In October 2005, after the tragic death of Stan's year old bitch Annika, Stan was looking for another dog for himself. He'd liked Oslo when they had him, and Oslo liked Stan. One morning Stan called me after having an epiphany in the shower and asked if he could have Oslo. Oslo returned to the Knoll household and he and Stan have been inseparable ever since. Oslo is the only dog I have ever raised for a year or longer who ignores me when he sees me! As Tina says, there is only one human living in Oslo's universe.
In May 2008, I took this photo of Stan with Oslo at the Badger Dachshund Club field trial in Illinois. Oslo was nearly four years old and had become a solid, hard-hitting, top winning field trial competitor with an excellent voice on game.
In May 2012, Oslo became a member of the small "high-class" class of dachshunds who have defeated 1000 Field Champions in competition. The same month, Oslo surpassed his maternal grandmother Ilsa's lifetime merit point total and became the most winning standard longhaired Field Champion in DCA/AKC history.
As we edge nearer the end of the year, I am blogging this post as tribute and congratulations to a marvelous team, their remarkable relationship, and their superb successes!