fridays with oscar | birthday bash

guess who’s turning five? that’s right; oscar is now five years old, which means in human years he just turned thirty-five. 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 photoshoot.

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.

fridays with oscar

it’s anyone’s guess what catches his attention. leaves, bugs, dogs. they’re all fair game.

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fridays with oscar

fridays with oscar

memorial day

sometimes, he even hams it up for the camera. this is one of my favorite photos.

fridays with oscar

fridays with oscar

military jacket

fridays with oscar

the first time he visited the beach, he wasn’t a big fan of water. but then he changed his mind.

fridays with oscar

fridays with oscar

fridays with oscar

oscar

oscar

fridays with oscar

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.

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.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a Talbots jingle belle striped tee, J.Crew jeans, and embroidered smoking slippers

fridays with oscar

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears boyfriend jeans, graphic tee, tweed blazer and pink kitten heels

and he’s more or less okay to share his home with a cat named ollie.

maine coon cats and german shepherds

fridays with oscar | pink tart and stuffed peppers

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears white girlfriend chinos, white muscle tee, gray cardigan, and brown sandals

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!

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55 Comments

  1. Cindy Clark wrote:

    What a good boy!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  2. KimM wrote:

    Happy birthday Oscar! Hope extra treats and belly rubs are on the agenda! PS Amy girls have claimed our spare room too!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  3. Aw..happy birthday Oscar!
    I’m an animal lover too. We have 4 rescue dogs,all seniors now,and one cat.
    I know your pets are even more precious to you now. Such great companions.
    Animals aren’t always easy to photograph. Didn’t Mr. Style do an awesome job making everyone look great?!
    Beautiful pics! Thanks Beth and Mr. Style.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  4. I love fridays with oscar! His puppy pictures are precious! So enjoy your blog!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  5. Cynthia w Patterson wrote:

    Happy Birthday sweet Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • Kris Vaughan wrote:

      Happy birthday, Oscar!

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  6. Tori wrote:

    Your style is wonderful! Of course, Oscar is the perfect accessory. Happy Birthday, Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • Mónica wrote:

      Happy birthday Oscar!

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  7. janice trabert wrote:

    Happy 5th Birthday Oscar…you’re a handsome shepard!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • Linda Miller wrote:

      Happy Birthday Oscar from your fellow GSD’s, Jessie and Caesar! German Shepherds rule!!

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • Rita Crawley wrote:

      My heart breaks for you. Whst a beautiful tribute to Mr. Stule!

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
      • Rita Crawley wrote:

        Sorry about my spelling error!!! I certainly meant Mr. STYLE…as he most definitely was

        Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  8. Darla wrote:

    A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY Oscar. Enjoyed seeing his baby pictures. He was such a cute puppy, and now a handsome dog. Love those ears! We’ve had several German Shepherds over the years, they are wonderful dogs. Always enjoy your posts Beth. 🇨🇦👍😊

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  9. Nancy wrote:

    Beth, thanks for sharing your precious Oscar with us on his birthday. I enjoy your blog and follow you on Instagram. I am a big fan of your style and the way you present it. I’ve always been drawn to the classic style and love your ideas. Happy Birthday, Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  10. RUTHI PETERSON wrote:

    Happy Birthday, Oscar! You are your mommy’s best accessory!! I always look forward to Friday so I can see a picture of Oscar. I have three GSDs of my own and I just love them.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  11. Suzanne wrote:

    Happy Birthday 🎁🎈🎂 Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  12. Julie wrote:

    Happy Birthday Oscar,

    Love your pictures! You are a very photogenic canine. Mr. Style’s Photos really show us your personality. I am sure you are wonderful company for your mom and Ollie.

    Julie

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  13. Linda reibel wrote:

    Where did you buy the brown sweater that has a t-neck and drapes the front..love it and have seen you wear it before…love your columns…

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • Susan wrote:

      Happy Birthday Oscar!!! You make Fridays extra special. Thank you!
      Susan & Rilee The Dog, and Simon the cat.

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  14. Sylvia Espinoza wrote:

    Happy Birthday, Oscar! Fridays are wonderful because of you 🙂 Wish you many happy returns of the day!

    Thank you, Beth, for the stroll down memory lane with Oscar, your sons, and Ollie. You are stunning in every pic you shared. Such an inspiration!

    Will Oscar get cake? He’s such a sweetie. Love on him from us all!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  15. Debbie wrote:

    A very happy birthday to you, Oscar! I always enjoy your Friday blog to see your adventures with Ollie.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  16. Love the photos of Oscar. he reminds me of my Kodiak. Happy Birthday, Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  17. Linda L wrote:

    Happy Birthday Oscar! You are one handsome pup! I lost my Jack, an 18 year old cockapoo, in March; miss him everyday. Such wonderful companions. Beth, love your timeless style!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • Susan Young wrote:

      So sorry for your loss. My Joey, also a cockapoo, just turned 15. We appreciate him and all that he brings to our home all the more these days.

