Walnut the Whippet of Cornwall, UK, has touched the lives of thousands of people since his passing last week.

Owner Mark Woods sent out a message on Facebook telling friends and fellow pet owners the sad news that 18-year-old Walnut had reached his final days.

He told The Daily Mail that he thanked Walnut for the wonderful years that were given to him and took him to the garden for a moment alone. The Woods family decided to have Walnut cremated so that the ashes would always be near.

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PupJournal would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Walnut. If you would like to hear/download Walnut’s song or donate on his behalf, please visit The Ethical Record Label’s website here.

H/t to The Daily Mail UK