Thursday, September 06, 2012

Happy Birthday Cooper !

Cooper has been with us for 4 years. He is now 11 years old. Cooper is an amazing dog who continues to  flourish in our home. Our diamond in the rough has turned out to be a true gem.

This is what Cooper looked like when we adopted him. Cooper's skin is now pink and his coat is soft and silky. The dog that did not want affection has disappeared. Cooper will often spend work days in our home office with me. When Coop wants to get petted, he will thump his tail, until you go to him.

Cooper has taught me patience. He reminds me that trust is fragile and cannot be rushed.  Cooper still has his moments of craziness. However, we now take his exuberance in stride. We no longer wonder if  a dog who survived a lifetime of abuse can shed his fear and be happy.  Coop is secure in the love of our pack. His sparkling eyes and wagging tail announce, "Life is good".

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