We’re all in need of a good emotional release, right? A wallow in some sombre emotion to help work it through the system, so we can start doing more important things – like uniting around hope and change and action.
Enter stage right, sombre heroes of the hour, Mark Wood and his beloved dog Walnut.
Walnut is a good dog. A great dog. He’s been Woods’ companion for 18 long years, chasing stuff, chewing stuff, you know – classic dog stuff.
But Walnut is old. Really old. He’s like 90 in dog years. Due to his deteriorating health, Woods has decided that Walnut is ready for his “final sleep”.
Before Walnut joins the great dog park in the sky, Woods has invited other dog owners and mutt lovers to come on one last walk with Walnut, on his favourite beach near Newquay, Cornwall.
“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,” writes Woods on his Facebook post. “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.”
Think of it – hundreds of dogs all running around the beach, tennis balls thick in the air, tails going mad, Walnut having the time of his doggy life.
Grab your dog. Fetch the lead. Dig out a suitable ball and get yourself down to Newquay. Give Walnut the send-off he deserves.
If you need us, we’ll be listening to the following song, weeping like small children.
(Images: Mark Woods/Facebook)