Category Archives: All About Tilda

Remembering Tilda!

2011 Planetree Award I received a phone call recently from the Longmont United Hospital asking me to stop by and pick up Tilda’s Planetree Award medallion she had been presented from the Planetree conference in Nashville recently. Tilda was not … Continue reading

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Tilda and the Young Lady That Wouldn’t Speak!

Update on Sissy: Sissy has been with us for 12 days now and she is adapting wonderfully. Many are asking about her background, so here is a quick run down on what I know. Sissy is 5 years old and … Continue reading

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Tilda and the Family Member in the Hallway

Keeping my promise to Tilda, I will continue to document more of the incidents I witnessed of Tilda encountering people in a somewhat magical manner. Tilda’s Friends are so wonderful as they are sending me pictures of their “Tilda rainbows” … Continue reading

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What Could Be Better Than Putting a Smile on Someone’s Face?

When Tilda and I first started visiting hospitals a couple years ago, we noticed something from the very beginning. People would look down at Tilda and SMILE. Most never raised their head to look my way or say anything to … Continue reading

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Once In A Blue Moon

I am so excited to tell this story.  It has the makings of the most wonderful Tilda Dog Blog ever.   On June 3rd, 2011, the Volunteer Services Directors, Coordinators and therapy dog program leaders from four Boulder County hospitals gathered … Continue reading

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Tilda Is Longmont United Hospital Pet Therapy Nominee of 2011

Little did Daryl Holle know what lay ahead when he and Tilda, a female German Shorthair Pointer/Bloodhound mix, adopted each other at the Longmont Humane Society seven years ago. Tilda’s ability to search for soulful connections with those who most … Continue reading

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The Incident on the 5th Floor

The lady and I visited about the situation for a while afterward.  She repeated that her Dad loves dogs and just knew he would know there was a good doggy there for him.  She too said she couldn’t believe what … Continue reading

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The Lady With a Secret to Share!

Tilda and I were visiting a facility a few months ago where people from a nursing home were all gathered in a community room listening to beautiful piano music being played by an individual on a piano.  As we walked … Continue reading

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Tilda’s Incident No. 3 in the Intensive Care Unit Waiting Room

Just when I thought it wouldn’t be possible for Tilda to have another interesting connection in the same hospital ICU waiting room for a good long time, it happened right before my eyes. I would think that the odds are … Continue reading

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A Nice Lady Speaks to Tilda With Sign Language

As I have said a few times before, one just never knows what the day brings when showing up with Tilda to do some therapy dog work. Sometimes it is simply a great event giving opportunities to meet a lot … Continue reading

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The Transitional Care Unit Lady Wanting Her Doggie!

This story emphasizes the importance of the work Therapy Dogs do and the roles they play in what might seem to be just an ordinary day. Tilda and I were just finishing our round of visitations at a local hospital … Continue reading

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Tilda at the Oatmeal Festival

Tilda was invited by the Boulder Community Hospital Therapy Dog group, called the Canine Corps, to attend and work the Lafayette Oatmeal Festival on January 8, 2011.  We arrived early at 7:15 am and after we received our instructions, we … Continue reading

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A Day at Work for Tilda!

This story started in the Lobby of a local hospital as Tilda and I were handing out some doggy calendars to her friends as she was pictured as Miss February and we were so excited about that fact.  It was … Continue reading

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Intensive Care Unit Waiting Room Incident

During early December, 2010, we were signing in about to begin Tilda’s visitation route at a local hospital.  While doing that, the volunteer at the front desk (who knows Tilda well) informed me there was a very large group of … Continue reading

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