Owned by Pugs

Monday, February 15, 2016

Goodbye Henry Boy

Henry

It is with a very heavy heart that I must share that Henry passed away last week. After 2 years of being our strong boy, it all became too much and we had to step back and evaluate his quality of life. After agonizing over it, we made the tough decision to let him go to be with Benny, Luna and Sol. He went peacefully in our arms.

A very concerning factor for us was that Henry started to have labored breathing. A chest X-Ray last week revealed that he had fluids on his lungs. This was really a tipping point for us. While we were ready to do whatever we could, we weren't sure Henry was up for the challenge. His confusion had hit and all-time high and his legs were starting to fail him.

I remember bringing Henry home as a pup like it was yesterday. When we pulled up to the house, we got Henry out of the car and put him down in the grass to go potty and he instantly sat down to soak up the sun! He will forever be our sun worshipping, water loving, pool toy fetching boy. Compared to the others, he was definitely our outdoor dog. He loved walks in the woods, beach trips and most of all riding with his head out of the window.

While we miss all the pugs, losing Henry was particularly hard because he was our link to Benjamin, Luna and Sol. He was our last pug standing. We do take comfort in knowing that all four are back together again. I don't know exactly where they are, but I bet wherever they are, they are running low on pumpkin bread.

#ForeverHenryStrong

We are going to take some time to process this and will be back with an update next week.


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Heather

02/15/2016

It’s 2 am. Just got off the weekend job and check for the Monday OBP. I’m sobbing. 

I know all too well how it is to have the last pug standing of a “pack” and boy did Hank represent his pack well. 

There are no coherent words. I love you Henry. Bet the reuniting party with Ben, Luna, and Sol rocked the rainbow bridge.

Corrine and peep 2, you are in my constant thoughts and prayers.

chuckie

02/15/2016

Rest in peace, Henry. We love you

Marylee

02/15/2016

I’m so sad to hear this news. it does make me smile to think they are all together again, like you said. You should be very proud of all you did for your sweet babies. You are all in my prayers.

Minnie, Mack and Mario

02/15/2016

As the tears flow, we send our thoughts and prayers.  May they all run freely as they are together again.

Deb

02/15/2016

I’m so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Henty

sue wooding

02/15/2016

I am so sorry my heart breaks for you I had to make the decission friday morning for my Boo Boo I know there is nothing that takes the pain away I will miss seeing Henry but they are all together happy and healthy

Donna

02/15/2016

I am so very, very sorry and admittedly a bit relieved for your sakes.  As I read the blogs last week I worried about the stress you both were under trying so valiantly to plug the holes in the Henry dike.  You guys are a shining example of ‘We gave it everything we had’. Been there and while it is sad to say goodbye it brings great relief to know that the Fab 4 are together again. Thanks for the blog it brought me more joy than you could possibly know. Pugs and kisses.

Sue VDB

02/15/2016

♥♥♥♥♥

Lori V

02/15/2016

My heart breaks.  RIP Henry boy.

Kerry

02/15/2016

God Bless you and your family.  Thank you for sharing your lives with us.

Nancy Garn

02/15/2016

My prayers and thoughts are with you——rest in peace Henry. The OBP family
has given so much joy to so many——you will be really missed. Pugs’n kisses🐶❤️

Christie Sachde

02/15/2016

Hanky Doo, I will always love you…tears…prayers…

Ellen

02/15/2016

I am so sorry… Henry will be missed 💔

Patricia Spano

02/15/2016

My heart is breaking for you.  This is the entry I knew was coming,but was afraid to to see.  Take comfort in knowing that they’re all together,& one day you’ll see them again.

Marina

02/15/2016

So sorry for your loss 💔
Run free Henry boy

Julie Platt

02/15/2016

I’m so sorry to hear this. I’ve enjoyed the pugs over the years and seeing Henry fight hard. He had a very good home and you should be proud that you gave him that and a lot of attention and love. May God be with you during this time and I hope you dwell on the happy memories.

Janice Webb

02/15/2016

My deepest sympathy.  Words fail me.  Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ann Leigh

02/15/2016

So sorry. My heart breaks for you. Our fur babies are our family and so when we lose one, it’s like a family member going to the Rainboe Bridge.

