Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Welcome Winston

This is our new rescued Lab who joined us earlier this month. Winston is a 4 yr old yellow male who landed in a shelter in Kentucky when his family was dealing with over-whelming health issues. Although the shelter run by the Bowling Green Humane Society is over-crowded so that many dogs must be euthanized, Winston won the hearts of the wonderful workers there and they were happy he found a home here with us in New York. Bowling Green Humane Society has an impressive organization of dedicated rescue groups and individuals who make it possible to transport large numbers of cats and dogs to the east coast where there are loving homes waiting to adopt. I was fortunate to only drive 1 1/2 hours to meet Winston after his night-long trek. If anyone is considering adopting a shelter dog I highly recommend you check the list available through BGHS. Visit BGHS Petfinders site.

Winston arrived very over-weight and has been on a serious diet. That along with a lot of exercise is helping his figure, but he has more pounds to lose. Tallulah is helping to get him in shape - they became friends instantly and play all day. At this sad time for us after losing two much-loved dogs it helps to know we were able to save another. I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving - I know Winston did.


KAT said...

Winston looks so happy!!!It looks like he is smiling!!!You did a wonderful thing by giving this very deserving pup a new and wonderful life.New pups never replace the dogs you have lost but I hope Winston brings you much joy and happiness as you are giving him the same in return!!!

OtterTail said...

Thanks,Kat. Winston is a naturally happy guy. We are still in the bonding process, but I feel sure Winston is very glad to be here. No dog can ever replace another. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to share my life with some truly wonderful doggy souls. They are the light within my heart.

Justin said...

Hey, Winston how are you doing??
check out the post on my labrador. I hope u'll like it..