by Billy Dyer
This is Cooper at 9 weeks old after having just received his first puppy trim. I got Cooper when he was 8 weeks old and let me tell you I was nervous and scared about becoming a pet parent of a puppy.
I haven't had a puppy since my childhood. My journey with Cooper to this point has been rewarding for myself and my wife. Our cat Nemo is still trying to figure him out. She watches him from a distance but she comes over to him while he's asleep and sniffs him. SO BRAVE NEMO!!! Hahaha but it's progress.
Cooper loves playing with his stuffed hedgehog and squeaky snake toy and getting under his human moms duster in the mornings. He loves to play fetch on a daily basis. I threw a stick for him to fetch once and he came back with what I thought was a small tree. He loves to find gopher holes and put his nose in them as well. He is a determined little fellow with a very big heart. My
19 year old son asked me if I had replaced him...jokingly...I said "yep I've already took him for his first haircut and doctors appointment" LOL!!! Cooper is such a joy and I'm so glad I decided to become a dad again.