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Coton Connection, Issue #081 - Summer Celebrations
July 24, 2018
Welcome Coton Lovers:

Happy Summer

We're back! It seems like such a long time since the last newsletter even though it's only been a couple of months :)

Luc and I moved (only 20 miles away) so we've been taking time to get settled in our new home. As usual, there is so much for me to learn from my dog. The first night in the new home was very stressful for Luc - he was not a fan of the change. He was clearly unsettled and scared in his new surroundings. Here he is hiding in my office.

But by the next day you'd have thought that he'd lived here for years. He loves the new dog park just a short walk away. I would love to be able to be as adaptable as Luc. While I was packing and unpacking and then looking for where I put everything, lots of Coton birthdays were going on.

Celebrations and Shoutouts

Happy Birthday Wishes:

Happy Birthday to all Cotons who celebrate in July.


Name Gender Home Town Birth date
Buttons Male Long Island, NY 7/1/17
Suzie Female Seattle, Tucson 7/2/05
Coki Female Morristown, NJ 7/2/11
Triscuit Female July 2
Chloe Female Cobourg, Ont, Can 7/2007
Buttons Male Long Island, NY 7/1/17
Gracie Female Northport, NY 7/4/10
Maxine Female Glenview, IL 7/4/10
Tucker Male Roseville, CA 7/5/17
Chloe Female Canandaigua, NY 7/8/10
Minnie Female National City, CA 7/10/10
Daisy May Female Clarence, NY 7/11/11
Giuseppe Male Lincoln, MA 7/13
Rosco Cole Train Male Clarence, NY 7/14/11
Pamuk Female 7/17
Kirby Male Redding, CA 7/21/10
Huckleberry Male Malvern, PA 7/21/14
Moose Male Folsom, CA 7/23/11
Abby Lynn Female Buckeye, AZ 7/24/12
Boomer Male Quincy, MA July 2006
Maverick Male Roseville, CA 7/25/11
Angel Female Lincoln, CA 7/25/13
Dinky Male Netherlands 7/30/13
Maizy Female Boise, ID 7/31/15

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

Special Shout outs

And we've lots of belated best wishes and special shout outs since our last newsletter.

  • Oliver from Mesa, AZ is turning one this year - but his humans didn't tell me when :)

  • Happy belated birthday to Toby who turned one on 3/6. His human says "He is the most friendly dog ever. He loves everyone and cares for them at all times. He is my best friend and is there for me to make me feel better whenever I go through any problem. We celebrate his birthday by giving him his favourite treats and inviting over some of his friends in the neighborhood".

  • Maani from UK Windsor was one on 6/5. Her family planned to celebrate by taking her to the seaside for the day and treating her with a nice meal. "She has turned into a lovely family pet and everyone who comes into contact with her loves her dearly".

  • Bailey from Montreal had a birthday on 6/13. His mom, Mary says he’s a perfect dog with the sweetest soul. On his birthday he gets a special meal.

  • Higgins celebrated his first birthday on 6/17. He's from Ann Arbor, MI. His family says "He is so loving, and can glide through the air with the greatest of ease. Smart guy too. First Birthday this year, we will walk him and buy him a gift. Also lots of extra attention".

  • Sweet Lily Bell from Greenfield Ohio celebrated on 6/22. Her family planned to celebrate her birthday with a new toy, lots of playing and a special meal.

  • Buttons from Long Island turned one on 7/1. His family says he’s quite an energetic pup who likes to drive them a little bit crazy! :)

  • Tucker was one on 7/5. He's from Roseville, CA and according to his family "is a cuddler... our little shadow, always wants to be wherever we are. He loves giving kisses .. we are so blessed with this little guy".

  • Angel from Lincoln, CA is a truly special little girl who celebrates her birthday on 7/25.

  • Maizy - 7/31/15 from Boise has a birthday on 7/31. Her human says "I Love, love, love this very special girl!!! She's been a blessing".

    Please let me know if you'd like your dog to get special love and attention in our newsletter or if you'd like your Coton event or meetup group to be shared here.

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    Gale and Luc

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