Hoshi’s walk

My cocker spaniel Hoshiko
My cocker spaniel Hoshiko

Hoshi went for a walk yesterday while Cathy was at the doctor’s.  It’s fun for him because we walked someplace new.  There was lots of vegetation for him to explore and run through.  That’s the face of a happy dog.

Hoshi had a bath and trim the day before.  He was panting indoors letting me know his coat was too warm.  He does this in the winter time too.  Just imagine if we lived somewhere hot like Florida or Texas. I trim him myself–not a gorgeous cut but utilitarian.

Alabama man caught beating cocker spaniel

David Mogil owner of Damn Yankees
David Mogil owner of Damn Yankees

David Mogil owner of Damn Yankees restaurants was convicted of aggravated animal cruelty for an incident that occurred November 10, 2014.  On that day, 3 electricians working across the street witnessed Mogil beat his girlfriend’s cocker spaniel outside on a balcony.  The beating was so savage one electrician yelled, “Dude, what the hell?”  The electricians said they heard the dog yelping in pain, one compared to the sound of a dogfight.  Mogil went back in the apartment after being seen.  Mogil came out on the balcony again.  That’s when a security guard saw “Lil” leap off the balcony hitting the pavement below.

Cocker spaniel Coco Lily has since recovered and has a new owner. Mogil remains jailed for striking a police officer.

balcony Coco Lily leapt from
balcony Coco Lily leapt from