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Friday, September 5, 2008

I Couldn't Help Myself...

...we adopted a new member of the family! Since we left Tanner, our very rambunctious goldendoodle with friends in MD, I've been missing him like crazy....especially since there's a goldendoodle up the street who looks just like him (dialed down about a hundred notches). Anyway, now that the kids are back at school and Harley, our 14 year old Lab, sleeps most of the day, it's been pretty quiet around here. So I started searching the rescue groups here for another poodle mix. The kids wanted a smaller dog and I just love poodle mixes because they're so smart and they don't shed! I applied to a few different rescue groups and after lots of emails, we found our perfect match!


Introducing....

Mini Cooper....better known as Cooper!



He's an 8 pound Malti-Poo, who is about a year and a half old. He is the sweetest, most lovable little guy! He was a stray in central Florida and was quite a mess when he was found in a high kill shelter where he was rescued by Coastal Poodle Rescue. He got a pretty short hair cut because he was so matted and has a few wounds that are still healing but other than that...he's just about perfect! He follows me everywhere I go and either sits at my feet or on my lap when he's not busy playing with his squeaky toys! He's already learned how to sit and shake (I'm became almost an expert at dog obedience since Tanner was the most educated dog on the block) and just is so anxious to please! Harley has been great with him though he usually looks at us like "I cannot believe you did this to me AGAIN!" but Cooper pretty much leaves him alone (he knows who's the alpha dog of the family!). You'll be seeing lots more pictures in the coming weeks!




12 comments:

Amy said...

I love Cooper. He is adorable! I am so glad you rescued him.

CaraBee said...

What a cutie! I've been craving some canine companionship, but with a baby, the time just isn't right. Someday soon! Please post lots of pics and cute stories about Cooper so I can live vicariously!

Steph said...

I'll definitely be posting lots of pictures! and I would absolutely recommend going through a rescue when you're ready for a dog! the foster mom was able to give us a really good picture of his personality etc so we knew he would fit right in...plus I could be a little more specific about what we were looking for (#1 HOUSEBROKEN! #2 not a puppy!)

Kathi said...

Aww! Very sweet Steph. I love that you got Cooper from a rescue.

Moi said...

Congratulations on your sweet new puppy! He is a cutie!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Hi!

I found you through my stat counter, and I see my 6 on your blogroll --- so I wanted to introduce myself!

Wow - you are funny! I love your flipper heels! C.O.O.L.!

And I didn't know if the Marley books - kid series - was out yet --- glad to know it's a hit! I've heard lots of good things about it! I'll have to read it to the kids after the Little House series...

And oh.my.gosh! Can you believe that dog's smile?!

Blessings!

.chelsea. said...

mom...seriously?
poor harley!
i can't belive you got another stinkin poodle, yeeesh.

Tampa said...

congrats!!! what a good lookin fellow!!!

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Jen said...

Oh, so cute! I wanted a Malti-Poo too.

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca said...

I love the last shot very much! And it is amazing how he adopted quickly into your family (and yours to him!)

Deb Burton said...

Good for you for rescuing your dog! It looks from the pictures like you will not regret it. We rescued a lab mix who we were told was to stay more medium size. Five years and 65 lbs later, he's the most lovable lap dog you could ever ask for. :D Cooper is definitely a cutie!

~~tonya~~ said...

He is soooooo cute!!! He looks just like our Bichon.