Back in June, mom called me and asked if when I came over, if I was planning on bringing the kids. I told her I wasn't and we chatted a while longer. Just before I hung up, she excitedly said "OKAY! Let me tell you why I want you to bring the kids over!"
That morning, she walked into her laundry room and looked out the window. There was a small, what she thought was a baby possum, curled up by her fig tree. She walked outside and it was a puppy. Just as a side note, this is the fifth puppy that has been dropped off/abandoned at her house in the year she's been living there. Word must be out that she's the place to take unwanted puppies.
So I asked Britney and Cody if they would ride with me over to Grandma's. We loaded up and headed over to see this guy.
We estimated that he was about 8 weeks old and think he's a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. Which means he's a puppy, has short hair and is VERY white. Figures.
We decided to bring him home and give him a trial run to decide if he's a good fit for us. We kicked around A LOT of names, and finally ended with Cooper...as in Sheldon. LOVE us some Big Bang Theory!
We've had him for about three weeks and he's weaseled his way into our hearts. Well, everyone's except for Britney. She's never felt like he's her dog. But Cody sure does! He LOVES him. Cooper loves to snuggle and sleeps all night in the bed with Cody, loves to play and chew on his toys...and on hands, toes, feet, and anything else he can grab, he's a huge fan of dirty socks and if he disappears, it's because he's fallen asleep in the laundry room. He has good and bad days with house training, but he's still a baby. He'll get there.
I'm anxious to take him camping with us and see how he does. He loves riding in the car. He's gone to Dad's with us once and slept or played with Cody the whole time. I'm sure he'll do great in the camper. He thinks leashes are of the devil...as is that crate in the corner of the living room that we put him in when we have to leave him alone.
So our journey with Cooper the Camper Dog has begun.