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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Goes by Winston

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

He loves food and chew toys. A stuffed kong is practically heaven for this guy.

Sometimes he just likes to lay down with a bone. He's not all play play play

Favorite Toy:
He's a sucker for squeaky toys.

Favorite Food:
He does not discriminate when it comes to food!

Favorite Walk:
If you're going Win wants to come along!

Best Tricks:
He has amazing balance and can stand on his back legs!

Arrival Story:
Winston's journey to us involved the help of many caring volunteers and good Samaritans as well as the help of a dedicated rescue group. Win was left abandoned after his family moved. They left him outside to starve and die. After about three weeks a kind neighbor took concern of the dog who was growing thinner and thinner. Once she realized the situation- his family had left him- she posted his story on Craigs list. Another kind dog-lover happened upon that post and realized the danger of listing a free pet. She picked up the poor dog and started nourishing him back to health while looking for a rescue group to sponsor him. Illinois Bird Dog rescue offered to pay for his veterinary care as long as a foster home could be found- and that's where we come in. But we live in Michigan- a far journey from Oklahoma. A transport was coordinated and Win was flown by several planes to his new temporary home here in MI. Unfortunately Win is still looking for help- although he is a wonderful dog he is not good with the two resident cats at the foster home. It is a very unfortunate situation for this poor little guy. He's still hoping for a forever family, but for the meantime, he'd settle for a new foster home that doesn't have cats to distract him.

Win is probably a pointer mix- he's too small to be a purebred, but he looks just like a mini-pointer to me. He's about a year old and therefore is probably full grown. You can see from some of his photos that he isn't all that big. His back is only knee-high and I think he weighs about 35-40lbs. Despite his small stature Win is an athletic little guy. It's too cold to see if he likes the water, but if he does I think he would really excel at Dock Jumping. He'd also probably do well at fly ball. If you're interested in fostering or adopting Winberie (AKA Winston) you can check out his petfinder page: isplaypet.cgi?petid=14883403 Or you can fill out an application with the Illinois Birddog Rescue http://www.illinoisbirddogrescue.o rg/

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November 16th 2009 More than 7 years!

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Life's a Whirlwind

November 16th 2009 10:38 am
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Its hard to believe all the places I've been and people I've met in just this past month. It wasn't long ago that I was sitting out there all alone wondering when my family was going to come back for me. Since then I've taken 5 plane trips in order to finally arrive here in Michigan! So far I like it here. The weather is a bit cold, but I don't mind too much. I think my foster mom might buy a coat for me, just in case I start to get chilly.

I currently live with a hound dog named Sadie and two cats. Sadie is pretty cool, but all she wants to do is play! Sometimes a dog just wants to lay down and chew on a bone! As for the cats, I like them a little too much. My foster mom doesn't let me go near them because I like to point and chase them. She says I would do better in a house without cats. What can I say? They are irresistible!!!

Aside from my cat chasing my foster mom seems to be pretty impressed with me. I haven't had any accidents in the house and I go potty right away when she takes me out! I don't waste any time! The first night I was here she made me sleep in the crate all by myself. It was horrible and I cried and cried! I didn't want to be left alone again. Thankfully she got the message and moved my crate into the room where Sadie sleeps. So much better!!! Now I don't make a peep.

I've also been learning about all kinds of fun toys. Squeaky toys are just AWESOME! But they don't seem to last long.... My foster mom also gives me lots of bones to chew on and Kongs stuffed with peanut butter and kibble. I love it! Food is pretty much my favorite thing. I would do anything for a treat so that should make training a bit easier. She also bought me this toy called a tug-a-jug. I could chew on it forever! And little pieces of kibble come out. Oh man, what an awesome invention!

Later this week I'm supposed to have a photo session so everyone can see what a handsome little guy I am. Hopefully that way someone will want to adopt me and make me apart of their family! I'd love to have a family again. I'm secretely keeping my paws crossed that they have cats for me to chase, but my foster mom say no. Oh well... a dog can dream, right?

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