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RIP Cooper




I had to say goodbye this morning to the best dog I’ve ever known. The vet is guessing, but thinks Cooper developed a tumor on his spleen, which then tore open one or more blood vessels. He lost more than half of his blood volume in 24 hours, to the point where it took three sticks just to find a vein to euthanize him. He was 11 and dearly loved.

I’m heartbroken, but know he is now in a better place with no pain, playing with his sisters we have lost in the past.

Rest in peace, good friend. I’ll be looking for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

Is Your Dog Scared of Ceiling Fans?

Cooper Lisa DoyleAs some of you know, I moved into a new house about a month ago. While I was tinkering around this week, unpacking the last few boxes, I got hot and turned on the ceiling fan in my office, which is right above the couch Cooper sleeps on. Surely, he had experienced ceiling fans in the old house, but maybe not right above him. This one happened to be set on high, so when I flipped the switch, it really let loose with a breeze…and Cooper vaulted off the couch to try to crawl under my office chair when the air hit him. I wish I’d been able to capture it on video because it was pretty funny.

Anybody else have a startled dog experience they’d like to share?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Are you smarter than a 5th-grade Vizsla, Dog Lady?

We’ve been trying to build up Cooper’s play drive by playing fetch with him more often, in hopes that he will want to chase a toy off the dock for dock diving.  So, tonight he came over to me with a ball in his mouth.  Naturally, I threw it for him, and praised the heck out of him when he brought it back.  He gave it to me pretty easily, so I threw it again, but it went under the edge of the bed.   (I throw like a girl.)  He couldn’t see it, but he looked around for awhile, and I’m saying “Go get it!  Go get it!  Good boy, Cooper!”  He appeared to lose interest because he couldn’t see it, then he went and got a different ball and brought it to me.  I guess he’s not as dopey as he looks!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!