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Coton Connection, Issue #071 - More Common Coton Questions - Quickies
July 22, 2017
Welcome Coton Lovers:

Quickie Common Coton Questions

I appreciate all the questions and feedback I’ve received over the years. 99.9999% of all the email I receive is positive. But recently I received an upset email from a visitor complaining that I didn't answer her question. Her question had been asked and answered numerous times on the site so I didn't feel it should be published again. I would have loved to email her with links to some of the answers she was looking for, but she didn't leave her email address. So, PLEASE enter your email address after submitting a question so you can be assured to get an answer.

Reminder: You can find answers to common problems on the website by using the search feature, the navigation menus, or by downloading 10 Things Every Coton Parent Should Know.

Other reasons you may not get a response to your questions :

  • Questions about medical advice will most likely not be published unless you just want support. You need to contact a vet or health care provider when your dog is sick or injured. Our wonderful, helpful community is here to support you, but please don’t come here looking for medical help.

  • Be specific and detailed. Questions like "why doesn't my Coton drink water?" isn't going to get you the right kind of help because we're going to have to play 20 questions first. Is it a puppy or adult, a new problem or existing, any changes in health or behavior, what kind of water, what kind of bowl...?

  • Asking me to help you find a puppy won’t usually get a response because I'm not a breeder. I have a link on the site that will help you find the best options for finding your Coton. You can find that link here.

  • Incorrect email addresses. I've tried to answer several of questions recently, but the email addresses were invalid. So, if you've sent me a question and have not heard back, you might have had a typo in your email address. Try again!

  • Human error (mine). Sometimes I just miss your questions. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered and you can’t find help on the site, try again.

Here are some unpublished questions I’ve received recently. You can check the links below for answers.

Celebrations and Shoutouts

Happy Birthday Wishes:

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


Name Gender Home Town Birth date
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
Gracie Female Northport, NY 7/4/10
Maxine Female Glenview, IL 7/4/10
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
Dinky Male Netherlands 7/30/13

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

We have some belated birthdays to celebrate:

Obie (mama's boy) turned 6 on April 11 and his brother Abner (sweet rescue boy) turned 3 on Feb 1.

Simon from Ohio turned 4 this year. We don't know when his birthday is, but he was probably practicing his favorite activity - agility training.

Happy belated birthday to siblings Zoe (3/15/15: little miss independent) and Wrigley (5/11/13: Mom's little velcro dog) from Hemet, CA.

Coton Meetup Reminder

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.

Add your dog to the list here.

NOTE: You only need to sign up once

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Gale and Luc

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