One year ago today, after a two day ride from Louisiana to Virginia in a transport truck, they put a scared, sick homeless beetle into my arms. I took him home and called him "Henry".
Today on his anniversary, I was there with the cameral when he awakened from his slumber.
Here he is, eyes just opened. "Mommy, what are you doing?"
"Guess it's time to get up"
"First I need to get my morning stretch and back-rub...ahhh, that's the spot..."
Everyday is "Henry Day" around here but today was extra nice because when we took our son to his basketball game for 11:00 am, Henry was able to complete his mid-morning nap on time and sailed right into his late-morning nap with minimal interruption. :biglaugh:
Then Henry got some beef jerky...not that dog kind but the people kind!
I watched an episode of Animal Cops - Houston today that showed the rescue of animals after Hurricane Rita. It was heartbreaking to see what those poor babies went through. I did think of Henry and his rescue while I was watching it. So many of the dogs there were already Katrina rescues waiting for a home when Rita hit.
Congrats to you & Henry! It would seem that all of us here have a great adoption story to share, & you are now a member of the club! In my case Snapper was my first, as he was a beag/foxterrier & Duke, a purebred beag was adopted by Pop after Snapper was gone. Soon afterward I moved to north Idaho but to my dismay, a beag was a very rare breed here so I had to purchase one from a "hobby breeder" in Moscow. He is still a very healthy & happy beag nearing 15 yrs old! In 1997 Pop adpted Rufus the "mini/toy beag" to keep an aging beag Duke company. Well poor Duke died in late 1999 & Rufus would "cry"/howl" every evening after his supper! Pop adopted Nibbler in early 2001 when he was a year old & they are "best buds" now! When Goober turned 10 I adopted Homer the huge when he was a tiny pup that looked like a beag-mix pup that had been abandoned along with 7 of his siblings & his mother in a horse pasture! Well Goober has done a great job of teaching Homer how to act like a beag & the two of them are "inseperable"! I dread the thought of the day when I lose Goober & Homer will enter the same stage of grief that Rufus did! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif