Local Fran Cole’s miracle: Her dog Leah walks again

We’re big pet lovers, so I’ve been mesmerized reading updates from local Fran Cole about her paralyzed dog Leah walking again on Facebook. “Now she’s back to doing what she loves: digging  in bushes and chasing squirrels,” the KCRA report said. Kudos to UC Davis’ world-class vets. Now it is being reported in the Sacramento media:

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

9 thoughts on “Local Fran Cole’s miracle: Her dog Leah walks again”

  1. Jeff, That is an easy one to deduce – She is a liberal not a wackadoodle Republican/tea bagger/Sate of Jefferson member.

  2. Niel,
    I heard later, via Facebook, that The Union was offered this story, along with the Sacramento media, but said it was “too busy” with local election stories. My thought: “Huh? You’ve got to be kidding me!” This does make people wonder about motives, since Fran is not a “good old boy/girl.” Editors all across America covet animal stories like this, because they are so popular with readers. And sure enough, this wonderful story is “lighting up the boards’ in social media. Podunk news judgment.

  3. BTW, I love that phrase “whackadoodle.” We’ve got our share around here! He’s a favorite song, “Do Wacka Do,” by Roger Miller:

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