I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

So Much Sassafrass!

Sorry for another long-time posting, I spent this week catching up from last! I tell you what guys, our pal Walter has hit a new level of health! Everyone is in unanimous agreement. He all of a sudden started eating more (He'd leave his bowl full almost all the time and just take treats, maybe nibble at his food) but now he's clearing the bowl out and its everything we can do to keep him from standing on his hind legs! Thats right!!!! I came in and walter was so busy sassing me "get me out of scamperland! Now!!" and he stood full weight on his hind legs. I nearly fell over rushing to him so he would get back off!! Also, he wants to RACE around the backyard. It's actually problematic. I tell you what, he gets that new shoe this next week and it isn't a moment too soon! I can hardly get a picture of him, he's permanently on the move. But look how well his hair is growing in!! AND, check out that back foot!! He's standing like a lil champion. He looks so good. Every day I thank God he's alive. It's just a miracle.

"My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet." ~ Edith Wharton

"A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself." ~ Josh Billings

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


Anonymous said...

YAY!!! Very good news! :)

Jen and Maxwell said...

Oh Walt,

We are so proud and glad to hear about you Sassafrass! You are truly amazing...keep up the good work.
Mommy and I are going to the opening of a new dog boutique today to finalize Walter goodies... so we will be mailing soon. We love you Walter and you strong will to NOT give up!!! And keep eatting like a puggie does.

love you Walt,

Jen and Maxwell

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh heather and walter!

your post just made my whole day!
he is a miracle baby!

wait till he gets that shoe!

m & e

BRUTUS said...

So wonderful to see!! I know that people always get feisty when they've had the sickies and start feeling better, guess that us doggies are no different! Keep truckin' little buddy!!

Brutus the Frenchie
P.S. - you have SO many good photos to use already, why don't you enter my contest!! You'd be a "shoe-in" to win!!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

yeaaaaaa for Walter-
Look at these miracles!
Everyday stonger and happier.
Walter challanges life!
Can't wait to see the shoe.
Maybe me and other pugs might want one.

Sandra y Coco said...

That's very good news!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Your coat's looking good Wally!

Harry Pugalicious said...

Yay Walter! Can't wait to see your shoe!

Stubby said...

Hi Heather & Walter! An appetite is a sure sign that Walter is returning to normal. Mom knows to dial 911 if I ever lose my appetite.

I received your thank you card in the mail today. It was very sweet and Mom is hanging it up near my bowls so I see it every day.

I can't wait to see Walter in his shoe. I don't know how you're going to keep up with him when he has it on - getting your running shoes ready!

Stubby xoxo

Boo Bear said...

Boo Hooin over here, with JOY! LOVE the Walter Updates! He really IS something.. Then, we ALLready knew this! Kisses to the Wonder Pug Walter! LOVE you still can't wait to see you! Meesh and Boo XOXOXOXOX

dw said...

Oh, it's so nice to hear that Walter is slowly but surely getting back to his old self. Whether it be a tussle with the puggie stuffie, the old ravenous appetite, the hair growing back or the scaperous attitude, Walter is back to being pug through and through. I can't wait to see the shoe and know that very soon indeed, Walter will have no problem getting around and will look styling, too! SuperPug, yep, that's an appropriate name for our Walter!

Paula - PAPugMom said...

I am crying tears of happiness for Walter and you reading about his recovery. I am so happy he is doing so well. Can't keep a good pug down for long!

Becky said...

He does look really good! That's great news!

Anonymous said...

Oh that is wonderful!! All those workouts are getting to him!
Oh no... sounds like he is full of sass now.. that is so great! I am so happy for you two!

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Horray! Thanks for sharing the good news about Walter - we are so happy every time we read that he is improving. Hope you are feeling better now too!

The Devil Dog said...

That is awesome news. Way to go, Walter.


Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

YEAH Walter!!! We are so glad to hear you getting your sassafrass back =) We knew you would! Can't wait to see your new shoe!!


Smilingpug (aka Winston Wilbur) said...

Walter, this progress is remarkable. Way to go little pug. You are such a trooper. Can't wait to see pics of the paw boot. Hey tell your mum when she has a minute, to drop by my blog. I am doing a paw it forward for charity.


pugfreak said...

Yay!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing your new shoe and you in action! Keep up the good work!

Pearl said...

LOVING this great news about Walter! He continues to surprise me- you'd think by now I would have learned that he is unstoppable!
I wish I could hug you, Heather- for all the ups and downs you have been through. I really don't think Walter would be doing this well if it weren't for your patience and faith in him!

Kelley said...


Both you and Walter amaze me with your strength and will.

I love the quotes that you chose. I sent the Anatole France one to my sister.

So happy to hear you guys are better. I think of you often.

We're still selling lots of your books. Yay for that, too!



Rosie said...

That is such great news - I love the quotes too!

Bella said...

I'm so happy for you, and i love edith warton!

Freya's Human said...

This is such awesome news! I'm so glad that Wally is sassing you--it's such a blessing when they start to do that cause you know they are on the finally part of mending. Keep up the good work!