COCO THE LOVE DOG SEES WITH HER HEART

Coco was feeling really yucky

Coco was feeling really yucky

 

“I feel really yucky” Coco said one day.

“I am thirsty all the time”

“I am hungry all the time”

Coco was tired all the time

Coco was tired all the time

“I am sad all the time”

“I have to pee all the time”

“I am tired all the time”

“And I can’t see my Mommy’s red lipstick anymore”

“Maybe we should go to the Doctor,” said Mommy

I’m not afraid to go to the Doctor – she always makes me feel better.

I’m a brave dog.

The Doctor took a lot of tests. She squirted a little blood out of my paw.

Coco was so brave

Coco was so brave

She looked deep into my eyes.

She made me pee while she was looking.

That was embarrassing!

Then she said a word I had never heard before – Diabetes.

Yup – that’s what I have – diabetes.

I was a little bit scared but Mommy said “Don’t worry Coco. We will figure out how to make you better together.”

So Mom started giving me shots – something called insulin – twice a day.

They didn’t hurt.

I’m a brave dog.

Coco was still always happy even when she could not see

Coco was still always happy even when she could not see

And I did feel better.

I was not thirsty all the time.

I  was not hungry all the time.

I did not have to pee all the time.

Coco could see with her heart

Coco could see with her heart

But I still could not see my Mommy’s face. She looked all grey and blurry.

Everything looked grey and blurry.

All the bright colors I loved had gone away.

That’s when I learned I was blind.

But I didn’t have to see to know my Mommy was smiling.

Coco was always a beautiful girl with her red bows

Coco was always a beautiful girl with her red bows

And I didn’t have to see to know the children were laughing.

And I didn’t have to see to love with my heart.

Because I am a brave dog – I am Coco the Love Dog.

 

Coco continued to work for fourteen years and five months

Coco continued to work for fourteen years and five months