Hoss & Walter

I made lots of cards and other projects last weekend, but didn’t have time to take a photo and schedule a blog for today.  So instead of a craft project of mine, here’s something that warms my heart.

We had two dogs – Hoss and Walter.  They were both old. Hoss was eleven, which is old for a Rottweiler, and Walter was…well, we’re not sure.  He was somewhere between 12 and really, really old.  They were both the best dogs ever, and we have such wonderful and happy memories of both of them.

Sadly, Walter died suddenly last August, and Hoss passed away about a month ago.  Losing a beloved pet is always hard, but losing two in six months is awful.

One of Mike’s real estate clients (who is also a friend) commissioned this drawing and brought it to us yesterday.  The artist captured the personalities and spirits of both dogs so well – even down to the spot on Hoss’s tongue!

Hoss and WalterI still tear up when I think of them.  Hoss was a gentle giant of a dog.  He didn’t have to prove anything; he was intimidating just standing there.  What’s funny is that he was so sweet-natured and wouldn’t hurt anyone or anything, unless he/she/it was threatening one of his people.

Walter was a scrapper.  He was small, but he was tough.  He picked several fights with dogs much larger than he was, and it didn’t go well for him.  That’s how we ended up with him.  He and Hoss got along very well.  Basically, they ignored each other, but they did teach each other a few tricks.  And they filled our lives and our home with laughter (and a lot of dog hair).

Thanks, Crystal, for this thoughtful gift.  We will treasure it always.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a wonderful day!



About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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5 Responses to Hoss & Walter

  1. Susan Horr says:

    That is so sweet and a really good drawing of them! It was such a nice thing to do!


  2. Trish ricktrish says:

    Oh Dear Buffy!! I feel your pain- been through this too many times- it never gets easier…. Bless you and many huge hugs- Trish k Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:21:13 +0000 To: ricktrishk@msn.com


  3. Since I knew both Hoss and Walter – this made me cry. They will both be missed – always! But our lives were truly enriched because they were present those few short years.


  4. Emilie Boyd says:

    Lost two in a matter of three months. Know how you feel. I had had them for at least 12 – 13 years. Zepp was 16 years old. Long for a Brittany and Hanna was at least 13. fortunately Harriet blessed me with a rescue doxie and I love her to death in spite of her shortcomings.


  5. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift; you are blessed with great friends.


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