When we got Phoebe the fur on her body was predominantly white. She came to us with mange, and has been through a few seasonal sheds. For the most part, she has had a cruddy coat (thin enough to see the skin underneath).
Sometimes things change, and since you live with it day to day you don’t really notice. That is the case here. The other day I noticed that Phoebe’s coat was thick enough to cover the ticking on her skin, and she had a bunch of coffee-colored spots.
We ran across a Dalmatian at the vet a few weeks ago, so I think Phoebe was jealous and tried to get some spots of her own – – – yeah right.
Actually, there is a reason for it. The coat is a reflection of the skin pigmentation. As dogs age, pigmentation distribution may change. As a new coat grows in, it can show the pigmentation change.
Still, whatever the reason, I think it is endearing.