Today’s guest post is by 12-year-old Preston, who has lived at the House since October, while undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
Preston: Hello. Today I am learning about Henry and talking to his owner, Betsy. Hi Betsy!
Betsy: Hi Preston!
Preston: Henry is a big dog with lots of fur. What breed is he?
Betsy: Henry is a Bernese Mountain Dog.
Preston: He seems like a great dog. Does he do any tricks?
Betsy: Oh yes, he can shake and bow. He likes dancing and spinning in a circle, and also weaving between people’s legs.
Preston: Interesting. What are his favorite treats?
Betsy: Well, he likes peanut butter stars and Frosty Paws Dog ice cream.
Preston: I guess everyone likes ice cream! Does he like coming to the House?
Betsy: He loves it here. He especially likes the kids and knows he’s going to get lots of love whenever he visits here.
Preston: What else can you tell us about Henry?
Betsy: Well, he has lots of funny things. He will only spin left, for one thing. We tried to get him to pull a cart but he doesn’t like that at all. He does like to go on boats though! He thinks he’s a lap dog but he would have to be the biggest lap dog ever. He is a very good foot warmer. His biggest accomplishment was being a ring bearer at a wedding.
Preston: I like it when he puts his paw on my lap.
Betsy: That’s his charming way of trying to get treats.
Preston: Henry is a very good dog.
Betsy: Thank you, Preston! He always loves to see you.