My little Coton de Tulear trooper, Muchisimo
Mooch the meerkat
When Muchisimo (or Mooch for short) first came into my life, the doctors said that he had a congenital problem with the bones in his arms. They did not grow into his elbow sockets correctly and if he did not have surgery soon, his front legs would both become lame.
Muchisimo is my #1 guy. So, I rushed out and found the perfect doctor for his surgery. He had a 75% chance of totally improving in one leg and a 50% in the other, but I soon learned that Cotons are troopers.
Mooch had his surgery in April and he never complained. Watching him heal was truly an inspiration to us all. It is now July and he is 100% in both legs! We play fetch and run and do all of the things other dogs can do.
BUT, when his front legs hurt him, he got used to only using his hind legs. So, sometimes I find him sitting up like a meerkat because he is so good with his back legs. It is too cute for words and a cute souvenir from a harder time. Cotons are the best!
PS his name is Muchisimo because it is Spanish for "very very much" and that is the perfect way to describe Mooch. Very very much love. Very very much personality. Very very much to give. :)
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