Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy 5 Year Gotcha Day To Our Sweet Coco Bug

We celebrated Coco's 5 Year Gotcha Day Today. I can't believe it's been 5 years already! I remember the day we adopted him as if it were yesterday. He's come such a long way since joining our family. To this day, I still get teary eyed when I think about how he spent the first year of his life and the situation he was in after being surrendered.

As quoted from a blog post I published last year...

"Coco was a mess when we adopted him 4 years ago today. He was a year old and spent most of that year confined to a basement. He was terrified of crates and had very little trust for us humans. Coco was also very sick with Giardia, Sarcoptic mites/mange, a bacterial infection in his ears, skin allergies, and he was underweight.

We canceled our plans to travel out of state, took him to the doctor, got loaded up with medications and prescription shampoo, and began the road to his recovery. It was slow. More of his story unraveled in the weeks that followed. He wouldn't eat store bought food and he had some peculiar eating habits that included taking a few bites of food and running into the other room.

With guidance from his doctor and a canine nutritionist, we started making homemade meals and treats for him (something we still continue to do for all of our babies). He loved it! Coco also began eating an entire bowl of food at one time."

That's the in-a-nutshell version of the entire story.

To celebrate his 5 Year Gotcha Day, Coco requested a grilled cheese sandwich to be included with his dinner. And, for dessert, he wanted my homemade zucchini cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting.

You got it, little man! We love you to the moon and back and beyond.

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