, Beth.
Awww cute puppy!! Great shots Beth, looking fab as usual. Have a good one !
Happy Birthday Oscar!
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