I'm Officially Retired - Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth

I’m Officially Retired

Hello to all of my friends and family! I’m sure by now you’ve heard the big news… Yes, I am officially retired! Over the past 63 years (nine people years), I have gotten to know so many of you, and your love has been so overwhelming! On Wednesday, we celebrated my retirement until the dogs came home (which was about 7:00, because I’m old now guys, and I have a bedtime!). But let me tell you, IT WAS A BLAST!! The awesome humans from Texas Chisholm Trail Crime Prevention Association cooked and served a yummy meal (Officer Biggs grills a great steak!).

On top of that, Mancuso’s provided some seriously good sides! I even got a little taste! The RMHFW staff got a cake for me, and it was the bomb! It was a quite lot of cake, but I licked the plate clean. The humans got treats with my face on them. It was a little strange to watch people eat those, but they all raved about how good they were. This celebration was one for the books!

Now that I’m home and have some leisure time, I got to read all of your Facebook comments. Man, oh man, you guys are so kind. I’ve always thought of you as family, and it was so comforting to know that you think of me as family as well. There were several questions posed so I wanted to give you a rundown.

  1. Although I might be “officially retired,” one pup can only nap for so long! I will be making frequents stops by RMHFW. They can’t get rid of me that easily.
  2. Some of you were wondering about where I will live. Although I do love each and every one of you, unfortunately, you can’t adopt me. I will still be with my mom, Lauri. She takes great care of me, and gives me lots of treats. Who would want to leave her side?! Not me, that’s for sure!
  3. While I might not be at the RMHFW every day, their wonderful staff is dedicated to the dog program. Stay tuned for an update from the big boss, Jennifer, on that!

Although my job at RMHFW has transitioned into Emeritus status, I am honored to have been able to love and comfort so many of you. My friend Hallie Bea said it best, “you will always hold a special place in my heart.” I will not forget all of the good times I have had with all of you at the House. Thank you for the nine spectacular years! I can’t wait to see what the next nine hold for me.


Chief Love and Comfort Officer Emeritus