Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thank you.

Wally told us he would haunt us if we didn't take GOOD CARE of his FRIENDS. (Also he said NO CAPS LOCK or SCREAMING). So we wanted to say THANKS to all his friends for your kind words . We miss our little bossy bud and knowing he had so many friends means a lot to us. We were lucky he adopted us (as he frequently reminded us) and we're lucky he came with so many good pals.

The Subdued Peppy Sheppys

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Blogger Mack said...

Today is a very sad day at DWB. Wally, we shall see you again in a better place!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Jeannie here.

I remember when, way back, dear Oscar The Airedale, one of the UK dog bloggers, died suddenly and at a very young age.

I also remember with such clarity, your (or should I say dearest Wally's words!) that he was surprised how the passing of a dog he had never met, affected us all so badly.

To be honest, I have never forgotten those wise words. I mean, how do you exactly explain to someone who is not a dog blogger, how the passing of a dog you have never met, affects you.

However, we read each other's dog blogs, we cheer when things are going well, we laugh at the escapades and antics, especially the phrases which become legendary, such as Wallymelon, and "Ma Ape", we feel sad when things are not going well, we reach into our hearts when the dogs are sick, ill or unhappy.

And, we weep profusely when they run across the Rainbow Bridge.

But most of all, we connect with each other, and the dogs.

So this morning, when I woke up, my first thought was of 'Wally's' wise words, how he/you were surprised at how much deep emotion we feel about a dog (albeit a very special dog) we have come to know, via dog blogging, but who we are unlikely to ever meet.

I know we have been nlog friends a long time through the dog blogs, and somehow I much value and appreciated your and Wally's insightful views and of course, the delightful humour.

I loved Wally from the start, because he always looked so wise, so just Wally! I always took time to check out his wise words, the sense of humour, the love of life, and the totally fun and incredible "differentness" of Wally's blog.

Also, Wally,(and you!) was so kind when we had to leave the blog world for a while, and so welcoming when we returned.

Often, I find I get a bit stressed at not being able to comment/blog as much as I would like to, but then again, Wally's words, come back to me. He (you!) once said, not to worry, he didn't count how many times people commented, or visited.

So, to end up, I just wanted to say thank you, for letting us share dear Wally's wonderful world, and to meet on line such a lovely dog, and his family.

Today is a very sad day, but it is also a day to take stock, dog blogging is something which has brought a whole community together.

Our thoughts, of course, are with you, Marvin is my first dog, and I cannot and do not want to imagine the scenario you are going through.

Dog Bless dear Wally, he has a place in our hearts forever.

And yes, Marvin took up your request this morning on your comment on our blog, and we have had many sweet hugs today.

Love and much light, to you all,

Jeannie xxxxxxxxxxxxxx and family xxxxxxxxxxxxx

And of course Marvin xxxxxxx

9:09 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

We are sorry to here about Wally. We are sending hugs your way.


9:31 AM  
Blogger Randi said...

Jeannie has captured the words...

Wally was one of a kind & he will forever live in our doesn't make the tears stop...but knowing he's watching over all of us makes me smile...


The Peppy Sheppys have big shoes to fill...but I know they have learned so much from their "big" brother...

Love & Licks,

10:39 AM  
Blogger Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It still seems as if Friday was just a furry bad dream -

But sadly, reality bites my pantyloons and I know it did happen -

Thanks fur the kind words to all -

Mom admires your Ma Ape fur pawmitting woo to make the rounds yesterday and fur sharing yet another pikhtorial memory of a special spokeswoof fur good!


10:43 AM  
Blogger Jake of Florida said...

No, it is we who thank you for all you and Wally have given us.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

10:47 AM  
Blogger Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear the news. We know you will always remember Wally in your hearts...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

10:52 AM  
Blogger Maggie and Mitch said...

I'm looking at your blog roll, angel Wally, and realizing just how far back you and I go. I read so many of your postings and left without commenting and I just wanted you to know that. I miss you, Wally. DWB can never be the same without you. You were truly one of a kind! Mom's eyes are so full of tears she can't see to type.
Till me meet again...........

Love ya lots,

10:55 AM  
Blogger The Airechicks said...

Oh - we just read the news -

We'll hold tight in our hearts and prayers -

Wally, you will be missed but always loved..

Thank you for being a part of our world and letting us in yours.


