Thursday, February 23, 2012

Help Henry

If you have read my blog for any length of time, you've heard me mention my friend Amy. In Nacogdoches, she was my yoga instructor, my running buddy, my wine-drinking partner, and my dog-sitter. She and her boyfriend, David, are two of the most compassionate and generous people I know, the kind who go out of their way to help anyone, human and animal alike.

Five years ago, they adopted a dog, Henry. They found him on the side of the road, covered in lacerations and suffering from a broken foot. They took him in and nursed him back to health, and he's grown to be a loyal dog, full of personality and attitude. Since then, they have taken in four more dogs, three horses, two Guinea pigs (one of which gave birth shortly after), and a kitten. But, as Amy said, Henry started it all.

Two days ago Henry was suddenly unable to use his legs or control his bladder. They rushed him to their vet, who then sent them to Texas A&M, home of the nation's premier veterinary college, to find out what was wrong and what they can do for Henry.The tests will be expensive and Amy and David can't afford them. So now, their friends and family are coming together in Henry's name, hoping to raise the money needed to help save Henry's life.

You probably don't know Amy and David. You might not even know me, expect for what you've read on this blog. But I hope you know me well enough to know that I don't ask for donations often, or lightly. For Amy, I make an exception. For Henry, I ask. Every little bit helps. Please donate, and then pass it on.

Thank you.

(All photos of Henry by David Kimling, excellent human being and photographer extraordinaire.)