Dog and owner get law degrees

November 10, 2008 4:23:01 AM PST
Amy Jones and her four-legged best friend have new law degrees from Baylor University.

Jones got her juris doctor degree over the weekend.

Her service dog Skeeter got a doggie diploma, too.

Jones has used a wheelchair since a 2002 skiing accident left her a quadriplegic.

Her black Lab Skeeter has been a constant companion and helper during Jones' years in law school.

Dean Brad Toben says Skeeter is part of the school's family.

The pooch was given an honorary sheepskin.

Classmate Jolie McCuiston tells the Waco Tribune-Herald Skeeter could do something students couldn't -- growl at a professor.