Cooper Gets It Done!



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82 Responses to “Cooper Gets It Done!”

  1. O'Howlers
    8:04 am on May 8th, 2014

    Good morning! We love the story of Cooper and his boy. Good job, Cooper.

    Can you believe that Pop let his iPaw sitting here so Zeus would have something to play with while they are at work? Heh!

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:44 am on May 8th, 2014

    Good morning all.

    We read that story yesterday and were hoping it would make it to the blog. That little boy looks just like our neighbor, Michael, who is also 3. He lives with Fred, the Lab. I bet Fred would do the same thing if Michael wandered off.

    Thank you from all my good friends who wished me Happy Birthday last night.

    Now Barb is getting ready for her day at work. Today temps will
    get to 80 degrees. Wow, a hint of summer!

    Have a happy day, everyone!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:47 am on May 8th, 2014

    Good morning,OH and everyone else! Cooper, what a guy! Bet his kid is glad that Cooper isn’t a small dog 🙂 Happy belated b-day to Maggie. Glad Rio and crew are safe after yesterday’s storms. Hope Golinka is having fun AND finding turquoise and visiting. Hey Zeus, be on your better than best today; that’ll fool ’em.
    Have a technicolor Thursday!

  4. Herd of Hounds
    8:48 am on May 8th, 2014

    Hey B&M&LB, Missed seeing your post. Good day.

  5. B.Stover
    8:51 am on May 8th, 2014

    I’d say that Cooper is smarter than the parents.

    Good morning all.

  6. Wose-the small and meek
    9:18 am on May 8th, 2014


    Great story about Cooper and his boy.

    Belatedly, but sincerely, Happy Birthday, Maggie!

    RIO! I am glad your friend made it home safely, and that youse did not get blown away to Oz. You know, I worry about youse.

    It is gray and rainy here in Westchester. Sounds like a Mr. Carrot and the Rose blanket day.

    My head was shrunk so much, I woke up with a headache.

  7. Wose-the small and meek
    9:21 am on May 8th, 2014


    Today is National Teachers Day! I salute those of you who once taught, those who still do!

    You have made a difference in the lives of many.


  8. Wose-the small and meek
    9:23 am on May 8th, 2014

    Mama, I need a gentle scruff hold. Please never let me go…

  9. Herd of Hounds
    9:28 am on May 8th, 2014

    Wose, we of the HOH send you dainty licks, slobbery licks and a little blonde hair (since Pookey doesn’t lick anyone except DDD and we other 2 can’t hold our lickers!).

  10. Wose-the small and meek
    9:40 am on May 8th, 2014

    HOH, I love youse guys. Pookey your haircut was beautiful !

  11. Tyb
    9:45 am on May 8th, 2014

    Kudos to Cooper; shame on the parents who put a 3 year old boy out to play on a 10 acre farm without keeping an eye on him.

  12. Tyb
    9:49 am on May 8th, 2014

    It doesn’t have to be a 10 acre farm, parents should watch any 3 year old playing outside alone even in a small yard.

  13. Wose-the small and meek
    9:59 am on May 8th, 2014

    Tyb, You are so right. A parent shouldn’t even take their eyes off their children for one second. Whenever Grizz and I go to the mall, we see a lot of that. The parents are on their cellphones, and the kids are wandering away, without the parents knowledge.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    10:06 am on May 8th, 2014

    TYB & Wose: Our thoughts exactly…Leaving a 3 year old alone?…Never do it!
    Darn good thing Cooper was there to Save the Day!

  15. Herd of Hounds
    10:06 am on May 8th, 2014

    And sometimes the little darlin’s look for places to hide and that can be very dangerous 🙁

  16. Diane C.
    10:16 am on May 8th, 2014

    Hello All–I’m checking in quickly to wish you all a wonderful day. Things are “fraught” here so I’ll probably be checking back Saturday (and, I hope, have something more interesting to say/write). Have a great day, everyone!