11:04 AM  
Blogger Winnie and Lilly said...

We are new to DWB and heard about your loss on Joe Stains blog. We send hugs your way. Just know that we understand your pain.
Winnie and Lilly

11:09 AM  
Blogger Gus said...

Oh My..Wally has worked his very first miracle.


We thank all of you for sharing your love, your life and your loss with us.

Gussie, Muzzer and Teka

11:16 AM  
Blogger Mango said...

That is a great photo. Who will keep those sheppys in line now?


11:23 AM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Thanks to you for sharing Wally's life.
Take care

11:50 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

That woober boy Wally was one awesome dude of a dog. Kisses to the sheps. You were so lucky to have been pushed around by him.


12:12 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

We will never forget the coolest dog in the world! Wally was one of Sparky and Patches first friends on DWB and the first gift exchange I did. You will be missed, bud. Puppy hugs and kisses sent to your ma ape.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Martha and Bailey said...

We have been reading about Wally from our DWB's friends.
We are sorry that we did not know Wally but we know he must have been a very special dog indeed.
Our thoughts are with you all as we know what a very hard time this can be.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Stoodleville said...

The Little Napoleon is gone?! You don't have to know a dog to know a dog.

We, and everyone, will always miss you Wally.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Moco said...

Let's have a bowl of Wallymelon covered in eatables. Grammie is still leaking.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

I read about you on Max's blog and wanted to say I'm so very sorry for Wally's loss=it is extremely heartbreaking to lose these sweet babies.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Lillie Valentine said...

We are so sorry for your loss. While we don't blog as much as we should, we try to read as many as we can. Thinking of you all and praying you find peace in knowing that Wally is running free, and you will be reunited one day.
Amy and Miss Lillie V

7:39 PM  
Blogger Ike said...

Ike wanted me to pass this on to Wally over the bridge - he thinks this is the only means of communication, so here goes:
"Wally, don't eat all the pizzles in heaven!"
There's Ike being all selfish as usual.
We're really going to miss Wally - I can't even express how much. My God he was a good looking and sweet guy.
Emily and Ike

8:14 PM  
Blogger Life With Dogs said...

Wally was one of our first blogging pals - this one hurts deeply. RIP sweet boy.

8:15 PM  
Blogger tula said...

Oh Wally you can haunt us anytime.. but we know you're having lots of wallyfunballs with all your pals now:)

LUV ya,

peeses: we'll take care of ma ape 4 ya too.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Scout 'n Freyja said...

Wally, our momma learned a long time ago that those short, black dogs can steal a heart faster than the blink of an eye. She also learned that when they leave to go to heaven they take a little part of you with them that you won't get back until the two of you are united once again...

8:31 PM  
Blogger Sancha said...

In all my comments on this blog in the past, I have always addressed myself directly to Wally. But I know that behind Wally was a human, and that that human provided the technological and material support that made Wally's wit, wisdom, and wiles available for all of us to enjoy. So, thank you, human. I hope you can take some pleasure in knowing how much you have done for dogs, bloggers, and dogbloggers around the world.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Alli and Frankie said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Dozer and Coop said...

Wally, you are in so much trouble! You have held court for so long that we came to believe you would never leave us - that you would be eternal! But Mum says you are eternal, you'll be living forever in our hearts. I know a lot of people are crying because you are gone, but Mum thinks of you and starts laughing - thinking of all the funny things you always said and the pictures! Honestly, you missed your calling big guy! You could have made a fortune as a model. But I digress..

Don't worry about your parents, we'll all be looking after them for you. As far as the Sheppy's...well, they're kind of big for us short guys to look after, so they are on their own.

Now that you're at the Rainbow Bridge, could you possible find the place where they make the kibble and drop some bags down here, west side of the Willamette Valley in Oregon? The backyard would be best.

We'll be chattin' at you in our prayers big guy - that big heart of yours...we're pretty sure it is made of gold.

Love to you and yours,

Dozer, Dottie and Cooper Edwards

P.S. Kibble, backyard..don't forget.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Please know that we are all here for you in this heart breaking time. Wally touched so many of us and he will be terriby missed


11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So very very sorry.

Wags and hugs to all.

- Ernest

11:16 PM  
Blogger Dog By Nature said...

Max sent us...we're so sorry for your loss.

12:47 AM  

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