Van Winkle

American Cocker Spaniel [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Van Winkle, a male American Cocker Spaniel

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Home:San Francisco, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Find the Winkster!

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"Find the Winkster!"

You meet all kinds of doggies at Fort Fun!

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"You meet all kinds of doggies at Fort Fun!"

Off-leash at the dog park!  WhooooHOOOOO!!!

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"Off-leash at the dog park! WhooooHOOOOO!!!"

I figure, the more you look like the ball the easier it is to catch it!

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"I figure, the more you look like the ball the easier it is to catch it!"

Got it!

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"Got it!"

My favfurite ball!

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"My favfurite ball!"

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After a nice walk in the rain!

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"After a nice walk in the rain!"

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-deaf -dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
February 25th 2012

April 14th 2008

Running off-leash. meeting other dogs

Getting brushed, being left behind

Favorite Toy:
His big stuffed dog that looks like him and squeaks, also small balls

Favorite Food:
Sliced apples

Favorite Walk:
As long as he's outside, he's happy

Arrival Story:
Winkie is a shelter dog. We're fairly certain he's purebred. He had already been neutered when he was turned in to the shelter. But for some reason he had been abandoned or neglected for some time. His fur was so badly matted that he was virtually mummified and unable to move. He was emaciated. His ears were so badly infected they had to be surgically removed (the inner ears), and he had also lost the sight in one eye due to infection. He was fostered by a wonderful family for almost a year, and his surgeries and care were provided through Oakland Animal Services. We don't really know his age, but judging by his teeth 2008 seems a likely birth year.

We first saw Winkie's story on the TV news, when he became available for adoption. It wasn't the first heart-rending dog story I had seen, of course, but this one touched my heart. Maybe because he overcame such terrible odds. Maybe because I could see his "inner cocker spaniel." Anyway, after much prayer and discussion with my husband, I called to apply for his adoption. A week later we all (me, my husband and our dog Hershey) went to meet him and his family at the shelter. We weren't the only applicants, in fact we were the last, but his foster mom chose us on the spot.

Forums Motto:
Call Me Winkie!

Cards and Awards:

Winkie's Groups

HomeAgain pet microchip and pet id

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 19th 2012 More than 5 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:

Stars Given In The Past Month:

Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Buddy Lee
Talker, Our Forever Angel
Cookie (In Memory)
Abby Mouse
Carat, CGC
Misty  6/15/96 -  3/30/13
Jena, always in our hearts
Bingo (6/13/83 - 4/19/97)
Sasha 1997-2010
Angelica (6/6/95-6/24/10)
King Pugsley
HarleyDavidson  THD, CGC
 Cleopatra ~ Grace
Lizzy (1999-2013) ✟
Charlie A.
Lucas (My Gentle Angel)
Rudy  Patudy
Freckles  1996 ♥ 2011
Bobbi (My Angel)
Angel Frosty May(1979-1996)
Kyle Chauncey
Maggie Mae
Miss Beasley O'Hair
Stella Marie
♥Lucy Lu♥
Stryker *1985-2000*
Dakota Sioux
Sylvester Maximilian
✨ Finley ✨

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

for 3227 days

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Winkie's World

My 9th Barkday!

April 14th 2017 10:40 am
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Happy Barkday to ME!!!

To be honest, this prolly isn't my acfural Barkday. Nobody knows when that is. But on this day in 2011 some furry nice hooman found me and took me to a place where some other furry nice hoomans fixed all my owies and started looking fur my furevfur home. So when my mommy and daddy adopted me almost a year later, they decided to call this the furst day of my new life!

I found pressies on my page this morning! WhooooHOOOOO!! Some of them are hard to open yet, but I'm a furry stubborn pup! I want to say Thank You to the PDPC group fur making me a Royal Member of the Day!! And also to my pals--

Nina and Cooper and their fambly fur my bootifur piccie (Mommy doesn't know how to show it here anymore, but we're keeping it safe until we can!)

Walker and fambly
Rosco, my Barkday buddy
Ringo and Webbie and fambly
Buddy and fambly
Bobbi and fambly
Sandy (aka Thumper) and fambly
Sabrina and fambly
The Turner fambly
Romeo Beau
Charlie, Abbie and fambly
Luigi and Smiley
Flicka, Lucas and Cleo sent me a furrific photo, too!

Daddy's at work all day and he and mommy won't be home tonight, so we're going to pawty tomorrow. That means I get two Barkdays! AaaaaROOOO!!!


My 5th Gotcha Day!

February 25th 2017 10:29 am
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After my breakfast today, my daddy didn't put my cone back on! I've been wearing it fur a few days or weeks or years or something, because I made an owie by chewing on my leggie. Daddy said, "Happy Gotcha Day!" and said if I promise to be good I can go cone-free today! That makes a happy day already!

Then when mommy brought me to Dogster, I found all kinds of pressies on my page! Thank you to:
Ringo and Webbie and Bear,
Peek A Boo,
Chloe and Cinnamon,
Angel Jakie,
Flicka and Lucas and Cleo,
Austin and Doo,
and all your famblies!

Cooper even made me a spawcial Gotcha Day piccie, with a photo from my actual Gotcha day! Mommy's trying, but can't find a way to share it here anymore. She'll save it in her Someday on Dogster folder! She's afraid to add photos to our pages anymore. But Thank You, Cooper!!! I am also the Royal Member of the Day in the PDPC group!

I'm furry glad I got got, and furry grateful fur all my Dogster pals!


I'm Eight!!

April 14th 2016 9:42 am
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Happy Barkday to ME!!! Mommy and daddy say this is my Barkday, because it's the day my new life began after I was found and turned in to the animal shelter. Eight is a guess, but I don't care!

When I woke up this morning, I found pressies on my Dogster page!! Thank you to:
Bailey and the PDPC Group! They named me Royal Member of the Day, and made a spawcial photo!!

My furiends at PTLF gave me this photo made by Flicka's mum!

Cooper and his fambly sent me a photo, too!

Lookit the photo I got from my pal Freckles!!

rosco and his fambly-- Today is rosco's Barkday, too! Happy Barkday, rosco!!!

Peek-a-Boo and the Turner fambly
Charlie, Abbie and their fambly
Tessa and Fitzcairn
Hershey, Kaci and their fambly
Romeo Beau
Sandy (AKA Thumper), Kramer and their fambly
Angel Boy Walker, Molly and their fambly
Dino, Angel Buddy and their fambly
Emma, Freddie and their fambly
Ringo, Webbie, Bear and their fambly
Chloe and Cinnamon
Abby and Buddy
Abby and Lucian and the kitties
Rubio, Blaze and their fambly
Angels Austin and Doo
George and his fambly
Maizy and her fambly
Buddy and his fambly

Mommy took us fur a walk to the doggie store and let me pick out some new squeakies!! Then when daddy got home I got this humongous Barkday cookie!!!

I think Barkdays are furrific!!

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