Nicknames: Henry Keller, the Henster, Sneaky, Smooth Operator, Farty boy, Mr. Dots, Henry Doodle
Birthday: October 20th 2005
Likes: Running on the ocean's shore, wrestling with Crash, Herman and Moki at the park
Pet-Peeves: Flashlights, being kicked out of bed, having my ears cleaned and my nails clipped
Favorite Toy: Rope toys with balls at the end that I can fling around, anything Thunder has cause I want it!
Favorite Food: What do you have to offer? I like everything, but I can't have everything :(
Favorite Walk: (I prefer to run); any beach, anytime, the SV dog park, our property
Best Tricks: Smiling, leaping, stealing my mom's PJ's when she's in the shower, stretching my neck like a giraffe
Arrival Story: Our veterinarian contacted us when Henry was looking for a new home. They knew that we had recently had to say goodbye to Lucky. After meeting Henry, he came home with us for an overnight visit and he never went back :)
Bio: One of Henry's dots on his back is shaped like a heart, he smiles quite handsomely when excited, he was born to love and he loves everyone, even our cats
Henry's rescue story:
One evening in 12/2005, a nice man found me on the side of the freeway in a small rural area. I was 8 weeks old and I weighed only 6 pounds, and I had some very serious medical problems. The nice man took me to the fire department, where the firemen there wrapped me in blankets and drove me an hour away to get help. Besides being starving and totally dehydrated, my most serious problem was that my little colon had prolapsed, probably from having very bad diarrhea. This means that my colon had come outside of my body where it was exposed to the debris near the freeway as well as other elements, and I was just covered in my own poopoo. I smelled pretty bad but I was so happy for the help I was getting that I couldn't help but be responsive, smile and lick. My loverboy personality literally saved my own life (that's what my vet, an angel, told my forever mom)!!! You see, one of the veterinarians who met me that scary night rescued me! She performed surgery on me (more than once), she cared for me and she raised me for awhile until she could find the best home for me. She really wanted to keep me, but she has lots of horses and she was afraid something might happen to me because I am deaf and might not hear them. She was one of my first angels. Since then I have a had other angels, and now I am at home with my forever family. I don't really know if I was a breeder "reject" or if I just walked away from someplace and got lost, or how I wound up on the side of the highway. I don't remember and it doesn't really matter anymore.
I so love and adore you. You mean a lot to me and to my mom. We've got a pretty good life. We're not rich in the material world, but we are so much richer in the spiritual one with community, friendship and a loving higher power. Let's face it, that's what carries us during hard times, and what can truly be counted on in the face of any adversity.
Some very special pals (with the help of their mommy's) hooked us up with some zealies and a Dogster Plus subscription, and don't even get me started on the valentines! You know who you are - I won't embarrass you. I am grateful though, and mom was in tears at your thoughtfulness and generosity. She was bragging about her Dogster friends to daddy! That's nothing new though. Mom frequently tells daddy about our Dogster pals - even if he doesn't pay that much attention to us (BOL)!
Well, we are just starting to celebrate the new year here at our house. It might seem late, but it was a weird kind of Christmas and New Year for us. Last week was very productive and I don't see us stopping any time soon!
Until the next time, put on some music and DANCE like you mean it!