Poco - The World's Biggest Cowardly Buffoon
Poco is a barker and aggressive with dogs outside his own pack.
He's a combination of Black Labrador and
something else which accounts for the long,
red coat that grows out after a while. Keeping him trimmed is a job.
He's huge and a handful, but he's
beginning to settle down now that he's into his fifth year.
For all of his bravado, he's terrified of loud noises, especially fireworks which are
prolific here in Costa Rica. Every excuse to celebrate is accompanied with fireworks,
especially through Christmas season and into the New Year.
Poco was only a pathetic little puppy
when Gregg brought him home. He was
sitting outside the supermarket starving. Gregg made a deal with God that if
the dog was still there when he left the market, he would bring it home. It was, so he did.
Poco was in terrible condition, and he nearly died the first night he was here with us.
We managed to get some food into him, and eventually he recovered and started to grow.
Gregg named him "Poco" which means "little bit" in Spanish... a bit ironic considering
how big "little bit" has grown. He's so big that I can't walk him on a leash outside
of the yard since he is powerful and aggressive with strange dogs.
He has been poisoned twice. The
first time we suspected a toad. This last time
was definitely an evil person intent on doing away from him. Our local vet came just in time
and saved our big baby.
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