I was alone with Cocoa at lunch on Tuesday. Chip was at Dog School learning how to “play well” with other dogs. He did really well! (Four Stars) Whenever he is away, Cocoa gets to have me all to herself. And I get to photograph her over and over again. Her eyes have always grabbed at my heart. Even at 4 months, her eyes were captivating.

She watches me constantly. Even when she is running away from me, she looks back to make eye contact and  keeps right on running. Unless I give her a “call to come” command. Then she comes.

My dog is getting older. (Sigh) She is eight! That should be a shock to Janice, who once bought her socks for Christmas to keep her paws warm at night. Oh, my Cocoa Joy memories!!