Thought I would introduce Wink to you all!
I am a total sucker for a sob story, and my best friend runs the foster care program for the local ARL. They foster the older and disabled dogs to prevent them from being in the high kill shelter.
Last Oct, I lost my best friend, my beloved Oscar, and my other dog was not quite the same, so by Dec, it was time to look for a new buddy.
Wink was dumped at the shelter only a few weeks old with his mom. Wink's eyeball was hanging out and could not be saved. The person dumping him claimed he had been hit by a car, which would be amazing that it only affected that tiny area of his face. It is much more likely that he was kicked.
As he was recovering from the eye removal, he jumped off a bed and broke his leg.
Here's the pics that stole my heart.
And when he first came home.
Wink is my little superstar, he brings me so much joy. I couldn't ask for a dog with a better personality. He is about to turn a year old, and has been doing wonderfully with training, except for the commands that require patience. The other month we took the CGC test, aced everything perfectly - and then completely failed the Stay command, as I knew we would. He just can't stay, his little butt wiggles and then he comes bounding after me.
For cuteness, here is him practicing his stay command. When he is ready for bed, he lays at the top of the stairs, so as he is tired, I try to set him up for success by practicing stay then.
The other night I stood at the bottom of the stairs for ages telling him 'stay'. I thought it was too good to be true, so I went up to check - darn dog was flat out asleep.