From Here to Oz

Me and Oz posing for a photo.

Me and Oz chasing toys around the yard.
Me and Oz looking out for squirrels.

Oz had one of the very best smiles.

The great and powerful Oz will watch over us from his resting place.

Mr. K here. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I announce the passing of one of my very bestest friends Oz. You might remember seeing him in pictures from our play dates a while back. (See the pawesome photos here and here.) Oz was only 5.5 years old when he went over the rainbow bridge on Friday. The evil C of the lymph glands took my friend away. He was the sixth Scottie dog his Scottie Mom and Dad lost to cancer in their time together. One day, we'll be able to banish the evil C from this planet for good. I just know it. 

Oz leaves behind a brother named Sydney - my other bestest friend - as well as his Scottie Mom and Dad who miss him sorely. Oz and Syd were rescued from a breeder's house. They never had much interaction with humans until their Scottie Mom and Dad found them. And believe me, did they strike gold when they found their Scottie Mom and Dad. Take it from me: they have one of the bestest backyards I've seen in my whole life!  The three of us were rulers of the backyard every time we got together. And though the three amigos has dwindled to two, I hope Oz doesn't worry much. I'll be sure to visit his brother and help him keep those pesky squirrels in line since he cannot. 

My dearest friend Oz had been sick for the past few months but his family treated him like a prince until the very end. Rumor has it that he got all the people and even C-A-T food he wanted to keep him eating. Lucky guy! Oz also was showered with attention not only as it neared closer to the end but for his whole life. He passed on in his Scottie Mom's lap while they were sitting outside watching over that glorious backyard. He only lived a short time but he had the most wonderful, loving family and brought so much to this world. Oz taught me how to play nice with others and I'll always be grateful to him for it. Play on, dear friend. Until we meet again...


  1. Crying my eyes out, so very sorry to everyone for their loss!!

  2. Only 5½? That's bad. I'm 12 and hope that the cure is found this month because I need it also.

  3. so so sorry. MacDougal and MacTavish from the Pacific northwest send their deepest regards and pray for an end to Scottie cancer

  4. so sorry about Oz. MacDougal and MacTavish send their deepest regards and are praying for an end to Scottie cancer....

  5. That's so sad. So young. SHE always feels badly because her scotties only get to 13. We know Oz's family has a huge hole in it. That C is horrendous.

    Hugs to everyone from us.

  6. Sssoooo very sorry to read this...many hugs and love coming from the Williamsburg scotty girls...Reagan, Maisie, Jillian and Isabella

  7. Oh no... I'm so sorry for Oz and his family, that's so sad that this evil C knows no mercy... I wish once we will have a cure that we can chase it away...till then I can only share my tears with you and the family of your friend Oz...