Running Icon Dies
An icon of the Vermont running community passed away Friday. Oscar, a mixed breed but mostly yellow lab, breathed his final breaths at home surrounded by family. Oscar was a prolific runner who trained for hundreds of miles and scores of marathon runners -- including years as an honorary member of Vermont's Run With Jan group. Always ready to run, play, eat, or sleep, Oscar engaged in a never-ending quest for food until one week shy of his 15th birthday. He is survived by 4 humans, Gladys the black lab mix, cat siblings Waffle and Pesto, and 11 chickens whom he protected and visited daily. His family feels fortunate to have shared in such a joyful and wonderful life for so many years.