Monday, July 23, 2012

Bill, Tink, Poo and Little Girl

This is the first photo we have of our friend Bill Walker.  We met him on the internet a few years ago after he published a book of stories on his "angel" Pekes Tinker and Poo.  He sent us a copy, which we treasure.  We wrote a post for him, The Funny Farm Meets Tinker and Poo.

This is the photo we received before he entered Beatrice Manor.  His last Peke rescue, Little Girl, lived there with him. The Manor promised to take care of his old girl when he passed.

Bill was an interesting guy.  He loved God, country and animals, believed in honor and integrity and was a knowledgeable history buff.  His spelling and punctuation might have been lacking but his character and heart shone through in the stories he wrote.  Some of his most popular were his Rainbow Bridge stories.  Whenever someone he knew lost a pet, he wrote a special bridge story to comfort and encourage. 

We were honored to have two written for us.  The first was when Jan's brother lost his dog Fraggle, a dog Jan helped rescue - Rainbow Bridge Gang, Fraggle.

The second was when we lost our orange boy Crystal, Crystal Came Home

Well before our Cotton passed away this June, Bill's health and strength had gone downhill and he no longer spent time on the internet or wrote stories.  We were saddened at the knowledge Bill wouldn't be writing Cotton's bridge story. 

We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to know Bill, even if only via the internet and email.  He was a storyteller who ranged from true personal experiences to history  to his imaginative writings of life after death for pets.

Bill passed away last Friday, July20.  He will be buried with military graveside honors today. 

Farewell, Billy G. Walker. We have missed your emails and stories these last months, but there is one who is missing you more than anyone - your best furry friend Little Girl.  We will be sending her lots of purrs and pawhugs until you're reunited.


  1. So very sorry to hear this news. The world needs more good men like this. Sincere condolences to Bill's family and friends and the animals who loved him. xxx

  2. We are sure he is being greeted by many dogs, cats and other pets as he crossed the rainbow bridge.

    Essex & Sherman

  3. Me and Charlie are so sorry to hear about your dear wonderful friend. We send our purrs and condolences to all his family and friends. Take care

  4. It seems that he was a pretty special person, who touched many lives.

    We're sending purrs to all who are mourning his passing, including Little Girl.

  5. How sad that Bill had to go, but many are waiting for him at the Bridge.

  6. Our thoughts to you in the loss of your kind friend-

  7. Oh, how he is loving all his friends at the Bridge, and saying hello for all of us!
    What a sweet man.
    Little Girl, we're sending lots of (((hugs))), but I think someone has become your guardian angel, and that will have to do til your reunion at the Bridge.

  8. What a beautiful tribute to what I am sure was an incredible man.
    We are deeply sorry for the loss of your friend

  9. Purrs to Bill's family... blood relations and extended.

  10. What a nice tribute to Bill. We're sure his past fur children greeted him at the Bridge enthusiastically. Our thoughts are of Little Girl now.

  11. We send our condolences for Bill's loss. He seemed amazing!

  12. Sad news indeed. I didn’t know Bill, but that is a lovely tribute. My condolences to his family and friends.

  13. What a beautiful soul.
    But what a lovely remembrance to someone who was very special.


  14. what a sweet tribute to a friend
    Benny & Lily

  15. We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Bill. We are losing too many of these fine old guys!

    He will have a grand time visiting the bridge though, won't he?


    JO, Stella and Zkhat

  16. we are furry sad to hear of Bill's passing. But can you imagine all the animals that greeted him at the bridge!?!!!
    They will be so furry happy to see the man that made it a little bit easier for their families. I'm sure they will all want to make it a little bit easier for him with all the love that he has given, now returned.

    We are purring for Little Girl.

  17. We are very sorry to hear that your friend Bill has passed away. He sounds like he was an amazing man, and that he blessed the lives of those fortunate enough to have known him. We send purrs and prayers to all who are missing him, especially Little Girl.

  18. Oh, sweet Jan we are so sorry to hear this sad news about your friend. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and nose kisses


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