This is our new addition,
Hildegard (Hildie as a nick-name), a
special-needs puppy adopted from the Denver Dumb Friends League
August 2008 when she was 6 months old. She
is named after Hildegard
, a medieval mystic, painter, and musician.
When we adopted Hildie she was terrified of everything, including the
wind. Despite being a puppy, she was losing weight. She
weighed 25.3 lbs an, doubled her weight! After lots of love and
dedicated training we learned from certified dog trainer trainer Bernadette
Hildie is now having happy dog moments for the first time in her young
life. She dances, leaps, and hops and for the first time with her
confidence growing, we have actually heard her voice. She
and our cat Buddha have become fast friends and enjoy playing ad
sleeping together. Hildie, in fact, has helped Buddha come out of
his shell more.