Nobody Told Me My Legs Don't Work: Journey of a Down Dog

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DRAMA FAMILY MEMOIR COMEDY

Contemporary

Travis C. Yates

Logline

Nobody Told me My Legs Don't Work is an incredible story of a dog's will to walk again after a stroke and the determination of a couple that did everything they could to make it happen. It chronicles the dog's journey from paralysis to triumphantly walking again and the progression of her owners that grew from childhood sweethearts to parents.

Genre

Drama, Family, Memoir, Comedy

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Midwest, Illinois

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Everyday life for Travis and his wife Renea is turned upside down when they find their seven-year old Golden Retriever, Keegan, paralyzed from a stroke. Travis refuses to listen to the prognosis that Keegan would never recover and should be put to sleep and instead goes searching for a miracle.

Ending Description

After months of arduous rehab the couple targets a "Pet Parade" dog walk fundraiser as the goal for their pet to walk again. As the date nears, their dog regains enough ability walk in the "Pet Parade," completing the long journey of self-discovery and transformation for both pet and couple.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Travis

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Renea, wife of protagonist

Age: 31

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic, Gracious, Clumsy, Desperate, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Ava

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Additional Character Details

Name: Keegan, the Golden Retriever (Pet)

Age: 7

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Clumsy, Faithful, Funny, Perseverance, Beautiful

Logline

Nobody Told me My Legs Don't Work is an incredible story of a dog's will to walk again after a stroke and the determination of a couple that did everything they could to make it happen. It chronicles the dog's journey from paralysis to triumphantly walking again and the progression of her owners that grew from childhood sweethearts to parents.

Short Summary

Everyday life for Travis and his wife Renea is turned upside down when they find their seven-year old Golden Retriever, Keegan, paralyzed from a stroke. Travis refuses to listen to the prognosis that Keegan would never recover and should be put to sleep and instead goes searching for a miracle.


After months of arduous rehab the couple targets a "Pet Parade" dog walk fundraiser as the goal for their pet to walk again. As the date nears, their dog regains enough ability walk in the "Pet Parade," completing the long journey of self-discovery and transformation for both pet and couple.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Travis

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic

Character 1

Name: Renea, wife of protagonist

Age: 31

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic, Gracious, Clumsy, Desperate, Educated

Character 2

Name: Dr. Ava

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Character 3

Name: Keegan, the Golden Retriever (Pet)

Age: 7

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Clumsy, Faithful, Funny, Perseverance, Beautiful

Supplemental Materials

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