Caroline

02/15/2016

I can only echo what everyone else has said, that following all your pugs and their joys and sadness, has made me really feel a bit of your pain at losing Henry.  Having lost so many beloved pets, including a very loved pug named Rocky, I have to remind myself that this is the price we all pay for loving them, and despite how much it hurts, well worth it.

You both (and Cupid) are in my thoughts and prayers.

Edie

02/15/2016

OMG, I have no words.  My heart is truly breaking.  I have been following your pugs for years and I cannot believe that now Henry is gone too.  You are in my thoughts and prayers….

Martha

02/15/2016

It was with a heavy heart that I read this.  That decision was a loving choice to let Henry be released from pain and confusion, and I truly believe he is romping with his brother and sisters again - and snacking on pugkin bread.

My heart goes out to Henry’s peeps who loved that very special boy with their whole hearts and souls.  Henry will always stay in my heart.  #HenryStrongFroever

Roberta and coco

02/15/2016

So sad to read this! I’ve followed them from the beginning ...... Heart breaks w each one as they passed! I loved them all and always said I’m going to Florida to meet those pugs. Much love and understanding to Corrine. Sincerely, Roberta coco beau and lu. 😥😥😥😥

Tessa, little P and Annie

02/15/2016

Alongside the indescribable joy our dogs bring, there is the pain. I am so sorry. I hope you have some comfort from knowing that Henry and all the pugs lived great dogs’ lives
filled with happiness, love, and pumpkin bread!

Andi G.

02/15/2016

I am so very sorry.  My heart is breaking for you all.  Rest in peace sweet Henry ❤️

Alayna

02/15/2016

I am so very sorry to read of Henry’s passing.  He was such a strong boy and fought so hard - he loved life! And he loved his peeps!  He had such an amazing life and knew and felt so much love!  As others have said, it does make me smile knowing that they are all together again!  I can just imagine the shenanigans going on up at the bridge! 

Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both, Cupid, and as well as with the loving grandparents that also loved the pugs so dearly.

Kathy

02/15/2016

Whew, what a ride. RIP Henry.  Best to his peeps.

grammy

02/15/2016

It was time. We all knew it. Henry’s fightin’ days were used up. Still, even so, sad beyond description here. If there’s any good news about this event, it’s that he knew it, too, and drifted off quickly and easily - as always, the loving Henry.
A totally remarkable little guy. I loved him, and will always love him. That’s something you don’t just ‘turn off’ like a light switch. He’d been through more than any dog should have to deal with, yet he handled it with a perfect courage.
I have such awesome memories from the nearly six years I spent most weekdays watching over him, Benny and Luna. Each pug a treasure with wonderfully different personalities. I miss them all so much.
Good night, Henry, sweet dreams.

Debbie

02/15/2016

Rest in Peace sweet Henry.  So very sorry for your loss.

Kathy

02/15/2016

I couldn’t read all the way through the first time - - it is hard to see through a water fall . . .BUT when I got to “running low on pumpkin bread” I just laughed out loud!  Yes, Indeed “running low”.  grin

Susan States

02/15/2016

So sad to hear Henry has passed. Such a sweet soul Henry will be missed by all the OBP family. Rest in peace Henry-you will never be far from our thoughts and Corrine your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time. Pug hugs from pastor sue & the Colorado 3

PG and the AZ Pugs

02/15/2016

My absolute deepest sympathies. Your fur family has been part of my family for many years. I have rejoiced with you in the many, many posts of happy times with your entire gang, and mourned the losses of Sol, Luna, and Baby Benny. You have taught all of us how to be good stewards of aging pets and how make the most of every moment. I am so sorry about the loss of Brave Henry, but know he is frolicking with his siblings now.

Becky

02/15/2016

I am so sorry for the loss of Henry. Having just lost our sweet Jackie exactly one week ago today, I know how painful this must be for you both. I truly believe he is reunited with his beloved siblings.  So sorry for this latest blow to your family.

Nancy

02/15/2016

I wish you both all the peace in the world.  You were THE BEST pug parents bar none.  Henry spent his senior years (all his years) doing the things he loved with the peeps he loved, what more could any of us ask for in the end.  Thank you for sharing the joy of pugs.  While I knew it was going to happen soon that did not make it any easier.  Henry, you were always my secret favorite.

