Monday, October 14, 2019

Hilda's New Life Goal

Saturday Mom & I went to Petco
to hang out with some friends

They were having an event called 
Meet a Helping Hero

My two furiends, Walt Disney and Jiminy Cricket 
are both certified Therapy Dogs. 

Walt & Cricket were there to help educate the public 
about the benefits of and what it takes 
to be a Therapy Dog

 I think it would be really cool to be a Therapy Dog! 

Mom says I am not old enough yet (you have to be at least 1 year) 
but she thinks I might have what it takes 
to help cheer up people who are sad or sick, 
or just need a furiend to love on. 

I will continue learning all I can 
and maybe someday I can be a Therapy Dog!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda


  1. We think you'd make a superb Therapy Dog, Hilda. You certainly make us smile!

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  2. Hari OM
    ooooooohhhhhhh, Hilda, I think that is a most wonderfurs goal to have!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. I teach college. One of my students has a therapy dog. He is wonderful. Hilda, you got this!

  4. We bet you will make a wonderful therapy dog.

  5. We have no doubt that you will be a wonderful therapy dog, Hilda! We love your friend's names☺

  6. Hilda darlin' I think that is a most wonderful goal...for a Huggy Puggy and I know for sure you have what it takes!!. That Puggy smile could light up a room
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. OMD!! You would be an AMAZING therapy dog!!

  8. At the nursing home where my ghostwriter works, a little doggie named Henry comes to visit once a week. The residents love to see him! That would be great if Hilda learned to be a therapy doggie!

  9. Momma auditioned my great-brother Casey as a therapy dog, but he was a little too hyper still. She'd meant to go back and try when he was a little older, but by then they were really involved in rescue and didn't have time!

  10. You can do it and will be great. I know, I was one. Angel Lexi

  11. We know you have what it takes, dear little Hilda. Therapy dogs are the best!

  12. You can do it!!!!! I thinks you will make a FABulous therapy doggie Hilda! I thinks one of the bestest!!!
    Ruby ♥

  13. Lulu: "Oh yeah, Hilda, you can do it. I think you can do anything!"

  14. We fink you would make da bestest therapy puppy Hilda!!

    Matt & Matilda