Van Winkle

American Cocker Spaniel [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Van Winkle, a male American Cocker Spaniel

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"Woof! Welcome to my page!"

Home:San Francisco, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Find the Winkster!

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"Find the Winkster!"

You meet all kinds of doggies at Fort Fun!

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"You meet all kinds of doggies at Fort Fun!"

Off-leash at the dog park!  WhooooHOOOOO!!!

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"Off-leash at the dog park! WhooooHOOOOO!!!"

I figure, the more you look like the ball the easier it is to catch it!

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"I figure, the more you look like the ball the easier it is to catch it!"

Got it!

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"Got it!"

My favfurite ball!

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"My favfurite ball!"

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After a nice walk in the rain!

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"After a nice walk in the rain!"

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Special Gift Box:
The family of ♥CHLOE♥ and CINNAMON
  Jazzi Danz'r, CGC,Therapy D


Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-deaf -dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
February 25th 2012

April 14th 2008

Running off-leash. meeting other dogs

Getting brushed, being left behind

Favorite Toy:
His big stuffed dog that looks like him and squeaks, also small balls

Favorite Food:
Sliced apples

Favorite Walk:
As long as he's outside, he's happy

Arrival Story:
Winkie is a shelter dog. We're fairly certain he's purebred. He had already been neutered when he was turned in to the shelter. But for some reason he had been abandoned or neglected for some time. His fur was so badly matted that he was virtually mummified and unable to move. He was emaciated. His ears were so badly infected they had to be surgically removed (the inner ears), and he had also lost the sight in one eye due to infection. He was fostered by a wonderful family for almost a year, and his surgeries and care were provided through Oakland Animal Services. We don't really know his age, but judging by his teeth 2008 seems a likely birth year.

We first saw Winkie's story on the TV news, when he became available for adoption. It wasn't the first heart-rending dog story I had seen, of course, but this one touched my heart. Maybe because he overcame such terrible odds. Maybe because I could see his "inner cocker spaniel." Anyway, after much prayer and discussion with my husband, I called to apply for his adoption. A week later we all (me, my husband and our dog Hershey) went to meet him and his family at the shelter. We weren't the only applicants, in fact we were the last, but his foster mom chose us on the spot.

Forums Motto:
Call Me Winkie!

Cards and Awards:

Winkie's Groups

HomeAgain pet microchip and pet id

Thanks to all the Judges!!: Picture of Van Winkle, a American Cocker Spaniel dog on Dogster
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I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 19th 2012 More than 3 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:

Stars Given In The Past Month:
Coty **CLF**

Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Carat, CGC
MerryBelle Noelle Pie SSW
MerryBelle Noelle Pie SSW
Lady Chewee Bear
Beulah Belle
The Divine Miss B.
Patrick-now an Angel
Sweet Angel DeeDee
Pepper - CGC
Sir Winston
Magoo (Forever Cherished)
BJ Luv
RIP-Rusty and Tyler
Mr. Spud - Precious Angel
✨ Whitley ✨
Peter Parker
Snoopy, Mistur Beegul
A Speck Of

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

for 2599 days

Meet my family

Meet my Pup Pals
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Winkie's World

I'm SEVEN!!! (-ish)

April 14th 2015 7:46 am
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Woof! WOOF!! AAAaaaaaRRROOOOOooooooo!!!! Today is my Barkday!! Well, at least it's the day mommy and daddy picked to celebrate my birth. It was acfurrily April 14, 2011 when a furry nice man found me by the side of the road and took me to the shelter in Oakland. Am I seven? Well, that's my vet's best guess.

