Van Winkle


American Cocker Spaniel [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
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Home:San Francisco, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs


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Thanks, Freckles!!

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"I'm the Royal Member of the Day at PDPC on my Barkday!!"

Thanks to Flicka and my pals at PTLF!!

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Thanks so much Bailey and all my pals at PDPC!!

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Thanks, Austin and Doo!

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Thanks, Freckles!!

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Special Gift Box:
Lulu
The family of Amazing Grace,  Angel Sassy Foxie   , Angel Baby (Loving Memory) and Precious
Layla
The family of  MAIZY ,  ANGEL  LUCY , SAMMY ,  PONGO  and ANABEL
The family of Sammy Jo, Forever in Our Heart, Toby Jo, Cory Jo, Joey Jo (Jo Jo) and Sarge
The family of zelda and xena TD
The family of  My Precious Angel   Aregon, Spunky  ,
rosco
The family of Abby - Forever Loved and Buddy
Zaidie
The family of Tessa and Fitzcairn
Droopy, Forever in my heart
♥Austin♥
Angel Petey- In Loving Memory
Amazing Grace
The family of ♥CHLOE♥ and CINNAMON
Amazing Grace
The family of Talker, Savannah aka Banners!, Casey - Forever Loved RIP and Big Daddy
The family of Walker , Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!
The family of Alabaster , Chauncey and Shula
☯ Romeo Beau ☯
The family of ✿Tinkerbelle ✿ and Natasha 91-00✞
Abby CGC
The family of ♥Austin♥ and ♥ Doo ♥
The family of  My Precious Angel   Aregon, Spunky  ,
BUTTERCUP * Moms Angel Girl *
Charlie
Darby
The family of Missy  and Tyler
Krickette CGC TDI
The family of ♥CHLOE♥ and CINNAMON
The family of Jenny 4/14/97-12/20/2010, Milo, Hobo and Luna
 

Nicknames:
Winkie

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-deaf -dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
February 25th 2012

Birthday:
April 14th 2008

Likes:
Running off-leash. meeting other dogs

Pet-Peeves:
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.

Bio:
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!

The Groups I'm In:
♥Pawrayer and Pawraise♥, *DDPC6*, Fur Frenzy, PETS THAT LOVE FUN, ♥♥Christian Dogs and Cats♥♥, CALLING ALL COCKERLIERS!, Pets with Addison's Disease!, Roscoe's Junk Yard, Second Bananas Unite!, ~*~Princess Divas ~&~ Prince Charmings!~*~, ~Dogs who wanna have fun!~, ~Furiends Furever~, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~



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Winkie's Groups


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Thanks to all the Judges!!:
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I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 19th 2012 More than 2 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:
 MAIZY


Stars Given In The Past Month:
Camille
Layla
Scarlett   (7/3/99~11/16/07)
zelda
Nikki My Sweet Angel
Alex  CGC, TD
♥Austin♥
smokey
coco moe
Amazing Gracie
Abby
Indya
Mia Muah!  Kisses from Heaven
MOLLY
xena TD
coco moe


Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
♥ Doo ♥
Fizzy
Ellie
Talker
Sugar
Amazing Grace
Derringer McQuade
♥Marshmellow♥
Tula
♥CHLOE♥
Rascal
♠ Mickey ♠
Webster
 ✞ Haro✞(Cherished Forever)
Harley Diva-Girl,CGC,Therapy D
Charlie
Droopy, Forever in my heart
Krickette CGC TDI
Toto
Hobo
☯ Romeo Beau ☯
Abby CGC
♥Max♥
Zaidie
Spunky  ,
Darby
Tyler
♥ George P.P.Pie *SHM*
Flicka ~ CGC
Hershey
Abby - Forever Loved
Chauncey
♥CHLOE♥
Rubio
rosco
DIXIE
Tux
Angel Petey- In Loving Memory
Tessa
Fitzcairn
NOT Hurricane Sandy (aka Thump
BUTTERCUP * Moms Angel Girl *
 Molly
Toby Jo
Ian
rosco
Dino
Chance McGregor
Isabella (Izzy)
Shula
Chubs
Gucci
Armani (Adopted 2012)
Lulu
FinLee
fluffy
Wilbur Bud
Hamish McDuff
Gia
Darby
Cody
MACH, C-ATCH Bailey RN, CGCA
Greta (Rainbow Bridge Baby)
Cookie Pela
Hershey
Cleo
Jake
Kimmy
Barney
♥ Sweet Caroline
Gucci
Chester
Samuel Jacob (4/1/97-4/4/08)
Scruffy(In loving Memory)
Sabrina 2000~2012
Maxx
Buddy
Finley (adopted 6/25/11)
Bailey's Irish Cream Pie
Coco
Mystique 'Tiki'
Schnooks
The Lovely Miss Silvia(AKC)
Chewby Hugh Marco BTTB
Loki Lobo Skywalker
Belle
Destiny
skyanne paige
Darby MacKenzie
Casper (in Loving Memory)
Jackson, CGC,  TBK
Piper
Flippy Boop
Tinkerbelle EB
Lord Percee Bear
♥Austin♥
Henry
Delilah Lucy
Riley
Sofie
 Molly
Ziggy
✿Tinkerbelle ✿
May may
Rocky
 Angel Sassy Foxie
✝ Angel Tosha ✝
Barney
Lexy
Coco Rose
 Tika
Milo
Bella - AKA- Taz. Devil
Boulder
Copper and Bailey
Annies Little Commanche  (Andy


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1235208

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Winkie's World


Happy Barkday Part 2!

April 15th 2014 8:51 am
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I'm putting this in a new entry and hoping it won't go all wonky like yesfurday's!

When daddy got home last night, we all got in his car and went to Fort Fun! Even mommy came along. And when we got there, daddy took my leash off!! At furst I didn't realize what was going on. I still had my harness on, so it felt like always. But then I noticed if I wanted to go ovfur THERE, I could! And if I wanted to go say Woof to that doggie, I could! I had lots of fun! Daddy gave me an A, but mommy gave me an A- because I sniffed my way across a boundary marker a couple of times. And then there was a bicyclist I needed to chase. But I came right back each time!

When we got home, after daddy had his din-din, I got a big BIG Barkday cookie!!! OMD, I couldn't even lift it up to get a good bite! So mommy took a couple of pictures (you know how mommies are!), and then daddy broke it up in smaller pieces fur me. Hershey got a cookie too, so he wouldn't try to steal mine. He does that.

After I finished my cookie, I got a new squeaky toy! But I have to tell you, I was just too tired to play with it much. Instead, I took it to a good spot and lay down on it and took a l-o-o-o-o-n-g nap!

When I woke up this morning, I found another Barkday pressie, a shiny emerald on my page from my pals Ringo and Webster and Dusty!! And Mazy sent me a cross and some Easter eggies! I think Barkdays are a furry good thing!

 

Happy Barkday to me!!!

April 14th 2014 7:22 am
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Mommy and daddy say this is a Spawcial Day fur me! My Barkday!! It isn't really the day I was born, though. We don't know when that is. Today is the day, three years or centuries ago or something, when somebody picked me up and took me to the animal shelter. It was a long time after that when I finally got to come here to my furevfur home. That's when mommy and daddy picked out a barkday fur me, and the vet made a guess at my age. So today I'm six!!! Maybe. BOL!!!

We have to wait until daddy gets home befure we can have a fambly pawty, mommy says. But Dogster started pawtying befure we even got out of bed!! HQ sent me a stack of bones! Thanks, HQ!!

I got this bootifur Happy Barkday photo from Bailey and my pals at PDPC! It even came with a crown!! Maybe that's because they also made me the Royal Member of the Day!!

My talented pal Freckles sent me a pawsome photo, too!

And lookit the pawsome photo my pal Flicka at PTLF made fur me! It came with a crown!

Angel Petey sent me a hug all the way from the Rainbow Bridge!
My pal Buttercup sent me a yummy pupcake from the Bridge, too!
Walker and his fambly sent a whole barkday cake!
Sammy Jo and all the other Jo's sent snuggly hugs!
Tinkerbell and Natasha sent me a pupcake!
Chauncey, Al and Shula sent me a big yellow daffodil!
Cinnamon and Chloe sent a yummy pupcake!
Rubio, Blaze and their fambly sent me an Easter eggie!
Rosco and his fambly sent me a cross! In fact, they sent me TWO!!
Dino and his fambly sent me a baseball!
Sandy and his fambly sent me a bunny to chase!
Tessa and Fitz sent me hugs (and a cake, but somefur was eating it! BOL!!)
The Bama Babies sent me a baseball!
Zoe and Tux sent me a ladybug! I might eat it later, BOL!!
The "Other Hershey" and his fambly sent me a bluebirdy!!
Angel Abby and Buddy sent me an Easter eggie!
George and Merry sent me a heart!
Missy and Tyler sent me a pupcake!
Darby sent me one, too!
Aregon and his fambly sent me a warm hug and a pupcake!
Zaidie sent a hug, too!!
Max and his fambly sent me a pretty rose!
Abby and Lucian sent me a golden bone!
Romeo Beau did, too!
So did Jenny and Hobo and Milo!
Charlie and Abbie and their fambly sent me a bluebirdy!
Krickette sent me a big hunk of cheese! OMD!!
Droopy sent me angel hugs and kissies!
Charlie sent me some cheese from Down Under!
Harley and Jazzi sent me a cross!
Haro and her fambly sent me an Easter eggie!!