  17. Masquers
    10:27 am on May 8th, 2014

    Hi/bye, DianeC!
    Good day Everyone.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    10:27 am on May 8th, 2014

    We thought of Redbone Hound, Rio, Siber and Natasha when we saw this:
    She was only a whiskey maker but he loved her still.

  19. Wose-the small and meek
    10:40 am on May 8th, 2014

    HOH, snort!

    Hi Diane!
    Bye Diane! Enjoy your day!

    Wonder what the Royal Mum is up to today.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:51 am on May 8th, 2014

    HoHo!….I actually like that one…snort!

  21. Siber-H
    10:53 am on May 8th, 2014

    Cooper, You are a hero and smarter than the kid’s mom.

    Maggie, I am a day late, but very Happy Birthday wishes to you.

    We are having below normal temperatures for this time of year so I hope Golinka isn’t freezing. It gets colder in the area of the state where she is than it does here.

  22. Tupper's Mama
    10:57 am on May 8th, 2014

    The Royal Mum is on her way to pick up a beloved friend of hers for a girls day out. We are going off to some of the far reaching trading posts. My friend Bobbie is an older gentlewoman with a world class sense of humor. She loves to go turquoise shopping, but has a husband who needs care, and she doesn’t get out to much. So we are gonna have fun fun fun even if the rental car isn’t a TBird.
    And she loves green chili too.
    Back much later today

  23. Macy's mom
    11:02 am on May 8th, 2014

    It is a gloriously rainy day here in Tejas. Angie has a loooong day of meetings, so I have the full complement of five pooches. Annie, Holly and Biddy are on the big couch. Belle is smushed up against me, and Macy has taken refuge in one of the kennels. She refuses to sleep in one, yet spends a great deal of the day in it, with the door open.

    Sorry Mags, I forgot to say happy b-day last night. Marinated steak. Happy Birthday to YOU!!

    HOH, you are too much. No, really! heh-heh

    Zoos, you better be good with the iPaw or you won’t get another chance.

  24. Siber-H
    11:08 am on May 8th, 2014

    Amalia, Check your SDD, please. Have fun today.

  25. Macy's mom
    11:09 am on May 8th, 2014

    Ah, Royal Mum, sounds like a Thelma and Louise tale. Just stay away from high places. Tell Bobbie hi from me. (She is the one, right?) I love the colors in NM, the buttes, the mountains, the gorges, the…everything. My favorite picture from my trip is taken from the road to Los Alamos looking over the vastness. It is on my computer, but I am on Rick’s. I will look for it later. Have a memorable day. I wish I was there. But you can have my helping of green chilis. I am a wimp.

  26. Luna
    11:32 am on May 8th, 2014

    Wose: No need to ask twice. I have you by the scruff. I also brought snacks.

  27. Billy's Buddy
    11:41 am on May 8th, 2014

    Happy Birthday Maggie!

    Happy Unbirthday to everyone else!

  28. Wose-the small and meek
    12:00 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Thank you, Mama. Swedish Fish?

  29. dawson
    12:04 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Good morning everyone.

    The handyman is here. Drills or saws are buzzing. Paint cans are being opened. Another day in construction central. Maybe I will slip out to the Senior’s centre for a game of cribbage and some (more or less) peace and quiet. First, I must tend to all the little flower seedlings. Life is good.

    Billy’s Buddy: Thanks for the unbirthday wishes. I don’t usually celebrate my birthday but I do celebrate unbirthdays – almost always.

    Wose: Mama Luna’s gentle kisses will make you feel better, not to mention the HOH’s slightly rowdier slurps.

    Pookey: I love your ears!

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:22 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Joe!…Erickson can you send me an SDD at riotheevilpug at gmail???…sniff!

