15 May 1996 - 6 FEBRUARY 2006

Our very dear colleague Oskar passed away on 6 February. Needless to say, it was very difficult for us all to accept the reality that we would never see our great and good friend ever again, and that we would have no more adventures with him.

Oskar was such a brave fellow, having experienced many health problems during the latter stages of his life. But he never allowed his situation get him down, always presenting a positive and cheerful outlook to the world. And he really was the original gentle giant, always treating his two "fur-girls" (as Tom and Sam call us) with the greatest courtesy and consideration. A perfect gentleman and a perfect friend in every sense.

Tom and Sam buried him on their back lawn, where his grave will always remind us of the many happy days we spent with our noble and much-loved friend and companion.