I saw an episode on Animal Heroes of a little boy with Asperger's. The mother was trying desperately to find a service dog for him, but the wait list was too long, and she couldn't afford to buy a dog and have it trained. Her friend loaned her a 3-year old black lab for a week.
The change in the little boy was amazing; he went from being unfocused and chaotic to focused, attending school part time, and just being a "boy with his dog". After a week the woman took her dog back and the little boy spiralled back into his "previous" state of chaos. The woman felt bad for her friend, and the little boy so she gave them her dog.
When they aired the episode the dog was still alive and the boy had blossomed and his progress in life was simply amazing.
In this situation, I would gladly give Kyleigh to a child ... as long as I could stay in touch!
I've had some horrible things happen to me in my life - I've lost everything I owned three times ... and yet I've always managed to keep my pets ... there's just something about "them" that keeps me sane and moving, and wanting to get up each and every morning, especially on those mornings where you don't want to!
Marion’s Zoo-Kyleigh, Raylan-cat, Echo-TAG,