Thursday, May 27, 2010


Our Gramps said this was one of his favorite quotes and it is one of ours, too, because it reminds us of our brudder:

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.

Susan B. Anthony

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Blogger NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Your gramps is furry special -

But woo knew that already -

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

9:03 AM  
Blogger Ruby Bleu said...

I'm with Khyra...Lots of Loving Licks...Ruby

9:29 AM  
Blogger Jake of Florida said...

Memories are independent creatures. Kind of like us dawgs.

Sometimes they come when called.

Other times they don't.

And still other times they just turn up!!!

Wally, here's to you!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

9:33 AM  
Blogger Nancy at the Farm said...

We love the quote and we still love Wally. What a lovely tribute!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

9:34 AM  
Blogger The Brat Pack said...

Love you guys

The Brats (& Mom)

9:52 AM  
Blogger Princess Patches said...

We'll never forget you, Wally! You went to the bridge the same day our dad passed away and we would like to think that you made the journey hand in paw. Rest well, sweet boy!

Penny & Patches

11:32 AM  
Blogger Mack said...

I was one of those stray dogs!

Your gwamps sounds like a very smart man.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Scout and Freyja said...

Gramps-people are some of the smartest people in the whole world. Wally, Maxdog just came to heaven this week. Will you please show him around?

7:17 PM  
Blogger Kari in Alaska said...

He was a very smart guy :)

7:40 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

That is a wonderful quote and I had not heard it before. Thanks for sharing. My gramps always had wonderful quotes to share too. It was nice to see some Wally face too!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

Oh!!! well said...

I miss you Wally Tamale! Your Gramps is a very wise man...& you were a very wise dog...


Love & Licks,

7:37 PM  
Blogger Dexter said...

Thanks for the most wise words and a few memorable photos of the very much missed and irreplaceable Wally.


7:43 PM  
Blogger Joe Stains said...

Wise quote for sure. So sorry for your loss.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Very cool quote. AND from a woman. Gramps was one smart dude.
We will never, ever forget Wally. Mom loved him before he knew we existed.
Wally was one smart dude,and I hope they are have great foodables, beers, wallymelons, everything they love.
Sunny&Scooter(and Jamie too)

7:08 PM  
Blogger Allison Walton said...

We miss woo, Wally!

Gus and Waldo

7:52 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

I just saw this! And I love it. It almost makes me wish I was a stray dog instead of just a farm dog.

Mom is going to put that on the fridge when she gets home from Paris and tack it up with her Wally magnet.

Gramps and Wally ... two smart dudes!


5:17 AM  

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