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Coton Connection, Issue #049- Changes to the website and a gift for you
September 01, 2015
Welcome Coton Lovers:

Have you seen the changes to the website?

Some of you have already noticed the new design at

Why the change?
  • I retired from my crazy corporate job a few months ago and I'm working at home now. So, I've got more time to spend on the site. I don't have as much free time as I thought I would; the day gets filled up pretty quickly. But the best part about working from home is having Luc sleeping at my feet while I'm in my home office.

  • The main reason for the new look is to make the site more accessible for mobile visitors. More and more people are finding us on their smart phones or tablets, so I wanted to make sure they can easily navigate through the site. Please let me know if you're having any mobile access issues.

  • The other reason for the change is that I want to try and declutter the site. After all these years, there's so much information that it can be hard to know where to search first. This will be an ongoing project for me so there will probably be more changes coming.

Thank You Gift

As many of you know, the same questions get asked again and again. I thought it would be helpful to compile the answers to our most commonly asked questions and send it to anyone who signs up for the newsletter.

But what about YOU who are already subscribed to the newsletter? I didn't want you to miss out, especially since a lot of you have provided answers to these questions. So, here's a link to the e-book 10 Things Every Coton Parent Should Know. I hope you enjoy reading it and find it useful.

What's Next?

A couple things happened in the past few weeks that made me realize that the website was long overdue for some reorganization. The first was when I got requests for recommendations for the best shampoo for Cotons and the second was for a harness suggestion.

Luc uses special shampoo (Ketohex) due to his allergies, so I searched the site to see what others recommended for favorite shampoo. That sucked up over an hour of my time. There are LOTS of different pages of shampoo recommendations.

At the same time, I was looking for a new harness for Luc and a visitor was also asking for a harness recommendation. This also took a lot of time since the information was spread out all over the site.

So, what's the point to all my rambling? I thought it would be helpful to have a page on the site for all of your problem-solving recommendations. All of your favorite solutions to common problems would be accessed easily in one place.

I've started going through the site to compile your favorite products and resources. I hope to have that ready for you by the time I put out the October newsletter.

Also, if you'd like to help out, you can take a few minutes and tell us about your favorite Coton products and problem-solvers in this survey. You don't have to fill out every question; just the ones that you feel strongly about and would like to share.

And speaking of surveys, I'd love to hear from you about how often you'd like to receive this newsletter. So take a 5 second poll here to let me know.

P.S. - If you'd like to know what kind of harness I chose for Luc, it was the Petsafe Easy Walk Harness. For some reason, I've had problems finding a good harness. Maybe it's not the harness, maybe it's me... I've had trouble finding the right size, one that was easy to put on, didn't cause matting, and made walking easy if Luc decided to pull on the leash if he saw another dog. This harness ticked off all of my requirements. Now if only I could stop all the rain here in Florida, our daily walks would be back on schedule.


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Happy Birthday Wishes:

Happy Birthday to all our Coton friends who celebrate birthdays in September:


Name Gender Home Town Birth date
Daisy Female Maryland 9/1/11
Missy Female Powell, OH 9/5/10
Ella Female Oaks, CA 9/8/14
Jude and Lucy Female (sisters) Durham, NC 9/9/10
Callie Female San Francisco, CA 9/12/10
Luci Female 9/12/09
Jackson Male Leeds, ME 9/10/12
Teddy Male Brick, NJ 9/13/13
Jingle Female Nashville, TN 9/15/10
Mia Female Santa Rosa, CA 9/18/10
Lilly Female Rogers, AR 9/19/07
Beau (Bojangles) Male Illinois 9/20/10
Mati (Mathilda) Female Wenatchee, WA 9/21/10
Rosie Female Cornelius, NC 9/22/10
Imy Female Austin, TX 9/23/06
Oliver Wendell Holmes Male Chatsworth, CA 9/24/10
Izzie Female Goodyear, AZ 9/28/10
Webster Male Vancouver, WA 9/28/11

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Gale and Luc

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