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!

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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

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