Kimberly Robinson
Amy Nelson and her husband Quinn (not pictured) love their dog Winston who just happens to have his own blog. He documents their trips and special occasions and shares stories about his life. What a dog.

Pet of the Week: Winston is a dog with a blog

Amy Nelson and her husband Quinn got their dog Winston at Seattle French Bulldogs (which is a clue to his breed) about five years ago. He has a brindle coat.

They feed him Canidae Lamb and Rice they get at Next to Nature in the West Seattle Junction. But he gets no treats (aside from some bits of his regular food that he thinks are treats) because they give him gas.

His name came from Amy's secretary who saw him chewing on a stick and "He looked like Winston Churchill," the British Prime Minister during World War II. "She said, 'Winston' and he came."

Winston, already rather low to the ground loves to rub his belly Amy said, and "he snakes along the carpet and pulls himself, and he loves to roll around on the grass too."

But Winston's claim to fame, almost literally is that he has his own blog. No kidding. it's http://www.winston-nelson.blogspot.com and it contains photos, and reports by Winston himself who is apparently a remarkably good typist. Who knew?

Winston travels with the Nelsons frequently and has even driven a boat during his travels. Photos of this are on his blog and Winston even had a birthday party june 1 down at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on Beach Drive with four of his canine friends in attendance. There was no cake (not good for dogs anyway) but they did have treat bags. You'll find those photos on his blog too.

"I think he's smart but stubborn," Amy said of Winston's intelligence.

He's a lover of play as you might imagine and will chase squirrels, cats and other dogs, really just wanting to have fun, "but they are a little afraid of him because he charges. He's very fast but he has no endurance."

Squeaky toys are among his possessions with a Junior Donut atop the list.

Nelson sums Winston up as, "I think he is an ambassador for the breed. When he encounters people they want to see him. He's very gregarious and he makes people smile."

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