Have you ever visited somewhere and it felt just like home? Well, that’s basically everywhere for me because I’m a dog and I can do what I want. However, there is just something about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It’s a place where people smile while walking through the Upper Quad and strangers link arms to sing the Alma Mater. It’s a place where for four years, it is your home.
The other day, I received a email. Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Holden, you can’t receive emails.” Ha, humans. They know so little. Anyway, I was asked to come into the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, where people wanted to talk over a few things. Little did I know, I would meet one of the most beautiful, loving ladies ever at the Reception desk. I was greeted with several kisses, “I love yous”, and handshakes. You can imagine how happy I was. I think the feeling was mutual.
After a phone call was made, several wonderful people came down to greet me. I felt like such a superstar and my tail couldn’t stop wagging! What did I do to deserve all of this love and attention?! Everyone made me feel so special, I couldn’t believe it! What happened next was one of the biggest honors I have ever received. I was granted the gift of being an Honorary Tar Heel For Life.
Life couldn’t have gotten any sweeter. Until it did like two minutes later when they gave me so many yummy treats I thought I was going to explode with excitement!
Everyone at the General Alumni Association made me feel like I was the King of the University. They made this wonderful place which I call home for only the next two and half months feel like it is my forever home. I am beyond thankful for this experience! My name is Holden the Golden, and I am a Tar Heel.
Now off to continue the bucket list.
Stay tuned.. big things are happening!
With bully sticks and argyle socks,
Holden the Golden