Nicknames: Winn, Winny, Winnegan, Little Man, Mr. T for Trouble, Winston T.
Birthday: December 2nd 2003
Likes: Chasing his ball!
Favorite Toy: His rubber ball!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere.
Best Tricks: High jumps & twists in the air; retrieving
Arrival Story: Mom had been searching for a playmate for Finnegan. Seeing that Finn is 10 years younger than Georgie, she thought getting a pup that matched his energy levels would be a good idea. So...another schnauzer, of course! She saw an ad to rehome Winston, got in contact with the owner and they came to visit for several hours. Then we made arrangements for a weekend together to see how it would work out. Winston immediately became his new dad's best friend, and he never left after he came to "try out" as a family member.
Bio: Winston was owned by a very nice young woman in NYC. He has had quite the big city upbringing - prancing down the streets of Manhattan and Central Park. He is also quite the little traveler by airplane. His original owner moved back to San Francisco to work and wasn't going to be able to care for him due to long work hours. He came to visit for a few days and instantly became a wonderful addition to our family. He loves his big backyard, especially running with his new pack. He & Finnegan love to go on walks together. Winston has a very charming & funny personality, good manners, runs like the wind, and is very smart. Winston loves playing ball nonstop! He makes us laugh a lot and we feel very lucky to have found him.
First of all, thank you to all my schnauzer pals for wishing me a Happy Birthday and giving me so many presents! You guys are the best! That's like icing on the cake, or a cherry on top or my preference a steak!!!
I wasn't too sure what kind of birthday I was going to have because it has been raining for 2 days, but we woke up to sun & no rain! It was cold in the 40s but it was a nice break. Then mom took me into the shower with her and made me take a bath!!! Dad rescued & dried me, and let me run away. But Lily had to take a shower too BOL!
Then mom and I took off in the car. Of course she made me wear my raincoat. First stop was Bullard's Beach. It was SO windy my hair was blowing at a 90 degree angle. It was also a little drizzly and about 50 degrees. We stayed off the beach though because the waves were really big and it's kinda dangerous. That was ok with me.
We headed back to the car and a big rain burst down on us. But we were in the car, just in time. Mom wrapped me in a big, warm, soft blanket and put me in the dog seat. Then we went into Old Town and walked on the boardwalk and through town. We saw rainbows!!! Then we went to another 2 other beach overlooks. At the first one, we went for a walk. I got to sniff and pee on everything. At the second one, it was SO windy there that I kept trying to walk towards the buildings across the street BOL. Mom finally got the message that I didn't want to be outside anymore, so we went home. Everyone was happy to see me, especially when we got to share treats.
It was a fun day. I love getting to be the only one with mom or mom & dad. They treat me like I'm a little prince, as they should BOL! Now I'm all snuggled up in a fleece throw, with a nice fire and a full tummy. Thanks for a happy birthday, mom!
Happy Birthday to my little man, Mr. Winston!!! I can't believe so much time has passed. You joined our family in 2007 after growing up in New York City. You were an only pet, and came to live with us with 3 other dogs, 3 cats and 2 parrots. You came for a weekend visit, and it worked out so well that you never left. You immediately just started running, chasing the other dogs and squirrels. You've always loved walks, and still do. You said goodbye to Molly, Georgie and the 3 cats, but welcomed NeeNee and Lily into the family. You also moved from California to Oregon. So much change in just 5 years. You've been pretty adaptable but certainly let us know what you are feeling. You are such a talker!!! And you're a smart one! Always watching, planning and sneaking around. One of the things you always do when company comes to visit, is find someone who doesn't know we don't throw balls in the house. BOL! So much fun.
You are in incredible shape, all muscle. Every time a vet sees you, they mention that fact. Wrestling the other dogs seems to be your specialty. You're are a little stinker though. You do love to tear up Lily's toys! Remember the time you tore up a toy, and then swallowed it along with peanut shells that the parrots threw on the floor? That was our biggest health scare with you, but you made it through just fine.
You survived your training with Uncle Matty. You didn't want any part of it, and protested! But you have beautiful manners, at least when you want to!!! You do have that stubborn schnauzer in you. But now we live in a rural area, and you can walk off leash. You are the best walker out of the bunch, always within eyesight and always listening to commands.
You're a special little man. You've always been so independent, but the older you get the more you cuddle with me. I love that about you, never shy about asking for loving.
It's raining so hard this week, but maybe we'll have a break and we can do something special! We always do on your birthday, because you're such a special little dog.