One Last Tearful #WalkWithWalnut Prompts Global Show of Support

Walnut was not the kind of dog to be easily forgotten.

After 18 years of friendship, Mark Woods and Walnut, his loving whippet, had loads of memories to look back on. Through two marriages, three engagements, and a move across England, Walnut and Woods had stayed by each other’s side. But Walnut’s advanced age and poor health had started to show, and those memories would soon be all that were left.


Woods could not offer his dog any more time on this earth, nor could he let his best friend pass over the rainbow bridge without one last adventure. One of Walnut’s favorite activities was walking on Porth Beach at Cornwall, England, which was something Woods could manage. He just wanted to call a few friends first.

“He has had an incredible life and having reached the grand age of 18 is ready for his final sleep,” Woods posted to Facebook.