Oscar Mayer RIP

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

On Sunday, August 16, 2015, our sweet friend Oscar Mayer went to the Rainbow Bridge. His family agreed that a tribute in pictures to his loving memory would be welcomed, and I got to work on the photos soon thereafter. It’s a process though – both emotionally and creatively.

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, a few weeks later, the day Rufus was attacked, we were meeting with Oscar’s surviving pack mates and human for a fun day at the beach. And in my mind, it was going to be a day where we perhaps celebrated Oscar’s memory and checked in on his pack and how they’re doing. Well, we all know by now how that day turned out; not at all how I planned it.

It was originally my intention to have this tribute published much sooner, but nonetheless, here we are 4 weeks later. Despite my tardiness, Oscar’s passing cannot go without some sort of tribute and celebration. So here we go. A little late, and with a lot of love: Oscar Mayer was 14 years old. I had the privilege of meeting and photographing him several times, and always found him to be a sweet soul. I met Oscar as an older guy so he was usually pretty mellow yet agile around me and mine. It hurts to see them go, but instead of focusing on his absence, let’s celebrate his life. Oscar left an indelible mark in our hearts and his memory will live on forever in all the many people he met over the years. He might be gone, but he is not forgotten.

If any dachshund friend wants to make a tax-deductible donation in Oscar’s name a personalized condolence postcard will be mailed to his family. I especially like these cards because they make for a great keepsake. This tradition seems to be popular in our community since we first started it a few years back. When our doxies pass, all we have are our memories and pictures. With your help Oscar’s family can have a few more pictures and know they’re not alone during this difficult time. Your donation includes original artwork, postage, delivery and labor. I do believe these postcards are better and more personalized than a casserole or flowers.

Oscar Mayer we love you. Rest in peace our friend and peace be with your humans. I know it has been a little while since you left us, but I know it doesn’t get easier with time, it just becomes a little less painful for all of us left behind. We do find comfort knowing you’re no longer in pain. Run free friend, run.

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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8 Responses to Oscar Mayer RIP

  1. Jeannie says:

    I’m so sorry. ..I lost my girl girl July 2015 something burst in her tummy. I lost a bit of myself. She was 12…. my heart goes out to u

  2. susanstrosnider says:

    Great  pictures wonderful tribute.

    Sent from Samsung Mobile

  3. Connie Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss. My little Rascal looks so much like Oscar Mayer they could be twins. He is 13 years old and I can’t imagine my house without him. So, I know your heart is broken. From my family of Rascal, Tazi and Sassy star, we send our love and prayers for your other babies and his 4 legged family also.

  4. Becky says:

    I lost my sweet Sassy girl on August 13th, 2015! She was 13 and had been fighting renal failure for 5 months. She fought so hard! I love my dachshunds! God bless all our babies and their humans!

  5. mem6469 says:

    It is so sad rip Oscar

  6. velvetmp says:

    😦 I get it. I lost my mini and he was my heart. My other 3; Patrick, Oscar & Francis wish you love & prayers ❤️

  7. chris says:

    I am so sorry for ur loss as I sit here with tears in my eyes – I have a 13.5 yo red/blk mini doxie girl who is the absolute apple of my eye – know that u gave him the best life possible – they say when they go they take part of ur heart but when u get another u get part of that piece back

  8. cadaisyjane says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Oscar Mayer. My Brandy left this world on June 27th of this year, they sure do leave paw prints on our hearts. My condolences at this difficult time.

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