Tongues and tails were wagging this morning at Our Favorite Starbucks as word spread that Local Pooch Einstein will become a "Case History" at an upcoming meeting of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association. The Beloved Bichone Frise startled fans last June when he fell off the Chuck Wagon, tearing a ligament and leading handlers to check him in for a stint at California Animal Rehabilitation, a "doggie rehab" center in Santa Monica specializing in tough love. It took months of gentle massages, conditioning exercises and hydro-therapy in a customized swim tank, but experts say that Einstein is finally back on the straight and narrow. "It was rough," said one insider, "But something had to be done. Now Einstein is like a new dog ... he has a new leash on life!"