Henry is some sort of mix. I'm his human and am enjoying the process of bringing up a little one. This blog takes you on my journey and records progress...it is already apparent Henry's human needs advice and some positive reinforcement!
Henry finally got to revisit his cousin Harlow Jean. He had a great time with her and his Tante Kathy. Kathy has a doggie treat drawer that has become he ry's favorite place next to where ever Harlow Jean is located. Harlow is a very mellow youngster and tolerated Henry's enthusiasm with patience.
The North Cascades pass was beautiful. Snow and really incredible mountains. It is closed late October to April because of the heavy snows.
After a great visit, off we went over the pass to Lynden. On the way we stopped at a market -- Henry was not invited in, too scary!! Had to share though. How is that for a grocery store?
After a careful evaluation of the vegetable matter available, Henry has selected a round leafed morsel as his chosen target. He made it to the dock to look over the inventory, then plopped in to collect one at a time.
There is almost no hesitation jumping in the water now - but he is maintaining his dry back, head and tail.
The best part is that my little worker is not eating the stuff - so I don't have to do a safety check and better yet - I should be doing that weeding anyhow. Must say, I can't wait until he sees the muskrat. It is larger than Henry!
We had the first dramatic storm of the summer. Lightening and huge immediate claps of thunder are not Henry's favorite things. He was more than ready to take both on, but I talked him out of it.
Greg and I had fingers crossed that the trees around the house would not take a hit. They didn't, but when the weather clears enough we will take Henry in an explore to see what did get struck.
So we are inside today - with quick trips out to cut wood. The kitchen ceiling is nearly finished - we just need to do wood fill and seal. Yay for rainy days!
Oh, and if you are a plant person I have a question for you. The beautiful little pink and delicately scented flower is at a neighbors house. The bush is about ten feet tall and covered with these flowers. Later in the summer it is just leaves. Do you know what it is? I am sure Henry would love to have one down by the lake!
Okay I know Henry looks his best all long haired and brushed out -- but his fascination with the lake, the bushes in the forest and all things dirty and able to tangle in his fur has led him to his latest puppy cut.
He is, of course, still his old handsome self, but I had to tighten up his seatbelt harness a full inch so you might not recognize the boy!
As always, the groomers loved him. See. Here is proof! What do you mean they say exactly the same thing on all the puppy sheets? Of course they do. All the pooches are as wonderful and sweet - and clean for the first five minutes leaving the groomer.
Henry was offered the Sunshine Award by the very generous Peace Love and Poodles blogger. (A sharp and fun site to visit if you have not discovered it yet.) Henry's poor techno dummy Mama could not figure out how to upload the award photos or link to the "pass it to the next" requirements. I can do that stuff on my computer in Whittier. I sure cannnot do it out on my iPad at Loon Lake. So thank you Peace, Love and Poodles, and to my friends out there in cyber land, please know I enjoy your blogs and visit them even when I don't always leave a comment. I'm sending you my own "You Make Henry's Sun Shine" award.
My brother and sister's place on the Toutle River reminds me of that magical place my mom's aunt Mina lived on the island near Seattle. Up a forested almost hidden road to Mina's little house. The setting something like the seven dwarfs place - but without the wicked queen.
Henry has found this the best "back yard" ever in Rog and Karrie's forested fourteen acres. He has kept busy romping with his very active cousin, Daisy Mae and he has fallen asleep without a twitch all night long - delightfully exhausted.
This place is so beautiful. If I tried to imagine the perfect little spot of nature, this could be it. Everything is so lush....except Henry and his cousin Daisy. They want to play together so bad they threaten to destroy each other. Daisy is still a pup and hasn't figured out she is three times Henry's size--but they are getting there. A natural girl, Daisy just wants to have fun.
Daisy makes a wonderful "hummm ah hummm" sound to tell you things. I haven't heard her bark. She is a sweetie pie, definitely not a guard dog.
Final we are off on our adventure. Henry has already proved himself useful! He made us stop for a pottie break only to discover our deferred door maintenance probably should not have waited until after the trip.
The door was open! The chaos within was threatening to become freeway carpeting. It appears we only lost one curtain rod - which is great considering. Anyhow, Henry's timing was wonderful!