An Interview with Henry the Love Bug


Good Morning! Happy Daylight Savings Sunday! I am so excited about the clocks moving forward because it means extra time for walks in the evenings! And nothing beats a good long walk at a brisk pace. In fact, Tracy my foster mom, says it takes me a good mile to slow down. I am the oldest member of the Old Guys Rule – Young Guys Drool association at Last Chance at Life Rescue (LCAL). But I act the youngest. My glamour photo is above. I am nine years old going on two and I find joy in everything I do! Last week you met my buddy Stewart. He is my sassy sweet friend. But this week is a chance to tell you My Story!

I am a strong 80 pounds and I currently live with my foster family. I LOVE my foster brother Smokey. Smokey is a big black fuzzy Shepard. Mom says I have been good for Smokey. He isn’t sleeping as much since I arrived. I play lots of games with him. My favorite is Keep Away! I grab my stuffed animals (Did I tell you I LOVE stuffed animals?) and I toss them around in the air. Then, I run and grab them and jump around, before Smokey moves a muscle. It is great fun! This is a picture of me with one of my favorite Stuffies.


Oh! Don’t tell Stewart! But I also like my foster cat! Mom caught me sneaking up on Cat with my tail wagging and a delighted look on my face. I was thinking “Where has this fuzzy little friend been hiding? Let’s play!” (Cat would be a great for those times when Smokey is napping.) This is me saying “Pleeeaaase play with me!”


Yesterday, we went to a beach campground for my interview! Campgrounds are magical places! So many families having fun! I wanted to go visit all of them! Mom, told me “No, these families don’t want to play with you right now. And you are disrupting the peace. Campgrounds are quiet places.” A good snack would have helped with this disappointment – but we forgot snacks. So, first I tried to sit on laps for comfort. When that wasn’t happening, I rolled around on the ground with Smokey. That helped. I love Smokey. Here is a picture of me and Smokey playing in our backyard!


Truth be told, I can be a bit of a handful. In my past, I was contained rather than trained and it shows when I am feeling happy and enthusiastic. But Mom says I am super smart and eager to please. She has taught me hand signals for basic commands and I enjoy making Mom happy. An active Forever Family who’d be committed to training me would be best. I am so smart, that training will be a piece of cake! Forget that old adage because I am living proof that “Old dogs CAN learn new tricks!!” (Hey did someone mention cake? Because I LOVE cake!)

Back to my Forever Family, it would be wonderful if there was someone home during the day to keep me company. I LOVE company. And I would be ecstatic in a home that already has fur babies or older kids to play with! Some people worry about adopting older dogs. I am here to tell you that I am not your typical Old Guy! I am healthier than most dogs half my age. Most important, I know that I have been given a second chance at a forever home and will reward my Humans with devotion. If you think you might be My Forever Family, I would love to meet you!

Last Chance at Life
3308 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: (442) 615-7437

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