  31. Herd of Hounds
    12:35 pm on May 8th, 2014

    (la la la la) “A very merry unbirthday, from me, to you”. Isn’t that what Billy’s Buddy just said? Fun, fun, fun. Hey we are doing chili chicken enchiladas, saffron rice and refrieds here in honor of Golinka being in NM. We gogs are supervising the making of the feast and snapping up anything that accidentally hits the floor.
    The rawer the better:)

  32. O'Howlers
    12:39 pm on May 8th, 2014

    What’s this? The Pug is giving out secret information? Tsk tsk tsk.
    The c.l. Took Zeus’ found-now-lost iPaw away. Hah hah!

  33. Herd of Hounds
    12:39 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Dawson (Pookey here), thanx for the ear comment, most 2 leggers don’t appreciate my melange of Aussie and Chow. You are obviously a soul of discretion. Next time D cubed needs to be skunked, we will send him your way!

  34. Herd of Hounds
    1:04 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Oh look, the Dutch iris are blooming, too!

  35. dawson
    1:04 pm on May 8th, 2014

    What is that Pug up to now?

    D cubed: I’ll try my best!

    HOH: Sounds delish!

  36. dawson
    1:08 pm on May 8th, 2014

    HOH: Ooooh! That is beautiful! (I was scoping out a Siberian Iris at the nursery yesterday.)

  37. Herd of Hounds
    1:11 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Mom loves all the irises, for her a surer sign of spring. The bulbs are fickle but the rhizomes are friendly 🙂

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:16 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Howlers!…Believe me – I would not do it unless absolutely necessary…grump!

  39. Macy's mom
    1:26 pm on May 8th, 2014

    How do you all keep the squirrels from digging up your bulbs before spring? Every time I plant some, it is like I put out an all-you-can-eat buffet sign. I would like to have some color, but a. lazy b. squirrels c. lazy.

    I have been trying to clean out the closet some, but it was very overwhelming. I have a black trash bag for Goodwill, a white one full of clothing that says Bedford Fire Dept. that I can drop off at the station. That leaves a mass, half of which I had hoped to take to the consignment shop, and half for my “may never happen” garage sale. The Consign places are not taking anything right now. Great. I will eventually wind up taking them all to Beacon House (the resale shop where I volunteer on Fri and Sat), but I am just not ready to watch people paw through his things just yet.

    sigh, snifflesnort

  40. B.Stover
    1:49 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Thank you Rose. I didn’t know that it is National Teachers’ Day.

    HOH: Lovely iris.

  41. Masquers
    2:11 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom: sniff.

  42. O'Howlers
    2:36 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Macy and your mom: we love you. <3

  43. Macy's mom
    2:56 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Thanks, Howlers and all.

    HOH, just for you and Diane.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    3:19 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Heh, heh, heh. We like it 🙂

  45. Wose-the small and meek
    3:45 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom. sniff. Remember we all love you!

  46. Siber-H
    4:35 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom, Hugs, We wish we could more to help you than just give you moral support. We love you.

    When someone from MA comes to visit NM, they bring rain with them. It is raining now and it rained when Spence visited last September.

    The bookstore where we saw Spence last September is going out of business this summer. Another independent bookstore closes…sniff

  47. dawson
    4:48 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom: The man who lives in this house says that your pun, “Wasn’t half bad!” That’s high praise coming from him.

    This is the first year I have had bulbs. There are a few fuzz-butts around but nothing has bothered the bulbs so far. The deer stay out of town, mostly.

  48. dawson
    5:06 pm on May 8th, 2014

    SiberH: I’m sorry to hear about your bookstore. I’m glad I got to live in the heyday of bookstores. I have spent many relaxing hours in bookstores perusing the publications. The best ones have a dog, a cat, a chicken wandering the aisles, an easy chair or two for sitting or a friend behind the counter.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    5:08 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom, Squirrels and chipmunks eat all bulbs EXCEPT daffodil 🙁 We’ve has tulips, hyacinth, crocus all consumed so we stick with the daffodils. Iris are rhizomes so the rodents don’t bother them, Oh, Dawson, we are offended by the man that lives in your house. We try and try with puns but NOOOOO, ML put on one and praise! Hers did have a picture, maybe her is visually oriented…ah so!

