My best friend, Coco / Cindy La Ferle
I'd been carrying a heart-load of grief when I first spotted Coco, a shy shepherd mix, at a local animal shelter. My mother had died exactly one month earlier, after a long, sad battle with heart disease and vascular dementia. Aside from the fact that I'm a longtime supporter of animals, I was possessed by the notion that adopting a dog in need would help ease my loss while filling the extra time that had suddenly opened up on my care-giving calendar.
Coco and Doug at work / Cindy La Ferle
Coco on squirrel patrol in St. Joseph
Coco / Cindy La Ferle