Remember Winston, the dog who turned a police car into a gigantic chew toy in March? In the dashcam video it looked like Winston was having a great time with his big shiny new toy. The officer was pretty patient, too. The dog went to doggy jail until his owner could retrieve him. He got a slap on the paw, and had to go to dog school, which he did. He hasn’t eaten any cars since. (And on his Facebook page he thanks the cops for not shooting him.)
The boy is back in the news, but not because of his chewing. Sadly, Winston is dead at the ripe old age of 2. He was strong enough to dismantle the bumper of a cop car, but not to beat out hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a deadly thickening of the heart muscle. 🙁
I hope that if there are used-car lots in Dog Heaven, that’s where he is right now, testing out the bumpers one by one, that playful puppy wag going full swing. Rest in peace, Winston.
Here’s the video that made him famous.