(companion of Julia of FirehorseTextiles/LoveButtons)
We got Henry as an eight-week-old rescue pup. His mother, Tess, had been found as a mange-ridden, starving stray a week before she gave birth to a litter of seven puppies. She also had no home, and as we fell in love with her, we took her as well, and had 10 wonderful years with her (she passed away in March 2006).
Tess, and Henry as a Puppy
Henry is 13 years and 8 months old. He loves his walks, chasing games and visiting new places. He is the chief ‘time keeper’ in our house, and since my husband, Rob, and I work from home, he spends his day organizing our lives and that of our chickens, Cleo and Mabel!
Henry is very lovable, gentle, and cuddly, and has never lost his soft puppy fur. He looks like a miniature Labrador, but is actually a Staffordshire-Bull Terrier cross.
Henry recently appeared in the LOLpets section of The Times newspaper (UK) after I sent in a picture of our recent holiday, showing him in his pet stroller on the beach. His ears were blowing about a bit and it is quite a funny picture. He really enjoyed his holiday, although you might not thinks so from the look on his face.
His arthritis had been acting up at the time, hence the stroller. Since the vet switched him to a new arthritis medicine, though, he is much better, with a new lease on life. Henry is now able to enjoy long walks again, without his stroller, and has been running round like a puppy instead of a 13 1/2 year-old dog.
Check out Henry's page on 'The Daily Puppy' website!