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She was a 4.5-pound, scared, stressed out, long-haired dachshund curled in a ball when the Boyds spotted her in the Japonica Street SPCA. As they looked, a custodian approached asking if they were “bringing Lola back?” Looking into a pair of big, sad eyes, John’s heart melted. He said the little black dog was coming home with them and her name was now Hilda. The guys said, “Oh, I am so glad, because I was movin’ her from cage to cage so’s to avoid her being put down. I was gonna have to take her home and my wife was gonna divorce me ’cuz I already have nine dogs at home.”
So Hilda, née Lola, came to live with the Boyds in their lower Garden District digs. “Over the first few months she gained weight and is now a svelte 11 pounds,” says Bonnie, who admits that like many in New Orleans, Hilda has to watch her weight.
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