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Friday, December 25, 2009

Oscar - The Luckiest Dog

Meet Oscar "Phileas Fogg" Lefson, a dog we consider to be the luckiest one. Most dogs would be content to go for a little run around on a playing field fetching large sticks, or just nip down to the nearest off-license with their owner to get the day's newspaper and a pint of milk.

But Oscar is one of the luckier ones. This year, Oscar has visited 29 countries in continents, and visited the world's great sights such as the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower. He visited seven African nations, including Zimbabwe and Egypt, European nations such as France, Italy, Romania, Croatia and Russia, took in places such as India, China and Cambodia, visited several US states and traveled around central and south America.

Accompanying him was his South African/British owner Joanne Lefson.

Joanne rescued Oscar from a South African kennels five years ago. In May the pair began an epic journey hoping to inspire millions to help save his fellow canines living as strays on the streets.

On their worldwide travels, Joanne and Oscar also handed out 15,000 dog leads to needy hounds donated by the parcel company UPS.

At each location, Oscar, who seemed to have the time of his life, proudly had his photo taken.

List of countries Oscar visited:

May - South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt
June - Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Italy
July - Switzerland, France, Russia
August - India (a month in India)
September - Thailand (a month in Thailand)
October - Cambodia, Malaysia, China
November - USA (Seven states: California, New York, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Florida), Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Peru
December - Argentina, Brazil

Great Sphinx , Giza (Egypt)


Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa (Italy)


Eiffel Tower, Paris (France)

St. Petersburg (Russia)

Taj Mahal, Agra (India)

Kerala (India)

Great Wall of China (China)

Hollywood studios, Los Angeles (USA)

Statue of Liberty, New York (USA)

Macchu Picchu (Peru)