RIP Cooper: July 14, 2014

  (photo above: Next to last photo of Cooper at home – snapped during morning walk through neighborhood, July 6, 2014)     (photo above: the last photograph of Cooper at home… neighborhood walk July 7, 2014… the cross was a sign that wasn’t understood at the time) RIP Cooper: July 14, 2014. Posts here… Continue reading RIP Cooper: July 14, 2014

Train Your Dog Like Staff

Yesterday, on a 1st-day-of-Spring Sunday morning walk, I shared an observation with our son (10), as our now 9-month old yellow Lab, Cooper went racing by us. “Did you notice how Cooper sits and waits when you open his crate door?”, I asked casually, but with great purpose. No, Chapin replied. So I began the… Continue reading Train Your Dog Like Staff

How Much Do I Weigh?

A golf cart full of neighbors came by yesterday delivering Christmas goodies. While the adults talked, the children and Cooper frolicked. Neighbor: “How old is Cooper?” Me: “Six months.” Neighbor: “How much does he weigh?” Me: “I don’t know, maybe 60 pounds.” This morning, I double checked….73 pounds…. A lot happens, right before our very… Continue reading How Much Do I Weigh?