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25 December 2017 @ 09:18 pm
Bonedaddy!  
So, as you may have guessed, Winston has been living with us ever since Mom passed. He’s settled in nicely. We spoil him as bad - or possibly worse, yes worse - than we spoil the cats. He had a rough few years with Mom being sick and he’s 14 years old, so we are truly gonna make his retirement golden. To that end, my sister got him this bone for Christmas. It’s as long as his body. He insisted on carrying it on the end, instead of the middle. He tried to take it into a bedroom, but couldn’t fit through the doorway. Later, as it was propped up on one end, sticking out of his new toy box, he somehow managed to pull it out and carry it around some more. What a big day for our pupper!









Hope you all had/have holiday seasons as good as Winston’s!

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lindahoyland: 4 boyslindahoyland on December 26th, 2017 03:29 am (UTC)
So cute!
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on January 2nd, 2018 11:10 pm (UTC)
Our silly puppy! <3
Shireboundshirebound on December 26th, 2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
Winston deserves the best retirement ever!

OMG, Pippin would adore that bone and NEVER let go of it.
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on January 2nd, 2018 11:12 pm (UTC)
Winston deserves the best retirement ever!

He truly does. We like to tell him he worked hard all those years, taking care of M-O-M, and now he can rest & take it easy. He doesn't have to work anymore. (Yes, we have to spell M-O-M, we can't say the word or he gets very upset.)

OMG, Pippin would adore that bone and NEVER let go of it.

That bone is probably twice as big as Pip-pup. I would pay good money to see her try to carry that thing around!
Jo Ann: Dogs: Shiba-inuyeuxdebleu on December 26th, 2017 10:31 pm (UTC)
Adorable photos. I so glad Winston has such a loving home with you and your sister. He's a very cute dog.
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on January 2nd, 2018 11:15 pm (UTC)
Adorable photos. I so glad Winston has such a loving home with you and your sister. He's a very cute dog.

Aww, thank you. And Winston is such a sweetie too! (except at dinner time when he starts barking and barking, like right now while he is standing in the kitchen yelling at us to feed him, lol!!!) He also goes to my aunt's during the day every Tuesday & Thursday to play in her huge backyard and get a change of scenery (and so she can spend time with him, as she spent so much time at my mom's she was so attached to him).
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on December 27th, 2017 01:13 am (UTC)
Awww Winton is too cute. Yes, he deserves a good retirement.

After my grandfather died, dad brought Gpa's dog, Oakley, home. Dad tried to give him away to people up there, but no one wanted to take him. He also tried to the senior center where Grandpa spent his last days to take him (they had some spaces for center pets) but they said that they wanted to hold those spots for pets of their residents who would have ended up in the shelters after their humans died.

Which is how Oakley ended up with us. He had some good years with us. Not sure he really missed Gpa that much, but Gpa had hit him in the eye with the car door. I think my dad said that Oakley was a bit afraid of Gpa.

dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on January 2nd, 2018 11:21 pm (UTC)
Awww Winton is too cute. Yes, he deserves a good retirement.

Aww, thank you. I think we are giving it to him, even if we have to spell M-O-M instead of saying the word, lest he get agitated. He loves it here, but we have to be careful not to say the word Mom or walk him past her house around the corner. He got upset when we brought in all her bedding to wash it once we started cleaning and sorting at her house. All her bedding smelled like her and he was shaking.

After my grandfather died, dad brought Gpa's dog, Oakley, home. Dad tried to give him away to people up there, but no one wanted to take him. He also tried to the senior center where Grandpa spent his last days to take him (they had some spaces for center pets) but they said that they wanted to hold those spots for pets of their residents who would have ended up in the shelters after their humans died.

Yeah, my mom was in a rehab center before she passed and they allowed the residents to bring certain pets, like her roommate had two beautiful birds, finches I think, in their room with them. But I don't think they allowed dogs.

Which is how Oakley ended up with us. He had some good years with us. Not sure he really missed Gpa that much, but Gpa had hit him in the eye with the car door. I think my dad said that Oakley was a bit afraid of Gpa.

Oh it's a shame he got so anxious about your Grandpa. But I'm glad you gave him some good years! My vet always says to us, "All they know is quality, not quantity." <3s

Edited at 2018-01-02 11:22 pm (UTC)
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on January 12th, 2018 05:25 am (UTC)
The nursing home Gpa went into allowed pets, so long as they got along with other resident pets and had all the vaccinations. Gpa didn't get along with the other residents or staff. Oakley got along with everyone better than Grandpa did!