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Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Coco has been with us for almost a month now….and I’m happy to report that’s she’s doing just fine and fitting into our family perfectly, especially the Chinese part of the family.

She ate the chicken feet first.

Oh you bet I was a proud Chinese mama. I went all Joy Luck Club on her and carried the chicken toy in my purse, boasting the Chinese-ness of my “daughter” to my friends.

As clever as she is, we’re still working on the messy smootches.

40 Responses to “Chinese”

  1. patti morfeld — 5/31/11 @ 8:43 am

    “I went all Joy Luck Club on her!” Love it, great laugh to start the day!

  2. Susan @ SGCC — 5/31/11 @ 9:30 am

    Aww! Coco is adorable! From the looks of those paws, she is going to be a big girl.

  3. Patricia D. — 5/31/11 @ 10:27 am

    Sweet dog and so smart to eat feet for good health!

  4. Margie — 5/31/11 @ 10:59 am

    She is adorable!!

  5. Janice — 5/31/11 @ 12:02 pm

    Such a good and smart Chinese dog :)

  6. Ugh, I just gagged from that picture. LOL

  7. James — 5/31/11 @ 5:24 pm

    This post put a big grin on my face!

    All that you have to do now is teach her how to use chopsticks.

    BTW we have a part Korean dog….

  8. Richard — 6/1/11 @ 9:55 am

    Coco is Sooo CUTE! Children (especially boys) need a dog to grow up with. They will never forget Coco or her love.

  9. Sherri M — 6/1/11 @ 10:08 am

    So cute! And smart! Mine would have eaten the whole thing at one time….she’s just not as discriminating as Coco!

  10. Dahlia — 6/1/11 @ 12:55 pm

    Enjoy your beautiful pup!!

  11. Skinny Fat Kid — 6/1/11 @ 1:28 pm

    Coco is too cute! Izzy usually tackles the ears first. Probably trying to help it out as she’ll walk around the house just pushing the squeaker in her mouth until we get annoyed!

  12. Jen da purse Ho — 6/1/11 @ 4:59 pm

    oh holy crap. now all you need to do is feed her rice!! lol
    that is HILARIOUS!!
    and i like how the dog is sitting on top of wood floors. *ahem* lol

  13. Diana — 6/1/11 @ 5:49 pm

    Attagirl with choosing the feet over the rest of the chicken. :)

  14. RobertaJ — 6/2/11 @ 2:43 am

    Do NOT hate on the sloppy puppy kisses ! They are THE best. Especially while they still have puppy breath. Sadly, that goes away far, far too soon…..

    I have one that does the “chomp on the squeeker” thing, and one that seems to think “I love you” means “I chew your face off and pull out your stuffing….” I can always tell when a toy’s been sacrificed by the stuffed toy “guts” on the bed.

    Dogs rule.

  15. Kim in MD — 6/2/11 @ 12:02 pm

    I laughed so hard when I read this, Jaden! Coco is adorable! :-)

  16. G Allie — 6/2/11 @ 5:12 pm

    A true “Chinese ” member of the family would remove their footwear before entering the house, does she?? ;)

  17. G. — 6/2/11 @ 5:14 pm

    Jaden!! I am DYING over the chicken feet comment!! Too, too funny and yes, definitely a natural born Chinese dog!! xo.

  18. JulieD — 6/2/11 @ 5:16 pm

    Dogs do rule. If that were my dog, my Mom would be proud too. :) Glad she is fitting right into the Hair family. I love seeing pictures of her! Dog kisses rule!

  19. Terri — 6/2/11 @ 6:00 pm

    Oh my gosh! What a cute caption for that picture. That was so funny and clever. The dog is beautiful and I am sure he was proud of his feat…lol. Thank you for sharing this and keep up the good work!

  20. Kristy W. — 6/2/11 @ 6:08 pm

    Coco is so precious. Just look at that face saying “Can I have some more feet?” So cute.

  21. Penny Fiedler — 6/2/11 @ 6:13 pm

    Jaden the “messy smooches” photo is priceless!!!

  22. Sonia S. — 6/3/11 @ 1:17 am

    I just L-O-V-E the messy smootch photo. You can SOO tell Coco loves her brother. You can see her smiling. :)

  23. joseph — 6/3/11 @ 1:22 am

    Ah Yu! How cute, should be saved for Nathan’s photo album.

  24. rose — 6/3/11 @ 5:01 pm

    coco is so blessed, and i can’t help laughing.
    you guys are great and hope to see photos of coco and the boys…it’s so cute!

  25. ZuVuYah — 6/4/11 @ 3:40 am

    I am loving the smacky dog smooch! My nephew the Black Lab ~ Seamus ~ gives me those kisses and my brother & his wife grimace…. hey Seamus loves Auntie! Your Girl is soooo beautiful, imo. Thanks for the joy!

  26. rita — 6/4/11 @ 4:22 am

    coco and her discriminating taste, what can i say? she’s so precious.

  27. Amanda — 6/4/11 @ 7:54 pm

    This post made me laugh out loud. The most Chinese part of this, of course, is that she left the chicken head for you to eat . . . out of respect for her elders.

  28. Anna — 6/5/11 @ 2:19 am

    Great picture! Very funny and Coco looks a bit guilty.

  29. Ron Werner — 6/5/11 @ 6:58 am

    COCO is beautiful, I love her white socks.
    3 Boxers here– Mickey,his buddy Moose just passed on. We’re heartbroken. Went out and got 2 boxer puppies, Cotten and Candy. Cotten is all white, Candy is boxer brown. Love all the kisses.

  30. Karlynn — 6/5/11 @ 1:15 pm

    OH so cute! I laughed out loud at the part where she ate the chicken feet first, that’s hilarious!

  31. Dan M. — 6/5/11 @ 4:12 pm

    The picture of Coco giving the sloppy kiss is great. Great memories.

  32. eggrollstan — 6/6/11 @ 2:06 pm

    Hehe good Asian doggie!

  33. Pearl — 6/9/11 @ 3:03 am

    Always loved your website, but now even more. As an Asian veterinarian who loves to cook, this is by far my favorite foody site. Thanks for the doggy post!

  34. This post made me laugh — such a great story! :)

  35. peteformation — 6/19/11 @ 2:28 pm

    he he he, loves chicken feet, just like me! LOL!

  36. Fuji Mama — 6/20/11 @ 12:45 pm

    Why don’t I ever learn my lesson? Yes, I was drinking a glass of ice water while reading this post. (Yes, yes, I know…STUPID) Of course it made me laugh and snort water through my noes (an embarrassing thing that happens to me when I’m caught by surprise while drinking). I’ll forgive you this time, because it was kinda my fault (I should know better) and because I totally needed a laugh this morning.

  37. Foodtopii — 6/23/11 @ 5:42 pm

    Simply adorable. First, chicken feet. Next up, frog legs? :)

  38. Jackie — 6/25/11 @ 7:45 am

    Just came over to check on Coco, she is lovely, remembered you asking on Twitter, then adopting her, then she chewed your shoe, and you are a proud mama ;) I am in love with your Coco! What a cutie!

  39. Inasub — 12/16/13 @ 5:53 am

    Simple… Good

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