Yesterday, when the K-9 University trainers were feeding the dogs breakfast, they noticed that Henry wasn't able to get up and wouldn't touch his food. We immediately took him to the vet, but his condition continued to deteriorate. The vet thought Henry had suffered a stroke. There was nothing anyone could do. It was heartbreaking. For almost nine months Henry had beat the odds. He survived pneumonia. His surgical team had done everything possible to help him walk again. I was convinced that he was going to find a great home and get the second change he deserved. It didn't work out that way though. Henry never even got a chance to leave the kennel.
There was a dog fight at obedience class tonight. The dog's owners were able to quickly get their dogs back under control and nobody got hurt, but still it made me nervous. I was glad to see that both Dot and Dash ran away and tried to avoid the fight rather than try to join in like some of the other dogs. Dot and Dash are gentle, well behaved dogs, as long as there are no squirrels nearby. I hope I am always able to keep them out of harms way.
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