The Adventure of Snowpatch in Oz
by Richard H. Schweitzer
A small, friendly dog named Snowpatch is swept to the Land of Oz by a great deluge. He is taken in and cared for by Nick Chopper and lives a peaceful, happy life in his new home until a chance rain storm causes Nick, a man made of tin, to become frozen in place, unable to move or speak. Snowpatch immediately runs off into the unknown strangeness of Oz.