They want to have a play date – A perfect home at last?

They want to have a play date – A perfect home at last?

“Would Kenny like to come live with us?” a question that just about knocked me right out of my socks. I was sitting on the floor next to Kenny massaging a little poodle with a bad back. Megan, the woman that posed this question was a long-time client who had owned a big beautiful old […]

Going Viral – The World Learns About Ken

Going Viral – The World Learns About Ken

By Leslie Gallagher My silver bullet had failed to find its mark. Dr. L, as awesome as he was, was not going to work out for Ken. We had absolutely no other good options on the horizon for the perfect home for Kenny. We were keeping Kenny far away from Monty and Kashmir while letting […]

Close But No Cigar Pt 2.

Close But No Cigar Pt 2.

Chapter 19 When Bryan got to Dr. L’s hospital Ken flipped out. They hugged and kissed and had a tearful reunion in the run where Ken was being held. For ten minutes Bryan told him how much he loved him and how great his new home was going to be (through his tears). When he […]

Close but No Cigar – Kenny’s First Try at Adoption Doesn’t Work Out, Pt. 1

Close but No Cigar – Kenny’s First Try at Adoption Doesn’t Work Out, Pt. 1

Chapter 18 By Leslie Gallagher It was time to find Kenny his forever home. Fortunately, I had a few things in my favor. One was the Kenny is the most beautiful dog I’d ever seen. He is just stunning. He is also incredibly sweet with people, female dogs and little dogs. For an older male […]

Irreconcilable Differences – Last-Gasp Attempt At Household Harmony Fails

Chapter 17 By Leslie Gallagher We knew Kenny needed another home. That was pretty obvious. But before we could completely call it a day with him, we felt that we had to exhaust all of our training options JUST IN CASE. If there were any way on earth that we could convince Kenny to get […]

This House Ain’t Big Enough for the Six of Us. – A Bump, a Fight and the Summer of Love is Officially Over

Chapter 16 By Leslie Gallagher Kenny was progressing so well. Each day brought slight improvements, each week we would cheer when we saw something dramatic. Though our house was a lot quieter with the Pooh gone, we managed to immerse ourselves in working on Ken and it helped stop the screaming in my head when […]

Road Trip with Kenny and Pooh – Big plans crushed when Pooh’s time runs out

Chapter 15 By Leslie Gallagher Kenny’s legs were getting stronger. Day by day, hour by hour it seemed like he was making great strides. He was getting over an hour of therapy a day, every day in addition to all the other modalities we were still doing; acupuncture, laser, massage, etc. It was SO incredibly […]

He’s Walking on Sunshine – Kenny walks on his own

Chapter 14 By Leslie Gallagher All of a sudden it happened. After another week of just walking with support in the harnesses, Ken decided he was ready to try to walk on his own (without informing me first). Oh. My. God. I almost had a heart attack when he first tried. I had come home […]

I Walk Beside You – Post-Cancer, Post-Surgery, Post-Pneumonia Kenny Takes His First (Assisted) Steps!

Chapter 13 By Leslie Gallagher The crisis appeared to be over. Kenny’s pneumonia had resolved (thank god) and his heart appeared to be stable. Dr. Ettinger was checking it and listening to it every day which allowed me to focus on my real job: getting Kenny to walk on his own. This is where our […]

Shaken, Not Stirred – Ken is Back in the Game!

Chapter 12 By Leslie Gallagher The one week recheck with the cardiologists arrived quickly. Because Kenny had smoke in his ventricle all the cardiologists at ASEC were clamoring to see his recheck echocardiogram. And because Dr. Ettinger is such a rock star he wanted to come along! And, because Dr. Ettinger is so famous, all […]

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