Even when he was very little, the Hickey family was sure that something was wrong with their son Jonny. Sure enough, a diagnosis was soon made: Jonny was suffering from autism, a development disorder leading to difficulties in social situations.
Jonny lived in his own world. No one was able to get through to him, not even his own parents.
In September 2012, this poor creature was brought to an animal rescue station. She had been found in a pit on the street, shortly before collapse.
It's so good to see how the two have pepped each other up and given each other strength. Xena and Jonny have gone on to become real internet stars; Xena even won the ASPCA's Dog of the Year award in 2013!
Jonny and Xena have their own website, where they raise funds for good causes and keep up with their many fans. You can visit them here.