We had Henry for 12 years. He was the dog my partner Cath always wanted and never had. What made him really special is that Cath has epilepsy. If she had a fit at home, he would come and get me so that I could look after her. Even more amazingly, there were several occasions when Cath was out taking him for a walk and had a fit and I would get a phone call from complete strangers saying that they had found a lady lying on the floor. When I asked how they had got my number, it became apparent that if Cath had a fit, Henry would sit patiently by her side until somebody came to help. They would then find our phone number on his collar and call me! On the day that we had to put him to sleep (he had pancreatic cancer) Cath told the vet about how he had saved her life so many times. We weren't the only ones with tears in our eyes in that consulting room! when it became obvious that Henry wouldn't be around much longer,we went to the local dog's home and found Indy, a rescue dog. It has been hard work building a new relationship with a dog with so many "issues", but well worth it. She now enriches our lives in her own way. Not a replacement, a great addition in her own right.
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Andrea ferch Taliesin, OBOD Bard. Formerly known as MamaKaos