Brenda and Baby Jo

02/15/2016

I am writing this in tears. Henry was such a strong and courageous pug! He was so blessed to have such a loving family.

Lisa

02/15/2016

For years I have looked forward to reading your blog every morning before starting my day…and I knew this day was coming and have dreaded it. I can’t believe they’re all gone. I’m so heartbroken right now so I can only imagine how you must feel. You taught us so much about caring for our fur babies and its amazing how much pugs are alike. Yours were so much like mine. I can’t bear the thought of not reading about them everyday… your blog will be missed more than you can imagine. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

diane

02/15/2016

Thinking of you at this sad time.  Henry is a love.

Heather

02/15/2016

Just sitting here thinking of you all. Love you so much Sweet Henry boy.

Krissy

02/15/2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I have read this daily blog for years and have so enjoyed getting to know your puggies. I too cried this morning, as soon as I saw the title of the post. I cried when each of them crossed the rainbow bridge, as I am crying again just trying to get this out… Reading about your puggies has helped me through so much with my own 3 puggies over the years (two are special needs girls from CPR!!) Thank you so much for all you have done for your puggies to give them amazing lives. And thank you for sharing them will all of us!

Elizabeth

02/15/2016

I’m so very sorry for your loss…you tried so hard to maintain his life here on Earth. But recognizing that he had no quality of life and letting go—- I am in awe of your courage and love for your sweet Henry.  Rest in peace little one.

Sue VDB

02/15/2016

Keep coming back and reflecting on the last two years.  These babies were so much a part of our daily lives, and now what do we do?  Most importantly, what do you do? 

Wish I could give each of you a huge hug. Grammy wrote a very moving response.  I can’t imagine the devastation all of you are feeling over the loss of the last pug standing…sweet, sweet Henry. 

While we mourn, I am also smiling over the thought of the four exciting reunions.

How is Cupid?  I know she knows Henry is gone and wonder if she misses him much.  The last pictures of her and Henry made me wonder if she knew something.


Julie, Izzy & Luke

02/15/2016

Having come to be owned by 2 pugs about 9 yrs ago, I couldn’t get enough of them, and found your blog. It has been the first thing I’ve checked over the years when starting my day. Thank you for sharing your many stories and your lives with us! It has brightened my days just to see what the scoop was, a cute picture, how wonderful a life your gang had along with giving me endless information. My heart is broken, my sympathies to you at this time. We’ll miss you Henry.

Gina

02/15/2016

There are no words. Sending so much love and pug hugs to Henry’s folks. #foreverhenrystrong

Susan States

02/15/2016

Becky Sending prayers for your family too-sorry for your loss. Just know Jackie is playing with Benny, Luna, Sol & now Henry at the Rainbow Bridge. Pug hugs from pastor Sue & the Colorado 3

Wendi

02/15/2016

Oh I am so sorry ladies. Thanks for giving Henry and the other 3 such a loving home all these years.Many puggy puggy hugs to yiu from me and my guys but also from the whole CFPR family
Wendi

Punchbugpug

02/15/2016

Such sad news….We are so very, very, sorry for the loss of Henry.  Seems almost too very hard to take in.  Making that decision is one of the hardest we ever make as a pet-owner.  But done from love. 

We have loved sharing in reading your lives over the many years we have blogged.  I’m sure they are all together and whole and waiting for the day you join them.  Until then, I wish you peace and healing.  Hugs, Punchy

Brenda

02/15/2016

So very sorry to hear about Henry. What a beautiful courageous pug. He was so blessed to have such a loving family.

Brenda

02/15/2016

Writing this in tears. Henry was a courageous and beautiful pug. He was blessed with such a loving family. I will miss him.

pug mama - Jen C.

02/15/2016

When I heard this weekend that Henry boy was gone, I just didn’t want to believe it. I am so sorry to know of your tremendous loss. Henry held together an entire community of people. We cheered for him. We wept for him when he lost his siblings. There is no loss like the loss of a beloved pug. My heart aches for your family Corrine as you adjust to life without a dog. Know you and G as well as Cupid are in my prayers. May sweet memories of your grumble ease your pain ♡

Corrine - OBP

02/15/2016

Thank you everyone for your kind words and your support. It means more than you will ever know. It brought the biggest smiles to our faces to know that Henry was Nancy’s secret favorite grin

It has been quite a journey over the last 10+ years of blogging. I never imagined making so many friends along the way. I’ll have a follow up post to this next week after things settle a bit.  But, I do want to thank you all for being with us every step of the way, through all the antics, scarey moments and the saddest of sad times. Your support and friendship has meant so much to us!

