Elsa, the first full-time therapy dog at Texas Children's Hospital, celebrates her second birthday with handler Sarah Herbek and patients at TCH.
Wishing Elsa a happy birthday!
Herbek and patients get Elsa's birthday cake ready for her. The dog-friendly cake was made by Three Brothers Bakery.
Patients wore hats to celebrate Elsa's birthday in addition to writing her cards and bringing her new toys.
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Elsa, Texas Children’s Furry Therapist, Turns Two!

The first ever therapy dog at Texas Children's celebrates her birthday.

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Elsa, Texas Children’s Furry Therapist, Turns Two!

Patients, friends, family and Texas Children’s Hospital staff gathered Feb. 23 to celebrate a very special team member, Elsa. She is the first full-time therapy dog at Texas Children’s and in the time she has been putting in her eight-hour days at the hospital, she has made a huge impact on everyone there.

On Thursday, Elsa was surprised with a birthday party thrown by all of her friends at the hospital to celebrate her second birthday. In true party fashion, the birthday girl wore a pink tutu, party hat and birthday bandana. Guests at her party also wore festive hats and brought new toys and treats for Elsa in addition to decorating cookies.

Elsa also got a sweet treat—a dog-friendly cake baked by Three Brothers Bakery in the shape of a dog bone.

We wish Elsa many more happy birthdays!

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