Sunday, November 10, 2013

Two Heroes - A Veterans Day Story

As our Nation takes the time to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who defend our freedoms this Veterans Day, puppy mill survivor, Miss Muffet, would like to tell you about two heroes from the Greatest Generation.

Please enjoy Miss Muffet's story and pictures below:

Miss Muffet was saved from a puppy mill in May 2013.
She is shown here with the medals of Bill Walthers.

"Recently, along with my new forever dad, I flew to South Prairie, Washington to personally attend a 90th birthday party for my dad's twin brothers who fought in World War II.  William and Robert Walthers, born in 1923, served our country during World War ll.  One brother, a pilot flew bombing missions over Europe while the other brother served as a right gunner in the Pacific.

Prior to WWII, William Walthers spent 1,000 hours flying B-17s which led him to become one of the youngest Squadron Leaders during the war.  William piloted 30 bombing missions in Europe and participated in the liberation of Paris.  While William was in Europe, Robert was stationed on Tinian Island and completed 6 missions as a right gunner.  Robert also witnessed the Enola Gay before it left for its mission to Hiroshima.  After WWII, William went on to serve in the Korean war where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross medal.

As much as these twin brothers love their country, they love dogs even more and were thrilled to welcome me into their family.  And I'm thrilled they are my uncles!   My dad is their baby brother, Paul, age 82.  

Uncle Bill and Uncle Bob would like to spread the word about the horrors of puppy mills so one day all the dogs living in puppy mills are liberated and able to live in homes as the free and the brave.  Please be sure to share their story so more people know to always adopt and never buy a dog from a pet store.  Thank you!"

Love, Miss Muffet

Miss Muffet with Uncle Bob (left) and Uncle Bill (right)

Uncle Bill (left) with a rescue dog.
Miss Muffet with Uncle Bob Walthers


  1. My Uncle died in the war in the Pacific and my father died in Europe. I didn't get to meet either of them. The war to end all wars doesn't seem to be working out so well.

    1. Indeed Things seem to be getting worse

  2. You saved our country and now are taking up the fight against puppy mills. Thank you for your service.

  3. Thank you, Miss Muffett. As the Greatest Generation ages, we need to tell and treasure their stories. This one struck me, particularly, because my uncle's memorial service is today in Bremerton, WA. He was one of the heroes of the war in Europe. I am glad to see your grand new family!

  4. Miss Muffet, you have a lovely family. Thank you to your Uncles for their service and to your Dad for giving you a wonderful family and home.

  5. Thank you for your service Gentlemen and thank you for loving Miss Muffet!!

  6. Why thank you Miss Muffet. And thank your most wonderful forever family. My grandfather was in those wars as well. A pilot. RIP Grandad.

  7. Heartwarming all the way around. Miss Muffet, you have been adopted into a wonderful family - they love you and all dogs deserving a forever home. Best wishes to all.

  8. Wow, Miss Muffet, your new uncles are awesome: Great servicemen, obvious dog lovers, and HEY they are some very young-looking 90-yr-olds! Thank them for all of us. (And you had me giggling over "baby brother" who is 82!) My ex-father-in-law was a Pearl Harbor survivor who passed away just a few years ago. Thank you Veterans and thank you for advocating against puppy mills.

  9. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story!!!!!

  10. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, from United Kingdom! xx