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Cooper, The Dog on Loan

I’m quite jealous. I wish I had that much attention aimed at me!!!

Hi there,

I hope you are all having a good week. My family has started grieving about returning Cooper, our daughter’s family dog. I briefly mentioned him last week. I hope you enjoyed the photograph of him I posted last time.

The requests have come in thick and fast this week for his return. The grandchildren are missing him, as are our daughter and son-in-law. Cooper has been on holiday with us for three weeks, so we can’t complain. Tomorrow is ‘D’ day, or should it be ‘C’ day? We will drive over two hundred miles, there and back, and return him to his rightful owners. It has been a pleasure to have him with us, and we will miss him, especially my wife. Cooper and my wife have a great relationship and are devoted to each other. If I’m honest, I’m quite jealous. I wish I had that much attention aimed at me!!!

Diary of Cooper, the Dog. (1Day)

  • 7.30 a.m. Is woken up and taken out for a wee and a play

  • 7.45 a.m. Either my wife or I make tea and take it to bed. Cooper follows and makes a fuss of the other person in bed. He settles down and falls asleep.

  • 8.30 a.m. Adults get up, wash and dress, have breakfast and get ready to take Cooper for an

  • 9.00 a.m. Walk from home to the park or around the houses. Cooper prefers the park

  • 10.00-10.15 A well-earned breakfast, and then it’s rest time. Most of the time, he will sit on

  • 11.30 a.m. Cooper is ready to play again, either indoors or outdoors, depending on the

  • 12.00 p.m. Snack time. Cooper has a treat every day at this time, and he’s funny to watch.

  • 12.30 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. More rest time.

  • 2.00 p.m. Wee time and another play with his toys in the garden, then it’s Lunchtime and

  • 3.30 p.m. Snack time, play and rest.

  • 4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Another long walk, but now it’s dark, he is kept on his lead.

  • 6.00 p.m. Dinner, rest and indoor play.

  • 7.00 p.m.- 9.00 p.m. Snack time, rest, indoor play and wee before bedtime. Sometimes we put him to bed, but he usually takes himself. Rest time for the adults.

Yes, it can be tiresome, but there are more positives. Cooper is lovable and so friendly, as are the grandchildren, and we give them back to their parents, so we must do the same with Cooper.

I didn’t mean to spend so much time writing about Cooper, so I apologise to those who don’t like dogs. I’m sure you’ll forgive my indulgence, however.

Until next time, happy reading,


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