newest member of our family – Winston. It all started with my boyfriend wanting
to get a dog for his apartment. For the past 2 weeks, we have been searching
for the perfect dog for him. We later realized that this future dog would be both of ours in the future, so we
decided to look for a dog that we would both
take care of. We visited adoption centers at local Petsmarts and Petcos, the
Humane Society and even drove all the way to La Vernia to visit the Alamo Expo.
(Yes, I am aware that Alamo Expo/Granny Pups has received multiple complaints
and bad reviews which is why we decided not to go through with them.) We looked
on our local newspaper’s website under all the classifieds ads and found one
that was too good to be true. A small, white Maltese puppy named Emma. What was
fishy about it? The woman was from out-of-state and would be flying the pup to
me to the nearest airport once she received my payment. She wanted my
information, including my home address even though I would be picking up the
puppy at the airport. Turns out it was a scams. I saved myself $300.
afternoon we finally called it quits for the weekend and decided to drive back
home. Puppy shopping is exhausting. I decided to open up the laptop and browse
through Craigslist listings, just in case. We saw a recent post for a male
Yorkie, 7 weeks old. Last one. We met up with the guy and instantly fell in
love with this little fur ball.
story behind the name? While puppy shopping, we had previously liked a
Yorkie/Terrier mix at the Humane Society named Winston who unfortunately was
heartworm positive. He was two-years-old and very friendly. There was an
instant connection but he was still undergoing treatment. We knew he needed
someone who had more time and money to care for him. In honor of the
Yorkie/Terrier from the Human Society, we wanted to name our little pup
Winston. It was either Winston or Carl, but Carl reminds us too much of our
most recent obsession – The Walking Dead.
And so, Winston
playful and full of energy. I didn’t realize a small little fur ball could
obtain so much energy. He’s funny and is constantly slipping and rolling on the
wooden floors in the dining area. He’s a quick learner and very obedient. I’m
obsessed with him. Winston is about to be the most spoiled little Yorkie in the