Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I may be gone some time.....



Yep, this is my last post before I go on holiday and I really don’t know if I’ll be posting whilst I’m in the kennels. I can’t be sure, so I’m not going to promise. I hate breaking promises.

So, I thought, as there are a few bloggers at the moment revealing a fair bit about themselves and their lives I’d leave you on a light note by giving you a few more little facts about me and my life too. A few little titbits for you to nibble on. Not too much. Just enough to keep you keen - keep you thirsty for more. I like to maintain a bit of mystery.

1. I was born on 10th April 2005, that was a Sunday – and you know what they say about Sunday’s child don’t you? “Bonny and blithe and good and gay” of course. I am very bonny, blithe (don’t know what it means but it sounds nice) and good. Though I’m not gay. I like lady dogs. I’m also an Aries and a Rooster. Not that I believe any of that crap, but it’s good, clean fun isn’t it? If you follow astrology you’ll know that I shouldn’t really be compatible with Mum, ‘cause she’s a Cancerian Dragon lady, but I love her to bits – so it just goes to show how silly these star sign thingies are doesn’t it?

2. I was born and bred in East Yorkshire and mum took me to live with her on 5th June 2005. Mum lived in South Yorkshire at the time. It wasn’t far to travel. Below is a photo of my first little toy that I took away with me that day. Mum still keeps it safe and won’t let me rip it to bits now that I’m a big boy. Mum’s very sentimental.



An Aside - I remember mum coming to collect me and sitting me on her knee as we drove home. I wasn’t scared to leave my doggy mum or my other brothers and sisters ‘cause I’d had enough of the irritating little sods by then and was thankful for the peace and quiet. I remember Uncle Hugh said “I hope he doesn’t vomit or poo or anything. Shouldn’t you put him in that box just in case?” Well, I was rather insulted at the time. It got me wondering what they were used to and what type of house I was going to if they thought that dogs regularly pood, peed, vomited or whatever whilst travelling in cars. I knew they’d certainly never had a Schnauzer. In my view you only pee, poo or vomit in your immediate surroundings if you’re really, really poorly and you’ve no alternative.

3. Mum was initially looking for a West Highland Terrier, or a Wire Haired Jack Russell. Then Uncle Hugh flew into an airfield at Sherburn-in-Elmet one day, spotted a guy with some Mini Schnauzers, and decided we were a cute breed. As luck would have it, the guy with the Schnauzers said his sister had just bred some – the rest is history. Sadly, the guy is now dead – he died in a plane crash – an old Hurricane. RIP.

4. I have a really good pedigree with lots of champions in my ancestry. I’ve even got a posh name. But mum being mum has lost everything to do with my birth and my pedigree. It all got lost when they sold their house in the UK and moved to Switzerland. She thinks she could get copies of stuff if she wrote to the Kennel Club in the UK, but she’s not that fussed.

5. I used to HATE going walkies when I was a pup and used to fling myself on my back and refuse to move whenever mum put my collar on and clipped my lead to it. I liked being carried best. So mum used to carry me everywhere to start with. Then she put her foot down, and when mum puts her foot down you simply have to do as you’re told. Believe me.

6. I used to go to work every day with mum. At the time, mum’s work offices were on an airfield, so I think that’s why I got used to loud noises because there were some noisy jets used to land and take off and helicopters and stuff. All the folk there used to call me “Baby Henry” and spoiled me something rotten.

7. I once got trodden on by one of Uncle Hugh’s grown up pups and sprained my paw. I made a right racket. I was really tiny at the time, and I know it wasn’t done on purpose but mum was mortified and it caused a bit of friction for a while.

8. I had really bad colitis when I was five months old and mum left me in the car for ten minutes whilst she popped into the supermarket. Well! I suddenly had the most terrible tummy pains and felt really sick and no matter how much I whined, mum didn’t come back to let me out so I ended up making a right mess of her car. I’ll never forget her face as she opened the door. She said “Oh Jeez Henry, were you doing summersaults whilst you were busy puking and pooing?”

9. I've still got my balls, but I'm not sure what they are for. I'm hoping that one day I might find out.

And last, but not least

10. Mum tried to drown me when I first moved to Switzerland. Honest. She did. Just because I rolled in a very sloppy, fresh cowpat. She grabbed me and thrust me in a fast flowing freezing river and shoved me right under. I told Braja about it. I looked up through the water and all my life flashed before me. All eleven months of it. I remember thinking “Mummy why are you trying to kill me?” She swears blind she was doing it for my own good, but she always says that after she’s been particularly sadistic.

