Goodbye Henley8:10 PM
We got Henley as a six month old pup. We called him our sale dog. The ad said "Newf pups. Make offer." We called and inquired why the ad. The breeder said that they were older pups and he couldn't get his original asking price. It was a good point since Henley weighed 75lbs when we got him. He was born and raised in a barn. He had no social skills and was not house broken.
But with love and training he became the wonderful, lovable, dog we knew he could be. He was the most social dog and loved everyone (dog or human) he encountered. Along came Corrine. Henley became super protective of the baby. We could put her in the pack and play in the yard and he would lay next to it where ever we moved it.
Corrine said her goodbyes before she left for school. She hugged him, loved him and took pictures of him. At the vets office I sat on the floor with him and loved him, stroking his head and ears telling him how much we loved him. Thanking him for being a part of our family, telling him it was ok that he leave us.
Our house has a huge emptiness to it. A physical emptiness as well as a loss of his energy. He was larger than life in many ways. He is in a better place, we know that. It doesn't make it easier for those of us left behind.