Mommy says pawlease be patient with us sending out our thank-you's! We love each one of you!

Don't read the rest of this entry. Dogster likes it It even came with a crown!! Maybe that's because they also made me the Royal Member of the Day!!

My talented pal Freckles sent me a pawsome photo, too!

And lookit the pawsome photo my pal Flicka at PTLF made fur me! It came with a crown!

Angel Petey sent me a hug all the way from the Rainbow Bridge!
My pal Buttercup sent me a yummy pupcake from the Bridge, too!
Walker and his fambly sent a whole barkday cake!
Sammy Jo and all the other Jo's sent snuggly hugs!
Tinkerbell and Natasha sent me a pupcake!
Chauncey, Al and Shula sent me a big yellow daffodil!
Cinnamon and Chloe sent a yummy pupcake!
Rubio, Blaze and their fambly sent me an Easter eggie!
Rosco and his fambly sent me a cross! In fact, they sent me TWO!!
Dino and his fambly sent me a baseball!
Sandy and his fambly sent me a bunny to chase!
Tessa and Fitz sent me hugs (and a cake, but somefur was eating it! BOL!!)
The Bama Babies sent me a baseball!
Zoe and Tux sent me a ladybug! I might eat it later, BOL!!
The "Other Hershey" and his fambly sent me a bluebirdy!!
Angel Abby and Buddy sent me an Easter eggie!
George and Merry sent me a heart!
Missy and Tyler sent me a pupcake!
Darby sent me one, too!
Aregon and his fambly sent me a warm hug and a pupcake!
Zaidie sent a hug, too!!
Max and his fambly sent me a pretty rose!
Abby and Lucian sent me a golden bone!
Romeo Beau did, too!
So did Jenny and Hobo and Milo!
Charlie and Abbie and their fambly sent me a bluebirdy!
Krickette sent me a big hunk of cheese! OMD!!
Droopy sent me angel hugs and kissies!
Charlie sent me some cheese from Down Under!
Harley and Jazzi sent me a cross!
Haro and her fambly sent me an Easter eggie!!

Mommy says pawlease be patient with us sending out our thank-you's! We love each one of you!

Don't read the rest of this entry. Dogster likes it a lot and keeps copying it ovfur and ovfur. Mommy can't delete it! BOL!!

 

A+

April 6th 2014 10:09 pm
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Daddy gave me a test today. He thought I would be able to go to the big dog park without my leash. I thought he meant Fort Fun, but this was a different one, not by the water but sort of in a forest. It isn't far from our house. Hershey said I've been there befure, but I don't remember. He says it was right after I moved in. We all went to the park and daddy took our leashes off and I took off running to say Woof to all the other doggies. Daddy had to take off running too, because I can't hear if he calls me back. So that time, I got my leash on again pretty quick. And that's been the story of my life since then. The only place I could evfur go off-leash after that was inside of a fence.

But I was new to my fambly back then. In fact, I may not have known they were my fambly. I was probably running around looking fur the fambly I had just come from. But I don't remember.

Anywag, where we usually go is Fort Fun, and I always have to be on my leash. Hershey doesn't, because he doesn't wander off and if he does, he comes right back when daddy calls him. But daddy thought after all this time, I could be good like Hershey. So today was my test. The park we went to doesn't have trails like Fort Fun where I could run off and get lost, just lots and lots of grass to run around on. When we got there daddy took off my leash and we started walking. We walked and walked, all around the park and in and out of the trees. There were lots of other doggies there and I sniffed them and their pawrents petted me, but I kept my eyes on mommy and daddy and Hershey and nevfur got furry far away from them. If I ran ahead a little, I stopped and looked back to make sure they were following. If they got ahead of me I caught right back up. Most of the time I stuck right by Hershey. Mommy said it was like we were tethered togefur, BOL!

When we were all tired and ready to go home we headed back to the car and daddy said I get an A+!!!! I'm not sure what he meant, but he and mommy were furry happy and proud of me! When I got home I got extra apple slices. Well, Hershey did, too, but that's only because he tries to steal mine. Now daddy says I have to pass the test again, next time at Fort Fun. I know I can do it!

 
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