Coco Takes A Bow


Dateline: A farm in the boonies.

Coco the Giant Puppy surprised a handful of observers yesterday with an unexpected descent from her porch-top quarters. The previously timid Great Pyr pup showed off her stair-stepping skills with the aplomb usually reserved for the experienced, full-grown dog.

“It was no big deal,” Coco stated to the media. “I could have done it before if I’d wanted to.”

Quickly at ease with the farmhouse grounds, the famed livestock guardian pup frolicked in the mud and clambered about an overgrown hillside. Her comfortable style suggests fans can expect to see a less orderly-coiffed Coco in the future as the growing Great Pyrenees demonstrated a complete abandonment of hygiene and fashion. Rumors floated that Coco has expressed plans to go cocoa-colored.

Responding to concerns, Coco said, “I like mud. It feels good to roll around in it. It tastes good, too.”

The giant pup’s foray onto the farm wasn’t greeted with enthusiasm by all residents.

The cats disappeared without comment, but a press spokes-hen delivered the chickens’ unified position: “We feel this was an unnecessary development and we are disappointed in the decision.”

Dookie-the-farm-shih tsu, after spending much of the past few weeks with the giant puppy on the porch, turned down cable news channel requests for an inside story, making this terse statement: “I go down the stairs all the time and nobody cares.”

Coco, oblivious to both praise and criticism, had only this to say on her return to the porch: “Will you scratch my belly?”


  1. jane says:

    Wow – a big deal for a dog. so touching. like I said you need to write childrens books too!!!!

  2. Kim A. says:

    Great report!

    Mmm, I’d love to kiss Coco’s belly! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. DeeBee says:

    I think you’ve missed your calling of writing for a major newspaper. The “news article” was great! And I’m happy that Coco has conquered those steps.

  4. Heidi says:

    I LOVE puppy tummys… they are so soft and cute!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day Sue!

    ps. I posted if your interested! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. anne says:

    Sooooooooooo adorable !
    She is a honey ! Enjoy her Suzanne.

  6. Sarita Leone says:

    Great news! Good for all of you!

  7. CarolW says:

    Well done Coco!

  8. happyathome says:

    I think Dookie needs a British accent and states “It’s about bloody time Coco made it down those bloomin’ stairs!” I am sure the chickens were not too happy…..

  9. Beckynsc says:

    Hooray for Coco!
    With such dignity and so humble. :flying:

  10. Shari C says:

    Congratulations to Coco on mastering those wicked stairs. Thanks for the cute photos and comments

  11. Stephanie says:

    look at that adorable freckled belly. i think it needs some raspberries!

  12. Amy says:

    Clearly, Coco was just waiting for the right moment to head down those stairs.

    And I suppose the spokes-hen had Spartacus tied up in the chicken house….else the quote would have been very different.

    Yay for Coco.

  13. Jill S. says:

    There is NOTHING sweeter than a puppy belly.

  14. Amelia says:

    Such a precious puppy! Won’t be long until Coco will be going up and down those stairs like an old pro.

  15. Susan says:

    Woo hoo! Coco, you rock! :shimmy:

  16. Amy says:

    One of your best posts! I want Coco to come live with me!

  17. Melissa Marsh says:

    Suzanne, I just have to tell you that whenever I need a lift in my day (which is every day!), I come read your blog. It just makes me smile each and every time. And today’s post was no exception! Coco is absolutely darling.

  18. Crystal B. says:

    Congrats to Coco. Love the photos.

  19. Melinda says:

    So funny! Thanks for the chuckle today. Please give Coco a belly rub for me.

  20. Beach Girl says:

    What a brave girl to tackle the stairs all by herself. I hope she was praised enthusiastically for this new development. The chickens are just jealous that she isn’t cooped up and they are!

  21. Tori Lennox says:

    :snoopy: Yay, Coco!!!! :woof:

  22. Remudamom says:

    I like the way she puts her rump on the stairs going down, and I love the speckled tummy.

  23. Katharina says:

    Bravo! Encore, encore! What will Coco do next?

    “FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST! THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, I’M FREE AT LAST! Oh, wait, all this learning farm guard dog stuff is so exhausting….must take nap. Please, devoted ones, feel free to rub or kiss my beautiful tummy.”

  24. TeresaH says:

    Yay Coco! I knew you could it when you felt like it :woof:

  25. IowaCowgirl says:

    Thanks for a great update Coco!

  26. Donna says:

    Ohhhhh Good pup!!!! AND SHE DID IT ALL BY HER SELF!!!

    Did you all hear that????? ALL BY HER SELF!!!! :elephant: So THERE!! :clap: :bananadance: :rockon:

    Just love that pup!!! That was so funny – Dukey saying “I go up and down all the time and nobody cares!”. LOL

    You are all a bunch of hams! LOL Characters! :mrgreen:

  27. Donna says:

    Oh that is so darling…having no children…it seems like a baby’s first steps – just as exciting. THose pictures are so adorable! I hope Coco has a baby album to put them in! LOL

  28. catslady says:

    Since you were taking pics can I assume you were calling to her?? What a good girl :woof:

  29. Joanne says:

    too funny! she was just waiting for the right moment to shine ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. Princess THE 1 AND ONLY THAT'S RIGHT THE 1 AND ONLY says:

    isin’t she adorable i have a stuffed animal that looks just like her :rotfl:

  31. Brandy says:

    Woo-Hoo Coco! And your post made me giggle so much my 13 year old was asking what I was reading. *G*

  32. maryann says:

    AWWW her belly does need a good rubbing!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. Veggie Mom says:

    I LOVE these photos, and the way you wrote your post like a newspaper story! What a cutie-pie. BTW, I’m hosting a Giveaway, starting tomorrow–please drop on by!

  34. lola falana says:

    You captured the Pyr’s personality perfectly when you said she could have done it before if she wanted, and she’s “oblivious to both praise and criticism”. Ha Ha! Funny format. (I’m just full of alliteration today…among other things.)

    Have your heard that Pyr’s are diggers?
    That’s how the Pyrenean Mountains were formed.

    Shamelessly stolen from: :shocked: :whip:

  35. Jyl says:

    Yay Coco!!! So glad you decided to come off your porch and join the rest of the world. I know ya’ll are ecstatic that she finally decided to decend the stairs.

  36. tillie says:

    :woof: way to go Coco!! :woof:

  37. Jodie says:

    Love the blow by blow coverage…. I want to kiss that puppy belly and blow raspberries. More later on our potential adoption of a Lhasa Apso from a lady moving back to Denmark sometime this year. Name of 5 yr old pup, Little Bit. A bit too cute for me, but she’s a cute dog. Needs a serious hair cut though as the resembles a shaggy mop or a small English sheep dog… that is very low slung and long.


  38. Egghead says:

    I love the picture of the chickens lined up at the fence. Funny!

  39. Charlotte Byrd says:

    I love hearing about Coco and the other animals. I’m a two doggie owner. My doggies are Schnoodles and sisters. They too are very loving and sweet. They would love Coco.I would love Coco. hehe
    I’m so happy for you and your family returning to your roots. West Virginia is a beautiful state and very difficult to leave behind.

    C Byrd

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