I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Come on toesies! Time to wake ups from your naps!"

Let me introduce you to our new family member. Anti Monkey Butt Powder. Terrible name, terrific product. Before we put on Walter's shoe, we powder down walters foot with it and make sure it gets in between his toes and pads. It's a powder that reduces chaffing and sore spots. it also absorbs moisture and keeps the toes dry. It also gives me a chance to massage walter's toes, which many have said is very good for nerve growth. I sing to his toes and say, "Come on toesies! Time to wake ups from your naps!"

Then we get the shoe ready, make sure there's lots of anti monkey butt powder in it.

Then goes on the soxy

Then the shoe goes on (you've seen this pic before, but trying to get an action shot of wally putting on his shoe is like getting an action shot of a hummingbird in flight.

Then we walksie! (In this pic he's wearing a white baby sock, not the orange stripey, because again, getting pictures of the "putting on the shoe" process takes time. It took me about three days just to assemble this little documentary!")

The little man can walk TWO BLOCKS now in his shoe. We still have to be super careful not to overdo it and he has developed some hotspots on his poor feet, but the anti monkey butt powder does seem to help and we alternate between using the dorsi-flex and the wonderful little suspension bridge anklet walter first got awhile ago. Between them we try to keep his boot on for 6-8 hours a day. those nerves are growing a millimeter a day, (or so) and we want them to grow in the right direction. Also we dont want wally to mash his little toesies while they're napping!


The Devil Dog said...

Great job walking two whole blocks, Walter. Love the song your mom sings and the monkey butt stuff. lol


Sequoia & Petunia said...

The soxy is way to cute!!!

Page said...

Love it!! Man, I wish someone would massage my feetsies!! ;)

Pearl said...

Walter, you look BEYOND cute in your little shoe! Momma just wants to scoop you up and put you in her pocket, but don't worry. I will convince her not to.

I am SO loving seeing your progress. The shoe is amazing, and so are YOU!!!!!

Stella and Gunther said...

It's so great to see your progress Walter. You have a wonderful mom to take such good care of you!

Anonymous said...

How far Walter has come! I love his sock. Stripes are in! ;)


Anonymous said...

Two blocks, that is awesome! How are you doing on these walks?

Sounds like goldbond powder...
The name of the powder is pretty cute :)

Heather and Walter said...

you know lex, I do ok, but I have moments. I freeze when when we have to walk in front of cars. I basically won't do it, I wait for them to pass and none are coming. Other than that though, I think I'm getting better and stronger at walking him outdoors. slow and steady, right? :)

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

GO WALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so proud of you! Get those nerves in gear!

Fulmer the Pug said...

How wonderfully blessed Walter is to be doing so well considering everything he's gone through! What an inspiration!

Harry Pugalicious said...

Mom says she just heard someone make a reference to that powder but she does not know who.

I loves monkeys but I guess nobody wants a monkey butt.

Mom is also ooohhhing and aaahhing over the "cute little sockie Wally has to wear".

Keep working those toesies, Walter!

Hank said...

Heather, honey....my mom saw that powder in a hardware store an' 'bout fell over!

You go, Walt buddy!

Pee Ess: great job on that news show interview, honey!

Stubby said...

Hi Heather & Walter! Two blocks is so awesome! Walter is getting stronger every day and before you know it he will be running the two blocks.

Mom loves the sockie and has decided that I need some. And a toe massage? I definitely want one of those.

Keep on truckin' little buddy!

Stubby xoxo

BRUTUS said...

Gotta care for those tootsies!! Love the stripey sock!! Mom my certainly would have to take this as an excuse to buy all kinds of fun baby socks.... Don't worry those calluses will regrow on your pads and you'll be up to marathon-length walkies in no time, Wally!

Brutus the Frenchie

Yoda and Brutus said...

Way to go Walter! Gotta keep those toes happy :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Smilingpug (aka Winston Wilbur) said...

Look at you go Wally.... 2 blocks! Love the shoe and sock. I see that most of the fur has grown back as well. Looking good little guy, looking good, monkey butt and shoe!

On another note would you have your momma send us your address. Leave a comment on our blog, it won't get posted until I review it so not to worry about privacy. We have something to send you.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi my cute Walter. We have some monkey butt powder too!
We are glad it helps your hot spots on the little footie. You are doing so good! Look at you!
My mom has to dress me when I get up in the morning- and it takes some time also- cause I am a little wiggle worm

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Heather!

Walter looks like he is making
great progress! He's also rocking
that shoe and sock. Thanks so much
for stopping by our blog and posting
well wishes for Penny. I really
appreciate it! We look forward
to reading your posts!

-Dana & Penny

WOOF...cool stuff for dogs said...

You go Walter! Two Blocks!! Woooohoooo....I am so excited for you. Truly an inspiration for us all. And your socks are too cute.

~Wilbur the pug

Freya's Human said...

Go Wally! I'm so proud of you and your Mom. Look how far you guys have come? It's amazing to see. I hope your toesies wake up from their naps soon.

Oakley and Swisher said...

We love the name of that powder,and we love that its helping your foot buddy. Looks like you are doing great with your little shoe. Once step at a time buddy! you are a true inspiration.

Lots of licks--
Oak and Swish

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi walter and heather!

ohhhh we love walters sock and shoe! the powder is a genius idea!

we are so proud of him! two blocks! he is our hero!

happy happy turkey day!

we are so thankful to have wonderful friends like you!

m & e

agent99 said...

Hey, if you think the Thanksgiving hat was cool, JUST WAIT!
We LOVE the orange stripy sox - we'll keep an eye out for other cool sox for you, buddy.
And, mom says sometimes "moleskin" can help with skin irritation. let us know if you need some & we'll send it to you snail mail -
Keep up the good works!!

your buddies,

Gen & the Foo

Mango said...

I have seen that monkey butt powder but I never knew what it was for. THanks for the demo.


Mango said...

Hey dude! I just finished reading all about your accident and recovery. You are something else. And your mom is totally the best nurse ever! Icing hips, changing blankets, building fences, all for you! You two have something very special going on there.


PugMoon - Paula - PAPugMom said...


We are so happy you can walk 2 blocks. Your Mom is taking such great care of you in your recovery.
Monkey butt powder...lol, the name will do though with the help it does.

Happy Thanksgiving!