Uncle Leo's Lions were given to their original owner Harry Donaldson (born in the 1920s) by his Uncle Leo. The older lions when he was a small boy and the little one, as a joke, on the eve of his wedding, when Harry was in his 30's.
Henry's original owner had an operation to remove a birthmark from her lower right arm. While she was in hospital her younger brother performed the same operation on Henry. Under his felt patch he has a smooth round hole, it was done with his fathers' razor blade.