Real Oscar is on vacation while his fictional counterpart is still campaigning on Indiegogo

Summer heat is relentless, the color of the sea is magical, and pine trees overlooking the beach are creating that famous mediteranian smell. The setting is perfect, sea is warm and Oscar the Beagle is with his family on vacation. Sunrise over blue waters are amazing, but Oscar’s nose doesn’t catch romantic. What he is good at, is finding leftovers on beach.

Here is video of Oscar having fun at beach

While he is in fun mode, Oscar the main character in children books is still campaigning on Indiegogo

But, let’s get back to the gallery of Oscar enjoying summer fun


Oscar summer walks- Golden hour gallery

Although summer is in full strength, we are focused on our children book project (with occasional swim or two), and second book of Oscar’s adventures is nearly done. After Little Yellow Ball, Tom Skrlets will start working on illustrations on third story, Trouble with the Pie and we’re ready to go. Meanwhile, real Oscar is taking his walks earlier than usual due to steaming hot weather (he is more a winter guy). The silver lining of our to early walks are excellent photo conditions with our friend sun playing a colorful symphony with its rays.

We’ll update you with newest progression of our work, and until then you can enjoy in real Oscar picture gallery.

#realoscar picture gallery

While second book is getting Tom special illustrators touch I thought it would be great time to share some more pictures of real life Oscar, on which our character in Adventures of Oscar the Beagle is based. I hope you will enjoy this gallery as much as we did while selecting photos.

Oscar’s story

IMG_0060Our first dog was adopted from animal shelter, but Pegy passed away only a week after we took her. She was sick, and vets couldn’t save her. She was with our family for a short time, but got under our skin, and it wasn’t easy to cope with the loss. Decision was made to take another dog, but this time from certified breeder.

From the first time Oscar entered our tiny apartment, he was box full of surprises, and since he came to us in a cardboard box I don’t mean it just literally. Once freed from his box, Oscar instantly went into a Beagle frenzy sniffing around the flat, looking for who knows what. He had squeaky voice, clumsy legs and infinite cute factor. This anarchist, cat among dogs, punk rocker out of the box became our pack member with a bit of his own agenda.


One time, hanging in park with other dogs, and their owners, our little cute pup popped out of the bush with dead pidgeon in his mouth. Other time, he found sandwich in tin foil and ate it together with indigestible cover.

Years passed by, and Oscar enjoyed long walks, running on the river bank, in a dog park, playing with other dogs and his pack. Then in his fourth year we moved to countryside, he got his backyard, frequent encounters with rabbits and dears, and a lake where he would swim almost every day.

IMG_0954Oscar was (and still is) a proud and strong male Beagle, so handsome that he became popular among female Beagle owners, and in couple of love meetings he got total of 16 little Beagle pups.

In this more nature environment he picked up a tick, and fought with the illness bravely whole week. We immediately knew something was wrong, as soon as he didn’t want his treat. Beagles are mostly notorious for their unrivaled appetite.

Oscar developed allergies, and first blooming of plants sends him in itching and scratching phase, and as though that wasn’t enough, in his eight year he got diabetes. We check his sugar levels couple of times during the day and he gets his insulin shots accordingly.

Besides his not so great health, and a couple of gray hairs, he is same untamed Beagle hound. If you come to our garden party, chances are you will throw him his yellow ball a few hours. Loud bark, and waving his tail like crazy is his way to say welcome. Woof, woof, don’t just stand there, throw me the ball. So, you see, Oscar is a true inspiration, real life character for a fictional tales in Adventures of Oscar the Beagle children book series.

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