My little buddy Winston
by Cindy Guse
Winston and Baby Bear
Winston was a part of my life for 13 years and was the greatest dog ever. 13 years ago my husband gave me Winston as a Christmas present. I can remember the family was at the Ritz Carlton for Christmas dinner and we had Winston with us. We went outside and Winston walked right into the pool. My husband had to retrieve him and after that Winston never liked the water.
Playful as a puppy and until he passed, always was looking to play with his baby bear. I used to call his animal toys his baby bear. He was a great guard dog and would let me know if someone was walking their dog. Winston would also run around the side yard and watch me leave the house. He and his companion Charlotte would always greet visitors at the door and would be so excited. Sleeping with me every night was a ritual along with Charlotte. He loved Charlotte and was so affectionate to her.
I can remember taking a road trip one summer with Winston and Charlotte one year to visit my son in Northern California. I put the dogs in the back of the car on a down comforter then their dog beds on top so they could see out the window. Winston was so excited to go and was licking me telling me how much he liked going bye bye.
The park was always our Saturday favorite outing. The park has water and ducks and the dogs were always so excited. I used to say "do you want to go see the ducks."
As Winston got older he would sit and watch me intensely. Many times would sit and look up when I was on the computer and growl as saying "get off the computer" and pay attention to me.
In his last year I could tell Winston was slowing down. In the evening especially,he didn't care for being in the mix of a lot of activity in the living room. He would go and sleep on my bed and lay there until I was ready to go to bed. That was his bed, my bed!
Tuesday March 22, 2017 as we were taking our daily walk, Winston had his first seizure (always very healthy), I took him to the vet and they stabilized him and he was fine the next day. Thursday while we were taking another walk, he had another seizure. He stopped eating and passed away early Sunday morning.
Winston was a playful little boy that will never be forgotten. He will be my forever buddy...