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Coton Connection, Issue #079 - The hardest part of loving a Coton
April 17, 2018
Welcome Coton Lovers:

The hardest part of loving a Coton

Spring is often associated with rebirth and new beginnings. But as one season begins, another ends. This season we've lost 2 dear Coton friends. Tuffy was one of the first visitors to this site and his proud mom, Iris shared so many stories and lots of advice for new Coton parents.

Last month we also lost Angelique whose heart gave out, but whose life filled his mom's heart with unconditional love.

We are grateful for the time we had with Tuffy and Angelique and wish peace and healing to their human parents.

Even though we go into our relationship with our pets knowing it's for a short time, it's NEVER easy when we have to say goodbye. It doesn't matter if it's after one year or 20 years - it's just not long enough for a dog who showed us what unconditional love looks like.

There is no one correct way to grieve the loss of a pet. Everyone grieves differently. This article has some helpful information if you or a loved one is dealing with this kind of pain. It also includes some hotline numbers and resources to help you get through the grief.

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ” – Mark Twain

Celebrations and Shoutouts

Happy Birthday Wishes:

Apparently I only published March's newsletter in my head :) So this month let's show some belated love to Cotons who celebrated their birthdays last month in addition to all who have birthdays in April.


Name Gender Home Town Birth date
Della (Dellalicious) Female Ohio 3/1/11
Lily Female Florida 3/3/13
Beamer Male Donalds, SC 3/5/12
Logan Male Yuba City, CA 3/6/13
Andre Male Chula Vista, CA 3/7/04
Bambi Female Marietta, GA 3/8/06
Eevie Female Manila, Philippines 3/8/15
Remy Male Palm Harbor, FL 3/8/17
Bebe Male Franktown, CO 3/9/13
Charlie Male Dallas, TX 3/10
Madeira (Maddie) Female Ontario, Ca 3/11/07
Indira (Dira) Female Middletown, DE 3/11/15
Pino Male Middletown, DE 3/11/15
Toby Male Plymouth, MA 3/12/11
Mimi Female Mauritius 3/12/12
Callie Female Levittown, NY 3/14/09
Callie Female Farmingdale, NY 3/14/09
Jacques Cousteau Male Florida 3/14/11
Giorgio Male Mexico 3/15/15
Zoe Female Hemet, CA 3/15/15
Leila Female Houston, TX 3/16/11
Bentley Male Indianapolis, IN 3/17
Logan Male Paradise, CA 3/17/13
Obi Wan Male Murrells Inlet, SC 3/18/10
Sadie Grace Female Oshkosh, WI 3/19/16
Murphy Finnegan Male Brookfield, MI 3/20/13
Bongo & Melo Males Woodbury, NY 3/22/12
Cowboy Corby Male Winter Haven, FL 3/23/08
Ty Male The Woodlands, TX 3/26/12
Ziggy (Doodles) Male Warsaw, IN 3/28/10
Natasha Female New York, NY 3/29/11
Elmo Male Redington Shores, FL 3/31/15
Tsuky Santiago, Chile 3/31/17


Name Gender Home Town Birth date
Phoenix Male Canada 4/1/10
Jade Female Boston, MA 4/1/11
Trixie Female Swoyersville, PA 4/6/10
Tassie Female Las Vegas, NV 4/7/07
Bill Male 4/8/11
Bella Female Plainwell, MI 4/10/10
Chi Chi Female Plainwell, MI 4/10/10
Basil Male Darien, CT 4/11/11
Obie Male Tuttle, OK 4/11/11
Cher Female Depew, NY 4/12/06
Cali-Kat Female La Quinta, CA & Canada 4/13/09
Bella luna Female Vallejo, CA 4/14/13
Nevis Male London 4/14
Louis Francois (Louie) Male Lake Charles, LA 4/14/15
Sterling Male Ellington, CT 4/19/11
Logan Male St. Louis, MO 4/20/07
Daisy Female Seaside Park, NJ 4/21/14
Maddie Female Palmyra, VA 4/22/13
Emmie Female Milford, MI 4/24/09
Mimmie Female Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada 4/24
Jolly Roger Male Smithfield, KY 4/25/11
Lily Female Jacksonville, FL 4/26
Cinderella (Cindy) Female Anchorage, AK 4/27/10

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

Special Shoutouts

  • Simon from Texas turns 6 this year - but we'll have to guess when it is since his mom didn't tell us the date :)

  • California Coton Meetup
    Join the fun in Foster City California. May 1st at Foster City Dog Park at 1 pm.

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.

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.

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Gale and Luc

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