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05 October 2008 @ 06:00 am
Cooper :)  
So, it's been a little more than a day and a half since we brought Cooper home with us and already we're noticing little things about his personality. :) He's very well adjusted for a puppy - not skittish at all when it comes to loud noises, other dogs barking, etc. He's VERY independent and (unlike Syndey) will amuse himself for hours with a rope toy or bone and doesn't HAVE to be within eye-range of us.

We stepped out of the house for about an hour yesterday, just to get Cooper used to us leaving and he was fine. He slept, didn't cry, and didn't even seem to care that we'd left. We're going to try it again, for a little longer time today before we both head back to work tomorrow.

The cutest thing was that yesterday Cooper discovered the "dog in the mirror" :) (we have a full length mirror near our master bathroom in our room). He started off cautiously going up to "him" and then backing up little by little... He had a bit of a barking match with the "mirror doggie" yesterday morning, but by the afternoon, it seems that Cooper's warmed up to "him." ;) Before we left the house, I found Cooper leaning against the mirror - he apparently held no grudges against the "mirror doggie" and fell asleep next to "him." ;) He even brought his bone over to "mirror doggie" when we came home. :D Looks like the start of an interesting "friendship." ;)

I can't, for the life of me, remember how Sydney handled her own reflection in the mirror - I can't remember if after a while she knew that it was her or if after a while, she just didn't care. ;)

And yesterday Cooper discovered the refridgerator! So now, whenever anyone opens the refridgerator door, no matter where Cooper is, you can be sure that he'll be right at our heels, edging his way between us and the door to get a first hand peek inside. ;)

Thank you all for your sweet comments in my post the other day!! We both love having a new fuzzy one around the house. :) He certainly is filling our lives with joy! :) Big HUGS to everyone!!
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Care: Care & Banditcareleswhisper on October 5th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
I would love to see the "dog in the mirror." :D How cute is that? I'm glad he's adjusting so well. He has a great family to help him through that. :D I sure can tell that Cooper is going to bring much happiness, love, and joy to you and Mark. :)
Sheri: Cooper01shutterbug93 on October 7th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
It was so cute to watch Cooper with his friend in the mirror - I think they've gotten quite close! In fact, Cooper will even share his toys with the mirror doggie! :)
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Sheri: Sheri & Cooper 01shutterbug93 on October 7th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
We did worry about him when we left him yesterday, but he was really good, seems like he slept most of the day and was very excited to see us when we got home. :)

And Cooper's more independent than most puppies I've seen. Sydney used to follow me everywhere!
the girl who's a goddessvsprtn on October 5th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
oh, such a sweet story.
Sheri: Cooper01shutterbug93 on October 7th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
He's such a sweet dog!! :) We adore him!
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on October 5th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Cooper is friends with the dog in the Mirror. He'll have someone to play with when you are at work. You should put some toys by the mirror so they can play together!
Sheri: Sheri & Cooper 01shutterbug93 on October 7th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Haha!! He did get very attached to the dog in the mirror! :D
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on October 5th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Dear Cooper,

Welcome to your new home. Keep your eyes on the mail this week and next (but remember always be nice to the mailman). I sent you something to welcome you home.

HUGS AND LOVE from your new puppy pal,
Sammy (and my owner Stacey too)
Sheri: Cooper01shutterbug93 on October 7th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)

Hi Sammy!

Thanks SO MUCH for thinking about me and welcoming me to my new home!! I was told by Sheri to ALWAYS be nice to the mailman - sometimes he brings good things! :D It's too too sweet of you! Thank you SO much!!

HUGS to you!!
_tropicalheart on October 6th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Love the display pic Sheri!:) Cooper is the cutest puppy ever!:D
Sheri: Sheri & Cooper 01shutterbug93 on October 7th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks so much!! He's just the sweetest puppy ever!! :) We adore him!
Michael Corleyclivec on October 7th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Sounds like you've got a keeper. The cuteness is off the charts!
Sheri: Cooper01shutterbug93 on October 7th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much for your comment!! Cooper is SOOO sweet - Mark & I love him!! :)
Sputters and Spurts: Me: Mouthy mewallacebear on October 10th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Puppy!

I'm all melty now.