Our Cotons Luke, Leia, Whitney and Luck

 

Princess Leia of Tarheel Cotons 


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Our sweet Leia

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Luke Skywalker of Kolosky Cotons

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                                                                    Whitney of Chico Cotons

 

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Luck My Pup of Chico Cotons 

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Our Cotons, Luke (of Kolosky Cotons) and Leia (of Tar Heel Cotons), and Whitney (of Chico Cotons)  and Luck (of Chico Cotons) are very social and interactive. They follow us from room to room, happy to snuggle beside us, in our laps, or at our feet. They love to go for walks, or to play a

game of chase or tag with kids. When hiking they do not run off or chase after
wildlife. Instead they stay near you either just ahead of you or just behind you, often alternating positions throughout the hike, especially Luke. He likes to make sure everyone is there and he checks on everyone, so he goes up to the front, then to the back.  They love to play tug o’ war and fetch, and are happy to simply run around the house with our boys. They even follow our boys onto the trampoline (who are very careful not to bounce them) and swim with the boys in the creek. If you go outside, they want outside, if you go inside, they want inside. They wait by the door when we leave, and are the welcoming committee upon our return.

Luke often carries his leash around in his mouth in hopes of a walk or hike. He can do many tricks including walk on his hind legs, and dance in circles on his hind legs, jump through hoops, and give high-5’s and high-10’s.  He is my running partner and can easily run 8-10 miles.  He is a really sweet, loving boy.

Leia along with smiling at you (which is a common trait in Cotons), talking to you (another Coton trait), is the bringer of presents, your shoe (which she never chews, just delivers), a favorite stuffed animal she lays at your feet, or a towel if she thinks you need one! She is the sweetest most gentle dog you will ever meet, super smart, and super playful. She is famous for her chase and tag games with the other dogs and the kids.

Whitney says  happy “good morning” every morning… talking and smiling. She wants to interact all the time, and be with you. She just looks you right in the eyes and talks to you…..as if to say  “Stop your unimportant business and play with me!”  “Live in the present moment with me!”  She’s good medicine.  My husband is teaching her to say “I love you! (arrrr ruffffff ewwwww!)

They are all clownish and joyful. It is very hard be upset or sad if they are nearby. They also seem to be very in tune with our emotions, and just when you need a snuggle or kiss, they are there. If ever they hear crying, if one of the boys is hurt or upset, they come running to comfort. And they are excellent therapy dogs, calm, loving, and soothing.

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Luck as Therapy Dog

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