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Meet Walter

Walter is named after Walt Disney!

Meet Walter

Your name:   Katie Reitenauer

Job title/department:   Secretary/Center for Global Education & International Services

What kind of pet do you have (dog, cat, bird, etc.)?   Dog

What is your pet’s name?   Walter

How did you come up with this name?   My husband and I are former Disney Cast Members and both love Disney. Since Disney all began with Walter Elias Disney - we named him Walter!

How old is your pet?   4 Years Old

What is your pet’s gender?  Male

Describe your pet in three words:    Energetic, cuddly and protective.

What is the thing your pet cannot live without?   His red blanket.

Can your pet do tricks? If so, what?   He can high-five!

What is the best trick your pet has taught you?   Unconditional love!

Do you have a nickname for your pet?   Walt, Walty, Walter-man, Wally

You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this:   Very cuddly, follows you around, wants to snuggle.

Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is:   Our front bay windows, he will sit on our couch or even the top of the couch and watch carefully out our windows. 99% of the time you'll find him there.

Favorite toy:   His little pink squeaky pig toy.

One habit you would love to change:    His jumping.

Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals?    People, hands down! He is such a people person.

Does your pet like children?   Yes

If you could ask your pet one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?    How did you feel when you first met us and we took you home that very first day?

Can your pet read your emotions?    He sure can!! He knows when we’re upset, sad and especially when we are sick. He also knows when we were going away or have our suitcases out.

Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet:    My husband and I were installing our "Ring" doorbell when we first moved into our home. We had the door slightly open and he took a mad dash out the front door and it was all caught on the camera and we laughed so hard watching it back.

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet?    The loyalty and protective nature! He is so cuddly, loving, protective, loyal and very smart.