Royals Sir Walter Raleigh
September 22, 1997 - December 4, 2009


We had to make the hard decision to let Walter go over the bridge.  He had turned 12 in September.  He went on all of our trips with us and enjoyed going on all the extra walks that trips entail.  He was a good boy and worked hard at keeping everyone "in line"!!


Walter LOVED toys!  His favorite was a yellow Cuz ball.  He knew where it wass at all times and didn't want anyone else to have it.  If someone else got it, he would watch and hover until he got the opportunity to swoop in and get it back!


He was very observant.  Anytime we brought something new into the house, he knew it.  He could be in another room or outside, but when he came in, he would immediately go to whatever you had brought in!


Katie could drive him crazy - always wanting to lick on him, but he was tolerant and put up with her.


Walter joined our family in December 1997.  (Thank you Sue and Roy Anderson.)  He had to have major leg surgery on both of his back legs when he was about a year and a half old so wasn't able to compete in agility or obedience - however, he was a champion couch potato and we loved him SO very much!  We miss you Wally Wally Bing Bang Boodle Butt Boy Boy Boy!!!



Links to sites with information on puppy health:


Puppy Health

Owner-Absent Misbehavior