Jonny is 8 years old and autistic, spending much of his free time in solitude, playing with marbles and games, and not interacting much with others. Xena changed everything.
Xena was starved and abused and thrown away when she landed at a Vet's office, where she wasn't expected to survive. But with TLC and nutrition, she rebounded, and Jonny's mom saw her story on the internet. And fell in love.
The family adopted Xena, and she and Jonny instantly bonded. Jonny became a different person, chatty, happy, playful. The two are the best of friends! That's Xena on his lap, taking a nap with the family's other two, elderly dogs.
Jonny sings to Xena...