Winsome is a male Westie born May 1, 2019
and last adopted August 11, 2019.
He is 10 months old.
First off, he’s a goofball! He isn’t the best at tennis ball… that’s for sure. You’ll find him running around and trying to get his tail normally. Winsome is always practicing catch. He just wants to catch the ball! And when he does, it’s a celebration. Seriously. He isn’t that good at catching the ball, which is halirious. We like to practice daily, just about. It’s funny just trying to watch him catch my bad throws! It’s a fun little game we play. I personally love playing it, as I know he does too. Most days he likes to play around, unless he’s just so tired because he stayed up too late… which is another thing he just loves to do! He stays up late practicing so when I go to play the next day, he’s good at it. Well… usually it ends up him being super tired. He’s a crazy pup!
Though he hasn’t made many friends yet, he has been practicing with his “Trainer” Wonderful Sophie. She is just amazing at catching the ball! So he tries to get her to teach him her ways. She’s patient with him, and he’s learning. Maybe one day he’ll catch the ball a few times in a row! It’s his favorite thing to do; even if he doesn’t catch the ball often.
It all started when a lost stat Westie was found. I remember when he was found, the person who had found him wasn’t 100% sure on selling. I didn’t offer, but I did want him really bad. A few days later, I saw that Mazey got him. I was pretty happy he was in a good home. Well on the 4th of July, I was asked to make graphics for the rehoming (well, she was looking). So I did. Once they were all finished, she posted this rehoming. It was amazing. I was super excited. At first I took a few pictures of Clint and was excited to meet him. Every day I played and played with him. I worked on my application a few times in the first week. Then, I finally posted it. I thought it was pretty good. Throughout the rehoming, more and more people applied for Clint. That’s when I knew my chances may be pretty low. And so it seemed. I played with him for countless days, and was so nervous for tops to be posted. I took over a thousand photos, and I was honestly pretty proud of that. I thought that maybe Mazey would see how much Clint meant to me and how much I actually cared. Because not everyone played with him, only me at first. Then every once and a while, a few photos taken by someone else would pop up. Honestly, I took over 90% of the photos during the rehoming; maybe even more. I was so proud of that. I mean, at first I just wanted to play with him. That was one of the biggest reasons, and so I know that I actually bonded with the dog too. Plus, it did say in the rehoming that it might better your chances. Well, I guess a thousand pictures did nothing! The day tops were going to be posted was August 1. I was pumped, excited. I felt like I had a good chance, I mean who could resist putting the person who took a ton of pictures of the pet in the tops? Well, I was playing with Clint before hand. I was so scared! Well, when tops were posted.. I had a huge heartbreak. I read them and my heart shattered into pieces. I felt like crying. I was so upset. I didn’t realize that, that would break my heart so much. I was so bummed. I just didn’t know what I was going to do. I wanted to be in tops so bad. I wanted to work my butt off for him! I even made a scene just in case, it’s just what I do. I did it for my Westie Waterlily, and did actually end up taking her home. I just couldn’t believe I didn’t make tops. I just said congrats, and didn’t move on very well. I didn’t like post on there saying, “Why didn’t you pick me?!” or “You’re so mean! :(” No. I didn’t do anything like that. Instead, I had a better idea. It seemed as if Westies were a popular find on the PP in June and July. I think about 3 were found, counting August. I wish my luck was that good! So I made this little search thread, frantically bumping it up every time I could. I was so sad at first, hopeless. Then, I started to gain hope. Then lose it. And the cycle just went on. On August 10 (2019), Caity found this boy. I felt like he was the one. Pumpkin told me if I saw the LS Westie, and I was so confused until she explained everything. I posted my 5k offer and just apologized for how small it was. I even took a few photos of them. Well, when I realized that so many other people probably had way better offers I lost hope. Then, August 11th rolled around. My ClubFoo ended August 13, so I needed to bring him home before then. I was waiting for Caity to say something, anything really. Then, that morning after talking to Goldens, I got a message on discord. It was from Sandy. She said to check my Foo messages. I got pretty excited because she’s never done that before, but I did just recently add her on discord, but still. We’ve messaged since then! So when I checked, I saw a link with her saying I love you to me. My heart was racing so fast. I wanted to guess it was the boy she got from charm, but I didn’t know for sure. When I opened up the link, I read the message before buying him. I was so close to happy tears. I was in so much shock and happiness. I couldn’t believe my Winsome had come home! I had been watching him since the day he was found, knowing that he might be in a little… something later. I dreaded that but it was true. Thank you SO much Sandy! I love you so much, for Christmas or something, I’m getting you back. I don’t care what it is, but you deserve the world. You make Foo such a better place and I love you for that. You’ve got a heart of gold. I love you so much <3
Sandy gifted me this wonderful boy, with the most heartfelt note. This is my little thank you to her…
Sandy, I just want to thank you so much! You know how awesome and selfless you are? You’re just amazing. You’re like the sun to the earth, and you keep on shining down on your friends. I am glad I am like a sun to you too, that means SO much to me. You’ve helped me in hard times too, you’ve helped me countless of times! You know how many times you’ve cheered me up on bad days? And how many times you’ve let me just talk to you? Tons! I am so grateful to have you as a friend. I have no idea what I’d do without you… this world would be a little darker without you. You have no idea how much you mean to me. You’re one of my best friends! Sandy, you’ve got a heart of literal gold. I mean it too! Your impact to so many people’s lives are amazing. You’ve made a huge one on mine! You know how much I want to be like you? I want to be that selfless, kind, amazing person too. You’re someone I look up to. I love you so so SO much! You’ll never truly know, but thank you again. I love you <3