05 August, 2018

Our Newest Little Girl

Here's some shots of Coco, the newest member of our family. She was about four months old when we got her. The first four photos were taken on 05 May, 2018. We'd had her about a week at that time, I think.

I would see her along with her siblings at the realty building next to Henry Menzies' Caribbean Village on 7th Avenue. Her mom was the guard dog there. She would come to the fence and bark at me and the girls as we walked by every day.

The mom looked to be at least part Doberman and the five pups were all really nice looking and active. I decided to stop at Henry's office to see if it would be possible to get a pup. The office manager asked if I wanted all five. Well, yes, but, no. One would do. Finding out that one of them was a female and with really nice markings helped make the decision.

Coco, as we named her, is very much part Doberman, and probably has at least a bit of Rottweiler as well, as a couple of Henry's other dogs were Rotties.

She's growing by leaps and bounds. She will be a big dog. I think her feet are growing faster than the rest of her, so if that is any indication.

She's had her first and second puppy shots and is coming up on six months old. We'll be scheduling her 'tutoring' soon.

Coco has also started walking with the other dogs. She took readily to the leash and is picking up the routine and rules of the walk quickly. I started her off on a short walk, from here to One Mall (our big, super-sized grocery store) and along the highway to Tony's Inn and back home - about a mile or so for a walk. That worked so well, that after a couple of times, I shifted her over to the long walk, about 4 miles. On that one, we walk to the post office, market, and other places.

All of this is done, starting at 5:30 AM, so we avoid most of the heat of the day. Still, by the time we get back, my shirt is wet enough, I can wring out the water.

I'll work at getting a current photo of her for comparison. She's growing quickly.

Coco Looking Out
Checking Out Small Ants
A Nice Image of Her

Lost Her Toy Under the Table Pedestal
Checking Things Out


Anonymous said...

Beautiful addition to the pack!

Wilma said...

Beautiful little girl. Glad she is fitting in.