Though Kratu obviously has an uncontainable zest for life now, things weren't always so good for him. Swan adopted him five years ago from the UK-based rescue group Wood Green, which had saved him from an abusive situation when he was just a puppy. From that point on, Kratu has more than returned the favor.
Swan, who has faced her own struggles in the past, takes great comfort in having a pup like Kratu in her life.
"He is the best assistance I could have as he always makes me laugh, too," she said. "He is a clown at home daily. How can you be down for long when you live with such a wonderful happy clown? He makes my heart smile again after the tears."