Winston (still up for adoption!)

October 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

We found Winston hanging out in front of our neighbor’s house across the street with their dog Bossy a couple weeks ago. Our neighbors seemed to have abandoned their place as well as Bossy (who had chewed through the rope she was tied to), so we’re assuming he was one of theirs as well. He came up to the fence when we were out in the yard and seemed friendly although VERY shy, so we put some food and water out by the curb for him.

The next day we tried to coax him into our yard, but Bossy wasn’t having it at all. She made it very clear that she wasn’t going to be ok with us going into their yard, and she would not let us near him. It was only by making a trail of food from their yard to ours that they were able to coax him close enough to a cage to push him into it. We left his cage outside because he had several generations of fleas living on him, and it wasn’t very easy to get any sleep that night. He was making the saddest sounds we’ve ever heard, but it’s not like we could explain to him that we didn’t want him getting hit by a car. Our favorite pitbull expert came over to check him out, and confirmed that he didn’t have mange (just alot of redness from living with bugs) and, judging from his chompers, was probably about a year old.


The next day Whitney had a job babysitting, so I let him hang out in the back yard by himself. He went to check on him a few minutes later, and was blown away to discover that he had used his head as a battering ram (the fence was built up against the neighbors much older, obviously rotten one) to jailbreak our yard. It is incredible that he was able to pull a Houdini in such a short period of time, especially since none of our escape artists have figured a way to get out.


Three days later, we were just as shocked to find him showing up on our doorstep, almost eager to let us lasso him again…the look on his face said something like, “I was thinking about going for the dead possum I found, but this seemed like a better idea.” We made the mistake of letting a friend reserve him and told other people who were interested that he was taken, and then he lost his job and said he couldn’t take him. We are doing everything we can to find him a home, so please spread the word if you know anyone who might be a good match. He loves to cuddle but isn’t too clingy, and is great with other dogs (aside from small, nippy, Napoleon complex types). He had a rough start but has progressed to the point that we are sure that he is going to make someone very happy 🙂


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