  50. O'Howlers
    5:13 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Nobody eats our bulbs.
    Siber, we are very sad to hear that your bookstore is closing. We do miss those little bookstores. Then again, we are to blame, because we read on our Kindles now. We just do not have room for more books, and we find Kindles so lightweight and convenient outdoors, where we do most of our reading.

  51. Zeusiköv
    5:15 pm on May 8th, 2014

    My plan is working to perfection. I play role of very good boy cooped up with those redhead girls all day long. That lady is very pleased. She is soon to tell me all secrets. Hee heee heee

  52. Siber-H
    5:54 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Fellow Sibers, I am to blame also…the Kindle and Amazon’s selection and prices on hard copies of books.

    Dawson, This bookstore didn’t have any live critters roaming the aisles, but it had an amazing selection of stuffed animals for sale.

  53. Herd of Hounds
    6:07 pm on May 8th, 2014

    (Darah) Good Zeus. I really am proud of you!

  54. Wose-the small and meek
    6:11 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Siber-H, Very sorry to hear about your bookstore. I continue to read real books (I have a gazillion!), but I also have a ton of books on my nook. It is just easier and portable. A lot of the books on my nook, are books that I loved as a child, or books I know I will be reading again. I fear that like Borders, Barnes and Noble stores will all be closing. We speak to some of the employees at the store Grizz and I go to, and if the Starbucks wasn’t part of the store, the sale of books would not be able to keep the store open.

  55. Herd of Hounds
    6:43 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Mom says she has an affliction when it comes to e-reading. She likes to see how thick the rest of the book is and she loves the “turn, turn turn” of the pages. May be heavy but…

  56. Herd of Hounds
    6:47 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Mom made chili chicken enchilada with homemade beans and rice. I am waiting for seconds…please?

  57. Barb & Maggie
    7:21 pm on May 8th, 2014

    We still read real books. No Kindles or Nooks for us. However, we often check out books from the library rather than buying them, so I guess that isn’t good for the book stores either.

    Thanks for more birthday greetings. I think we have heard from almost all our friends now. Thanks again.

    Macy, We understand that it would be hard to see people rummaging thru things that were Ricks. Don’t subject yourself to that. Maybe you could even donate to a place where you won’t have to watch.

  58. Tupper's Mama
    8:23 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Happy Unbirthday back to LL and to all of youse guys.
    I am footsore and close to broke, but having a glorious time. Bobbie had me laughing all day. And I got such beautiful things to bring home.
    Siber – you are right about the weather. I am freezing my patoosis off. Drove through a snowstorm in the high country today – and me in my sandals. And I will check my SDD and respond very shortly
    Right now, chili cheese Frito’s are calling my name.

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:24 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Hair-cut!….That is one bad Newfie haircut or should I say shaved-clean….snort!heh!snort!

  60. Siber-H
    8:27 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Amalia, The high for suppose to be 81 degrees. You two-legged will like that.

    Darah, That look would work on my mom.

  61. Billy's Buddy
    8:45 pm on May 8th, 2014

    BSD, just have to say that cake you produced for Maggie’s birthday yesterday was glorious.

    Does that mean, hint, hint, that you are the new designated birthday cake baker for the Plunderers/Lurkers on this here blog?

    You would have big pans to fill, but no pressure from your dear friend in Wisconsin. (I remember with great love the horse rescuer cake Melanie baked for me on my birthday which is the same as Professor B’s.)

  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Golinka!….It is cold and raining here….sniff!….We’ve had crappy weather ever since you showed up…grunt!

  63. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Spencer!….He is never allowed back in my state again…wheeze!….We are still recovering from the 500 year flood….grumble!

  64. Barb & Maggie
    8:53 pm on May 8th, 2014

    BSD, We forgot to say how beautiful the cake was. Sooo sorry. Is it liver or chocolate? Everyone should have a piece.

