I just had another bath! Sure, I went to the park and played with another puppy, but I bet he didn’t have to get a bath when he got home. Now Mommy says I’m going to the groomer and getting my first haircut. I don’t know what that means, but I doubt it means something good. Maybe there will be treats involved. That’s always good.
Do German Shepherds have to get haircuts? I should have been a German Shepherd!
I went to sleep at the Vet’s office and I woke up a ConeHead! What happened? Mommy told someone I got “fixed”. What does that mean? What needed fixing? I’m nice to everyone. I like all other dogs, even if they ignore me or bark at me. I like everyone I meet. I let the cat eat my food and I just sit back and watch him. I think I’m a pretty nice little fellow so what did I do that needed fixing?
I heard Mommy say I’ve got to wear this cone for two weeks. I’m not sure exactly what that means but I can tell you each minute is a problem for me.
Some of the folks I know from my walks call me Happy because that’s what I always am. Do I look happy now?
Look at me! I finally caught a Bird! Of course I’d still like to catch a little bird but I’m pretty excited about this one! When I first came to Atlanta I found Birds like this very scary. Well, to be honest, I still think they are scary, but I don’t chase after them anymore. People ride really fast on the sidewalk where I take my walks. But now look at this. I think the Bird is dead. I’m checking it out but it’s a little disappointing — it’s not edible!
What is over this huge ledge? I’ve reached the edge of the world. Mommy is standing lower than me. I think she’s dropping into the abyss. I can’t go over the ledge, I won’t. Let me just lay down. I won’t move. Not for anything. Not for treats. Not for the clicker. I’m not moving.
People are going by. Some are stopping and saying, “You can do it, Cooper!” I will not move. Look at that ledge. Mommy is saying silly things. She says the earth isn’t flat. She’s asking if I’m a member of the Flat Earth Society. I’m not a member of anything, but if there is a Flat Earth Society I think I’ll join. I bet they don’t go down steps.
Mommy keeps trying. She dangles the treat but I only get it if I go over the ledge. I’m NOT moving. After a half an hour she finally gives up and says we’ll try again tomorrow. She picks me up and carries me down the stairs. Success! Today it is good I’m not a German Shepherd!
Love from Cooper!
P.S. Mommy and I went back to the stairs again the next day. Do you know how easy it is to go down stairs. I’m a pro at it. I guess the world isn’t flat!