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  18. Terri McGreer wrote:

    Loved this post! I’ve always thought that Oscar was the most handsome Shepherd I’ve ever seen. It’s great to know the back story. He is your perfect accessory. I’m sure he is a wonderful and comforting companion for you now. Dogs are great like that. Love your style💕

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  19. Mari L Dolby wrote:

    Happy Birthday Oscar !!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  20. yvonne caracci wrote:

    Oscar is beautiful!!! Happy 5th Birthday Oscar!!! I wish you many many more!!!
    Pets are amazing and such a wonderful part of our families. I have two rescue Siamese cats refered to as “My Boyz”. I love them and they bring such joy to my husband and myself.

    Have an awesome weekend!!!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  21. Julie Mycock wrote:

    Happy birthday Oscar. He is so adorable, all your followers love your posts but I think I’m right in saying Friday’s with Oscar and Ollie too are a firm favourite with everyone. I bet he’s been showered with treats and presents.
    Have a great weekend all, xoxo Julie from England

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  22. Jeannine wrote:

    Happy Birthday, Oscar! Such a handsome boy. Look so forward to
    Friday’s with Oscar….a perfect start to my weekend. I’ve made a handful of the wonderful recipes as well…and they are always a hit. Happy Weekend! 🎃

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  23. Julianne Leistner wrote:

    Awww, happy birthday, Oscar! I got all the way to the bottom of this post and realized I’d only looked at Oscar and Ollie, not Beth’s fabulous outfits! (So i repeated to look at Beth) Thanks for sharing your fur babies!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  24. Anon wrote:

    Enjoy the celebration, Oscar! You’re livin’ the life, buddy!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  25. Ali Fraser wrote:

    Happy birthday Oscar!! Thank you Beth for all the Oscar photos. What a beautiful boy he is. You don’t look too bad yourself over the years and in fact, I think you look even more beautiful now than 5 years ago. And I also loved the photo of you and all your boys. Lovely family.
    Massive hug for you Oscar on your special day xxx.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  26. Jennifer Kranawetter wrote:

    Happy Birthday Oscar!!!!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  27. desiree wrote:

    Love this series! You both are so photogenic. Happy Birthday Oscar! And have a great weekend

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  28. Susan Young wrote:

    Happy Birthday Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  29. Lin Taylor wrote:

    Happy Birthday, Oscar! Fridays with Oscar are my favorite. May he (may you both) live long, healthy and with joy.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  30. Marie wrote:

    Happy Birthday Oscar 🙂

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  31. Carol King wrote:

    Happy Birthday Oscar !!!
    You are quite a handsome guy. Loved seeing the puppy pics.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  32. Karyn Bray wrote:

    Happy birthday to your sweet puppy, Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  33. Becky wrote:

    Happy Birthday, Oscar! You are such a handsome young man. I enjoy seeing you & Ollie every week.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  34. I love your blogs.
    I think you are so cool in the way you dress and look.

    Also I’m so in love with Oscar

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  35. Erin wrote:

    Happy Birthday, Oscar! Hope your mom is making you a special birthday treat!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  36. Margaret Daniel wrote:

    Happy birthday to Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  37. Happy Birthday Oscar!! and was wondering what breed of cat is Ollie, she is a cutie!! Enjoy your weekend family 😊

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  38. BamaCarol wrote:

    He sure is a handsome boy! Just like your sons and Mr. Style. I enjoy seeing Oscar and Ollie each Friday. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  39. Helen wrote:

    Hi Beth,
    Thanks for sharing Oscar’s album! What a gorgeous fellow. You both look great!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  40. Kim Tyler wrote:

    Happy birthday, Oscar! What a beautiful boy! Love Friday’s with Oscar. You two are great together!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  41. Judy webb wrote:

    This is my favorite post ever!!!! So many wonderful pictures of Oscar – made my day 😃 what an adorable puppy & what a handsome 5 year old!! Also enjoyed seeing all of your cute outfits & the SF pics! Yup, dogs are so adaptable. Happy birthday to dear Oscar from my sweet shepherd mix, Missy (4.5 years), & me.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  42. Cyndi wrote:

    Happy Birthday Oscar!!! It’s fun to see him grow through the years. Dogs are such faithful companions, I know he’ll keep you company for many years to come.
    Thanks for the skin care tips – I need to get a routine going.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  43. Gwen Ewing wrote:

    It’s my 62nd birthday today! Happy birthday to Oscar! It’s All Saints Day!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  44. Pam wrote:

    Happy Birthday, Oscar!

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  45. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    Happy Birthday to Oscar! He’s a sweet pup, and he has a huge audience of fans. Have a great weekend–hope you get to relax at home after your travels. I imagine Oscar and Ollie are thrilled to have you guys back in the thick of things.

    Posted 11.2.19 Reply
  46. REBECCA wrote:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post about the incredible Oscar. Happy Birthday to Oscar🎈💕

    Posted 11.2.19 Reply
  47. Beth, Edith Wharton once said, “My little dog…a heartbeat at my feet.” How blessed you are to have such a big heartbeat.
    Sharon

    Posted 11.2.19 Reply
  48. Gai wrote:

    He is one handsome boy! What a fantastic companion!!

    Posted 11.2.19 Reply
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