So Happy Barkday to ME!!! Official Photo

I woke up to a whole pile of pressies from my Dogster pals! Even Dogster HQ sent me 25 bones!! And I am the Royal Member of the Day in the Princess Divas and Prince Charmings group!! I want to bark a Big Thank YOU to:
Flicka, Lucas and Cleo fur the crown on my page
Flicka and my pals at Pets That Love Fun fur this Barkday Piccie
Angel Droopy fur this Barkday Piccie
and Freckles fur this Barkday piccie
Hershey, Kaci, Angel Bosco and Angel Bailey fur the kite
Bailey fur the golden heart
Charlie, Abby, Teddy and fambly fur the choklit pupcake AND kite
Sandy, Kramer and fambly fur my flowers
Romeo Beau fur the yummy steak
Peek-a-Boo, Ursula, Crystal, Nicola and the Turner family fur the heart
Tinkerbelle and Natasha fur the cake and pawty hat
Emma, Freddie and fambly fur the baseball
Lola and fambly fur the pawty hat
Angel Buddy, Dino, Buddy B. and Cookie fur the pawty hat
Rosco and fambly fur the golden bone
Angel Abby and Buddy fur the heart
Chloe & Cinnamon fur the pawty hat
Krickete fur the pupcake
George and fambly fur the golden bone
Maizy and fambly fur the pupcake
Harley and Jazzi fur the pawty hat
Abby and Lucian fur the kite
Sarge, Cory Jo and all the other Jo's fur the steak
Austin, Angel Doo and Dee fur the golden bone
Angel Walker and fambly fur the baseball
Salad and fambly fur the flowers
Darby fur the steak
Milo and Maruko fur the pawty hat
Talker, Banners! and fambly fur the pupcake
Angel Sunny and Zane fur the ladybug
Molly and Angel Buttercup fur the golden heart

Three of my pals are celebrating their Barkdays today, too!! How cool is that??!! Happy Barkday Rosco, Jenny and Ian!!

At lunchtime mommy hooked us up on our two-dog leash! We know what that means: We're going to the doggie treat store!! It's a way longer walk that we usually take, but when we get there we get to sniff all the other doggie smells and toys and food and TREATS! Mommy filled up a whole bag fur me! I suppose I'll share some with Hershey, too. We were tired then, and the walk home took longer than the walk there! BOL!!

When it was time fur daddy to come home from work, he didn't. Instead, mommy put us in the car and we went to the Wag Hotel fur the evening. It was almost modnight when mommy and daddy picked us up, and we came home and went to bed. So we're having a fambly party a day late! Not bad, a two-day Barkday!!


My Gotcha Day!!

February 25th 2015 9:33 am
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OMD, this is a spawcial day fur ME!!! Mommy and daddy started right out singing to me, and I didn't even know why! It's my Gotcha Day!! It was three years or minutes or centuries or something ago that I moved in here with them and Hershey. Look, here's me in the car with Hershey, on my way home!!

I have a new collar! And later, mommy's going to take us to the doggy store so I can pick out a new toy and a spawcial treat! In the Princess Divas and Prince Charmings group, they made me the Royal Member of the Day!! And my pal Droopy sent this Piccie to show my befure-and after! BOL!!

My other Dogster pals remembered, too! I want to bark a big Thank You to:
Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie and fambly fur my Adopt Ribbon
Sandy, Kramer and fambly fur my Heart
Austin, Angel Doo and Dee fur my Adopt Ribbon
Max, Angel Jake, Lola and Perry fur my Adopt Ribbon
Bailey fur my Furevfur Crown
Flicka, Lucas and Cleo fur my Gold Heart
Angel Buddy, Dino, Buddy B. Boston and Cookie fur the Big Hugz
Cinnamon and Chloe fur the Adopt Ribbon
Harley and Jazzi fur the Adopt Ribbon
Mazy fur the feetsball
Angel Walker and his big fambly fur the Golden Bones
Whisper, Dixie and their fambly fur the Adopt Ribbon
Rosco, Boots and Aetheling fur the steak
Sarge and all the Jo's fur my Adopt Ribbon
Abby and Lucian fur the yummy steak
MJF fur another yummy steak
Sandy, Whiskey, Rascal and Midnight fur ANOTHER steak (OMD!!)
Daisy Mae fur an Adopt Ribbon, and a yummy cake
Krickette fur my pupcake
Mia Muah and her famby fur a steak
and Peek A Boo and fambly fur the big heart!!!

You've all made my Gotcha Day even more spawcial!! [Added later: Mommy and Hershey and I walked to the doggy store and I found a bunch of new toys! Mommy bought me a big cookie, too! When we got home, Hershey wouldn't let me play with any of my toys until he got tired of them, but I think they're all mine now, BOL!!!]



September 15th 2014 9:40 pm
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Shiver me timbers, Hershey and I are gonna miss Talk Like a Pirate Day! You can read all about why in his Diary, but I wouldn't let him post MY pirate photo in there. Thanks to Bailey in PDPC, here it is--

Winkie the Wench-Magnet

I'm just sayin'!

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