In Memory of Hank January 21, 2007 – December 31, 2013
Hank came into our lives when we adopted him from an animal rescue in Tucson. He and our Shepherd mix Bindy, both 2 years old at the time got along and bonded instantly. From the day he came home and for the next 5 years they were inseparable. Hank was a dog that had suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect and we would also be his fifth home. After a year of working with him to trust again he became the most forgiving, loyal and protective dog. He was goofy, easy going, loved his life and loved Bindy. They never went anywhere without each other. A trip to the vet for one dog became a trip to the vet for both. If one was on the table afraid, the other had front paws on the table to show they were there. Hank touched many people and taught us that sometimes we all need second, third , fourth and fifth chances. We will always love and miss you Hank. You were such a good boy.
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