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Coton Connection, Issue #069 - What kind of Coton parent are you?
May 09, 2017
Welcome Coton Lovers:

What kind of pet parent are you?

I recently witnessed a funny "argument" between two of my friends about being a pet parent. One of my friends was teasing our other friend for dressing her dog in costumes. (She's got a chihuahua who has a better wardrobe than I do.)

I just sat there shaking my head at the silliness of this argument. They weren't really mad - they just love to tease each other about EVERYTHING. So in honor of this upcoming Mother's Day (and Father's Day soon to follow), I started thinking about the unique and fun ways we "parent" our Cotons.

  • Some find it fun to dress up their dogs in doggy costumes and some wouldn't hear of it

  • Some travel everywhere with their Cotons and others vacation separately

  • Some sleep with their dogs and others enjoy separate sleeping accommodations

  • Some enjoy teaching their dogs lots of tricks and others just stick with basic obedience training

  • Some throw their Cotons lavish birthday bashes and include their dogs in all gift-giving holidays while others leave this for the humans in their lives

  • Some treat their dogs like friends and share all their secrets with them and others won't admit to this (but come on, who doesn't confide in their dog?)

  • Some enjoy taking their dogs on adventures and others are more comfortable snuggling up on the couch with their pets

  • Some take more photos of their dogs than of their children and others won't admit to that :)

So, there's more than one way to live with and love a Coton. Time, attention, and lots of love are the main ingredients for a happy, healthy dog.

So Happy Mother's Day to all you Coton moms. Thanks for all you do for your 4-legged "kids".

Happy Birthday Wishes:

Happy Birthday to all our Coton friends who celebrate birthdays in May.


Name Gender Home Town Birth date
Cotton Male Wooster, OH 5/1/07
Beemer Male Nashville, TN 5/2/10
Tica Female Brazil 5/5/12
Cooper Male Venetia, PA 5/5/11
Nemo Male Ontario, Canada 5/6/10
Beauregard Male 5/8
Zoe Paige Female 5/9/02
Madeline (Maddie) Female Tucscon, AZ 5/9/09
Peppin Male Abbeville, LA 5/10/10
Truffles Male Orlando, FL 5/13/13
Benny Male 5/14/10
Scout Male Ontario, Canada 5/14/12
Cotton Female Mesquite, NV 5/15/09
Woogie Male Montclair, NJ 5/16/10
Dixie Mae Female Como, MS 5/16/16
Candie Female Florida 5/17/08
Remme Male Garrison, NY 5/19/12
Theo Male United Kingdom 5/20/13
Teddy Male Boston, MA 5/24/16
Bueller Male Cincinnati, OH 5/25/12
Sir Oliver Male Timonium, MD 5/27/00
Rosy Female 5/28/11
Gigi Female Lakeland, FL 5/30/12

Want your Coton to get special birthday attention? It's easy; just join our Birthday Club.

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Find other Coton families near you!

Wow, over 200 of you have signed up. Has anyone made any connections? Tell us about it on our Facebook page or on the Coton de Tulear Care web site.

You can find the Meetup Page here. The password is cotondog

Don't be shy - reach and contact someone. You know we all love to talk about our dogs, so others will be glad you took the first step to reach out. You can set up play dates or just discuss your favorite "Coton-friendly" local businesses such as vets, groomers, pet sitters, and stores.

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Gale and Luc

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