Wet sand exploding from beneath pounding paws, celebrity canine, Malvern, of Santa Barbara’s District Attorney victim’s comfort program trotted down a local private beach last eighty degree Saturday afternoon with his girlfriend Kiki London.
Seen chasing an orange chuck-it ball, witnesses say Malvern took the lead in both ball retrieval and surf dancing.
Handler/caretaker/owner, Attorney Donna Crawford, is allowed to accompany celebrity Malvern to the D.A.’s office Mondays through Fridays in support of his priceless service to victims of violent crime, the bereaved, witnesses and anyone who can benefit from a warm puppy hug.
Crawford spent two weeks in Oceanside, at her own expense, training to work with Malvern. She also pays all the costs for Malvern’s care and upkeep, costing the D.A.’s office nothing, adding immeasurably to human healing. Crawford works primarily as a research attorney. Malvern sleeps in a bed near her desk when he’s not working with victims and witnesses. It appears as though Malvern is going to need some extra nap time after this weekend’s cavorting.
A rare wavy coated black golden retriever/Labrador mix, Canine Companion Malvern turns heads and sets mouths to wagging everywhere he goes, from Santa Barbara’s trendy State Street to starring in newscast footage and print articles locally and nationally. Fans say his choice of blonde girlfriend might be cliche, yet insiders attest to two year old Miss Kiki’s gentle personality and playful nature as overshadowing her classic slim curvaceous figure. Owned by fiction author Christine London, Miss Kiki lives two hours from Santa Barbara in south bay Los Angeles, making this canine couple an even more unlikely hot commodity.
Weekdays three year old Malvern provides support needed by those dealing with emotional, physical, and psychological issues. He gives comfort and strength to victims, allowing them to take the stand, give testimony and begin their healing process.
“This dog was raised to love — Malvern has a calming effect on not only the victims but also on our staff of secretaries and attorneys alike,” said D.A. Joyce Dudley.
Such a guy deserves only the best in his private life.