Hoshiko (Hoshi)

  • Breed: American Cocker Spaniel
  • Sex: Male
  • DOB: January 3, 2009
  • Location: SE Michigan
  • AKC Name: Mister John Mallek Esq.
  • Links: Photobucket, Youtube, DoggySpace, twitter

Written in Japanese hiragana: ほしこ

  • ほ = ho (sounds like home)
  • し = shi (sounds like she)
  • こ = ko (sounds like comb)

Hoshiko entered our lives on April 3, 2009 exactly 3 months after his birth. He was a ball of energy from the first day I met him. My wife Cathy fell in love with him the moment she saw him. I originally was opposed to bringing home another cocker while Gabby was still alive. I was afraid Gabby would feel he was no longer loved. Gabby and Hoshi get along fine. We maintain Gabby’s privacy so the puppy doesn’t disturb his rest. They socialize together while outside. Hoshiko is Japanese for child star. We call him Hoshi too–that drops the child part of his name. Hoshi is very cute. Sometimes he reminds me of a llama. Other times, he reminds of a baby goat with that long scrawny neck, bony back, knobby legs and bobbed tail. He’s very playful. His kibble with fish oils give him “tuna breath.” Hoshiko will be loved just as much as our Gabby.

Hoshi's Pedigree
Hoshi’s Pedigree

Graduated from obedience school on August 26, 2009
Graduated from obedience school on 8/26/09

Canine Good Citizen test October 21, 2009
Canine Good Citizen test 10/21/09