Attorney holds ice cream social to thank dog’s care team

Richard Knellinger, a local attorney, recently lost his beloved border collie, Buddy. Buddy was well known and loved by clinicians, residents and students who cared for him throughout his life. In appreciation of that care, Knellinger hosted an ice cream social inside of the hospital on Oct. 24 for those involved in Buddy’s treatment.

He brought Shane, another border collie who was Buddy’s companion. Getting the DeConna ice cream stand into the hospital was no small feat — a forklift was reportedly involved — but ice cream was served throughout the afternoon in the main hallway near the oncology ward. Knellinger stayed to visit and share stories about Buddy with many who stopped by to partake in an ice cream cone or dish.

Knellinger’s generosity was appreciated by all, as were all the flavors of ice cream and the stories told.


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