Sunday, December 26, 2010

six

Five years ago today my husband and I drove from my his parents' house in South Bend, IN to Louisville, KY to "interview" a pug mix being fostered through Kentuckiana Pug Rescue


We knew we wanted a dog, and we knew we would rescue. A few weeks earlier -- sometime over Thanksgiving weekend 2005 -- I stumbled across the KPR website, and it was there that I saw this little mug looking back at me:


coco_KPR

Here's her bio that was posted online at the time: 


Olivia "Livi" is a 1 year old puggle. The best way to describe Livi is FUN! She is a fun loving, happy little dog. She likes people and other dogs too, although she forgets who's boss sometimes. She loves to cuddle with you and is working on her manners (like not jumping into your lap suddenly). The Vet declared her healthy, she is current with her shots and will be spayed shortly. She's a little over enthusiastic about her leash and walking on it, so obedience school might be a help to her! She's a winner, everyone who came to our house for the Holidays, wishes they could take her home!


Over the next couple of weeks, we filled out the application paperwork, had someone come for an in-home assessment, and received the good news that we were approved and "Livi" was ours if we were still interested. 


Of course we were, so we drove to Louisville and scooped her up (and changed her name to Coco on the way home) and have loved her every day since then.  


Here are some of my favorite photos of her from the past five years. 
Coco

Coco tutu_halloween06


 She's even a supermodel! 
Supermodel


Coco

Coco & Reese

And here's how she's electing to spend today.
Coco


Happy sixth birthday, little goose. I'm so glad this is your "forever home."

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