This is Henry ( Ruth chose his name ). Here is our story so far. We met as I was leaving the health food shop on Tuesday. He was sitting right in the centre of the doorway and looked right up into my eyes ( on hindsight maybe even into my soul ) . Anyway I lent down to stroke him and felt from his boneyness and smell that he was homeless. Having stroked him I moved on and he followed me down the lane towards the Supermarket carpark where I was to meet Ruth. On the way we met a young woman who also ' knew ' Henry. She told me how she had met him a few days earlier at a nearby cafe and had given him some chicken " My little girl loved him and wanted to bring him home " she said . " And I would have only our dog is cross and would definitely kill him ".
" I have a dog and a cat already not to mention our neighbours dog who ' visits ' regularly and chases our cat Googles at every opportunity . " I said by way of explaining why I couldn't bring him home with me.
Then Ruth arrived and began to stroke him , by this time the other woman had gone to buy some cat food for him , saying at least he will be fed today. Ruth stayed with him while I went for the car . When I returned he was eating and purring Ruth and I looked at each other and decided to phone John with our story.
So here he is , and that is just the beginning.
This is Garry our neighbour's dog ( who chases Googles at every opportunity ).
We were worried about how Henry would deal with him as he spends quite a bit of time in our garden .
We needn't have worried . When Garry ran at Henry, Henry just stood his ground and looked at Garry as if to say " So what are you going to do ? " Garry didn't know what to do , he tried it a few more times . Henry was non pulsed .
Garry stopped chasing.
Now he follows Henry around even grooming him !
And cosying up next to him.
What an interesting turn of events so much to learn from these animals , such a gift to have them in our lives.