Rocco is a five month old toy poodle, a little dynamo of curly fur and energy who became Sadie’s new playmate and best friend on our trip. We knew that when we rescued Sadie she had once had at least one litter of pups, and her “mommy instinct” was very apparent whenever Rocco was around. She made sure that none of the other dogs (and there were a few!) took advantage of the little one. It was a side of her we had not seen before.