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Coton Connection, Issue #073 - After the storms
September 19, 2017
Welcome Coton Lovers:

After the storms

This will be a short newsletter this month. It's been a crazy time for me between Hurricane Irma and scheduled travel. I am very grateful to come out of the storm with some minor damage (and a few more gray hairs!). My heart goes out to anyone who was not as fortunate. I know we have many Cotons from the affected areas of Irma and Harvey and my prayers are with you all.

Millions of people have been impacted by these storms and if you are wondering what you can do to help, here are some suggestions.

And never underestimate what your words of love and support can accomplish. I have a friend who lost her home in Houston and tells me that the love and compassion after the storm is like nothing she's ever felt in her life.

Luc and I stayed at a neighbor's house during Irma with 3 dogs and a parrot. As you can see, Luc made it clear to the big dogs that he wasn't intimidated.

Celebrations and Shoutouts

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
Maxwell Male Conshohocken, PA 9/4/13
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
Rudy Male Newtown, PA 9/22/15
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

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

Upcoming Meetups:

Thanks to Margaret for sharing some upcoming meetup info:

Pacific Northwest
September 23
Luther Burbank Park
Mercer Island, WA

September 17
Millenium Park
Roxbury, MA

National UKC Conformation Show
National show for Coton de Tulear
September 30-Oct. 1

You can learn more at or on their Facebook page.

Please let me know if you'd like your Coton event or meetup group to be shared in our next newsletter.

Coton Meetup Reminder

Find other Coton families near you!

Wow, over 250 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.

Add your dog to the list here.

NOTE: You only need to sign up once

Coton Connection

Meet the Cotons

Stop by and meet the new Cotons here. You can brag about your Coton any time.

Coton Videos

Do you have a video you'd like to share? You can submit videos here. Or just take a break and just enjoy videos that others have submitted.

Coton Questions

Do you have a question about your Coton? You can see all the Coton questions submitted here.

Help or Get Help!

Join us on Facebook

Say hello on our Facebook page where you can share more pictures, stories, questions, and comments with each other any time. Need a lift? A quick smile? You have to stop by and browse all the recent Facebook photos - I dare you not to smile!!

Missed a previous Newsletter?

No problem. You can catch up here.

Thanks for sharing!

Coton Store

Check out our exclusive and fun "Coton inspired products:

Visit the store here for a wide variety of fun and unique t-shirts, mugs, stationary products, aprons, children's clothes, and even dog t-shirts.

I love hearing from you! You can contact me any time here.

Disclosure: I sometimes receive commissions on products or services I recommend. I always do my best to recommend products that I've either used myself or that align with’s content, purpose and values.

Gale and Luc

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