Thanksgiving Gratitude at HOTTD

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all that makes us grateful - past, present, and future! 

Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs has been operating for over fifteen years, and shared love, smiles, and tears in our community. 

We are thankful for the longtime friends and seasoned therapy dogs, enthusiastic new friends and their canine companions, and the memories of dearly departed friends and faithful canine therapy dogs who embodied everything Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs represents.

For all of this and more, we are deeply grateful.

As our program expands in membership and therapy destinations, we are also grateful for new technology. Granted, the technology is not necessarily new, but it is an addition to our group. One of these advancements is a new blog section on our website. We hope you are both inspired and emboldened by the stories shared here.

May we continue to be grateful for what we have had, what we have, and embrace what we are becoming as individuals and as a therapy dog community.

  Diane Gossett and her newly registered dog, Caleb, and Sheryll Barker and her latest registered dog, Emma, at Methodist Dallas

Diane Gossett and her newly registered dog, Caleb, and Sheryll Barker and her latest registered dog, Emma, at Methodist Dallas

Tom Crowley
HOTTD as a topic for Tom Crowley's Spanish final exam

For the past two semesters, I’ve taken evening Spanish classes at a local High School.   For this semester’s final, we had to do a three minute talk. 

 They say you should write about what you know.  So, as my topic, I submitted Therapy Dog work.   In Spanish, that’s “terapia con perros”.  My instructor was very enthusiastic about the topic. 

 Between ATD and HOTTD resources, I had a wealth of information to help me with my presentation.   I narrowed it down into a three minute overview, and decided to request permission to bring “a visual aid”, my dog Rocky.  Again, my instructor was very supportive.

 So, on the night of the final, Rocky and I walked to the front of the class.  I instructed him “siéntese” (sit down).  Rocky proudly showed his understanding of the Spanish language, and we sailed through our final together.

 Most of the other folks in the class were teachers and school administrators.   At the end of the evening, two of them made inquiries on how to get Rocky and some friends into their school for Final Exam week.   More on that as it develops….



  Tom Crowley & Therapy Dog Rocky after their Spanish final exam

Tom Crowley & Therapy Dog Rocky after their Spanish final exam

Tom Crowley