Ok, I’m off now. I’ll be around until Thursday morning, and then I’m away until 25th February. I will try to post. I will try to keep up to date with folk’s blogs, but if I can’t please don’t forget me. I WILL BE BACK…….

Here are a few photos to remember me by :







39 comments:

Csquaredplus3 said...

I tried to drown Mary once too - it was an accident (sort-of) - but it left us both traumatized, like you and your mum.

Have a wonderful vacation. You'll be missed. Thank you for the photos. Your button nose is precious.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Henri, I hope this was just a taster of a tid- or titbit to leave us with - panting for more - I hope you (and your mum) have splendid hollingberries, and that you return soon, rested and restored, to your rightful place - Right where we can see you, and laugh with you at your doggy adventures - Big wet kisses - you know you like them, really! xxx

Stubby said...

I hope you enjoy your holiday Henry. It was great reading about your life and I love your pictures. I will miss you while you're gone Henry and I will think about you often. When I start to miss you too much, I will check out your pictures and they will surely put a smile on my face. xoxo

Alen4ik Litvinenko said...

Henry I hope you have a great trip and enjoy your holiday. As to your question, nope I'm flying out to Delhi on Friday and I'm so excited my friends promised to take me to the Taj Mahal finally ( only took 9 years living there and not seing it) to finally decide to come visit and go see it!
I loved your post and no I don't think mom was trying to drown you, moms tend to do that when we wash you and some water goes up your nose and ears (thats what happened to Kvadrapusik) yesterday and I think she feels like I was drowning her too, but now she is all clean and smells so nice! :)
Enjoy your holiday!

French Fancy said...

Henry, I loved all these new facts about you. That Womble toy is so cute (it is a Womble, isn't it) and I can understand mum being very attached to it.

I hope you can post from your temporary home but if not then you can tell us all about your time with the bitches when you come back. I wonder what fabulous present mum and Uncle H will bring you back from their exotic travels.

Look after yourselves, Henry and his family

x

Self-Proclaimed Editor said...

Henry, you will be missed, but I'll also miss hearing about Mum and Uncle Hugh. Hope all goes well for all three of you. :) KC and M

Jennysmith said...

Will miss you so much Henry my darling. Please have a good stay and come back soon. Give my love to your mum.

So you're a pedegree eh? Posh!

I also suffer from colitis, its terrible isn't it xxxxxx

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Henry, So, you get to go to the "fur farm" again. I am sure it will be fun and you will have grrreat adventures to tell us of. You are very much lucky not to have had to stay in your place of birth for long. I had to stay in mine until I was 11 months old. It was very much awful for me. I wanted my own family. Mom and Dad appreared one day and rescued me. I too, come from grand champion blood lines. I was not the "litter runt" but I just never grew enough to meet my breed standard for use as a show dog. They kept me so long in hopes that I would take a growth spurt. I didn't though. My mom loves the fact that I am rather small.

I will really miss your daily posts.
Tonight I am going to my new writers' group meeting. I am a bit nervous about it. I have two things written for mom to read for me. I never read in public. I am just too shy for that.
Have a wonderful holiday.

LadyFi said...

Have a lovely holiday - you lucky thing! You're off to your warm cozy kennel... Where are Mum and Hugh off to? The sun, no doubt!

Love your Womble toy - oh how that brings back memories...

I feel a song coming on...

Diane said...

Oh, Henry! I shall miss you terribly while you're gone but thank you for a good laugh today... I needed it!! Take care and tell your Mum and Uncle Hugh to travel safely... we'll speak soon! XOXO

Juliet Colors said...

Aw, Henry! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, but you will be very much missed if you don't find a way to post... :-*

Jane! said...

Oh, hurry back! We are going to miss you!

herhimnbryn said...

We could never forget you Henry, never. Have a good break at the kennels and see you soon. Love Bryn.

lady jicky said...

G'day Mate. I hope you and Mum and Uncle Hugh have a lovely holiday. No dunkin in the river !
Now, I hope you have some wild stories to tell us when you get back on the computer!!!!!
See Ya!
Kenzo

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Good luck Henry. Hope there is a cheeky little poodle at the kennels to keep you amused.

Mickle in NZ said...

Thanks for the photos. In the last one I can really see your big beautiful eays for once. Safe travels for you all. I'll be waiting for next exciting Henry installment when you're back .

Have fun, Mickle xxx

Irish Gumbo said...

