"A dog is the only thing that loves you more than he loves himself"
Over the past years I have been blessed with the absolute best friend a girl could ever ask for. A friend who is always there for me, ways listens and one who genuinely cares for my well-being. You might ask who? The answer would be Cooper my three year old teddy bear dog.
Christmas Day three years ago on a bright and sunny morning the whole family piled into our car for a surprise. We were told that we were headed to Rochester, Minnesota to pick up wreaths and have hot apple cider. Bella and I should've known better. When we arrived, the jig was up. There was one special puppy waiting just for us. I had the chance to hold this little fluff ball. He was incredibly soft and his coat was brown and white. This puppy was the only one remaining from his entire litter. He fell right asleep in my arms he first time I held him. We were all so anxious and excited to take him to his new home!
Once as brought him home, the great name debate began. His original name was Bandit, however after discussing names we all decided that we wanted to name him Charlie. That lasted a total of ten minutes. We then came to an agreement that our puppies name would be Chester. Shortly after, you guessed it, we changed his name again. I'm not entirely sure as to how we came up with the name Cooper for our little guy, but that is what has been called ever since and I couldn't imagine him with any other name.
Cooper came into my life at a time where I needed companionship the most.
This was a time where I had some pretty severe medical challenges. Often times after week long hospitalizations, Cooper would be able to put a smile on my face. Dogs are so intuitive, Cooper always knows exactly what kind of company I am seeking, and never fails me. Going on walks, taking naps, watching Netflix, eating dinner, the list could go on for ages, no matter what I am doing he is always right there by my side. I can't imagine he day where he isn't around.
There are numerous days dedicated towards pet appreciation. However, I believe that "I love my pet day" should be everyday. Especially since their love for us is unwavering. Do me a favor today and show your pet some love.
I know I will!
Until next time,
Miss Minnesota International 2014