Heart to Heart Program’s Jake the Dog to Get a Tea and Tacos Graduation Ceremony
By Marie Abercrombie
Hey there, it’s me again, Jake. Here’s one piece of news to start off my corner. My newsbeat has been changed from weekly to once a month. Please look for me, and let’s keep in touch. I love visiting with each one of you. It makes me smile.
Well, time is getting close for my graduation from the Heart to Heart program, which has been working with the Casa Hogar boys orphanage. A while back, they began a program to train the residents here how to train dogs, specifically street dogs like me. It gives boys like my human trainer, Leonel, a marketable skill, and the training makes dogs like me more adoptable.
I hope you will come see me on graduation day as I show off the commands Leonel and I have been working hard on.
Believe me, Leonel and trainers Alida and Tomas, and Heart to Heart organizers Patty and Marie are beginning to get a little nervous. I sometimes do everything very well, and sometimes I think more about butterflies instead. I promise, though, that this is just to keep them all on their toes and to make sure they don’t take me too much for granted.
If you want to see how they react when push comes to shove, come witness my big day. The humans will enjoy all the tacos they can eat, along with what I’m told is some fine iced tea, all for only a 250-peso donation. The money will help to fund the next two dogs to be trained. They are going to Casa Hogar’s girls orphanage. More about that in a minute.
My graduation day will take place on May 8 at Smart Space, which is at Salida de Celaya #34. The event is from 4-6pm. And don’t forget that I am up for adoption at this event, in a special auction. I hope someone will bid on me!
Now, let me tell you about the new dogs I mentioned a minute ago. Their names are Pam and Sam. Their owner passed away, and they were sad and lost, so the Heart to Heart program is fostering them until June 1, when they will start their training. I will visit with them and let them know what to expect. I won’t scare them off, of course, but I will get them ready to expect some hard work. More to follow in my monthly column, Jake’s Corner, where I will spill the beans on how they are doing.
Please come on May 8. I need your support. RSVPs are needed so the humans know how much food to prepare, so call 152 3383 to make your reservation—or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.