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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. Can you believe it’s been 5 years since I was welcomed into my forever home? I’m sad to say that this year the rescue Millie and I came from has stopped their rescue work. We can’t thank all the volunteers enough for helping both of us find our forever home. We can keep up with all the alumni from the rescue on their Facebook page now at BDBH Alumni.

I think you all know how much I love my home.

I love playing in our yard in the snow…

…and wrestling with Millie

We can hang out quietly together too.

I love my yard no matter what time of year it is.

But my favorite thing to do is to hang out in bed with my pawrents.

My mom makes a great pillow.

I may be a bit grayer around the muzzle but I haven’t slowed down a bit. I sometimes wonder how my brother is doing. I know he was adopted by another family and I hope he is as happy as I am. I sure am lucky to have found my pawrents and sister.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We have a bone to pick with our mom. Do you know what day today is? Well if you keep up with the Blogville birthdays you will know that today is Walter’s birthday.

I’m 4 years old today!

That’s not all that is special about today. Do you know what else happened 4 years ago today besides Walter being born? Maybe this will jog your memories (for those that knew us then).

This was taken my first days in my forever home.

This was taken my first days in my forever home.

Look at me now!

Look at me now!

If you guessed that it’s Millie’s Gotcha Day you would be right. Once on this day mom baked us a cake to celebrate.

Mmmm...that smells great! Are we done with the pictures now?

This was a tasty blast from the past.

This time our mom says she can’t bake anything for us and she is claiming that it’s because her oven is broken! We’ll let her explain.

Hi everyone. It’s Cindy here. Back in the beginning of August our oven went dark.

Notice no clock showing on the oven.

Notice no clock showing on the oven.

We tried to get it repaired but there are no parts available for a 21 year old oven. When we went to buy one the sales person suggested we have an installer come first to make sure we were ordering the right size oven. Well since we have our cook top installed just above our oven it would have been next to impossible to find an oven that would fit under a 21 year old cook top. The only solution was to replace both of them. I won’t go into the boring details but there were delays in securing the cook top and as of now we have the new oven in our garage…

New oven...still in the box.

New oven…still in the box.

…and it will finally get installed this coming Thursday (along with the new cook top)! Mom Cindy out!

Millie Walter - Birthday Party Hats

Let’s celebrate!

Well we guess we will just have to find some other way to celebrate today but we hope our mom makes us a cake for her first time baking with the new oven.

We think since there isn’t going to be a cake today we should at least get extra treats.

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Hi everyone! It’s me Walter.

Walter - Head shot

I can hardly believe that it is my third Gotcha Day today! I had a rough start in life with my brother but thanks to Big Dogs Big Hearts rescue and my foster pawrents Lindsay and Jon I was lucky to find a great forever home.

Snuggling with foster mom Lindsay and foster bro Rocco (I'm the one with the green and yellow collar)

Snuggling with foster mom Lindsay and foster bro Rocco
(I’m the one with the green and yellow collar)

Pups like Millie & I, who were taken in by rescues, know how special our foster pawrents can be to us. Millie gets to see her foster pawrents when we go visit our rescue at their meet and greets but I hadn’t seen mine since the day I was adopted. Well a few months ago I finally got to see my foster mom Lindsay and boy was it a great reunion.

It all started because mom invited her Crochet and Knit group “Purl Jam” to our house for a holiday celebration just before Christmas. Foster mom Lindsay is a member of the group and mom sent her a special message hoping she could join us. Mom didn’t tell me she was coming so when I heard her voice outside when mom went to greet her I got very excited. We don’t have any photographic evidence of my greeting Lindsay but I just started jumping up and down (kind of like the dog in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZpOghdjZaA) and mom and dad worried that I wasn’t going to stop.

Eventually all the other ladies showed up and after having some snacks they went into the family room to work on their projects.

I was so happy to see Foster Mom Lindsay

I was so happy to see Foster Mom Lindsay

Millie behaved herself and mostly laid in the middle of the floor but I just couldn’t get enough of Foster Mom Lindsay.

Kisses for Foster Mom Lindsay

Kisses for Foster Mom Lindsay

In between giving Foster Mom Lindsay lots of attention I did take some time to hang out with the other guests.

Everyone working on their projects

Everyone working on their projects

But I couldn’t stay away for long.

You don't mind if I sit here do you Foster Mom Lindsay?

You don’t mind if I sit here do you Foster Mom Lindsay?

Needless to say she didn’t get as much done on her project as some of the other ladies did. I think the look on her face says she doesn’t really mind at all.

Eventually I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer

Eventually I just couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer

As you can see I settled down next to Lindsay in her chair and took a little nap.

I love my family but us rescue dogs all know how special our foster pawrents are to us too. If it weren’t for them opening their homes, we might not be in our great forever homes. Thanks Foster Mom Lindsay and Foster Dad Jon for giving me a place to hang out and learn what a loving home could be like while I waited to find my forever home. You made my Gotcha Day possible.

Before I go I have to give a little shout out to another guy celebrating his Gotcha Day too. Happy Gotcha Day Frankie Furter! We sure are a couple of lucky guys.

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Hi everyone, it’s Walter here. OMD it’s hard to imagine that it’s already been two years since I came to live in my wonderful home.

I love hanging out in our yard

I love hanging out in our yard

Can you believe that this is what I looked like then?

Skinny little Walter

Skinny little Walter

I sure was a scrawny kid then. Now I’m a lean, mean, running machine.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/126214818]

If you can’t see the video you can go here to see it. I hope you noticed that Millie never catches me and I always call off the chase by running into the garage.

Did you see how I smoked Millie? BOL!

Did you see how I smoked Millie? BOL!

Of course I have to thank my rescue Big Dogs Big Hearts and foster pawrents Lindsay and Jon for helping me find my forever home. I sure love my family and would never want to live anywhere else.

Before I go I have to give a little shout out to another guy celebrating his Gotcha Day too. Happy Gotcha Day Frankie Furter! We sure are a couple of lucky guys.

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