Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Celebrating an important birthday...by Kristin Wallace

My baby turns 1-year-old this month. I’m talking about my 4-legged fur-baby, Cocoa. She’ll officially be one on June 23rd. Being a puppy mommy has been quite an adventure. 


Here are some things I’ve learned:


·      She’s a “deer head” Chihuahua in that she resembles a deer, with a longer nose and face. (as opposed to an “apple head”, which has the classic round features seen in most commercials and dog shows. In fact, the deer-head is not recognized by the AKC. 


·      Cocoa is a bundle of energy, and she only stays still if she’s sleeping. 


·      She is VERY stubborn. Training is difficult. I’m pretty sure giving her a treat her to “stop” doing something has mostly taught her that doing the bad thing results in a treat. 


·      She has a temper like a angry toddler when not allowed to do what she wants. (Her nickname is Cujo and she’s earned it.)


·      Unlike many Chihuahuas, she seems to like most people and animals. She tries to greet most people we meet on our walks, but then gets skittish and runs away.


·      She’ll bark at other dogs when they’re far away and then cower when they get close. 


·      Her new favorite activity is playing “chase” with my niece’s huge bunny (Bun-Bun). 


·      Cocoa adores my roommate and goes nuts when she comes home from work.


·      She loves her Gammy (my mom).


·      She will eat almost anything, including poop, dead lizards, wood chips from plants, grass.


·      She LOVES to tear up anything of the paper variety and if you try to take it away from her, she will turn into Cujo.


Here’s to another year of adventures, Cocoa! Now, let’s see pics of your fur-babies!

Kristin Wallace is a USA Today Bestselling author of inspirational and sweet contemporary romance filled with Love, Laughter, and a Leap of Faith. She has three best-selling series: Covington Falls Chronicles, Shellwater Key Tales, and Palm Cove Tales. Look for CHRISTMAS CHARADE, a brand-new Covington Falls Chronicles book as part of the Holiday Fake-Out box set. 

Christmas Charade - Covington Falls Chronicles

The story revolves around Magnolia (Maggie) Lewis. She left Covington Falls over a family rift and the desire to follow her dream as an artist and sculptor. Now, she has to return for her cousin's Christmas wedding. She can't go back alone, however, because everyone thinks she has a boyfriend. (It was just a tiny lie.) A non-boyfriend who has no idea he's about to get dragged into her family drama. 

Convincing Liam Sullivan to be her fake date to the wedding is only the first challenge. She needs to make sure she doesn't fall in love with him for real.




  1. Kristin, I always enjoy the photos and stories you share about Cocoa. So happy you found each other. Fur babies can be a delightful addition to our ordinary lives. :)