Guest heidihvt Posted August 15, 2008 Share Posted August 15, 2008 (edited) Hello! Heidi Henry here. My husband, David, and I adopted Spencer aka New Import, our first greyhound, just over 1 month ago. I finally got hooked into Greytalk and wanted to introduce ya'll to the Henry Family. David and I have been married for 6 years. After residing in New Orleans (military), then Detroit, we have now come back to our hometown of Sandusky, Ohio. David served 4 years in the Marine Corps as a percussionist and is now a mechanic for a local vending company. I just finished my last semester of tech school (hallelujah!) and looking to become a registered technician come January. Although I'm not registered I have been a tech for 6 years now and am the head tech at my present hospital. My experience has been in hospitals ranging from a large 8 doctor hospital to a smaller 2 doctor hospital, and I've found that no matter where I'm at I absolutely love what I do. Enough about us....let's get on to the important stuff...our kids. David and I only have furry kids and don't ever plan on changing that. I know you will all understand when I say that they truly mean the world to us and we do consider them our children. Viking is a 6 year old rat terrier. I had never lived without a pet so upon getting married and relocating to New Orleans we began our search for a dog. We ended up making an impulse purchase at the local pet store (gasp!) Knowing what I know now about pet stores I would never have purchased him, however he was the best first purchase we made after getting married. To make a long story short, he lead me to my current profession and actually helped me get my job. He's an awesome dog with such a great personality. He's a live wire and you can be sure that you'll tire before he does when you play ball with him. Lily is a 5 year old chihuahua. After being abandoned at the hospital New Orleans David and I adopted her. She had a serious history of vomiting and diarrhea, but that was the least of her worries. We didn't think she'd even make it through the first night at the hospital. But she did and we did everything possible to make her better. We performed exploratory surgery with biopsies to find that she had Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We tried every medication and food known to man, including homemade diets. Our lifestyle changed and we even pulled up all the carpet in our house and renovated the hardwood floors. Then, finally for some unknown reason, all of her symptoms lifted. She now eats normal food, plays, and only occasionally has bouts of IBD. Most people would've given up, but we couldn't. We took her on, promising to make her feel better. It was a long time coming but well worth the wait. She's as sweet as can be to humans and absolutely adores being loved on but she's definitely our pack leading princess with an attitude when it comes to all the other pets in the household. Then there's Natchez and Jax. They're our two domestic short-haired cats, both 6 years. Natchez is a calico whereas as Jax is a tabby. We rescued Natchez through an organization in New Orleans and Jax was another rescue from my hospital. One of my fellow technicians found him after being hit by a car and rushed him in. No one ever claimed him, so we did. We were lucky enough that they have awesome personalities and get along with Viking and Lily. So as you can see with our other pet's histories, Spencer fits in perfectly with his history of a fractured pelvis. David and I have been pushing the idea of adopting a greyhound around for quite awhile now, however the time was never right. Recently a coworker showed interest in adopting so I told her to speak with a client that had one, Traci Hamilton. I was just planning on tagging along to a M&G. Save a Fast Dog rolled around, my coworker couldn't attend, but my husband already had in his mind that he wanted to go, so we did. Little did we know we'd be finding Spencer and filling out an adoption application that day. After a couple trial days we made it official by adopting Spencer and things have never been better. Everyone's getting along, he has a wonderful appetite, he's starting to fill out a bit, and absolutely loves our backyard. He just got clearance today to be able to run. If anyone's interested we have a couple sites....a blog where I ramble on (like I've done here). I write nonsense but also updates on what's going on it our lives, and more importantly with the kids: www.davidandheidi.blogspot.com And then our Flickr picture site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidandheidi/ Whew! Sorry for being so long winded, I'm not always like this I promise. We're looking forward to getting to know ya'll. Heidi Henry Edited August 16, 2008 by heidihvt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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