Southern Fried Pugs

02/15/2016

You and your family truly did everything possible to bring comfort to all your pugs. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. Thank you for sharing Benny, Henry, Luna and Sol with us. The heartwarming and the heartbreaking.
Although you may not admit it, caring for a special needs pug is exhausting. You don’t regret it. You would do it all over again, just for good another day with Henry. You absolutely don’t resent it. But you may be tired. I was tired after I lost my special needs pug. Not only was there one less bowl to fill, my entire routine was upset. No more med schedule to stick to. No need for baby gates everywhere. No middle of night inhaler treatments. For a while, I felt like I lost my purpose. And I was tired. As if I had been going on adrenaline only for months.
You and your family have been through a lot in the last few years. Ups and downs. You’re unfortunately familiar with grieving. The loss of routine and exhaustion on top of grief may be new. Forgive me if I am too nosy or off base. We try to be cheery and light on pet blogs, but I think it’s important to be honest about the sadness and the fatigue too.
I am sorry for your loss. Henry was well and truly loved.

Princess Leah

02/16/2016

I may not have found you until now but I want to send you lots of warm luffs and hugs at this sorry time, I hope it helps to nose that the peeps and I are thinking of you
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

MrharrypugUK

02/16/2016

Sol Luna Benny and Henry have been a part of my thoughts on and off for years, thank you for sharing them. Gone but never forgotten x

Joyce Joy

02/16/2016

I hated to see this post.  Henry you will be missed.  My heart is heavy.

Brenda Cooper

02/16/2016

This is such sad news. Poor sweet brave Henry. What a trooper he was and I loved him so. There’s not much left to say except I’m sorry and my prayers are with you. I have been following Henry and Benny since y’all lived in Maryland. You two have always been the best pug parents ever.

Chandi

02/16/2016

Oh, I could not stop crying. I have followed your pugs escapades and watched them grow and pass. I think Henry’s passing was the hardest for me. My boy is 11 and very much like Henry. I know how hard the past years have been for you and your family, my prayers are with you.

Penny Gray

02/16/2016

I am so sorry!  I knew he wasn’t doing well and was afraid to open each days blog.  Oh Henry, you were such a wonderful boy!  I will miss you every single day!  Say Hi to my two boys there in dog heaven, Archie and Beau!  Hugs…..

Pam Upshaw

02/16/2016

So sad for your loss.  Henry was so wonderful as were your others.  While reading your daily posts about OBP’s, i relived my OBPs and for a short while I had them back.  Thank you for sharing.  I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that you were wonderful and caring Peeps for your OBPs and Cupid.

Eileen

02/16/2016

I was heartbroken to read this post today.Henry was so loved and had such wonderful siblings and parents. He has had a tough road lately but now he is free of all his pain & ailments. He will be sorely missed,as his siblings are still missed.Thank you for sharing him with us. God bless you.

Patty25

02/17/2016

Henry sure was a trooper, through everything. He was such a sweet boy. I loved seeing the photos of him in the car, with his little nose up, catching the wind.  I know he will be missed as was his sibs.  I was heartbroken for you when I read the post today. I will be saying a prayer for you. Thank you for sharing your pugs with us.

Hugs.


Patty

steve lindhurst

02/17/2016

It seems like my world is collapsing around me, many losses in the past 2 years, but this one is the worst by far.  My sincerest sympathy and prayers and wishes for your own well being for the entire HENRY family.  Peace and comfort to y’all.
          Respectfully,
          Steve Lindhurst.

Joyce Joy

02/17/2016

I still cannot read this without crying.  I’m so hoping this was a bad dream, and that I will wake up from it.  Henry you were such a very strong boy and trooper, I will miss seeing your smiling face especially when you were riding in the car with the wind in your face.  You will not be forgotten.

Vanessa

02/18/2016

I’m so sorry for your loss

Sleighbelle

02/18/2016

Oh my gosh!  I was so not expecting this.  I am so very sorry for your loss.  Knowing that all the pugs are together again is some comfort for you.  Eating sketti, pumpkin bread; eating the bully sticks.

