Kal finished his Service Dog Training at three years old and is working regularly now. When he's not working, he spends his time chasing balls. This journal shares stores and information about his life and his search for The Ultimate Stick. (Scroll down to see past stories and posts.)
Kal decided he needed to explore other possible career paths before fully committing his life to being a Service Dog. At this point, he has ruled out Pilot as an option.
The Story Behind the Picture: Yes, we photoshopped in the smoke, but he rest was real. We were staying outside of Chicago for a few days during our Epic Road Trip, when Nic came rushing in at nine o'clock at night all excited because he had found a crashed plane in a corn field a few miles away. (It was very old and had clearly been left there on purpose - its not like there were injured people laying about or anything.) He then insisted on dragging me and Kaladin out there in the dark and rain, to get the pictures he wanted and stayed up all night photoshopping in the smoke. Nic has a very German commitment to going all out to do a project just right and Kal kept looking at me like, "Mom? Is this really okay, mom? He knows its raining, right? Is this man crazy, mom?"