Henry, I am going to miss you while your on holiday! Please enjoy yourself, take it easy and we will see you when you get back.

And I daresay, the lady dogs like you, too, my friend. Among other reasons, that's why its good to have balls. Luck fellow!

Lee said...

I hope there is no other similarities with Lawrence Oates. Stay warm and safe.

Good luck to you, your Mum & Hugh.

Lisa said...

You'll be missed, you little sweetheart.

I wonder if you and Cupcake might be related. If she were a dog, she'd throw herself on her back and refuse to get up as a way of getting out of school.

Indrayani aka, Indi! said...

Oh How will we forget you Henry...
I loved loved the new pics on your blog..On this post and on the sidebar too...
come back soon...
with more pics and more stories!!

:)

Love and hugs!!
Indi

Blu said...

Henry have a lovely time, missing you already. Cool Womble, Big Woofer has a snoopy but I have to sew his head back on, and I keep forgetting it looks like a murder case!!!!! Lots of hugs xxxxx

French Fancy said...

I've interrupted the third draft of my essay to say another farewell - a temporary one - to the Henry family. I forgot to mention in my first comment on here that I adore the top photo in this latest blog. You should put that one on the sidebar.

Look after yourselves, you three. Come back soon.

x

~Marie~ said...

Hey Henry! I know you are away, but when you get back you have to go read my blog... I tagged you.

http://adayinmylifephotosandmore.blogspot.com/2009/02/february-4th-2009.html

La Belette Rouge said...

Henry you make me laugh our loud. #8 was undoubtedly awful for you and Mum it was hilarious to read. And, I hope someday you discover what your balls are for. But after learning this I am keeping my Lily far away from you.

Dog_geek said...

Have a great vacation! I hope that they give you internet access at the kennels!

Braja said...

Oh Henry, I don't know WHAT to say! It's way way WAY too long to be away, I'll miss you terribly. Tell your mum to please have a wonderful time on hols and I hope you can get to the internet at the kennel office....I'm totally loving the pics, you look cuter every day, and I'm glad you've still got your balls :)

French Fancy said...

Are you missing us all yet? Whenever I go away I always miss everyone from blogland, never mind the fact that I'm in new and exciting places - sad blogger that I am

xx

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

We'll miss you Henry, we love reading your blog. Take care - and hurry back!

Love,

M-M (and Muzzle)
xxx

♥玮倩 said...

Hello Henry,

have a fun and safe trip ^^ Enjoy your holiday!

best regards
vodka

Daisy said...

Oh Henry, it's too much, you're just too sweet- that is hilarious you did't like walkies and had to be carried, and very noble that you would never deliberately make a mess of the car- you are a noble breed. Have a lovely time away and keep in touch!

Mickle in NZ said...

Cats - what's the appeal? - a dear loving lad who went to his vet's centre today with only a little yowling. Soon realised Mickle and vet Seton were there to help heal his nasty sore lower lip - an abscess!

And Zebby took both the needles without any fuss at all. And showed he still loves me heaps when we got back home.

Zebby in a very thankfull snory sleep now.

Why mickle and Zebbycat - this is why, and he still snuggles up over night, and shows care when I aint well.

Suggest your Mum lets you sleep closer to her than in the kitchen. You've trained each other so why not a Henry bed within mum's bedroom - your bed on the floor of course so you don't get hurt should you fall out.

love and stuff like that for you, dear Henry. Zebby too busy sleeping (so he is healing) to offer words.

Huggles to you...... Mickle and snorry-man Zebbycat.

misty and poppy bichon said...

we miss you Henry

lots of love

Braja said...

It's just too long, Henry :(

bettyl said...

wow...I had no idea that dogs were so verbal. You'd get along well with my hubby cuz he loves to talk, too!

J. L. Krueger said...

We had a vacation at the kennel too while mom met dad in Scotland during January. Mom made sure we had our favorite toys and food and we got to play together every day. No one yelled at us if we barked too much either.

We hope you have a good time.

Duncan and Oliver

Irish Gumbo said...

Henry: I hope all is well on your holiday. But as for us?

"ArrrrOOOOOOOOOwwwwOOOOO....!"

(sitting and howling at moon)

Juliet Colors said...

I really miss you, Henry!

But I hope you are having a good time in the kennels.

One week to go... *sigh*

French Fancy said...

Blimey H, you are right down the bottom of my sidebar. It's not the place for you at all.

Andrea said...

We are missing you Henry!! Love the little bit of insight into who you are...and great photos!! :)