WALTER.has now been rehomed to a family in Radcliffe.we wish him well. he sustained a career ending injury.he was in his time a prolific winner.now he will find a comfy bed with a few kids to fuss over him.hope he settles well.
Walter is settling really well, loves being fussed over, groomed and walked. He's enjoying being around the kids, walks in the park, and has added a lovely dynamic to our house. Thanks to Dave and all at Kersal Kennels for introducing us to such a lovely dog!
Saturday 16th January 2016 19.40 Grade A8 The start of my journey with the stunning Brindled son of Vans Escalade Dave Heaton afforded me the honour to become a part owner of Ballymac Walter a Greyhound who gradually made his way through the grades to gain his aviators and become a "Top Gun"in Grade A1 The way Walter raced was something to behold a railer in the true sense of the word I should have renamed him Mr Magnet the way he stuck to the rail He also showed he had the makings of becoming a stayer which I could look forward too but sadly on the 30th of September 2016 at 21.15 in Grade A1 the journey ended Walter sustained a injury(Dropped Gracillis muscle)which would end his racing career Walter was given as much time the best treatment as it would take the love and care from all at Kersal Kennels to get him back but to no avail as the injury healed but not to the extent that he could race again Lady luck has looked down upon Walter at least twice in his life the two most important ones in my opinion were when Dave purchased him to race from Kersal Kennels and when he was rehomed to a lovely family from Radcliffe who love him and say that he brings a new dynamic to their family Mr Lucky Mr Handsome My Walter Enjoy the rest of your life as you let me enjoy the part I had with you
Walter is the most gorgeous dog I have ever known. He lets the kids pet him, feed him and walk him happily. Most nights he sleeps on the rug in the front room until he lets us know he wants to go back in his crate.
We've had no issues with him at all on walks, apart from the odd time a squirrel has run across his path! He seems very content, and is adapting well to living in our home and is getting to know our cats, if slowly and carefully.
It fills my heart with joy to know we have been able to give such a successful dog a new life and home. We have bonded so well that I can't imagine life without him now. I would post pictures but don't know how on this board! Thanks everyone. Matt.
Quick update for you all. Walter is settling brilliantly, spending more time out of his crate and enjoying his life. He has made several friends in the park, a lurcher called Rosie, and a whippet called Elvis! Only had one small incident when at dusk he mistook a small dog for a rabbit and scared it's owner a bit, but other than that he is a very obedient dog.
In my busy household with 4 kids under 10, my walks with Walter are fast becoming my chance to park everything and focus on something that brings me such joy. To see him bounding across the park and returning to me for his treat is a true pleasure.