Brookehaven Evening News

May 21, 2013 – February 19, 2023

Walter (Click for larger image.)

Walter was a sweet boy, with a penchant for bread. We’re pretty convinced that given the choice between steak and bread, it’d be bread every time. (Though, to be fair, his tastes grew to encompass anything “bread like”.)

As a youngster, before he came to live with us, he was attacked by a deer. While he appeared to recover, as he grew older his back developed IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease), and it was that, plus additional complications, that lead to his demise much too soon.

He enjoyed his “retirement”, accompanying us to the beach, eating bread, getting his ears rubbed (often resulting in quiet grunts of pleasure), waiting for bread, going for walks in the neighborhood, eating bread, and “co-hosting” the annual Corgi picnic.

He was the master of the pitiful look. The look that only bread could assuage.

He came to us a fairly quiet boy, barking infrequently, if at all. He became more vocal the longer he was here, surprising us with a deep, loud bark, most frequently used when running down the hallway on the way to be let out.

A very gentle and loving soul, there was only one unintentional exception: fingers were at risk when handing him a treat.

Walter will be dearly missed.

These, and more photos of Walter on Flickr.

2 thoughts on “Walter”

  1. Dear Leo and Kathy….

    We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Walter was such a sweet boy…such a delight. I feel your pain. Walter had a great life with the good care as you and Kathy give. I say this amongst all your pets.

  2. You will always hold Walter in your heart, if not in your arms. So sorry you have lost his presence in your days.

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