Likes: Laying in the sun, after mom gets up first I snuggle up to dad in the bed every morning, swimming, attacking giant logs, singing.
Pet-Peeves: Loose Aggressive Pit Bulls that attack me, (Over three times! Once I broke my front tooth defending myself! My Grandaddy raised pit bulls, Daddy knows they can be very good pups!), dogs that aren't very smart, beans give me the runs, and mommy teasing me.
Favorite Toy: Henry has collected all his own toys that he has found on walks. Tennis Balls, squeak balls, rubber dinosaurs, etc.
Favorite Food: Loves raw meaty bones and his raw prey model diet. When I was a puppy in Alaska, I would pick bluberries with my front teeth. Now I eat sugar snap peas off the vine in the garden!
Favorite Walk: Anywhere, but especially Red Butte Foothills when it snows, I can hear and catch mice under the snow, and Millcreek Canyon where I chase Moose against Mommy and Daddy's wishes, and the Uintas where I love to run after deer.
Best Tricks: Singing, roll over, on the bed, shake, finding Dad, protecting Dad from Mommy! (I cover Dad with my face and snarl if she gets too close when we are snuggling), downward dog yoga, kissing Mommy when she has chocolate breath.
Arrival Story: My wife and I were living near Denali National Park in Alaska and we felt it was time for us to have a doggy. We put the word out that we wanted a puppy, and a river rafter named Carl said one of his sled dogs was pregnant and that we could possibly have one. Henry's mother was a member of a misfit sled dog team that was neglected and abused. The owner of the team was sick of taking care of the team and was about to shoot all five dogs. Carl said he would take the team. While Henry's mother was pregnant, we would walk the 1/2 mile path to the cabin and feed the malnourished dogs cottage cheese and rice that I liberated from the retaurant I worked at. Some of the dogs were 80% wolf and a bit scary but they loved me and would let me pet them. On my wife's birthday, Henry and his brother and sister were born. We saw them before their eyes ever opened and Henry stood out because he was the white one out of the three with beautiful markings and a cute butterscotch Husky mask. When the puppies were old enough to play around, we set all three puppies a few yards away from me. I asked "Who wants to be my puppy?" Henry came right over and his brother and sister just sat there, looking a bit sad. We did the same thing two more times and each time Henry would be the one to come to me. It was his choice! We kept feeding all the dogs and the puppies for 5 weeks. Carl the owner left the area and someone was supposed to be feeding the dogs but they didn't. Two of the wolves broke loose and were circling the cabin. One day we came to feed the dogs and found someone had separated the puppies from their mother for who knows how long. All the dogs had worms and Henry was covered in poo and seemed upset. I knew it was time to get him out of there. The loose wolves watched us with interest as we took Henry out of the pen and started to carry him away. I don't know if they wanted to eat him, or just protect him, but it got kind of scary. One of the wolves had gotten in a tangle with a porcupine and had numerous quills stuck to his face. They began to circle us and I gave Henry to his new Mom and picked up a big stick and told her to run as fast as she could back to the car. While she ran ahead of me, I kept the wolves at bay for a moment, and then ran as fast as I could to the car! Needless to say, it was an exciting rescue. We got back to our cabin and Henry hid between the wall and a dresser. After a little while we took him outside on the tundra and he perked up and has been happy since. He had awful worms and an umbilical hernia that later was fixed. He is a once-in-a-lifetime buddy, and we love him more than anything!
Bio: About a year ago, Henry had to have his gallbladder removed because it ruptured! He almost died by the time we found out what was wrong, it had been four days since it had burst. It was the saddest thing that has ever happened to us. After emergency surgery at 12:00 a.m, the vet told us that he completed the surgery, but he still might not make it. His insides were very raw and irritated, but here he is ($6,000 later.)!!!!!!! Every second with Henry is the most precious gift we could have!