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: 6 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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Special Gift Box:
Bailey NWD
CINNAMON
The family of Angel Buddy!, Dino, Buddy B. Boston! and Cookie B.
 Angel Sassy Foxie
Milo
The family of Angel  TJ,  SOX, Mr. Spud - Precious Angel,  Sweetie  Our precious Angel, Sweet Angel DeeDee and more!
Krickette CGC TDI
The family of Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!
The family of Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!
 MAIZY
 

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!



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Winkie's Groups


HomeAgain pet microchip and pet id

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 19th 2012 More than 3 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:
Droopy, Forever in my heart


Stars Given In The Past Month:
Flicka ~ CGC
King Pugsley
Barnaby
♥ Angel Izzi ♥
lucky


Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Sofie
Riley
Delilah Lucy
Brody
 Molly
Ziggy
Zuke
Sarah (in loving memory)
Tinkerbelle
May may
Rocky
 Angel Sassy Foxie
Barney
Lexy
Coco Rose
 Tika
Milo
Bella - AKA- Taz. Devil
Boulder
Copper and Bailey
 MAIZY
Milie NPC
 Schumi
Sammy (In Loving Memory)
Bailey NWD
xena TD
zelda
Spike
Charlie
 Jerry
Randy Lane Nesbitt
Prince Charles of da Wandering
Scooter, PAWS
MAX  the TRICKSTER
nina
Angel Zoom Smokey
Maddie*
Milo
Milo
Pepper, SD, CGC
Hobo
Bonzer
Oso  CGC
Abby CGC
Fitzcairn
Tessa
Ms. Nellie Mae Wright
Indya
Todd
Doo - My Sweet Angel
Tessa (RIP) 3/5/02--2/11/11
Hank
Sarah ~RIP~ 4-4-1999--8-13-201
Pogo
Star
Bubba - (In Memory)
☯ Romeo Beau ☯
Chance
Miley May Whovier
Emilio (In Loving Memory)
♥Lola♥
Teddy
Sancho Panza (1997 ♥ 20
 WHISPER,  MY PRECIOUS ANGEL
the Turner family
♥ Anya ♥
Connor
Dragon
Mei Li
Salad -  AKA Sally
Bruno -In loving memory
Angel Yuki
Sandi (heart dog)
Teddy CGC
Tara -Forever loved
Chester, A Springer Angel
Mia Muah!  Kisses from Heaven
Midnight - SDIT
Rascal (4/9/96-6/16/10)
Whiskey (7/5/92 - 9/29/08)
Daisy Mae
♥ Sandy~SD ♥
Toto, CD, RN, CGC
Beanster, CD, RN, CGC
Krickette CGC TDI
MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot
Lucian
Abby CGC
Sarge
Joey Jo (Jo Jo)
Toby Jo, forever loved
Cory Jo
Sammy Jo, Forever in Our Heart
rosco
Gizmo
DIXIE
Sophie
 WHISPER,  MY PRECIOUS ANGEL
  Jazzi Danz'r, CGC,Therapy D
Amazing Grace
Harley Diva-Girl,CGC,Therapy D
 Pookah
 Molly
Alexandria
CINNAMON
Walker (Angel Boy)
♥Max♥
♥Our Angel Jake♥
♥Lola♥
♥CHLOE♥
Flicka ~ CGC
Lucas
Buddy B. Boston!
Cookie B.
Angel Buddy!
Dino
♥DEE♥
Doo - My Sweet Angel
♥Austin♥
Mom's Angels
Kramer
Bailey NWD
 Sandy (aka Thumper)
Star
Prince
Toto
Sam
Maggie
Teddy
Abbie
Charlie
Baby Ben CGC
♥Max♥


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1235208

for 2408 days


Meet my family
Hershey

Meet my Pup Pals
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Winkie's World


My Gotcha Day!!

February 25th 2015 9:33 am
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OMD, this is a spawcial day fur ME!!! Mommy and daddy started right out singing to me, and I didn't even know why! It's my Gotcha Day!! It was three years or minutes or centuries or something ago that I moved in here with them and Hershey. Look, here's me in the car with Hershey, on my way home!!

I have a new collar! And later, mommy's going to take us to the doggy store so I can pick out a new toy and a spawcial treat! In the Princess Divas and Prince Charmings group, they made me the Royal Member of the Day!! And my pal Droopy sent this Piccie to show my befure-and after! BOL!!

My other Dogster pals remembered, too! I want to bark a big Thank You to:
Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie and fambly fur my Adopt Ribbon
Sandy, Kramer and fambly fur my Heart
Austin, Angel Doo and Dee fur my Adopt Ribbon
Max, Angel Jake, Lola and Perry fur my Adopt Ribbon
Bailey fur my Furevfur Crown
Flicka, Lucas and Cleo fur my Gold Heart
Angel Buddy, Dino, Buddy B. Boston and Cookie fur the Big Hugz
Cinnamon and Chloe fur the Adopt Ribbon
Harley and Jazzi fur the Adopt Ribbon
Mazy fur the feetsball
Angel Walker and his big fambly fur the Golden Bones
Whisper, Dixie and their fambly fur the Adopt Ribbon
Rosco, Boots and Aetheling fur the steak
Sarge and all the Jo's fur my Adopt Ribbon
Abby and Lucian fur the yummy steak
MJF fur another yummy steak
Sandy, Whiskey, Rascal and Midnight fur ANOTHER steak (OMD!!)
Daisy Mae fur an Adopt Ribbon, and a yummy cake
Krickette fur my pupcake
Mia Muah and her famby fur a steak
and Peek A Boo and fambly fur the big heart!!!

You've all made my Gotcha Day even more spawcial!! [Added later: Mommy and Hershey and I walked to the doggy store and I found a bunch of new toys! Mommy bought me a big cookie, too! When we got home, Hershey wouldn't let me play with any of my toys until he got tired of them, but I think they're all mine now, BOL!!!]

 

Ahoy!

September 15th 2014 9:40 pm
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Shiver me timbers, Hershey and I are gonna miss Talk Like a Pirate Day! You can read all about why in his Diary, but I wouldn't let him post MY pirate photo in there. Thanks to Bailey in PDPC, here it is--

Winkie the Wench-Magnet

I'm just sayin'!

 

It Was Notme!

August 19th 2014 5:31 pm
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I've been waiting to write in my diary until I knew my pals could find it and make comments. Thanks i-5 fur fixing it!!

Hershey has been telling our furiends in groups that I was a naughty doggie about ten sleeps ago, but I swear it was Notme!! See, mommy and daddy went away fur the afternoon and left us to mind the house. There have been times in the past when Notme has messed up the kitchen while they were gone. He's after the goodies in our food and treat bins. He has knocked them ovfur, and spilled the stuff on top of them, and opened them up fr a feast!! So mommy and daddy have taken to moving the bins up where Notme can't reach them.

Notme lulled my daddy into a false sense of security! This time he said, "I think it will be fine!" And they left the bins where they were. Well of course that's just what Notme was waiting fur! This is what mommy and daddy found when they got home:

Notme Strikes Again!

I got in trouble fur the mess, and Hershey got the runs from eating too many goodies!! (He didn't let me have much!) And the bins will be picked up from now on. I wonder if we'll evfur see Notme again?

 
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