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.
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!!!]
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--
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:
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?