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.
Today is Winston's 10th birthday!!! You came to live with us when you were 5 years old, after having lived in New York your whole life. Then you lived in California with us, now we've moved to Oregon! It has been fun to watch your transformation from a nervous only dog, to peacefully living with other dogs & people. You always let me know you're my #1 lil man and manage to always sit next to me. We are just about joined at the hip all of the time. Which is alright with me. You're a wonderful companion, a great traveler, a great brother to your brother & sisters. You are so funny about your walks - you try to tell me where we're going, and you love walking in town and on the beach. You are a grumbly lil guy, no matter the situation, you have to have the last word or sound LOL! You talk to everyone on our walks, whether it's a dog or a person. We can stop in stores, and people welcome you in because you're such a well behaved guy. You certainly stand out because you're SO handsome, even if your beard is turning white! You have the same energy as you did when you were 5! Now that you have a daily wrestle with younger Lily, I think you'll just keep it up.
We're SO happy you came to live with us. I love you lil man! Happy Birthday!
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!