My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

K-9 Town and Coco the Brave Pomeranian

Now 14 years old and weighing in at 5 lbs., Coco was brought to his people parents, the Tinsleys, from a shelter when he was 4 years old. It was love at first sight. Immediate bonding. A few years later their beloved Mr. Tinsley passed away, Coco and his people ma Bobbie became even closer as they shared their grief.

Not long ago, Bobbie made plans to go with family on a needed vacation. The hardest part was going to be leaving Coco. Not being able to decide which kennel would be best, she took the word of a friend about a “wonderful place” for boarding dogs.
During his stay, Coco was savagely attacked by another animal.  He had no telling marks, they were hidden because of his hair, but after returning Bobbie noticed he was acting strange. It was days after a trip to the emergency room and her vet, 2 little places that had been mentioned abscessed. Little Coco almost died twice. Bobbie never gave up on her baby boy. After a series of laser treatments which brave little Coco responded well to, he began to heel and feel better. The amazing thing about Coco was he kept up his happy spirit. It was so obvious that he was fighting to live, fighting to be his normal self.
One very early morning Coco was let out to do his business but was in a state of mind like never before. He went wandering. He needed something. Even more than Bobbie had to give. He needed a place where……
All of a sudden, and I’ve already proved this can happen, he was at a place he’d never been before and there were canines all around him. All were welcoming and loving like they had always known him.  He met pack leader Omar Blue first, then all the males and females made a fuss over him. This was just what he needed.
Omar Blue let Coco know that once you get to K-9 Town, USA, it’s your home forever. Coco told them all about his people ma Bobbie and how she would miss him so he couldn’t stay but would return often and that’s just what he’s done. Bobbie has no idea what’s come over him but she’s very happy too.

Here’s another reason for Coco’s new attitude. This is his K-9 Town sweetie, Puffy. The female Elders couldn’t wait to get those two together. Aren’t they just too cute.
As I knew they would, not long after Coco’s first visit to K-9 Town, USA, Omar Blue, Rottweiler Brady, Pit Bull Sammy and Wolf Bennie Ba paid that bad kennel a visit. Major Diggs had the job of holding back the rest of the pack.
Between Omar Blue, the pack and his people ma Bobbie I’d say all of Coco’s worries are over.
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We try to be careful where we board our furry friends. I'm so glad the true side (top portion) of my story could have a good ending. Coco will never be completely well again but he's doing much better. Bobbie says "at 14, while a bit slower than 10 years ago, he still thinks he's a puppy." I guess that's pretty good considering what he's been through.

1 comment:

  1. That is so sad! We haven't been on a real vacation in more than ten years just because we have so much trouble leaving our dogs. They say "Home is where the heart is," but in our case, "Home is where the dogs are." Coco is adorable!