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I promised in the Intros section to tell you all a bit about Oscar since we are new to this forum.

Oscar is a black lab aged nearly 6. He has always been a bit of a nutcase. When he was younger he was very destructive but with perseverance and love he seems to be over the worst of that :smile: Amongst other things he has eaten are light bulbs, ceramic floor tiles, a metal babygate, a computer router, a duvet.... the list goes on but with a few trips to the vet he has always come up smiling!

We do agility and go to obedience training but he tends to be the class clown even at this age! At shows he excells at agility but in training he mucks about and makes everyone laugh. Rather than go over a jump he will grab the jump pole in his mouth and run off with it!

He also has managed to escape a couple of times out of the garden. Once I found him sitting in the local duck pond surrounded by ducks. Another time I found him trying out the neighbours new hot tub.

All this makes me sound highly irresponsible I know but honestly you'd have to meet him to understand!! :behindsofa:

On a more sober note he has a few health problems which we are currently addressing. He has skin allergies caused by three types of dust mite and is on immunotherapy treatment. I have to inject him monthly for this. He has had a cruciate ligament replaced with a synthetic one after leaping off a big boulder on the beach. And he has had a major operation on his skull after developing massive abscesses between his ears - you will see the scars when you see photos of him.

But at the end of the day he is my beautiful darling boy who I love dearly. He is a saint with my children and with other peoples too including my friends 3 year old who is autistic. And everyone who meets him loves him! :smile:
 

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I promised in the Intros section to tell you all a bit about Oscar since we are new to this forum.

Oscar is a black lab aged nearly 6. He has always been a bit of a nutcase. When he was younger he was very destructive but with perseverance and love he seems to be over the worst of that :smile: Amongst other things he has eaten are light bulbs, ceramic floor tiles, a metal babygate, a computer router, a duvet.... the list goes on but with a few trips to the vet he has always come up smiling!

We do agility and go to obedience training but he tends to be the class clown even at this age! At shows he excells at agility but in training he mucks about and makes everyone laugh. Rather than go over a jump he will grab the jump pole in his mouth and run off with it!

He also has managed to escape a couple of times out of the garden. Once I found him sitting in the local duck pond surrounded by ducks. Another time I found him trying out the neighbours new hot tub.

All this makes me sound highly irresponsible I know but honestly you'd have to meet him to understand!
! :behindsofa:

On a more sober note he has a few health problems which we are currently addressing. He has skin allergies caused by three types of dust mite and is on immunotherapy treatment. I have to inject him monthly for this. He has had a cruciate ligament replaced with a synthetic one after leaping off a big boulder on the beach. And he has had a major operation on his skull after developing massive abscesses between his ears - you will see the scars when you see photos of him.

But at the end of the day he is my beautiful darling boy who I love dearly. He is a saint with my children and with other peoples too including my friends 3 year old who is autistic. And everyone who meets him loves him! :smile:
LMAO! We don't have to meet him, he's a LAB! OMG, you have me giggling at the thought of him in the hot tub. He sounds like a real character! Absolutely brilliant!
 

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I found him trying out the neighbours new hot tub.
LOL!! He sounds like a character. I lost a bike on the channel Islands a few years ago...Oscar..did you eat it??
I hope his health issues are not too severe and hope he continues to keep you on your toes :)
 

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OMG -- I laughed out loud at the picture of him sitting in your neighbour's hot tub! That is hilarious!! He sounds like a perfectly normal lab to me.

I have an almost 6-month old black lab and can totally relate to some of your exploits -- I think the black ones are a little nuttier. My yellow lab is so calm and couldn't careless about anything - except food (then again, she is almost 13 years old - but I don't recall her being this crazy when she was younger).
 

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Not just me then :smile: Thank goodness ROFL!
 

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He sounds utterly fantastic, if I do say so! His antics had me laughing. I am sorry about his health issues though, but want to say that he sure is lucky to have you. I look forward to hearing more about him and seeing pictures of what I'm sure is a very handsome guy!
 

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He sounds like my Oscar, a Schnauzer/Retriever mix I had when I was in college. He once ran away and joined a fraternity. They called him Scruffy and fed him pizza and beer. Another time he climbed a ladder and got stuck on the roof of the neighbor's house where my roommate had thrown his Frisbee to get him to stop. He used to bring in the paper for me. It wasn't until my neighbor complained that I realized he'd been stealing theirs after my subscription stopped. He ate his fair share of things as a pup - my glasses, my suede coat, Chapter Three out of my Zoology textbook...

A crazy dog, I loved him all 16 years I had him. My best friend.
 

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Your description of Oscar's antics had me laughing. I hope his health issues clear up and we get to hear of the continuing adventures of Oscar.
 

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Thanks for the laugh!! Just picturing a labby hanging out in the neighbor's hot tub cracks me up. Or picturing him sitting innocently in a group of ducks, haha! Sounds like a great boy you've got :)
 

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Thanks everyone :smile:
 

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Mamazano- I think he must be very like your dear Oscar :smile: They sound soooo alike!

Joflake - he's the best pal in the whole world. Even after nearly 6 years with him I still look at him and can't believe he's mine :)
 

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What a wonderful companion you have. I love the stories--particularly the hot tub and the duck one. Hope he is doing better soon.
 

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He sounds like a lab. Sam loves the water, too. We took her to the barn where my Mom boards her horse. It was sunny and after racing around with the farrier's dog she decided she was hot and jumped into one of the water troughs in an outdoor paddock.
 

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Oscar sounds like a character. I love him already! :D
 
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