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Memories of Wally
I remember the first time I saw you, you were playing in the field with a bunch of other dogs out at K9NewLife. I asked about you and was told we just got you from Animal Control, your owners turned you in for being a biter. You were only 3 months old! You were a puppy, not a biter. I didn't know then that this was my lucky day. I asked what kind of dog you were, ya know you were a little strange looking and was told cocker/aussie mix. They already named you Wally, that name so fit you. You with your bluish eyes and pink nose I just had to foster you. When you first got to the house, you ran straight to the couch jumped up and pushed the other dogs out of the way. You were home and knew it. Remember the first time I took you to a dog adoption show, as soon as Elaine got out of her beach chair you jumped in it and curled up. You knew then that I would never let you get adopted, you were mine. Got lots of applications for you but I decided that it was to be me that had the honor of having you in my life. When I took you to the vet we were able to back track your rabies tag and found out you were a cocker spaniel, originally named Baby, and bought at a pet store in the mall. So my poor boy you were from a puppy mill, that helped explain your quirks. You were so cute. A little aggressive at first around food but once you knew that you would never do without got much better. You were so polite with your brothers and sister, never would try to get near theirs but would put up a good growl if they got near yours.
I miss our time together. I loved how in the morning after our first trip outside you
would run and jump in bed waiting for me so that you could sit on my lap petting, kissing you while I watched the morning news. I miss how you would put your little head on my shoulder and show your belly to be rubbed. I miss the greeting of joy I always got from you when I would come home from being out or at work. I miss how you would look me in the eyes and touch your nose to mine. You are a very special boy who stole my heart. You had a way about you that made everyone you met smile, you loved everyone and just knew everyone loved you. You taught me so much, I was always amazed at just how freely you were able to accept love. You were so relaxing for me, I could and did pet you for hours and you would stay on my lap just relaxing. You always knew if I needed to relax or if I needed to cut loose and have fun playing. You're an amazing little guy. There are so many memories I have of you. You were a big part of making this house a home. There are just not enough words to describe all that you meant to me and all that you were. And lets not forget how you were the guardian of all stuffed animals or anything that remotely resembled a stuff animal, you were so funny.

8/10/08 Put some food out for you and some peanut butter. You always love to eat. Run and play my sweet boy. It is not the same here without you but we will see each other. i love you little boy

8/16/08 Stopped by to visit you today. I hope that you are having fun at the Rainbow Bridge. Many little dogs came there today from a horrible puppy mill in PA, they need a extra special hello from you, they lived a very rough life. Miss and Love bunches little boy. Until we see each other again you live in my heart. Mom

8/19/08 I miss you boy. The tears just don't want to stop today. Sure do wish you were here! I love you little boy!

8/27/08 Hey boy, guess what????????You are a uncle now, Laura had a baby girl on Saturday 8/23 so she is your human niece. I know that she would have loved you as much as I did, you were always so gentle with children. I got a card today from Dr Nedestein today, everyone in the office signed it, they were all so sorry to hear that you left this world, said that you were one of their favorite patients, always happy, smiling, wagging your little tail, and so easy to work with. I know that you were so grateful to them for restoring your eye sight, they made your years here better for you had your sight to play ball. I sure do miss you boy and I know that someday we will see each other again. I so look forward to that, all I really want is to see you and kiss your little face again. You are and always will be my special boy. Mom

09/16/08 It has been awhile since I have been here to visit with you, I am sorry. It hurts so much when I come here that I have avoided visiting. I don't want you to think that I have forgotten you, not a day goes by where I don't think of you hundreds of times throughout the day. You are always on my mind Wally. I know that you will be back in my life and I am waiting for you, I'm just not too patient. I love you Wally Wu-ish and miss you bunches. Love you Mom

10/31/08 Happy Halloween my sweet little angel! I still miss you so very much, I don't think I will ever stop missing you. You truly were one in a million! I know we talk every night and you are with me throughout the day but it isn't quite the same as looking into your beautiful, soulful eyes. I told Shelley tonight that she could probably bring pounder down to play now, that you were the one that wouldn't always get along with other dogs. I felt guilty for saying that, felt like I dishonored you in some way, if you heard me and got upset I am sorry. I know that you wouldn't fight but sometimes your twitching and growling with scare others and make them think a fight could happen. I know that then they projected the fear and made things tense. I know that you welcomed countless other homeless dogs into the house, well maybe not welcomed but you tolerated them until a forever home was found. I know that what you wanted was to be the one and only but that couldn't happened as when you got here I already had 3 dogs. I loved and still love you just the way you are, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Know Wally that I love love love you. You are my Wally Wu-ish, my big boy. Love you guy and thank you for being a part of my life.
Love, Mom

11/21/08 Just wanted to visit for a minute, I love you so much boy! Thank you for continuing to hang around the house, I can sense when you are near. I want so bad to just reach out and touch you. You are my good boy!

11/26/08 Happy Birthday Wally! You should be here celebrating your 7th year, eating Frosty Paws, fresh bones from the butcher, and enjoying a long walk with me. Oh how I wish you were here. I pray that you are playing and celebrating with friends that you met at the Rainbow Bridge. I can't wait until we see each other again, what a joyous reunion that will be. I can't wait to see your little nub wagging crazily and your smile that you always gave to me. I love you Wally and miss you every day. I think of you first thing in the morning when I wake up, when I wake up in the middle of the night it is you that I think of. You will always be my heart dog. Happy Birthday little boy. I love You Mom

12/25/08 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Oh Wally, this Christmas is just not the same without you here. I couldn't even bring myself to get your brothers and sister a bone from the butcher, it just didn't seem right for them to have some when it was you that loved them so much. I miss you so very very much. I went to visit Laura and Paige for a few days and it was so strange to come home and not get your greeting. I so hope to see you soon. May your Christmas day be filled with lots of love, food, and toys. I love you baby boy Mom

07/19/09 Oh Wally, I am so sorry that it has been so long since I've visited you. You know I think of you every day and I know you hear me when I talk to you each night but I just have not been able to visit. Coming here makes me realize that you really are gone and not coming back. It is so unfair that you left at such a young age, God needed a Mr Personality like you up there with him. Do you realize it has been almost a year since that dreadful night? I miss you so much Wally, you brought so many gifts to me. You be a good boy and know that I love you with all my heart. Love You Mom

8/7/09 My beautiful boy I miss you so! Love you

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