Cocoa wasn’t my dog but she was certainly my friend.
Her owner, Margaret, was also my friend. I had known them both for a long time. I was off work for a while after an injury and Cocoa spent the day with me when Margaret was off at work. We played fetch and find games and she brightened up some dark days.
When she was diagnosed with cancer and had to be put down, our hearts broke! I still miss her every day.
In her memory, Island Skalliwags is dedicated to the task of helping animals who are suffering and need medical attention. Animals that have no one to help them. A portion of profits for Island Skalliwags will go into a fund, in Cocoa’s name, that will help pay for medical expenses for injured animals who have been abandoned or whose family can’t afford the expense of veterinary care.