I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Hi there! We are okay!  We've been on a long hiatus due to travelling and writing, but I must give you an update. Wally-boy is doing SWELL! This is a photo I just took of his sleepinks, only 4 mins ago....He's a world class traveller now, and while he is still wearing his shoe, there has also been marked improvement in his foot since the car accident. He can "clench" his foot now, where as before it was "dead" and he couldn't feel anything.

I have to say I look back at earlier posts, at how overwhelmed I was after the car hit him...at how truly awful everything became and I'm just so grateful to be on the other side. I think I took Walter for granted before the accident. I loved him, but I didn't know how much until he came so close to not being here anymore.

By far my FAVORITE comment about Walter came from a perfect stranger in Key West. A huge lady sitting on her balcony porch, who shouted at us as we walked by...."Hey!" she said  "Whats wrong with that dog?" and I explained he'd been hit by a car and now he wears a shoe, and the woman just grinned at him and said  "uh-huh, but nobody can tell him nuthin' now! He got a style now!"

And so he does. Walter definitely has style...and not just because of his little shoe. I think we both understand life more now...in that we grasp how little we understand at all. The beauty of it, the strangeness, the unpredictability. How kind and wise strangers can be.
We are spending winter in Key West again...this time we left the car at home. My brother and his new wife got a bulldog (big pug) and they're using the car, as well as walters travel cage and gear. We're going to get some kind of new vehicle down here! (Golf cart)

I hope you're all well, and we miss every one of you wonderful, amazing, unbeliveable pug lovers out there! Can you believe how far we've come??

Heather and Walter


Minnie and Mack said...

Hi! It's so good to hear that you both are doing so well. From time to time we thought about Walter and what he has been doing. Key West is beautiful in the winter months. My hu=dad grew up there!
Please post again soon with more pictures and updates.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack and hu-mom

Momma Tea (also Ronnii, Uji and Izzy whose open ids wont work) said...

So good to see you both back and to know Walter is doing so well :o)

Sabrina PugTails said...

Welcome back! I missed you.

The Devil Dog said...

Walter! Heather! So great to hear from you, and how wonderful Walter is doing. Life really is a wonderful, mystical thing and we all forget how small the world really is, and how interconnected we all are. And also how alike we are (our love for pugs and our desire to help).
Glad you are nice and warm. We can't really complain, the weather has been unseasonably warm, but what's winter without a little griping!

Love Roxy & Lucky

Pearl and Daisy said...

Hi Heather & Walter,

We were just thinking about you the other day! We're glad to hear you're doing well. And ahh, how nice to be in Key West.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Walter
It is so good to hear from you!
You sound stronger and stronger!
We are happy that you are doing so good.

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Walter!
Franks Mum here:
I'm so happy that you are back!!
I hope you will add me as a friend, I have been friends with you for a while and since you have been away I have read most of your blog, I cried my eyes out at all you guys had to go through with the car accident and I did in fact kiss my Puggy all over especially his little ankles! I felt so deeply for you! I’m so glad that wonderful Walter is better now, I love his little shoe and he definitely is a miracle pug!!
Love, Licks and BIG Phugs from your new Friend Frank xxxxxx

Payton said...

Oh goodness! Hi Walter, I've missed you! Well, your mom was so helpful talking to my mom that I wanted you to post so badly so I could talk to you. Glad everything is good and I am jealous of the warm weather you'll have for Christmas!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

It's so great to hear from you two again! Glad to see Walter is still improving and loving life. Have a great winter in Key West.

The Girls

Tiffy said...

Hi Walter!

I don't think we've ever met. My name is Tiffy and I'm about 6 years old. My parents used to have a pug named Stubby that you were friends with. Stubby is at the Rainbow Bridge now but he still watches over all of us.

Anyway, I'm happy to finally meet you. You are so lucky you get to spend the winter in Florida. I am going to freeze to death in Chicago. Can I come join you in the land of palm trees?


Pee-s: The 1000 Pug project is going to be in Miami this spring. Maybe you can join in on the fun!

Eryn said...

I stumbled upon your blog right after the accident, and have been keeping up with yours and Walter's story ever since. I'm so glad he's doing well. Hearing about what he went through made me appreciate my little pug even more.

Pearl said...


Oh, I have missed you. I remember those days after your accident so clearly. Momma and I couldn't even sleep at night- worrying about strangers across the country who, in an instant, became family. A part of our pug family. I still think about you all the time and am just SO GRATEFUL for your precious life!

I hope your winter in Key West is warm and wonderful.

Pearly Girl

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Hey Heather & Walter!! We have missed you!! Glad you are both doing well - that picture of Walter is just precious!!

So great to hear that his foot continues to improve!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Kell said...

I am a Pug lover and just discovered Walter's blog and love it! I hope all is well and look forward to the next post!

Monty said...

What a neat Pug! And love the name. We are new to owning pugs and are intrigued by their love and personality.


Monty said...

What a neat Pug. And a great name. We are new to owning pugs but are intrigued by their love and personality.


James said...

Hi - can you post this Blog at the Pugs Community at vorts.com? Our members will love it!
It's easy just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. Our members will love it.
Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you.

James said...

Hi – Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Pug Community at vorts.com? Our members will love it.
Members include: Pug Owners, Breeders, Rescues and Lovers.
It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website...
You can also add Photos, Videos, Rescues and Classifieds if you like. Post as much or as often as you like.
Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you.
The Pug Community: http://www.vorts.com/pugs/
James Kaufman, Editor

Warren said...

Amazing! I just happened to hit the "Next Blog" button at the top of my blog and suddenly there's Wally! I love dogs, got four of them, two from animal shelters - each of them thinks they're top dog. Thanks for featuring Wally - I'll keep up with the blog.


Inked Leslie said...

Oh my God you are SO cute !!!