"Sara Catherine looked like an angel. She was
so sweet and kind to me. It was as if she saw right past my sores
and wounds and matted fur, and she looked right into my soul."
"I will never forget her as long as I live,"
Henry said, forever grateful for all her kindness.
(Henry confided in Wiggle that he had never heard of a bath before
this). At first he had no idea why this beautiful lady shaved off
all his rotted fur and put him in a tub of warm water. "I was a little
worried I was going to be cooked for dinner!" he grinned.
He thought about biting her in the nose, but there was something
that he trusted about her. "I better see what a bath really is,"
he told himself, as big funny bubbles and oatmeal shampoo soothed his painful
"How could I forget an upright who saved me twice in one day from
being killed and then put me in a giant pot of water?" thought Henry.
Henry was getting very attached to the rescue lady. She was
kind, and good. She fed him delicious food. She gave him medicine
for all the sore spots he had, and she introduced him to her own sheepie,
Dallas. Henry and Dallas became fast friends.
Dallas showed Henry the ropes about being a "pet" and putting on
the "cute routine" to melt an Upright's heart. He explained things
that a Southern Gentleman needs to know, such as flea control and how to
treat the ladies.
Henry had never had so much fun. He caught on very quickly
and practiced his cute routine daily on Ingrid.
"It's working," thought Henry. "I think she's falling for me."