CORNWALL, England (STORYFUL)
Mark Woods recently shared a post on Facebook asking people to bring their pets and join him and his dog Walnut for one last walk on November 12. Aged 18, Walnut’s health was deteriorating so Woods made the decision to have him put to sleep.
"Walk with Walnut" Sadly I am having to have Walnut euthanised on Saturday 12th November and so we will be having a last walk together on his beloved Porth Beach at 9.30am. I would love it if dog lovers/owners and friends would join us for a celebration of Walnut on his favourite Porth Beach. He has had an incredible life and having reached the grand age of 18 is ready for his final sleep. Hope to see you on Saturday.
On the day, Woods, his dog, and hundreds of others went to Porth Beach, in Newquay, England, to help Walnut enjoy his favorite place one last time.
Woods carried Walnut to the beach in a blanket for his final stroll, before he was put down. Woods later returned to Facebook to thank people for their kindness, receiving many messages of support from people online, some of whom had brought their own dogs out for a walk in memory of Walnut.
Walnut passed away this morning at 11.56am. The family and our three whippets, Monty, Nelson and Charlie were also in the room. He went very quickly and in my arms. I am writing this post because I owe it to everyone who has supported myself, my family and most importantly Walnut. Thank you to the hundreds of people that attended the walk this morning and to all those that had their own walks with their beloved pets at 9.30am all around the world. I also want to thank the wonderful people of Newquay for their support which I will never forget as long as I live. I read out a poem that was sent to me by one of the many well wishers just before Walnut had his last sleep and would love you all to read this as well to remind ourselves just how lucky we are to be alive and to share in the wonderful world that our pets give us. God bless you all.Posted by Mark Woods on Saturday, 12 November 2016