by Jenny Rohan
(Coronado CA USA)
Henry on a hot summer day
Henry was adopted from a shelter 13 years ago. He ran for canine mayor of Coronado 3 times and enjoyed raising money for shelter pets. He sat in our front yard each day, greeting family and friends and strangers.
Henry would walk along the bay each morning, stopping to greet all his human and fur friends. He loved running along the beach and splashing in the ocean.
Henry was part of the 4th of July parade in town each year. He loved to hear people call out his name as he marched along with the other shelter animals.
Henry had a long and happy life. On Easter weekend 2020 he had trouble walking. When his family took him to the Vet he was diagnosed with cancer. There was nothing that could be done to save him.
The local paper published a story about him with a big color photo. Flowers and gifts were sent to the family from around the globe. Neighbors created drawings and printed out cards expressing their feelings about losing him.
Henry was full of love and acceptance. He will always be in our hearts.
We hope that everyone else who has loved and lost a pet knows that the love they shared was special, and they will meet again over the rainbow bridge.