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Thursday, August 08 2013


Remember this little ghetto puppy?

God smiled at Henry and my, how his stars have changed!

 Yes, that happy little face floating on a raft in the pool is Henry! He is a perfect example of how your stars can change. God sent Other Half down Henry's little ghetto street and his story changed forever.

Dear Friends Michelle & Bobby share the duties of 'Henry-sitting' with us, so he bounces between our households. (God, bless 'em!) Like us, they have way too many dogs to be able to be his "forever home" but they too, are caught under his spell.

Henry is . . .

 . . .  well, he's special . . .


Henry's got IT. He's got star power.  He's a minor celebrity who is on his way to bigger and better things.


I took him to the vet again today for his second set of puppy shots and you should have seen this little rascal work a room. The clinic staff just fell in love with him and soon whisked him off to play with him. Henry, as skilled as any politician, worked it like a pro.

The vet said Henry has doubled in weight. When Other Half brought him home, Henry was 7 lbs of skin and bones. Now he weighs a whopping, healthy 15 lbs! He is scheduled for a neutering and microchipping later this month.  Henry is now healthy enough to go to his new home.

He is probably some kind of rat terrier mix. He will stay small. Henry is very friendly with humans, dogs, and cats. He will bark at sheep and goats and horses, but is not aggressive at all. Thus far, he doesn't chase anything but his toys.

He is as housebroken as a five month old puppy can be. He'll let you know when he has to go to the bathroom, but if you don't notice or you ignore his request, he will pee right in front of you. ("I TOLD you I had to PEE!")  

Henry is a house dog, unless of course you have a swimming pool like Bobby and Michelle. Then Henry likes to float in a raft and sip umbrella drinks.

Michelle has listed Henry on Petfinder this week, and we're hoping to find him a Forever Home soon.

He needs his own music video. I haven't decided if it should be set to the soundtrack of "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Aire" or the "The Jeffersons" ("Movin' On Up!") 

This is a perfect example of how much Henry's life has changed:

The air conditioner in my house stops working. While bitching to Michelle about it, she realizes that little Henry, who was on the streets a month ago with no food, no water, and certainly no AC, will be hot, so she phones her husband, who is on his way home from work, to inform him that he is to slide by our house and pick up Henry.  So as the rest of us go back inside our house, that is 91 degrees, His Royal Highness drives off to his "Otha Mutha" with the frigid vent of an F250 pointed at his smug little face.

It made me laugh. My, how his stars have changed.


 What do you think he thinks about as he floats on his raft?


Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 05:50 pm   |  Permalink   |  5 Comments  |  Email
Is Henry a dark brindle color? That would be mostly black with dark brown striping. Sure looks like it in the photos. Also his ears looks greyhoundy enough that he could be a whippet mix. The color, lovable temperament, size and ear would all fit. I sure hope he finds a great forever family.
Posted by Peg H. in Wisconsin on 08/09/2013 - 10:44 AM
I bet he's thinking how glad he is he met Other Half and his stars have changed!
Posted by Janie on 08/09/2013 - 02:37 PM
I have six whippets. He is definitely not a whippet mix. Looks to me like there's some Bully in there, but mostly he's what we used to call a Whodunit. His color looks seal, that is, a really dark brown that is easily mistaken for black. But I don't think you'll really know what color he is until the old crappy coat falls out and is replaced by beautiful healthy shiny coat. He might well be a black dog (we LOVE our Black Dawgs!). Whatever he is, he is DAMN CUTE. And also is clearly a STAR.
Posted by Lisa Ochoa on 08/09/2013 - 08:46 PM
Glad he is doing so well. He sure picked the right man when he approached your Other Half.
Posted by clairesmum on 08/11/2013 - 08:38 AM
Well, if I came across him in a shelter, I'd call him a Michigan Brown Dog. So, Texas Brown Dog? No, wait - Miniature Texas Brown Dog. Very desirable. :-)
Posted by Peggy on 08/11/2013 - 09:26 AM

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