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6-year-old battling leukemia awaits return of lost dog

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TARRANT COUNTY, Texas -

A 6-year-old north Texas girl battling leukemia is now missing a big part of what's helped her win her fight.         

Her dog, Cocoa, got away, and the family is doing all they can to get her back.

Olivia Adkins has a lot of spunk, but what most can't see is the illness she's fighting within. Diagnosed with leukemia nearly two years ago, Cocoa offers comfort through Adkins' chemo for her and her twin brother, Korbin.

Adkins' mom, Melanie McCauley, says the 6-year-old black Pomeranian with white on her chest snuck out from under the fence behind a rose bush in the backyard of their home near White Settlement Road.

"When we kind of feel sad or unhappy, she would just comfort us, curl up next to us," said McCauley. "It's like they sense when you are sad…"

A few neighbors have spotted Cocoa since she got away Monday, but no one was able to catch her.

The family taped fliers all over the neighborhood and posted information on their Olivia's Fight with Leukemia Facebook page, where they can also be contacted if Cocoa is found.

Yet another difficult pill to swallow for Adkins has been missing one thing in particular – doggy kisses.

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