Saturday, April 2, 2016

Adoption Day

Hi Everyone.  Woooooo long day in the car but so worth it.  We left Chicago at 6:30am and got to Cincinnati at noon their time.  They are an hour ahead of us.  Here is pics of our new little member of our family.

The Foster family called him Roscoe.  They did not know his name when he was rescued from the kill shelter.  So since he does not answer to Roscoe we changed his name to Cooper.  Terry wanted to name him Cooper.  Surprisingly he comes when we call him Cooper.  Go figure!!!!

Here is Terry, myself and our granddaughter Abby picking up Cooper today.  He is just a big ball of love.
What a great little guy.  He loved all the dogs at the adoption center and everyone he came in contact with.

Cooper has taken a great liking to Terry.  I think they are forever buds!!!! He would not let Terry out of his sight.

Cooper loves everyone.  Kids, other dogs, just about everyone.  His tail never stopped wagging.

Here is Cooper on his car ride home.  He was a trooper in the car for the 5 hour drive.  We stopped a few times and he did his business and right back in the car and slept most of the drive.

He is just the best little guy ever.  We are so in love with him.  I think he rescued us more than we rescued him.

Thanks for all your sweet comments on our new family member.
We can't wait to move him into the new house with us.

My heart grew just a little bit bigger today with this new guy in our lives.


Have a wonderful week end.
Hugs,
Kris

88 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the adoption! Cooper looks like a winner!! I know you all will enjoy him so much and he is one very lucky dog!

    Judy

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  2. Oh Kris Cooper is darling and looks like such a happy guy. Congratulations on your new family member. I am sure you all will make many beautiful memories together!
    XO Barbara

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  3. He is a sweet heart, for sure! I know Cooper will bring you all so much joy.

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  4. Cooper is soooo cute! Glad you were able to find a new love to share your life with. Amazing how some dogs gravitate to a specific person. Our black cocker spaniel "Amigo" was that with my hubby. Our two current dogs appear to be more mine than his...but I say that's more because I am the food girl and the one who plays fetch. However, our Zeke was always very fond of my father who has passed now almost 2 years ago...funny how life keeps speeding on by while our hearts are missing a loved one. My mother came to visit on Easter...Zeke ran out to her car and sniffed around and then came running back in searching the whole house. It seemed as if he was looking for my father. He spent the rest of the day sitting near my mom. I think he would gladly go home with her. Anyhow, I am so glad you have a new fur baby. There are just some people who are not whole without one. I think this is very true for me.

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  5. I am tearing up over this! I just can't imagine how anyone could ever treat a dog with nothing but love, especially one as sweet as Cooper. This is meant to be and my heart is overflowing with love after seeing this. He is such a lucky boy to have you in his life to love him and you are lucky to have such a wonderful fur baby to bring you joy!

    ~Trisha

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  6. I'm so happy for you!!! He is such a cutie and I love his new name too. I'm glad the trip went well and he is settling in already :o)
    ~Des

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  7. Everyone looks so happy, including Cooper! A great day for you!
    warmly,
    deb

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  8. I have a lump in my throat reading about Cooper. I am so happy that Cooper has a forever home. He looks so happy with all of you. Glad you had a safe drive there and back. I think they know when people love them and he is so lovable. Enjoy your new baby and keep us posted on Cooper.

    Lots of hugs, Waldo and Lili said yippie skippy Cooper has a great home.

    Mary

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  9. Congratulations! You are starting a new phase it your lives and what a perfect time for adding a new member to the family. He is adorable!!

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  10. He's adorable… We had one just like him when we were first married, his name was Thor, and like Cooper, very sweet. Congratulations !!! Enjoy!

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  11. What a Lovely guy you have there. And I'm thankful that you and Terri decided to adopt an older dog. I Watch those films on Youtube and I feel ashamed of being a human from time to time. How can they do the way they do to animals?
    I can see Cooper is already a Lovely member of the family and I hope he will enjoy his new home. Take care.
    Love Elzie

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  12. What a cute guy:-) Glad you found him or he found you:-) Have fun adapting to a new life with Cooper:-) And the name seems to suit him well:-)

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  13. He is just divine Kris! It's like having a beautiful new baby! We got a kitten a few days ago but there have been a few complications with her health so I haven't blogged her yet. Fingers crossed things are sorted soon. But it was totally love at first sight. She is perfect for our family and so affectionate. Pets really do bring so much happiness. :) Julie

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  14. He looks so happy in that last photo, and all of you look happy with him in the other photos.

    Congratulations!

    FlowerLady

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  15. Oh I am laughing, giggling, smiling with JOY to see COOPER! OH YEAH! Kris, what a fun but yes, long day. Now you have your baby with ya and the fun is just going to unspool now. HAVE A SUPER DAY!

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  16. Oh, Kris, what wonderful gift Cooper turned out to be! My heart is happy for you ALL!

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  17. Kris, I am so sorry about Libby. I did not know this...but when I read about cooper, I wondered "What about Libby?" Then I read the previous post. I think Terry looked so happy with his new buddy, Cooper. That's my nephew's name too...Cooper. LOL. Your little Abby looked so sweet too. I think of you often and miss your wonderful blog. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo,love, Susie

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  18. Thank you for adopting! I am a volunteer with a local dog rescue and love when people adopt a rescue dog. They are always so grateful to be safe again. I am getting my 18th foster dog this week and I love fostering. When they find their forever home it makes it all worthwhile. Enjoy your new family member!

