Nicknames: Cozzie, Mr. Waggles, Cozmosis, Cosmo James
Birthday: May 23rd 2002
Likes: Tennis balls, games of catch
Pet-Peeves: Being left at home....
Favorite Toy: My glow ball!!! Love to chase it in the dark!
Favorite Food: "Buddy" burgers!
Favorite Walk: Mountain walks, local parks
Best Tricks: jumps hurdles, catches tennis ball on one bounce
Arrival Story: Cosmo had been in the shelter for a month. (Potential adopters thought he was too big). Some volunteers asked me to just go take a look at him. We had just lost Sparkle-dog and weren't ready to adopt, but Cosmo won my heart and of course I wanted him. When I want back to the shelter to adopt him, he had been moved to isolation and had extremely bad kennel cough. I had to have him hospitalized three times, but he eventually got over the upper respiratory problems and hasn't been sick since. I'll never forget when I looked in on him in the shelter isolation ward and his tail just started wagging.....it hasn't stopped since then!
Bio: Cosmo has appeared in a number of local and national publications and has a ballad written in his honor...."The Ballad of Cosmo James!"
"Colorado All Breed Rescue Newsletter" Oct. 2006, featured withhis late sister Sparkle in article written by mom. "I Was Just Not Ready to Adopt."
"The Bark" May/June 2006 "Smiling Dogs" photo;
"Dogs and Cats Colorado Style," Spring 06, photo of Cos with Dad;
"Your Dog" (Tufts University) July, 2005 featured in article..."One Symptom, Many Possible Causes";
"Dog Days of Colorado" July,/August 2003 photo of Cosmo being walked while still in the shelter.
Our sweet boy went to his rest on July 7, 2012. After his cancer diagnosis in February, he remained symptom free for several months. We had lots of walks, games of fetch, buddy burgers and treats. He got to go to the cabin one last time for his Gotcha Day and went with us on a trip to Manitou Springs. In June his symptoms became severe and it was time to let him go. We trust that many Dogster pals are keeping him company at the Bridge.
I had the best time in Salida! I didn't get to meet up with my pal Jesse because his Mom and Dad had to be out of town, but I got to go everywhere with my peeps! Our motel is real dog friendly and we could walk into town from the motel. On our first night, I walked to a restaurant with the folks and we three sat on the patio and had dinner together. Well, they had dinner and I watched and had my dinner back at the motel. Most of the stores in Salida let dogs in, so I went book shopping at Book Haven and I shopped for shoes for Dad and went into a gift shop. I think I could get into this shopping thing, so the peeps better watch their credit cards!! BOL!
We went to see the new dog park that Jesse's Mom worked to get established. I had a great time because they had agility tunnels and I ran through one of them to the pawrents delight! We walked by the river, but I didn't go in, because that would mean getting my paws wet and I hate that!
Mom put a video of me protecting her in the hotel on my main Dogster page. It's kinda slow going, but you can see how very alert I am! I take my guarding job very seriously!
We walked and walked and I just loved that! Mom and Dad are talking about a trip to Breckenridge that doesn't include me, but I am going back to my old B and B for a few days. So, I should have fun anyway.
I am one happy boy! Today I have a play date with Mocha, a chocolate lab. (I am disappointed that Mom says that chocolate is her color and that she is not edible). Then on Sunday we leave for my favorite doggy-friendly motel in Salida. We will park the car there and walk everywhere in town! When we get back, I have doggy daycare on Thursday with all my pals and ANOTHER play date next Friday with my other grrrlfriend, Nuna. Mom says she is going to have to get me my own Daytimer or iPod touch to keep up with all my appointments and dates!!