OZZIE (HENRY) 12/18/02
Henry's Foster Journey
Oz is resting peacefully at the Rainbow Bridge. A testament to him is being prepared.
1/11/03 - Well my second foster of the day went
home...Henry just left with his new mom and dad!! It was love at first
site...I think Kevin got more kisses in the hour he was here then I did
the whole 3 weeks!
1/4/03 - Henry has come to the Guardian Angel Boxer Haven for a very short stay. We wanted to do some temperment testing on him and he has passed with flying colors. The only issue this dog seems to have as of right now is that he does NOT like cats. So he will have to go to a home with no kitties in it. He has been playing with 3 of the females in the house running, jumping and wrestling. There has been no hair raising or fighting at all. I have to introduce him to my male yet and will be trying that later on today. Henry went in for his neutering the other day and Dr. Fischer loved him. Said he was a very sweet boy. Henry loves to play with his rope toys...carries them around in his mouth forever. He also loves to snuggle with you on the couch. This is on very sweet boy that will be finding his forever home very soon. we also would like to place him in a home with older children only. Check back for more updates soon..........
12/27/02 - Well Henry is doing well and dreaming of his forever home where he can excel and feel safe and loved. I wouldn't recommend cats for him at this point. I think with him being on the road in this cold weather for 5 weeks, fending for himself he had to have taken a toll on him. He has scars on his face and the bones showing through to prove his lack of food. He needs a firm yet gentle and understanding hand to lead him in the right direction and prove to him that there is abundant love, food, water and shelter available to him. That he will never have to be afraid, alone, starving, and cold again. At every chance he gets, he tries to jump in my lap, nuzzle his head under my hand and get my attention. His nub is always going, to show me that he is happy. But there are also times he is frightened. He does get startled by loud and sudden noises and will either bark, or huddle into a safe place. Henry is going to make someone an awesome companion and social friend. As I stated before he is an obedient boy, and will sit, lay down, stay (not very long but can do it with a little more practice), come (again not always as we have to remember he is only a pup), and is learning off quickly, since it's a command he hears often. Henry is a good boy that needs to know the rules through some consistent obedience training. Are you willing and able to provide him the environment he needs? If so please let us know. Henry is waiting.
12/21/02 - Well it's been a few interesting days
since Henry arrived. After our first introductions with my oldest
dog and things did not work out we have taken it very slowly and have been
able to have them in the same room for about 30 minutes or so. Since
he has not yet been neutered he has a tendency to do a lot of jumping up
on my dogs and play dominance. I think Henry is feeling stressed out
with what has been going on in his life. He has also started staring down
our cats. He isn't lunging at them but is giving them a good stare down.
So we'll keep a close eye on that as well.
12/18/02 - Hey everyone, we have a new guest
named Henry. Henry has had a tough time the last couple of days, going
from place to place meeting all kinds of different people and dogs, but
has taken it all in stride. He is a little nervous but very friendly. He
is getting along great with my younger dog but he and my older more
dominant one seem to have their differences so we are keeping them apart
for now and let Henry settle in a bit more first and give him a bath to
help give him a fresh start. Our 15 month old baby girl absolutely adores
dogs have already spent some time together and he just ignores her and
when he is near her, he is very gentle. She just laughs and says
"dog." Yes that was her first word, not mommy or daddy, but dog.