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Annie, the dog, loves Ryder the Fighter, a one year old boy with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia)

Annie, the dog, has been writing to Ryder. Ryder is one year, seven months, and four days old. He has AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  He was born on December 25th, 2013.

Ryder the Fighter drew a picture for Annie and mailed it to her.

Ryder the Fighter drew a picture for Annie and mailed it back to her.

Well, Annie dictated her letter to Mrs. Hodges and Mrs. Hodges printed it.

Ryder is staying at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

His mommy said his new chemotherapy is ten times as strong as the old medicine. “His first night back was pretty rough.” She wrote on Ryder the Fighter’s Facebook page this Bible verse.

“For with God, nothing shall be impossible.”
Luke 1:37

Will you please pray for Ryder and his mommy and daddy, Kayla and Nathan? And maybe send them a card? This is Annie’s letter to Ryder.




Ryder likes cats and dogs.

Edelweiss?  Nana? Skittles? Oscar? Angela? Makayla the Empress? William the Orange? Joel Gray?  Giblet the Paws? and any other cats and dogs, would you consider writing to Ryder the Fighter?

Ryder Trull
Texas Children’s Hospital
Room 915
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas, 77030

If you are a human, please send Ryder a card too. And if you are not a human please ask someone to help you send a card.


Medicine is really expensive. Maybe you can help out the family. Ryder The Fighter is on Go Fund Me. Poor little guy. I just want to sit down beside him and keep him company. But, it would take a long time to walk to Texas. I don’t know how to drive a car.
Will you be on Ryder’s Team with me and Annie? #teamryder. 

Please let me know in the comments. I always like to talk to humans and cat and dogs. And to my Nana.
Love Martha, a dog



Will you be on Ryder’s team with me and Martha? #teamryder

About Martha Hodges

Martha, a dog, was Pooh Hodges' bodyguard. Martha will be writing on the blog. Yes, a dog on a cats blog, until Mrs. Hodges finds another kitten who wants to be a writer.

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  • La McCoy

    Dear Annie, Harper, Martha, Charlie and the twins.
    Mom sends her love to Mrs Hodges.
    I am excited to send a card to Ryder the fighter.
    I will let you know when Mom does it.
    Love you all,

  • Kathy

    Hi! Oscar the cat here. I felt so bad to hear about Ryder the Fighter. He’s a courageous lil’ guy and needs all the encouragement he can get. That goes for his mom and dad. I’ve been so happy to know that I could be a help to this little guy. More to the point, my mom has a grandson named Ryder, which makes me think that being there for someone with his name would make my mom feel better. I’m sure it will take no persuading for me to get my mom to write a letter to Ryder the Fighter. She’s into caring for others and helping whenever she can. Makes me glad to be here in her home. My papa is also a caring person, but not into writing. Thanks for this opportunity to help someone out, especially such a young one.

    • Martha Hodges

      Hello Oscar and Kathy,
      Your kindness to Ryder is so refreshing. I know he will be happy to hear from you. Thank you for being willing to write to Ryder and encourage him and his mommy and daddy.
      Your mom sounds really nice. You have a nice home to live in.
      Sending you best wishes for a happy day and a clean litter box.
      Love Martha