Sunday, March 23, 2014

Who Is Henry Dog

A few days ago I posted about finding a Henry dog and his girlfriend Henrietta at the thrift store. But who is Henry?




Henry was created in 1971 to be the Spokesdog for Animal Fair Toys. He had a girlfriend named Henrietta and several friends such as Clyde, Clara, Decker, Clem and Doogan.

Clyde

Clara

Decker

Clem

Doogan
He was marketed as " everything that a stuffed toy can be. Soft and cuddly, floppy and funny, with a wide eyed, innocent expression and a body that begs to be hugged".

These stuffed dogs are well sought after and command high prices on Ebay. This past weekend I sold my Henry dog for $99.99 and Henrietta for $69.99. Keep an eye out for these guys. Even damaged ones will sell.

11 comments:

  1. What a great find!! I had Henry when I was a kid--loved him! Not $100 kinda love -lol, but glad someone did!

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  2. So they're from the 70's? Yours look like new! What a fantastic find!! Congrats!

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  3. Holy smoke!! I have never heard of Henry or any of the other ones.
    Great flip. I don't know if I could develop a $100 love for Henry but glad someone has.

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  4. I still have Doogan and with a house of my own now, I'll have to find him a room. Took him to school everyday in Grade 3!

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  5. I was given a set of four Henrys as a baby. I still have one of the larger ones that my son has begun to cuddle with. The smaller 12" Henry went everywhere with me; I had two that were worn out with my love - I never knew he was a spokesdog so thank you for sharing. May have to find him a girlfriend now.

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  6. In 1976, I went to a small convention type show where some look alike of Gerald Ford put on a skit. That is where I got my 12" Henry Dog, and still have him today. A little wear, but no damage. Never would have imagined.

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    1. I turned 5 yrs old in 1976, I got Henry for my birthday that year and three years later for Christmas i got Doogan, unfortunately that was the last Christmas i had with my mother before she passed, I developed sense of comfort with my dog's, and to this day at 45 yrs old I still have them both, I've often wondered what to do with them when I'm gone, who will love them like I do ? I've decided, they're going with me and when that day comes I want them buried with me, I know that sounds kinda creepy, but they have been there for me my whole life, and they will be with me for eternity­čśé

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    2. I turned 5 yrs old in 1976, I got Henry for my birthday that year and three years later for Christmas i got Doogan, unfortunately that was the last Christmas i had with my mother before she passed, I developed sense of comfort with my dog's, and to this day at 45 yrs old I still have them both, I've often wondered what to do with them when I'm gone, who will love them like I do ? I've decided, they're going with me and when that day comes I want them buried with me, I know that sounds kinda creepy, but they have been there for me my whole life, and they will be with me for eternity­čśé

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    3. I was given Henry who i call Arthur when i was around 4-7 years old and still to this day i cherish him and I'm 46 i think he will be buried with me also.

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  7. I was 3 and bought these at Disney world Everytime I went ..my mom never understood and j have a huge Henrietta still in attic

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