Skip to content

#AtoZChallenge O for Oscar & Friends

April 17, 2018

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is an annual challenge put out to bloggers to publish a post from A-Z every day in April, except for Sundays. April 1 is A, and so on throughout the month. The theme I have chosen for 2018 is The Story Of Me

Oscar is a black toy poodle. He came into our lives in December 2016, at age 14 weeks, when he was given to me as a surprise Christmas present. Oscar is as close to being a perfect dog as any dog could be. Right from the day he arrived he fitted himself into our routine, without any bother for him or us, at all.

Oscar is now 18 months old and is very much at home here. His favourite game is to chase the ball. He never tires of it, and is always dropping a ball at our feet to throw. He’s very clever and always brings it back to be thrown again.

He also loves to chase the rabbits. His first job for the day is to check if the rabbits are near the vege garden and chase them away.

Oscar has two puppy dog friends here, but he seems to like them more than than they like him. We also have a maltese/shi-itsu cross called Molly aged 14 and a chihuaha cross, age about 10, named Little Dog. They all get along but most of the calls to play come from Oscar, and he is mostly ignored by the other two. They are both getting a bit old and grumpy now and mostly like to spend their days snoozing and watching Oscar. But they occasionally get a burst of energy, and of course, Oscar is on hand ready to play.

Oscar’s other friends are our Chooks. We have 10 chooks and 3 guinea fowls which Oscar says good morning to every morning, when they are let out of the coop to spend the day free ranging. He sometimes tries to play chasey with them, but they’re not very interested.

Felix the budgie is also Oscar’s friend. Oscar can often can be seen sitting below his cage, watching him and looking very confused. Felix barks like a dog and Oscar isn’t really sure about it.

It’s never a dull moment at our house with the animals, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Please visit again to see my story unfold. 


  1. Oscar and his friends seem gorgeous 🙂

  2. Oscar is so cute and my daughter has a miniature schnauzer who really thinks she is a human! I love all your animal friends Jen so thanks for introducing them. x

  3. Shirley Corder permalink

    Thank you for telling us about Oscar and his friends. This is a lovely post and takes me back to the time when our home was teaming with animals. Next in A to Z Challenge: O is for Take every Opportunity to improve your life, improve your mind.

  4. Perfect dogs are hard to come by and it sounds like you scored the jackpot with Oscar. We had a Jack Russell cross for 14 years – great little dog and VERY active!

    Leanne |
    O for Open your Eyes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Barroworn Succulents

Succulents, Geraniums, Iris and much more. All grown on our local property

Loretta Travels

Travel tidbits and vicarious adventures

Best Bookish Blog

Independant Book Reviews and More

Trisha Faye

Cherishing the Past while Celebrating the Present

Removing the labels one pair of pants at a time

Celebrating and Loving our bodies

Candy's Farm House Pantry

Life on a Dead End Road

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero

Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

Kerryn's Kin

A Tribute to my ancestors by Kerryn Taylor

Next Phase In Fitness & Life

Over 60 and living my best life

'Genealogists for Families' project

Family History and Genealogy


Family History and Genealogy

Western District Families

Stories of Pioneering Families From the Western District of Victoria