More from Betty White

I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot!

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When Betty White took the name Hooker and joined the Horde, she strutted right in the front door, jumped on the sofa, and then moved up high onto the back. (That is a very alpha move.)

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A few weeks ago, my neighbor, Christie, was sitting on the sofa with me. Betty White jumped up and leapt to the back cushion. Christie’s eyebrows raised and she asked, “How is it that you end up with these senior dogs with alpha personalities?”


She’s right.


Every senior that has joined the Horde has been an alpha. Betty White is no different.


Without teeth and deaf, Betty is ballsy. Although, the original Betty White noted, “Why do people say, ‘Grow some balls?’ Balls are weak and sensitive! If you really want to get tough, grow a vagina! Those things take a pounding.”


Out walking, without fear, Betty White approaches larger dogs and growls. She runs as fast as her short little legs will carry her through the path in the open space.


After school, she is the first to bark and leap up onto the sofa back.


It is strange and funny that a dog, less than five pounds without teeth acts large and in charge – in her new home, with her canine siblings, and out and about.

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About Julie Hooker

I'm a teacher, writer, and editor. In addition, I'm an animal rescuer, yogi, and friend.
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