One day while walking home, a woman and her son stumbled upon a little white dog lying on the sidewalk. The dog approached them and allowed the woman and her son to touch it. They decided to take the dog home with them.
The dog happily followed the woman. The family did not hesitate to adopt the little dog they named Coco. The dog easily adjusted to its new home and family.
The family welcomes Coco into their home
The dog felt so relaxed that it sleeps most of the time. Even when the family makes a lot of noise, Coco sleeps soundly. Only when the woman calls Coco to eat does the dog wakes and gets up.
Coco becomes wide awake whenever it’s time to eat. The dog eats heartily and always enjoying the feast prepared for it. But after eating, Coco goes back to a quiet spot in the house and sleeps again.
After several months, the family noticed that Coco sleeps most of the time ever since they brought it home. The worried woman brought Coco to a veterinary doctor. She wanted to know if something was wrong with the dog.
The doctor informed the woman that Coco might have a congenital vascular anomaly based on Coco’s symptoms. The illness could explain Coco’s inactive behavior. But the medical test results came out normal.
Coco doesn’t have any medical problems. The family wanted to know if it still sleeps when no one’s in the house. They installed a camera to see the dog’s activities when it is left home alone. The next day, the family left the house while Coco sleeps in the bedroom.
The dog can’t sleep when alone in the house
After a while, Coco woke up and looked around the house. Finding no one around, the dog started howling. Coco was wide awake until the family returned. The dog excitedly greeted them and soon fell asleep again.
The family realized that Coco felt relaxed when they were around. When left alone, the dog remembered its lonely life in the streets and became anxious. To make the dog feel better, the family gave more attention to Coco and played with it more often.
The family wanted to make Coco forget its sad life before they brought it home. Coco shouldn’t worry about being alone because it has them as its family now.
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