My ole hound took her last walk, 1/26/12.
Because they are eager to please, loving, intelligent and confident, they make a splendid companion dog for an owner willing to give them proper exercise. Because this breed requires intense exercise to match its energy levels, Walker hounds cannot settle for mere walks in the neighborhood. (copy from Internet)
It's hard to lose a companion that was there for 13 years. She was always aware of where I was and never left me, never ran away from home, and was always happy to see me. I am relieved that she didn't suffer, that she was still able to get around and old age wasn't so hard for her. I knew she was not going to last much longer but was hoping she would still be around come spring. I am going to miss her lots.