by Debbie
(Leland, NC)

Seventeen years ago, I saw this darling puppy on line. I fell in love with his tail.(picture 1.) We drove from Upstate New York to Tennessee to see him in person. It was love at first sight! He came home with us. He was a smart little guy, so playful, and curious. One time, I was on a phone call, i heard squeak, squeak, arruu. I hung up the phone and rushed over to him thinking that something was wrong. Opie was squeaking his toy and talking back to it. Oh my gosh it was hysterical, squeak, arruu!

Once he was big enough to jump up on the couch, his favorite place was to get up on the back of the couch to look out the window. He watched the birds, squirrels , and chipmonks and let them know he was there. He loved chasing squirrels. They would run up the tree and Opie would sit up and beg them to come back down.

When we took Opie for walks people would stop us just to pet Opie. “He’s a what?” “Coton de Tulear.” I’d respond. “I never heard of that before! He’s so soft.”

Seventeen years old is a wonderfully long time to love a funny, smart, sweet little dog. No, Opie wasn’t just a little dog, he was a member of our family. Special! We lost Opie at the beginning of 2023. We miss him so much.

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Dec 29, 2023
Sincere condolences NEW
by: Anonymous

I can relate to everything you wrote. I have both of my beloved Cotons on Rainbow Bridge now and that has helped me cope somewhat with the grief of losing them - one on Christmas Day 2014 and the other on June 20, 2019. All we can do is be thankful for the joy they gave and their companionship. I also like to make a donation to an organization that is researching health related concerns in memory of Lars and Abby.

Oopie was beyond adorable and loveable. I hope that someday there will be another Coton de Tulear in your life.

Dec 29, 2023
« He’s a what? »
by: Remi

« He’s a what? » is always making us laugh when we are asked the breed of our little Jazz. It’s always a trill to see people’s facial expressions when I tell them, especially when I pronounce it « à la française » since my native language is French.

Grieving the loss of a loved one who has given us so much love is a long process. I am sending you hugs and serenity.

Dec 28, 2023
Opie NEW
by: Gale

I’m sorry for your loss. It’s obvious that Opie was a much loved dog. Thanks for sharing ❤️‍🩹

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