Kona was a puppy in a Long Island rescue shelter when TV personality Tim Gunn cast her for a fashion show five years ago. Although a mishap en route to the set snatched away her chance for fame, she reaped an even greater reward that day.
“She got sick in the car, so she didn’t get to do the show” says Kelli Bishop, Creative Director for the Steve Harvey Show, who was helping escort Kona across town. “I ended up taking her home that night.”
Although uncertain of Kona’s exact breed, Bishop believes that her “sweet” companion is a Nova Scotian Toller.
— Daniel Patton, Staff Writer