Henry also loved to eat, and took every
opportunity to eat anything he could. One of the first words he
learned was ‘biscuit’, and saying that word would always bring him
running. He also loved to sit in the kitchen while his Mommy made
dinner, hoping to catch any crumbs that might fall to the floor.
When he visited other houses, he would check the entire floor
surface for any food remnants. He was a great vacuum cleaner.
His favorite place to visit was his
Grandma and Grandpa’s house. If he heard the word ‘Grandma' or
'Grandpa’ he would start barking. Grandma always made him a food
trail through the house that he would devour rapidly. He loved to
sit in his Grandma and Grandpa's laps getting kisses and scratches.
Grandma and Grandpa’s love for Henry was endless. He was the light
of their day and they were always so happy to baby-sit. Henry also
loved plants and flowers. He would always come out with Mommy to
garden and loved to lean against her when she pulled weeds. He also
loved to smell the flowers. He would also go with Mommy to the
Discovery Garden and loved to smell all the flowers there. He
especially liked all the attention he got from the other ladies at
the garden. The best part was lunchtime. His Mommy would always find
him at the potluck area, begging for some food. He had the best
begging face a hound could ever have. He mastered the look to a fine
art. It could have been studied to teach doggies everywhere across
America. It never failed to bring him a hand out.
Henry also loved to go camping and in
the campground he got to lay on his favorite furry blanket. He
loved to go on long hikes with his parents and his little sister
Olive who was his best friend. He and Olive were always close
together and he loved to give her kisses. But the thing that Henry’s
Mommy loved best was snuggling in bed under the covers. When Daddy
went to work in the morning he would crawl in and lay perfectly in
his Mommy’s arms. His Mommy loved his hound smell and the feel of
his soft, floppy ears. She loved to kiss the top of his head and
listen to his gentle sigh of happiness. Henry was the best dog
anybody could ever want. He was sweet and kind and never hurt
another living thing. He was endlessly loyal to his Mommy and Daddy,
his sister Olive and his Grandma and Grandpa. They all loved him
more than anything in the world. He will always be remembered.
Chris and Don M.