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Cooper time

Friday, April 06, 2018

Cooper is done with winter I think... he and I were short on miles (compared to our usual 8-10 miles per day) in January, February, and March... and I think he was starting to get a little stir crazy. He doesn’t play with toys or even rough house with me very often, but he loves to walk and run outside. The past week he has been indicating he wants to go out almost every 2 hours... not to “do his business”, but to walk and sniff. He doesn’t seem to care if it’s 14 degrees or 45 degrees... either are fine with him (as long as it’s not raining!)... and he’d kinda like to just stay outside. I, of course, get cold and tired and insist we go inside (whereupon he crashes into bed and starts snoring, lol)... I don’t mind his renewed interest in walking longer distances at all. Even my solo jaunts had started getting shorter on average than this time last year. I think part of it could be the lupus, but most of it was just a decreased desire for dealing with the cold and snow. I do it, I just don’t like it... and I let it affect my choices. As the days get longer, and warmer Cooper will undoubtedly want to take longer walks, so he might get up to 10 miles a day again... until the summer heat slows him down. (Little dog has a small and specific temperature range he enjoys) I have been experiencing some hypoglycemic episodes (again) recently... and Cooper has been sticking pretty close to me. I don’t know if he’s picking up on my anxiety, or can sense something physically wrong, but it’s really comforting to have him curled up next to me in the recliner, with his chin on my thigh.
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    217 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
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    221 days ago
    I'm glad you have Cooper and that he's sticking with you through those episodes. It's nice the weather is shifting to Cooper temps. Take good care.
    225 days ago
    All hail Cooper the loving wonder dog!

    Always so proud of both of you.
    225 days ago
    Awww Cooper is a loyal Dawg!!!! I have the flu and Izzy has been curled right so tightly next to me nooo doubt not a moleclue can get in there!!!

    Snowed again. I know we are very close to it ending though so I got up, went to the living room and in between being sleeping enjoyed it.

    To Cooper AND You!!
    226 days ago
    Hugs to both you & Cooper. I’ve given up on expecting Spartacus to go on the walks - I have to carry him when we’re headed away from the house - he’ll wake home when we turn back. He’s about 8 pounds (Shiloh rides in a sling, she’s about 4 pounds & I hardly notice her) - carrying Sparty gives me a backache. A couple of days ago, I called the others to the door, told Sparty we’d see him later -& he trotted over to the door - & he walked the whole way! He’s stayed home since then, tho.
    226 days ago
    A good pet is a great friend
    226 days ago
    Cooper is very special. He reminds me of my favorite dog, a little Chihuahua. She was so smart and was the perfect little girl for our family. We are supposed to get snow again tonight here in my part of Kansas. I hope it goes away quickly as we are tired of all the cold and gloomy days. Need our Vitamin D from the sunshine!
    226 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    The comfort of having your trusted pet at your side is something that words can barely express.
    Sounds like Cooper is doing the best he can to not only be there for you but to encourage you on lifes pathways.

    226 days ago
    Yes, I'm sure Coop reads your emotional state. Dogs are genius at that. Some can even anticipate seizures BEFORE they happen in their masters. I'm so happy you have each other! I am also very sympathetic about the winter crap..and I don't even have to endure it since we are here in FL. I just feel guilty that so many of my sparkly friends are dealing with the winter that refuses to go away. Especially one that lives in MN. WOW...they have been brutalized by this winter.

    Hugs my friend take good care of yourself...watch those hypoglycemic spells...not good...not good at all! I'll be sending up prayers for you! emoticon
    226 days ago
    Good boy, Cooper!
    226 days ago
    Awwww, Glad that Cooper is taking such good care of yourself!
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    226 days ago
  • MBPP50
    I’m glad you have Cooper with you to make you feel safe and comforted. I hope that you stop having hypoglycemic events. emoticon
    227 days ago
    Like you I feel safe with my dog with me. Cooper is wonderful.I am so glad he is getting out with you.I can understand being fed up with winter Lacey and I are too! I will take her with me tomorrow to the orthopaedic surgeon.
    227 days ago
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