Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Grand-dog Walter -- Post 383 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting old (and sometimes new) family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here are some of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Leland photograph collection:

1)  Here is Walter from December 2000 - he was a basset hound puppy that my daughter Tami and her husband rescued in 2000:

2)  Walter loved people - he was energetic and playful.  Here he is in a quiet moment with Linda:

3)  And in a quiet moment with me:

Ear scratches, belly rubs, long back strokes.  Walter loved any contact with human beings, and would jump up on your lap and smother you with sloppy tongue lashes if you let him.  .  

In late 2000, Tami and James lived in Belmont Shore in Long Beach, California in a small house.  It was a very walkable area, and we would go walking with Walter on a leash up to 2nd Street which was a commercial area with restaurants, shops, etc.  Every young lady would stop and kneel down and pet Walter.  He loved it.  Walter was a "chick magnet."  

Of course, being a basset, Walter would sniff everything on the walk, and constantly go sideways to follow a prominent scent.  Invariably, he found stuff he shouldn't, like dog or cat poop, and try to eat it.  There were also trips to the dog park, where Walter could run off leash with other dogs and play.  He was built pretty low to the ground so bigger dogs would roll him, but he always got up and back in the fray. 

We loved Walter - our first grand dog (this was before grand kids, of course!).  I may have more pictures of Walter.  Stay tuned.

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1 comment:

Angst in the Country said...

Thanks for posting about Walter, Randy. Our dogs are not only part of our family but also can tell us a lot about what kind of people we are and our interests. Each dog we have had has healed a particular broken piece of us and called for new aspects to make us who we are today. If only they could do research!!!