Today on the blog, we feature Coco. We met Coco when he came in to VCA SFVS for an appointment with Dr. Margo Mehl, one of our veterinary surgeons.
Here, Coco shares a little bit about himself, via human companion Kevin, along with some great photos!
Hello! My name is Coco.
I was born on May 16, 2005, in Washington State. I don’t remember much about my first weeks but, evidently, I was adopted by my first human, Alison, at an early age. I was very popular in the retirement home and I loved her very much. However, her mobility difficulties caused me to miss my regular walks. We thus decided it was in my best interest to adopt Alison’s son as my new human and move to San Francisco with him. It has been a good move and I even got to see her a lot afterward.
My interests? I love long walks on the beach, sidewalk cafés, and a certain Maltipoo named Celeste. She more or less ignores me. Did I mention that they allow dogs in Parisian restaurants and the cheese is delicious? Très civilisé!
At home, my favorites are down-filled pillows and the crook in my dad’s arm. I take my status as a lap dog very, very seriously. I may be small but I have the heart of a lion and have kept my human safe with 100% effectiveness. I also stood down my two Mastiff cousins who used to like to chase me around.
In any case, I recently visited Dr. Mehl for consultation about my liver shunt and bladder stones. Surgery was the only option and, while I hated to leave my dad for TWO WHOLE NIGHTS, Dr. Mehl did a great job and the whole staff were so kind to me. I have bounced back and am back where I belong!
On behalf of my dad and me, thank you Dr. Mehl and all my friends at SF Veterinary Specialists! I’m looking forward to many more walks on the beach and maybe Celeste will finally notice me.
Thank you, Coco – it is our honor to be a part of your veterinary care team. (Good luck with Celeste!)