Kerrie's Blog: Wordless Wednesday - Henry Baby

Wordless Wednesday - Henry Baby

Tomorrow my little guy is going under to get some teeth removed.  Henry has periodontal disease and while I'm super nervous about my little dude, I know he'll be just fine.  


Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 41 commentsKerrie La Guardia • September 12 2012 10:31AM


Will he get braces and do they shoot him up with Novocaine? Ask if he will fill out the customer service survey card?

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, your little dude is adorable!! I'm sure he will be just fine.

Posted by Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD! (Arizona Resource Realty) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, Little Henry probably doesn't like the dentist either. He has lots of company.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 6 years ago

Good luck, Henry!

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) over 6 years ago

Good luck Little Guy.... PS... You are cute!!!

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 6 years ago


I am sure Henry will make it through this just fine.  I have noticed with our cats that Greenies really have kept their teeth in good shape after cleaning them by the vets.  They as you undoubtedly know make Greenies for dogs also.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 6 years ago

Henry is not going to be a happy camper with you but he'll get over it.  Dixie get's all mad every time we brush her teeth but mention a trip to the park and she loves us again.  Dogs.... Gotta love em bad breath and all  :)

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 6 years ago

Winston, they don't use Novocaine on dogs, usually they "Gas" them so they are out cold and then they clean and pull teeth. Allows the Doctor and Technicians to keep all of their fingers!  Henry should get some "happy pills" to go home with and eat soft food for a day or two.  (My better half is a Veterinarian)

Cute pic Kerrie, Henry should be fine!

Posted by Steven Pahl, Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423 (Keller Williams Tampa Properties) over 6 years ago

Awwww ... poor Henry!  Never occurred to me that dogs can have periodontal disease too.  Maybe you could get him a Lassie or Scooby Doo video for when he's convalescing at home :)

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Henry is adorable....a real cutie!  Hope all goes well with his procedure and he's back in your loving arms all healthy and happy!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 6 years ago

Kerrie,   Henry is one adorable dog!  I've been through this many times.  You're a mom so it's only natural to worry, but he will be fine.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Best of luck to Henry! I am sure he will not remember a thing :)

Posted by Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

He will be your new best friend as he is going to feel so much better.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 6 years ago

He'll be just fine.  It's just routine dental work right?  He'll be smiling again in no time.

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 6 years ago

Poor little guy. I'm sure he will be fine after it is all over Kerrie.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 6 years ago

Our Phoebe who was adopted had to have major dental surgery on her first visit to the vet. She is fine now..not many teeth but fine. Henry is lucky pup to have you!


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Oh my goodness you guys that was so hard.  He puked in the car and was shaking, he definitely knew something was up.  And then he was hiding behind my legs once we got there and didn't want to go with the lady.  Man...that was tough!!

Thank you for all the well wishes!  Little nervy today but I am looking at the positive!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, I understand what poor Henry had to go through, I had a dental appointment myself yesterday.  So sorry to hear about his mishap in the car, poor little guy.  Hope he came through ok and is feeling better today!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 6 years ago

I can't believe that they remove teeth on dogs.  Is he in pain now?  I will be thinking of you and Henry.  I hope that he recovers quickly.  (They always know when something is up...they read us like a book!)

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 6 years ago

Aw.  I hope Henry is doing well today.  Poor little guy.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 6 years ago
Hi Kerrie, Henry will be just fine. My 15 yr old cocker spaniel had her teeth cleaned a few years ago and came through it just fine. I give my little girls mini milk bones and chewy sticks so hopefully they will not have to get their teeth cleaned. Some people brush their dog's teeth?
Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, you're little dude is a lucky guy to have you for his mom. I know you're going to take good care of him. Did you adopt him? He's adorable and looks like he knows he's loved!

I hope it won't be more painful for you than for him.

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 6 years ago

Thanks for all the well wishes you guys.  Dogs have 42 teeth and Hen had 19 taken out.  He was out of it for sure and I lost it for a moment last night when he just looked so sad and helpless.

Today is a different story.  He's already done his sweep of the kitchen for crumbs and is resting soundly next to me.  This was/is hard but it will improve his quality of life so much more and as soon as we get over the healing hump he'll back to his crazy self.

I've received emails from some of and along with these comments of support mean so much.  Blogging really is therapeutic and we're such a close family here that it feels amazing to be able to have you guys!!  xo

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago

Hi Sunshine - so sorry to hear about your baby! I know Henry has the best mommy to take care of him while he heals. It's so traumatic when our dogs are sick or need surgery - for them and US! Isn't it amazing how they know they are going to the vets and get so upset - that's the worst. I'm just glad he's home with you, safe and sound!

Lucy tore both hind leg ACL's (a genetic condition) and we've been at the vets every other day for laser treatment in conjunction with medicine all summer! However, it's working amazing and she's now walking up to a half mile. She still can't go up stairs so we carry her a lot, but it's been good for my biceps, lol. My thoughts and prayers are with you both!

Lucy sends her love to Henry as do we! She's not the daintiest thing...

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, Henry is one adorable dog :-) best of luck little man!

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

I hope Henry is feeling better.

Posted by Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR, SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, glad to hear Henry made it through and still has some teeth to talk about!    It is hard when our furry friends are not doing well, they are like our kids!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago


Bring us up to speed. How's Henry?

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 6 years ago

Henry is doing great.  We went to the beach for a little bit yesterday to get him out and exercising a bit, he's been resting a ton which is great.  He's barking at the doorbell and wagging his tail so all seems to be well again :)

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, I'm sorry I missed this when you posted it.  We've had so many dogs have teeth removed and every time their quality of life increased tenfold.  Glad Henry came through with flying colors and you know he's doing better than you would a day after having 19 teeth removed! are you feeling after what I'm sure was a massive bill compared to such a tiny dog?

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) over 6 years ago

I love the one ear up and the other one down. What a little cutie!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 6 years ago

Good morning Kerrie. I certainly understand how you were frightened. Every time one of mine has to go under I am scaredto death. My Billy went recently because of really infected teeth that he has clearly tolerated for too long (before I rescued him). He is less 9 teeth but so much more happy. Glad your Henry is better. He is adorable.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 6 years ago

Good luck to Henry.  All of us dread visits to the periodontist.

Enjoy the final days of summer with your camera in hand.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 6 years ago

So glad to hear Henry came through with flying colors.   It's always traumatic when one of our kids has to go under, but happy to hear he is on the mend.  He'll never even miss those teeth!  Now, his mama needs to relax.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

It must be such a relief to now know that Henry is doing well.

Henry must feel so lucky to have you in his life.


Posted by HGNL Digital Marketing Agency, We are a full service real estate marketing agency over 6 years ago

Hope all works out for you little guy!  I have a big guy who had a nip and tuck around the eye!  Oh boy he gets a face lift and here I sit..we do love our four legged family members!

Posted by MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner (TradeWinds Realty Group LLC) over 6 years ago

So glad to hear he came through and is being himself again... our animals are our babies!  :-)  Kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 6 years ago

Awwwww. So good to hear Henry's recovering well. The great thing about dogs is that they forget so quickly any pain and fear they went through. I love your photo of him, too!


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the update. So glad to hear that Henry is back and doing well. I remember when our Phoebe had to have a bunch of her teeth removed. I do think it was harder on me that our kitty.

That is one cute puppy!


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

I use to have a pet (in the 60's - 70's) which looked just like your little guy except mine was entirely black. We called her Tiny. She was Tiny and so smart! She would dance for treats and her sister who lived across the street could play the piano!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 6 years ago

Dogs make me smile even though I have been bitten several times. I love to see a well loved dog!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 6 years ago