Tuesday, June 27, 2006


The Bark Magazine has a profile on Robert "King" Wilkerson a former convict, New Orleans resident, Katrina Survivor and dog lover who sells homemade pralines to support prisoners' rights causes.

King, who was living in New Orleans when Katrina hit, was among those who refused to be rescued if it meant leaving his dog behind. As he explains, "I could have went to the Superdome, but there was no place to keep a dog. Kenya--that's the name of my dog--I got her when she fit in the palm of my hand, you know, so I elected to hold tight..."

Mr. King lives in Austin now, selling his pralines.

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