It is almost two years ago that Mark Woods had to make a difficult decision. Walnut the whippet was eighteen years old and had been increasingly unwell. He wanted to take his faithful friend for one last walk on his favourite beach. In a simple Facebook post he invited other dogwalkers to come along if they wanted to say goodbye to Walnut. The post was shared and shared. When we saw it on Twitter we shared it too.
Hundreds of people turned up. Children walked up to Walnut to stroke him and say goodbye. He was hugged, time and time again, while Mark carried him around wrapped in a blanket. Walnut’s eyes were full of love. Occasionally, he would look up at Mark and lick his face.
her blanket of comfort
around our heart
Ooh, ohh, I just found another photo challenge although I am having a hard time keeping all these new challenges straight.
Here are the topics I missed so far:
Start with O
Inspired by poem
Wonder how many of these I can catch up on…hmmm.
1.) Welcome October
I both love and feel sad when I see the last few apples for the year. This season, from our Apple Cider pressing parties, we had about 50 gallons!
One winter we took my grandsons down to Hood Canal during the Holidays. It was well below freezing but there was no snow. There was a house decorated with layers and layers of water sprayed on the trees which then froze.
3.) Start with O.
What can I say. I always start with “OH!” when the Blue Angels fly over my house!
You’d think I would be slowed in my Cobalt Collecting obsession by the numbers of pieces I have….but NO!
My favorite thing to photograph…well, one of my favorites.
6.) Inspired by poem
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Our friend Marc’s sweet Akita, Razor, and our dog “nephew” (my sister’s dog) Ola, who is even sweeter!
Well, that wore me out but now I am caught up…except for that poetry thingy.
A friend sent me this video a few days ago. It is tough to watch but it has a VERY important message. I hope the time comes when the world has changed so much that this 6 year old’s words are no longer needed, other than for a history lesson.
I also found this follow up video:
It would be nice to see a follow up of the follow up.