Don’t Miss Lucky Tim’s First On-Stage Appearance in ‘Annie’
Last February, Lucky Tim the yellow lab puppy was rescued by Christy Gardner, the veteran, paralympic athlete, and service dog trainer from Maine. She recognized Lucky's personality as the perfect fit for helping kids recognize that being different isn't a bad thing. He was born without wrist bones in his right paw and later had the leg amputated, making national news as the resilient pup with a bright future.
Months later, Lucky has adapted flawlessly to life with three legs and is soaring through service training at his handler's side, accompanied by Christy's 11-yr-old golden retriever service dog, Moxie.
Christy and Lucky were in the Q studio the other day and let us in on the big secret recently teased on Lucky's instagram - he will be making his first on-stage appearance in his role as Sandy the lovable mutt in Lewiston Auburn's Community Little Theater's production of Annie, opening October 18th!
Christy says Lucky has nearly all his lines down, including accompanying actors on sateg who have little to no experience working with service dogs, taking cues from Christy from behind the scenes and memorizing where he needs to go and when. And we thought he couldn't get more impressive than he already is. Don't miss Lucky's grand introduction to the world of theater, before he hits broadway!