1976 Walter, my first "own" dog - Scan067
Walter lived to be 11 years old - died in 1982. - A loyal friend.
Walter was so good with children - I never had any reservations with him, children could poke fingers in his eye, step on his paws, take the food out of his mouth - do anything, he would never either move, growl or bark.
1972-1982 - He was a clever dog, minded my children when my back was turned, kept them on the sidewalk or away from "dangerous" slides on the playground . . .
Walter was a german shepherd/labarador/airedale terrier mixture and he never let me down. Always stayed on the sidewalk in busy traffic in Copenhagen, always was by my side when I was on a bicycle with the children.
I let him down once when I forgot him at a train-station on my way to a party with some friends (I never had him on a leash) - I had ordered him to sit and forgot to say come when the train arrived, so we left without him.
He boarded several other trains in search of me (while I was in a taxi frantically trying to find him) and Walter was eventually brought to an asylum by the police, where I could fetch him after the week-end. It took a good deal of meaty bones and a lot of smooth talking to get past it!!!
A dear friend and companion for several children - a welcome guest in many homes, still remembered by many.