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The Colombian Post Talk, Tell, Post - Chocolate, Diosa Chía's Pet

Chocolate, Diosa Chía's Pet

No one knows how Chocolate first arrived at school. What we do know, however, is that he has earned a lot of love from the students and the community. He has been at the school for about three years, and he is a really adorable and gentle dog. 

Chocolate walks all over the school greeting everyone, wagging his tail and smelling things. He also helps to patrol the school, keeping other dogs from entering.

In March of this year, a little boy started beating up

Chocolate.  His reaction was biting the boy's hand, a rare thing from Chocolate, because in all the time he has been at the school, he has never been aggressive. The Coordinator said, "Something like that is unacceptable; we don't know if that dog is vaccinated and we could have thousands of problems if the Mayor's office comes to know we have a dog. We have to put him down." The reaction of all the student wasn't good. We were sad, frustrated, and we couldn't understand why Chocolate had to be killed just for one mistake. It was a tough situation. Fortunately, some students and teachers had the idea to make a plan for keeping Chocolate in school. In this plan, they included Chocolate's home and veterinary care. They also collected money for his food. 

Doña Angie, the woman from the cafeteria, adopted Chocolate as his official owner. She brings him food and gives him a home on weekends and during vacations.