Winnie 1991-2005

Chow Chow/Breed Unknown
Picture of Winnie 1991-2005, a female Chow Chow/Breed Unknown

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Home:Roswell, GA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Winnie Bird, The WB, Fresh WB (after a bath), Brown Dog (she answered to this one we called her it so much), P-Diddy, Pig, B.D., Coyote, Special Treatment, BP (best pet), Kool-Aid Man

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-pound dog-dog rescue

She loved her dad, treats of any kind (except veggies), looking out the window, fetch, Treat Man, delicately going through the trash, cat poop

She didn't care for unknown visitors, seeing other dogs getting a walk, rainy days (as in "its wet out there, I can hold it")

Favorite Toy:
She liked tennis balls

Favorite Food:
Pizza crust, popcorn, honey roasted peanuts, anything

Favorite Walk:
Woodsy trails

Best Tricks:
She could do lots of stuff, she took an agility class. However, she retired very early from obeying around the age of 2 or so.

Arrival Story:
My husband adopted her from a shelter when he was 14. He says he saw a litter of puppies and they were all picking on the quiet shy one so he picked that one. Turns out it was all an act, she was very smart . I (her mom) met her when she was about 4 and lived with her the past 7 years or so.

She was such a wonderful dog, much more wise and distinguished than all our other goofballs. :) But she also "pigged" a lot, rolling around on the ground, especially when someone important (her dad) would come home. She won over Elliott my cat, a very impressive feat. It was trial by error though, they got into a few fights (never started by her), often because Elliott saw a cat outside. Winnie learned that when this happened it was time to book it! She was an escape artist when she was young, climbing chain link fences and figuring out how to open doors. As she got older she wised up and knew she had a good thing going right where she was. In March of 2004 we found out she had a large benign tumor in her liver, we opted not to operate since she was doing fine and it was in a risky spot. She continued to do fine for well over a year. Around October 2005 she wouldn't eat much and we decided to try for the surgery since it was so large it was crowding her abdomen. Once he could see exactly where it was the vet didn't think she would survive if he removed it so he sewed her back up and we brought her home. She had another good week and a half after her surgery but went downhill very fast. She was put to sleep on Nov. 1, 2005. We're so lucky to have known her.

Forums Motto:
Pizza Lover

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The movie name game

Water drinking technique:
She'd "even it out," drinking from one side then the other, alternating.

Why Brown Dog when I'm clearly orange:
I still have no idea.


Pizza Lover:
Pizza Hut would send promotional mailers addressed to "Pizza Lover," which we assumed was meant for Winnie.

What's my name?:

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 21st 2006 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
JenkinsElliottLil Bessie
Ed(ward G.

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Remembering Winnie

Winnie was Tagged by Jenkins!

May 28th 2007 5:38 pm
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Jenkins cheated and tagged Winnie so I would make a new diary entry for her!

7 Winnie Facts:

1. She had some skin allergies that we never did figure out!
2. She had a green collar and matching leash.
3. She was great at fetch, in her prime she could jump in the air and catch the ball.
4. Elliott would sometimes decide he liked her and try and rub up against her. She had a combined look of confusion and terror when this happened.
5. She loved Treat Man, my dad, who she would sit in front of and shimmy backwards for when he walked anywhere. He passed away 6 months before her so she had a very good buddy waiting!
6. She was very well behaved at the vet
7. She liked neck skritches


Kool-Aid Man

May 7th 2006 7:00 am
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I just realized I had forgotten to add "Kool-Aid Man" to Winnie's nickname list. We called her that because she could get through any barrier as long as it wasn't too heavy. She'd use her head to open cracked doors and bust through barriers. After a bath we'd put a garbage can in front of the doggy door which she would just bust through to get to either us or to roll in the grass. When ever we witnessed her doing this we'd yell "Oh, Yeah!" When she'd show up from out of nowhere when we thought we had blocked her off someone would ask "how'd she get out" and we'd answer, "she's the Kool-Aid Man."


Diary Intro

February 28th 2006 9:47 am
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I wanted to start a diary for Winnie as a way to put in writing (or typing!) some of my memories since my brain doesn't have saveable backup. Some memories might be sad, some funny, some showing some serious lack of judgement on her parent's part, but ultimately its a way to remember her and let a few other people know how much she meant to us.

Entry 1: One Last Thing

As mentioned in Jenkins' diary, we all went to visit my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and nephew this past weekend. They recently lost two of their pets and my sister-in-law mentioned finding some really great looking containters/urns made by a local potter she was thinking of putting the ashes in. Regarding Winnie and Bessie's ashes, we hadn't quite decided what to do with them. We feel that scattering them is a nice idea but we don't want to scatter them somewhere we may end up living far from in the future. In addition I've felt kind of comforted having their ashes in the house (they are in the boxes they came in with their names on it). A little morbid yes, but you deal the way you deal.

Anyway, I think I've decided I would also like to keep them in a nice container, box, urn, vase, etc. Picking it out will give us one more thing we can do for them and it will be a nice way of having them in our daily lives.

P.S. I know this entry is the same as Bessie's but it really applies to both of them and it'll be the only dual entry.

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