Saturday, September 22, 2007

Temporary Housemate

My old friend, Hennessy, was adopted by his Mom and Dad in 1998 from a shelter in Alabama. He's a mutt if there ever was a mutt. He's has very short legs, long ears and a long body like a dachshund, but he's got the coloring of a German Shepherd. Hennesy and his sister were feral puppies found wondering along the side of the road. He lived in an apartment in Alabama with his Mom and Dad until 1999. They got married and moved to Pennsylvania. Hennessy and his parents lived with his Mom's family for about a year after that. Eventually, they bought a house of their own in 2000. Meanwhile, I came into rescue at Mapaw and met my Mom and Dad. I met Hennessy when I moved into my fur-ever home in 2001. He only lived three blocks away from me. A couple times a week, I would get to see him. We'd play for hours since we were both young then and full of energy. In 2003, we moved to a new house. It was several miles away from Hennessy, so I didn't get to see him very often, but I did get to see his Mom on a regular basis (by the time we had moved, his Dad had left him and his Mom to move somewhere else). It had been a really long time since I had seen my friend. Last night I got to see him!!! Here's a picture of him at our house last night with me trying to get in on the picture.





Hennessy's Mom and soon-to-be-new Dad came over for dinner last night and they brought my buddy along to play. He sure has gotten old and grey (I'm sure glad that I've aged better than he has). We didn't play as much as we used to, but Hennessy didn't forget how much he loved my Dad. His Mom says that my Dad has always been his favorite person in the world. While they were visiting, I overheard the humans talking about plans for Hennessy's Mom and soon-to-be-new Dad's wedding and honeymoon. When we heard them talking, Hennessy and I got so excited because we heard them say Hennessy will be spending almost two weeks at our house while his parents go to Europe!!! It's going to be sooooo coooool!!! Hennessy's fur-siblings will be staying with other friends and family members. He lives with two other dogs and two cats: Bourbon, a German Shepherd/Lab mix; Drambuie, a pomapoo; and the cats, Chivas and Kahlua (Chivas doesn't like me very much, she always used to hiss at me, I think she was afraid I might eat her).

I'm really looking forward to having such a good friend come stay with my for a short time.

Woo-woo, Kelsey Ann

9 woo woos:

Tucker said...

Sounds like fun! Were Hennessy and Sky and Canny all okay with each other?

Kapp pack said...

Yes they were fine.....Canyon was upset that Hennessy is an "old man" (10 yrs.) and didn't want to play with him. Hennessy will have to learn to play like a husky.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

MaPaw said...

Oh that is so nice that you get to visit with your friends. You and Hennesy have known eachother a really long time!
-Magnum

The Daily Echo said...

Oh Mom loves Hennessy! She has a soft spot for the mixes of the world. Your friend Bourbon should meet Guinness. Wouldn't that be interesting!
ECHO

Holly said...

It's so nice of you to let Hennessy stay with you!

I love his fur siblings names!! All alcohol related! Too funny!

Holly

The Brat Pack said...

What a cutie! You guys are going to have a blast, can't wait to see pics of your adventures!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

d more d meerier..

hope u enjoy his company

Katherine and Pippa, said...

He looks wonderful. Master and mistress love old dogs. (I hope they love me too).

You will be able to have a fine time, but maybe he might be a bit too old to learn to play like a naughty husky.

Pippa x

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh cool, you get to play hotel! Are you going to serve room service?

Kat