Missing Henri….

My house just is not the same without Henri.  I miss him more each day.  I decided in his honor to make a shadow box.  I think it looks good!  Henri would have approved!  A lot of the neighbors have been so kind and giving me cards.  I know everyone knew how much I loved him.

My husband and I have decided to adopt another Golden from the same rescue that we got Henri.  We are also getting a golden puppy.  While every dog is different and no other dog will ever be the same as Henri, we decided that we want to share our love with another dog…..and thinking even more, that we want two dogs so that they have each other as well.

It has really been hard not having Henri here but I do know that I was a lucky girl to have had him and to have had  4 months together after his diagnosis.  During the last 4 months, we were able to share some very special times together that I will always cherish. Henri will always be mommys little boy!   

Our new puppy which will be named Ellie Grace will come home the first week of August.  We are still looking for a male golden to rescue and bring home to share a new life together.

Hugs to everyone for all of the kind words during Henri’s battle with cancer.  It meant so much to me to have such wonderful people to help keep me grounded during such a difficult time.


8 thoughts on “Missing Henri….”

  1. That’s a lovely shadow box, Wendy. Henri would have approved for sure.

    There will never be another Henri; that is true. But it’s also very true you still have so very much love in your heart. Bless you for wanting to share it with some more furry family members.

    And what a lovely name! Ellie Grace.


  2. we love the shadow box – what a great way to keep your memories fresh!! you guys are truly amazing, we know the new arrivals will help renew your spirit (if not test you with puppy challenges). henri would surely approve of your generous hearts!!

    charon & gayle

  3. That’s a beautiful shadow box… Such wonderful memories of your sweet golden Henri… You were a wonderful mom to Henri… He will never be forgotten!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  4. You done good Wendy, the box is so sweet.

    Nobody can ever replace the canine love of their life, but they can open their hearts to let others in and give them a happy home. Good for you!

    You are such a loving Mom, Ellie and her future brother are so lucky. We hope you’ll keep us posted with their adventures.

    Many hugs to you.

  5. Henri was a sweet boy and your shadow box shows what a special part of the family he was. We know he will always be in your heart.

    Bless you for taking in 2 more Goldies to share your home and heart with.

    Ginger and pawrents, Brian and Annie

  6. Beautiful tribute to Henri! I am so sorry this comment is so late, I have not been on tripawds for a long time. I was getting so sad with all of our beloved tripawds crossing the bridge, I stopped reading and I didn’t know about Henri! I know how special he was to you and it breaks my heart that his time had to come. He was a very special boy and he was lucky to have a wonderful family to care for him. I hope you have found some comfort knowing he is no longer in pain and he is playing with all of his new friends at the bridge! I just know all of the tripawds hang together and swim, play ball and eat lots of yummy treats! I hope the best for you and hope you have two new wonderful goldens to help fill the void Henri has left in your heart! Take Care!

    Cami, Kris, Dillon and Rhys

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