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Henry James McNubbins... A Blessing In Disguise
by Kate Karch
(Mercer Island, WA)
Shortly after my husband and I got married, we decided we wanted to add another pup to our brood. Bella, our Aussie mix shelter pup, was almost three years-old and we thought that was a good age for her to adapt positively to a new puppy. My husband was insistent on finding a purebred female, but when I saw Henry's picture on Petfinder.com, I knew I had to have him.
He has a herniated umbilical cord, therefore he was listed as not being of show quality. For some reason, that endeared him to me even more. So, after weeks of persistent pleading and not-so-subtle hints, my husband agreed that we would drive down to Bend, OR and pick up our new baby. And despite the massive blizzard we had to drive through to bring him home and his remarkable ability to chew through chair legs, we fell in love.
He has grown into such a beautiful dog, and though his unusually large size causes people to look twice, his sweet demeanor and big goofy grin brings nothing but smiles to their faces. Henry is truly the most loving and amusing creature I have ever met, and we are so grateful to have him in our lives.
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