My prayers are with you as you and peep #2 deal with this void.

Thank you so very much for all the years of entertainment and joy as you shared your fabulous grumble with me.

Laura

02/18/2016

Corrine and Peep #2,

I am so sorry for the loss of Henry.  When I got my pug Lilly, who will be ten this July, I started following your blog.  I feel like I know all of your animals almost as well as my own.  I check Owned by Pugs first thing every weekday morning to find out the scoop on the troop. 

When you lost Sol, Luna and Baby Benny I cried like I lost my own pets.  The loss of Hank was particularly hard for me as he was your last one and I know I would be devastated in your shoes. 

I wish you happy memories of them all together again on the other side and I know that one day you will see them and get puggie snuggles from all sides. 

Take care of yourselves <3

Debbie Soeldner

02/18/2016

I am sorry for all your family as we know everyone loved your pugs. You have the sun, the moon and now the wind. I truly thank you for the many years you’ve made me smile with your animals!

Elizabeth

02/19/2016

I’m so sorry.  You were amazing pug parents to Henry—he was so lucky to have you, all the way to the end. 

Thank you for sharing him and all of your grumble with us.  Please take good care of yourselves as you go through this difficult time.

lindsay dean

02/19/2016

It’s taken me a few days to process this.  I am so very sorry.  I had to make that same decision 43 days ago with Riley.  he was in a very similar situation as Henry having lost his site a year ago, starting to get confused towards the end, and having 2 seizures out of the blue on the same day where I had to make the decision.  When I was reading your posts last week it was so familiar.  Even with the pictures you posted of H last week you could tell he was growing tired.  I hope that you both take comfort knowing that you made the unselfish decision to do what is best. All of us dedicated readers know you guys were some of the very best pug parents and that your pugs had a great life.  All you can do now is laugh at the funny times, cry when you get sad, and have peace that you made the best decision.

Patricia Spano

02/19/2016

No further comment necessary.

Susan States

02/19/2016

Re-reading all the comments posted and seeing so many sharing their thoughts/prayers. I started following OBP in 2008 and thinking back each time we have had a fur baby and some human friends pass, the outpouring of sympathy and sharing makes this blog the great blog it is. Pug hugs from pastor sue & the Colorado 3

Corsario

02/19/2016

We love you very much Henry. And Luna, Sol and most of all Benny, my favorite. 

I cannot thank you enough, OBP humans, for letting us into your lives for all these years. You taught me many things about what it meant to be a pug parent, to love a pug, to care for them. I have yet to find someone so dedicated to their little guys.

Many hugs from me and my two pugs, Xavi and Temujin.

Deb Sheers

02/21/2016

Corrine, I am so sorry for your loss!  All my love to you and your family.  I will miss Henry so much - reading about Henry, Cupid, Baby Benny, Sol and Luna has been the highlight of my day for years.  May God’s love bless and comfort you.  The best thing about Heaven is the pugs are playing together again, and they will never run out of pugkin bread!

Love and hugs.  ❤️❤️❤️

Deb Sheers

Nicole

02/21/2016

Much love to you. I’ve been a long-time reader since 2006. Loved your kids like I loved my own pug! She passed away on Feb 3. Sending my heart to you and your family. <3

PAt

02/22/2016

My deepest condolences to you all.  Sendin much lovbe your way~ xoxo

Louise

02/23/2016

i get chills reading this.
it breaks my heart.

i ve been following this blog since 2010. it’s been like being part of your pug’s life.

<3

lee and faye

02/25/2016

so very sorry for your terrible losses. i can only imagine how very hard it must be. our great sympathies and condolences go out to you.

faye and lee and maddie xxx and Piper

02/25/2016

I wish these days never came.  I have read this blog with my hubby for yrs. I see your pugs every day.  I know how much you loved them, and they you.  I wish you all the comfort your memories can give. You and your pugz gave alot of people cheer and heart warming stories.  Thank you for your stories and sharing an incredible life with us all. Pug people are the best. 

Hugs to you all. at OMP>

Laura

03/09/2016

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I met you at city center late last year with my two pugs. I’m so glad to have met Henry. My heart breaks for you. Condolences.

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