‘Oscar’ an adorable and loving family pet sadly passed away in October at the ripe old age of 20.
Oscar’s owner ‘Claire Turner’ from Abergavenny, Wales said; “Oscar was my best friend and the most amazing dog that anyone could possibly have. He was such a good dog and I miss him terribly.”
Oscar was such a good character and had a great life, and was always surrounded by his loving family.
When he was a puppy he used to run and bounce into doors, tumble down the stairs and generally cause chaos around the house. He had an unusual trait for staring at walls too. Claire later found out that it was called ‘Trancing’, and Oscar would spend hours in the wardrobe and walking around underneath the Christmas tree to tickle his back.
Oscar also loved animals. Claire’s daughter ‘Daisy’ has many different types, Daisy and her sister ‘Holly’ would have so much fun placing them on Oscar’s head and back, and then watch him walk around the house. Of course, Oscar didn’t mind and thought nothing of it! Claire also used to foster hedgehogs in the winter and Oscar being Oscar, would just protect them.
But Oscar’s life wasn’t all plain sailing. He was stolen when he was younger from the families front garden by gypsies. This was a terrible time for Claire and the family. Claire searched high and low for days on end and was fearing the worst.
But just by a stroke of luck, Claire’s stepfather ‘Fred’ recognised a picture of Oscar on the internet reported missing. Claire rushed round and shouted “That’s my Oscar!”
Oscar certainly had a happy and contented life and this wonderful gentle dog will always bring many cherished memories for Claire and her family.
They are now looking to register Oscar into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The oldest living dog in the world on record was ‘Bluey’, an Australian cattle dog who died in 1939 at the amazing age of 29!
(Story source: Jamie Francis – December 2015)