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Walter Goes To The Bridge 2-17-14

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Last week I asked you to add my kitty, Blackie, to your February bridge angels. Now, unbelievably, you can also add my dog, Walter, who lost his battle to degenerative disk disease one week after losing Blackie to liver disease. Both my beloved companions were 13 years old.


Walter was a lab mix who came to us when he was just 6 weeks old. He had already been thru 2 other homes. No one wanted a puppy after getting him. It was their loss, not mine. At that time I had a 6 month old greyhound, Marty, who I was in the process of finding him a canine companion. I was considering another greyhound but then Walter entered the picture.


Marty and Walter were like "peas and carrots" we would call them. They were best of buddies. They would hide and chase each other around the garage and crack us up as we watched from the window. We didn't want to interrupt their fun. Even when we took Marty & Walter to the huge dog park, they would seek each other out and play the "garage game" with Walter peering out from the edge of the woods egging Marty to find him and chase him.


Then when Marty just turned 5 years old, we lost him to cancer. We were totally devastated. But watching Walter search for Marty thru the house, stop eating and lay depressed for days killed us. Walter taught me the true bond and love dogs can have for each other. Sadly, many human families aren't that strongly bonded including my own.


Since Marty's death we acquired other greyhounds. Walter's life continues on with a greyhound in it. But no bond was as strong as it was with Marty and him.


So yesterday when Walter's legs and his old body failed him and he began to suffer, my vet came to the house and we sent him to a better place.


Later, I saw the trees moving in the breeze but I like to think it wasn't from an approaching snow storm. It was from the spirit of Marty and Walter running by at breakneck speed playing the "garage game" once again.


Be free Walter. We love you and miss you. Enjoy a sunspot with Blackie.








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I am so sorry for your loss. That is a beautiful tribute to your astounding boy. Yes, it is amazing the strong bonds they form. Nobody can tell me they don't love. They love with their whole body and soul. Thank you for knowing when it was time to say good bye.

Godspeed Walter! May you and Marty again enjoy your game of "garage." :gh_run2:gh_runner

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I'm so sorry for your loss.


Godspeed, Walter.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Walter and Marty are together again and that breeze was exactly what you describe, showing you they are both happy and healthy again.


Run free Walter, run free sweetie...:gh_run

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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I'm so very sorry for the loss of Walter and Blackie.


Rita, mom to Dakota (Dakotas Dream) & Wish (Kiowa Wish Wish) and my angels

Toby (Sol Marcus) and Robin (Greys Robin Hood)

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France

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:grouphug:f_white I am so sorry for your losses, but glad that you are finding comfort in knowing that Walter had a friend waiting for him on the other side.

<p>"One day I hope to be the person my dog thinks I am"Sadi's Pet Pages Sadi's Greyhound Data PageMulder1/9/95-21/3/04 Scully1/9/95-16/2/05Sadi 7/4/99 - 23/6/13 CroftviewRGT

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So very sorry for the loss of your Walter.

Remember the good times...and think of him, reunited with his best buddy....


Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Joshi.  Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) Nigel (Nigel), and especially little Mario, waiting at the Bridge.




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A beautiful tribute. What a huge empty space this exceptional dog will leave. I'm so sorry for your loss of Walter and Blackie.

You are right---the bond of love cannot be broken. Your angels are together and watching over you.

Nancy, Mom to Evangelina and Kiva
Missing Lacey, Patsy, Buster, my heart dog Nick, Winnie, Pollyanna, Tess, my precious Lydia, Calvin Lee, my angel butterfly Laila, and kitties Lily, Sam and Simon
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I'm so very sorry. I can't imagine how hard it is to lose two so close together.


Godspeed Walter.

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So sorry for your loss of Walter, especially so soon after Blackie. :grouphug


When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues. The work of grief is to reconcile and redeem life to a different love relationship. ~ W Scott Lineberry

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