March 9, 1996 – Oct. 28, 2011

I am very sorry to say that I had to put Oso to sleep early this morning. He made it to a ripe old age (15 1/2!) but his body couldn’t keep up with his valiant heart anymore.

Oso was directly responsible for all the best things in my life. Without him, I never would have gotten involved in agility, aussies or met some of my best friends. I can honestly say he changed my life.

Many of you didn’t know Oso because he was in the game over a decade ago but for those who did, please remember him with love.

Puppy raiser extraordinaire
Champion Talker (especially at trials when I was running another dog)
The Ultimate Gentleman
The kindest dog I’ve ever known

I’m gonna miss you big guy.