Nicknames: Stinkaroo, Winstonian, Mr. Winston, Lil Buddy, Lil Budrowski
Birthday: January 29th 2003
Likes: Food! Gussie Finknottle! Back scratches! Digging! Chewing on bones! Tummy rubs
Pet-Peeves: CATS!!!! nail clipping, squirrels, rectal thermometers, ear cleaning
Favorite Toy: His giant Kong filled with treats, rope pull toys, dust mop, but only when Mom is using it
Favorite Food: Snausages, Beggin' Strips, jerky, people food
Favorite Walk: Anywhere he can pull to, sniffing cat tracks
Best Tricks: Sitting to wait to go out; hand shaking; begging by lying his chin on his mom's lap and rolling his eyes to follow her fork when she is eating
Arrival Story: He was a Mother's Day present. We lost our beloved Miniature Schnauzer, Sebastian, a few months before Mother's Day. Winston's mom wasn't sure for a while if she was ready for another dog, but when she started calling her granddog and leaving messages on the answering machine for her when the dog was home alone, the family knew Mom was ready for a pup of her own! Winston arrived as a complete surprise, wrapped up in a blanket with one little white paw sticking out. His mom squealed for about 5 minutes when she saw him.
Bio: Winston is a happy-go-lucky terrier who even likes to go to the vet (despite the fact that they removed his jewels several months ago!) He's crazy about his human sister's dog, Gussie Finknottle, even though she treats him like a dog.
I'm contemplating leaving home. I'm trying to fashion a little napsack to take some snacks wiff me. You see, I'm unappreciated.
Mom has been planting flowers and herbs like crazy lately.She bought several new planters and large bags of potting soil.
She had 3 large bags of potting & garden soil on the patio. I was out there sniffing around yesterday while she was in the house talking on the phone. I got tired of waiting, so I decided to help her. I ripped the bag open wiff my bare teef to help her and make sure no spiders or other varmints were in there.
She happened to look out the door and she nearly swallowed her teef! She gasped so much I thought I was going to have to bark 911. Really, she was torn between being mad and thinking I was cute. The latter prevailed. Whew!
It was time for Dad to come home so Mom saved it for him to see. He was almost speechless. He helped her clean it up and got the blower out and blew off the patio. I would have thought they would have been more appreciative!
After much thought, I may wait til later to leave. Mom has a huge crock full of treats for Zoe & me. I guess I really have it made.
(By the way, there are still two large bags of garden soil out there! Heeheehee!)
About a month ago on a Tuesday, Mom was walking me around the house. I was tending to some some three-legged business when Mom saw something move about 2 feet behind me. Upon closer observation she saw that it was a snake. YIKES!
It slithered up the side of the foundation of the house, through the louvers in the vent that goes into the crawl space under our house! It happened so fast that she didn't even have time to throw her shoe at it. She also didn't have time to see what kind of snake but it was black wiff some pattern on it.
Mom called Dad at his office and he wouldn't come home to look for it. He tried to reassure her that it couldn't get in the house but I think he was a big chicken. Mom checked around all the places where pipes or wires enter to make sure there was no room for the snake.
Two days later, Thursday Dad was walking me & he saw the snake crawling into the same vent. On Saturday he saw it again!
Mom had to wait til Monday to call Varmint Busters. The man crawled under the house & looked around thoroughly and determined that the snake was not there. He went to his truck to get some new screen to put over the vent where either the satellite tv man, and/or the phone man had pushed out the corner of the old screen to get the wires through & had not fastened it back well.
While the Varmint Busters man was under there fixing the screen the snake was outside and crawled up into the louvers and looked in at him!!!!! He jumped out the door and grabbed the snake by the rear end just in time before it crawled off! He put it in a pail wiff a screen on top of it. He said it was a garter snake. It was between 2 & 3 feet long.
He went back under the house & caulked around the new screen so no more varmints could get in there. He took the snake wiff him & said he would release it in the woods somewhere.
Mom told him she bets he released it earlier in our neighborhood to drum up business!
I had tried to tell Mom something was under there cuz I would go sniff at the vents & she wouldn't listen to me. Now she knows what I was barking/sniffing about.
Mom was so glad I didn't see it first cuz I would have caught it & shaken it's guts out & take it to her to tug wiff me.