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Koko enjoys the nice weather

It"s nice when Spring comes to Northern California as it means that Koko (and Ndume) can spend more time outside again. Being outside in the sun improves everyone"s mood, don"t you Read more

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Koko blows a kiss (then fakes a sneeze)

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