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.
Oooops, I was just getting my bearings, and now I'm a DDP again! I didn't even have to write a new entry, BOL!! But I do want to say thanks to HQ, and to my pals who sent me rosies and p-mails even though I didn't do anything! And Condogulations to my pals Charlie and Dayzee, who are also DDPs today!
I suppose I can write about my belly boo-boo's. Mommy noticed them the day after I went to the groomer, last week. Raw spots on my poor little belly. She wasn't sure what they were from. Maybe an allergy to some grasses in the camp we went to? Flea allergies? Or, did the groomer get too close with the clippers? One spot was as big as a half-dollar, the other two were like dimes.
Anyfur, she started dabbing them with stuff, and smearing them with stuff, and she made a vet appointment. He wasn't sure what they were either. But that didn't stop him from giving me TWO shots! OUCH! And he sent mommy home with two kinds of pills. So I'm getting the BIG pill pockets evfurry morning and night. I think they're yummy, and Hershey gets jealous, BOL!! He shouldn't. He gets extra treats, too.
My boo-boo's are scabby now, and I'm not scritching at them. Mommy says I'm good at healing up!
OMD, lookit me! I'm a Dogster Daily Diary Pick fur the second day in a row!! Thanks, HQ!! And thanks to all my pals fur the nice pressies on my page!
I hear there's a loop-de-loop you can get caught in. I hope I don't get dizzy! BOL!!
My pal Max has the Diary of the Day! Yay Max!! And in his diary he says he was tagged. That means he had to answer two questions, and then tag some of his pals. If you want to play, consider yourself tagged, too! Here are the questions, and my answers:
1. Describe one thing your pet pawrent does that you think is REALLY CUTE.
My daddy has a spawcial voice he talks to us with. I can't acfurrily hear him, but it comes with silly faces really close to my face. I love it when he does that!
2. Describe one thing your pet pawrent does that you think is REALLY LAME.
Mommy is always pushing her camera in our faces. C'mon, mom!!!
My Barkday was two sleeps ago, but mommy wasn't here to help me with my thank-you's until now. She and daddy gae me some new toys and stuff, but more about that later! Right now I want to say a BIG BIG Thank You to everyfur who made my Barkday s spawcial and my page so pretty!
Thanks to Freckles, and my pals at PDPC and CDAC fur the pawsome piccies you can see on my page! Freckles also sent me a steak! And thanks to PDPC fur making me the Royal Member of the Day, too!!
I got crowns from Bailey, Flicka and fambly, and Ringo and Webster and their kitties! And Flicka sent a squirrel fur me to chase! Thanks so much!
Thanks to Pepper, and Zoe and her fambly fur the bootifur emeralds!
Whitley, Krickette and Angel Whisper and Dixie sent me baseballs! Thank you!!
Thanks to Droopy and the other Hershey and her fambly fur the birdies!
Charlie and his fambly, Rubio and his fambly, George and Merry, Romeo and Darby sent me yummy steaks! Thanks so much!!
Thanks fur my blue ribbon, Petey, and my kite, Jakie! And I love my hearts from Baby Zanes and ReeRee! Lola and her fambly sent me some pretty tulips!
Lexi and her fambly sent me a big cake! And Roscoe made me one that looks just like me! Thank you!
Thanks to Haro and her fambly fur the tennis ball!
I got pinwheels from Zaidie and Fizzy! How fun! Thanks!
Thanks to Abby and Lucian, Finley, Tink and Natasha, Anya and her angel sisfurs, Dino, AB and Buddy B, Buttercup, Pepper, and Jenny (who shares the same barkday!) fur the yummy pupcakes!!
Thanks to Coco Rose and Puffy fur my golden bone!! And to Walker and his fambly fur the Frisbee!
I hope I haven't furgotten or ovfurlooked anyfur! You all made my day extra spawcial, especially since I was away from my pawrents! I'll write more about that later.