Back to School 2.0

Hey Everyone! *tail wags uncontrollably*

You may remember me from my UNC Bucket List that I completed before I graduated one of the top Universities in the country, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, duh. I did all sorts of fun things, like meeting Roy Williams, the Chancellor and most importantly eating from all the best restaurants (so much bacon, so many hot dogs!). I even got my first kiss on the 50-yard-line at Kenan Stadium. You could say I was living it up, puppy style. *tail still wagging uncontrollably*

However, time continued to pass and my time at UNC came to an end. This obviously meant that I had to graduate. So I put on my cap and ground, and just like that, I received my Bachelors of Science in Food Scavenging with a Minor in Sock Eating and Belly Rub Participation.

Those were some of the best days of my life, but they say the best is yet to come. And I believe it! Okay, I’m a dog. I will believe anything anyone says. Especially if treats are involved. But really. A lot of great things are coming, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Ever since I was a puppy, I have always been a top-notch comforter. I mean look at me, I’m adorable. *tail wags again like six times*. My mom had this idea of one day making me a professional cuddler. Yep, you heard it right. Just kidding. She wants me to be a certified Therapy Dog. Even as a baby, I knew how to make someone’s day. Mom says I have something towards the elderly and kids. That I just know exactly what to do.

So… I am going back to school! But this time, doggy school. I am on my way to becoming a certified Therapy Dog. I had my first class this past Saturday, where I am perfecting simple commands, such as sit, lay down, stand and stay. These are harder than you think people!


My goal is to be able to visit people who could use a furry friend. I want to bring people out of their shell. I want to show kindness and love. I want to spread joy, and see a child’s face light up, or make a grandmother smile for the first time all time. I know that I can do it. My mom says I am really smart, but I have a long way to go.

I can’t wait to keep you updated on my weekly progress, as I inch one step closer to being able to share my love with everyone I meet. You never know where life will take you, but I sure do hope it will take me to places where there are people who need me the most. *more tail wagging*

With extra treats and love,
Holden the Golden

Tech Savvy Pup

Okay guys, you may think I’m just a dog. And yes, I am extremely cute, fluffy and loveable, but one thing you may not know about me is that I am super tech savvy. I mean how do you think I’m able to write this blog? Lol, anyways. There is something new out there. A new app that relates to everyone. Even me, as a dog. You’re wondering, what is this new app? Hopspot.


Hopspot is a social network app designed to connect friends together in real life. It’s an app for you and the friends you hang out with. One of the coolest things about the app is that is refreshes every 24 hours, so it is always relevant. If I want to find some friends to come give me pets and bring me treats, I can just tell all my friends that I’m connected with, and they will know what I’m up to.


So Hopspot is definitely the new app that you need in your life. Oh, and after you download it, you should add me on it (Holden the Golden), so that we can hopefully hang out! But guess what? I’m hanging out with the people of Hopspot this coming Friday, Oct. 7 at He’s Not in Chapel Hill. You should come say hey and bring your friends! If you bring me treats, I will probably promote you to “favorite person ever”, along with everyone else I’ve ever met, #goldenretrievers am I right? Some come grab a blue cup and pet your favorite pup (and download Hopspot!).

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Can’t wait to see you there!

With technology and the next best thing,
Holden the Golden