  65. Mollypop's Mom
    8:58 pm on May 8th, 2014

    American Idol coming on now. This is the first I really get concerned because I don’t want my favorites to go. I know these last ones will all have good contracts and record deals to make the most of.

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Yeeeep!….Idol! We almost forgot – how is that possible?…wheeze!…It will be easy to pick the one who goes home tonight because the stakes are really super-duper high now…heh!heh!

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on May 8th, 2014

    MollysMaw!….We are watching last nights show right now in case I confused you by my post up above….snort!…Too busy with Keifer an 24 to turn Idol on last night..heh!heh!…Thanks Dawg for OnDemand…chuffle!

  68. Mollypop's Mom
    9:25 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Rio, watch this because this is a big week. It turns out that the remaining ones will go back to their hometowns for a big celebration.

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Home!…I will, I mainly want to see how Caleb and Jena do…snort!..I already know who is probably going home…wuffle!

  70. Mollypop's Mom
    9:33 pm on May 8th, 2014

    I say nothing.

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Peeep!…Do not say a peep! I have 15 minutes left to watch Jena before the “You go home” show is on….wheeze!

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Jena!…How amazing is Jena?…snorkel!…She is definitely one talented 17 year old….gasp!

  73. Barb & Maggie
    10:12 pm on May 8th, 2014

    I think Barb is going to break down and buy chili cheese Fritos tomorrow. If she had some here right now she would be pigging out.
    Instead we have diet ice cream (peach and raspberry sorbet).

    Wind is blowing and it looks like rain is coming. Some areas around here hit 90 degrees today. We went from needing a jacket to using a.c. in one day! Barb refused to put the a.c. on in the car coming home from work. That is just wrong!

    This may be night all.

  74. Staff
    10:31 pm on May 8th, 2014

    He everyone. I have been busy today. We put in lettuce so we have two things in the garden. Lettuce and peas. It is still really cold, wet and windy here. We hope it doesn’t freeze. Our last frost date is May 21st.Almost two weeks away.

    Barb we bought onion sets today. Should we wait to put them out? We are not going to see 90 for a long long time. Lows in the 30’s and highs in the 50’s for the next week. sigh.

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Three!….sob!sob!sob!….My friend and I sobbed our hearts out tonight when Jess had to say goodbye from Idol…sniffle!… Those top 4 are all so awesome, but I knew Alabamie would go home….wuffle!…She will be fine. It is just sad when they cry before they have to sing in front of millions of people…guffle!…I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy…sniffle!…But she was strong and a real trooper…sob!sob!sob!…Me and my friend cried the whole time she was singing…sneeze!snuffle!

  76. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on May 8th, 2014

    Lettuce!…My daft friend is going to attempt planting lettuce this year…grunt!… She has not bought the seed yet, but is thinking if she plants one row this coming weekend and then another row next weekend and then maybe another row the third weekend she should have salad stuff for quite some time…sniff!…Is this true?…heh!…She is also planning to plant radish, cucumber and green onion seed…snort!…This is BIG TIME gardening for her, so any help is helpful…gurgle!

  77. Staff
    12:19 am on May 9th, 2014

    I would have at least a two week span between plantings. MrStaff does it about a month later because the lettuce lasts a while after it is ripe. Radishes come up fast. Cucumbers hide in the leaves. Just plant onion sets. then harvest them green. Much faster. And if you don’t use them all up green you will have onions!

    By the Way. The carrots are going to the post office tomorrow morning.

  78. Tupper's Mama
    1:25 am on May 9th, 2014

    Rio – we fear you and Beau may be in for treaties of salad instead of Zingers.
    Had one dose of green chili today. A smothered burrito with green chili on top. Oh my. It is going to be sssoooo hard to go back to boring food. But if a green chili pepper so much as doffed it’s hat towards the Storyteller’s dinner, it would make it too hot for him to eat. And Gramp gets antsy if I even talk about peppers.
    Heading for bed, and hoping that it gets a little warmer tomorrow.

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    6:00 am on May 16th, 2014

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