|Look how handsome I am after a trip to the groomer!|
|"Hey, why is your head shaved?"|
|Henry and his new sister, Mia!|
He was in rescue with us for quite some time. We had no idea what medical conditions Henry came with, only that he stared at us from behind the shelter bars and said, "I'm a good boy. Can you make the pain stop?" The shelter said he was mean, and when he met us he said, "I'm not. I'm just smart and I know who I can trust." Never raising an eyebrow, or retracting from a hug, Henry stepped forward and told us that he was amazing. The shelter prepared us for an aggressive dog, and he welcomed us with a head nudge and a plea for more kisses.
Henry received AMAZING donations that SAVED HIS LIFE. Through all your generous support, his ear surgery was paid for, as well as all his other diagnostics to ensure he was fully healthy. We didn't know what we were going to do: this amazing dog we rescued, no money in the bank, but we had to say "yes" to treating him. We were afraid we'd never find the money.. and then came YOU.
Henry's story is filled with many, many names. Names of so many who gave so much, to help pay his bills and offer moral support. Sometimes people can question, "Why spend so much money to save 1 dog?" Our answer: Every great dog is worth saving.
He was, and will always be, the reason people rescue. An amazing boy.. smart, affectionate. Perfect. The only thing not perfect about Henry was his history.. a stray who found himself in a shelter facing a grim fate. A dog who wandered as a stray with ears so badly infected that he could hardly remember life without pain. A skinny dog, who perhaps never knew what it felt like to feel full.
We would do it all, all over again, even if someone told me he only had 1 week left to live. He is amazing, and he deserves to know a painless life full of love. I wish a picture could capture his spirit, his courage, his forgiving nature. Henry knew pain for years, and still never refused a kiss to his painful head.. never refused a hug from a baby. He trusted us to ensure his life would be forever changed, forever improved.
I wish we could all be more like Henry.
Thank you, THANK YOU, to everyone who supported saving this precious life. We will NEVER forget your support and generosity.