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WINNIE is a new arrival to the Windy City and is slowly getting accustomed to her new surroundings in Chicago. She is a beautiful Wire Fox Terrier girl who was born on July 23, 2019. She is petite, weighing only 16 pounds, has lovely colors and markings and is just adorable. Winnie is used to someone home and sure enjoys the company. Not necessarily a cuddler but being near and hanging out suits her to T as a more independent type of girl is she. Loves her toys, try and catch me, tug with some growlies and likes to have fun. Winnie is friendly with everyone, a great walker and was walked with a group of ladies and their dogs and went to a day camp once or twice a week. She had a blast but was a rough player - when the other dogs had enough she wanted to keep it going. She moved from the small dog group to the big dogs and both were tired. That's a Wire Fox! She has never lived with another dog though and is on the back of the couch snoopervising out the window and when someone walks past with a dog she will bark and jump and in her fenced yard, running the line when intruders appear. Logie is not the only one who likes the leaf blower, this little girl runs zoomies around the area you are blowing and then snorts. Winnie has had some big changes in the past year. Her dad who was diagnosed with Leukemia, sadly passed away in October. She was very much loved and had excellent care from her family. Right before her first birthday in 2020, Winnie had FHO surgery (Femoral Head Ostectomy) on her rear left leg. Hers was caused by Legg-Perthes disease (also known as avascular necrosis of the femoral head). This is a hereditary or genetic condition and not caused by an accident or trauma. She can run fast and jump like a bunny but will pull that leg up. We went to the animal hospital where she had x-rays and exam of the leg. The original surgery was done well, healed nice and looks good but there is slight muscle loss. With FHO and Patella surgeries the important component is getting them rehab therapy afterwards. Winnie is a little unsure what is going on and why she made the move but each day she brightens up and her spunky spirit pops out with more and more toys strewn about the room. Not a fan of posing for the camera on a chair but did manage to get some adorable pictures of her. Winnie likes to sleep on the bed with you, used to in her original home and joins me every night now. She is current on all vaccinations, tests, been on monthly preventative for heartworm and fleas/ticks, received canine influenza, micro chipped and healthy. A wonderful little girl ready for her wonderful new life and home.