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    1. Thank you Gayl for being a rescue mom. That is such an important job and a great start for their transition to a forever home. The foster mom that Cooper had was fabulous with him. Thank you for your kind and sharing heart with these little fur babies in need of love and care. You are my hero.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  19. Oh Kris he's amazing! Look how happy he is to be with you. :)

    We rescued our dog too and like others, I think they love you more for it. Without a doubt, you've made a great addition to your family and new home.

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  20. Kris, bless your heart for adopting little Cooper. He is such a handsome guy and I'm so glad that he can now give his love to you and your family.

    He's one lucky little guy.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  21. He looks like a perfect fit! I wonder if his original name had the "er" sound to it, like some end in "y" or "a", so it sounds for familiar. Whatever he sure looks happy.

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  22. Congratulations on adopting such a beautiful, sweet and oh so happy dog! Cooper is just so adorable, he warms my heart just looking at your loving pictures! Enjoy him!!!

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  23. Cooper is a handsome fella! Congratulations all round!

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  24. Congratulation on your new addition!

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  25. I have tears in my eyes seeing another pup get rescued by a new family. He's a doll! I'm SO happy for you all ! TEAM COOPER !!

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  26. It was meant to be, Kris. Cooper is adorable and I can see he's a perfect fit for your family. You all look so happy together!

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  27. Such a SWEETHEART! I am soooo happy for all of you!
    xoxoxo,
    Lin

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  28. He is so cute. Having a pet fills a spot in our hearts.

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  29. Aw, he's adorable I want to hug him. I'm so glad he's helped rescue your family's hearts, you were in need for sure :)

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  30. Oh my goodness! Those EARS...how adorable! God bless you all in your new life together. :-)

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  31. OMG Cooper is soooo CUTE!! I love the name you picked out for him too. I am so happy you guys rescued him and I know you will have a lot of fun with him! Dogs are just the best!

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  32. I've heard that rescued dogs are super loving because they know that someone is giving them a better life. He is a cutie! I live his new name too. So glad to hear that he was a good car rider. I hope that you all blend well together and that he brings you years of joy.

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  33. Oh, Kris, he is adorable with those long floppy ears!! I'm so glad you rescued him and I'm sure he will be so spoiled!

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  34. Oh, Kris, he is adorable with those long floppy ears!! I'm so glad you rescued him and I'm sure he will be so spoiled!

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  35. Coop! You all look so happy....he seems like a perfect match for you. What a good boy and such a good traveler! Give him a smooch from me. Xoxo, T.

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  36. Cooper, you are a handsome lad and such a good boy!. You got so lucky to get your new mom and dad and I know they are so lucky to get you. When you get a smooch from Tina count me in too. What a cutie!!!!..xxo Judy

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  37. P.S And Kai is sending his wet kisses to you also. HE knows how lucky everybody is!!..xxxo Kai

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  38. He looks happy and calm. Enjoy his love!

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  39. He looks so sweet and you sound so happy - I can tell you're in love! (I promise I won't tell Terry!) Cooper is a lucky guy!

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  40. Congrats! Beautiful addition. To your family!

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  41. I love the name Cooper!!! He's actually smiling in that car pic! Congrats!

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  42. I am so Happy for you and Cooper is one lucky doggie.
    So excited for your new home too.

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  43. Awe what a cutie! Congratulations on Cooper!

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  44. What a beautiful story, sounds like a win-win story. How adorable that he already responds to his new name.

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  45. Kris I love the name Cooper and your words "my heart grew a little bigger today" filled me with happiness tears. A forever home for Cooper, unconditional love for you and Terry and beautiful start for your new home.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  46. Adorable Adorable! !! Congratulations!!

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  47. He looks like a Cooper....you all look so happy. I have had 9 rescue dogs in our 42 years of marriage and they have all been the best dogs ever. Will be looking forward to seeing him included in your pictures of your new home vintage-remodeling. I so hate when I hear of dogs and cats being mistreated. So glad Cooper found a good home and forever mom and dad.

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  48. Adorable Adorable! !! Congratulations!!

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  49. Adorable Adorable!! Congratulations!!♡

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  50. Adorable Adorable!! Congratulations!!♡

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  51. Cooper is so handsome, Kris! Those paws! It sounds like there was quick bonding too. I'd say that Cooper is one very lucky boy--he probably knows that he has landed in clover with you two.

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  52. Cooper is just adorable, Kris! He may be just what your little family needed! So happy for all of you! Blessings, Cindy xo

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  53. He is super cute and Cooper is a great name. Have a lot of fun with your new family member, Kris!

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  54. He' s so cute!!!!! His name is very nice.
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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  55. Congrats on the new addition Kris! Cooper looks like a real sweetie.

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  56. AWE he was a little angel just waiting on you all. So glad he took to Terry,so he must have had a male companion previously.
    He knows he has been saved by you all,and will forever appreciate your love
    I'm so happy for all of you

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  57. Isn't he sweet?!? Love his new name and obviously so does he! I'm so glad y'all found him and have given him a home. I wish you many, many years with Cooper. I hope he brings healing to your hearts.
    Hugs

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  58. Congratulations. Rescue dogs do rescue us. I don't know what we would do without our Dixie. I'm so, so happy for you all.

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  59. Congrats on the new member of the family!! How sweet. We always got our animals from the shelter and have always been so thrilled. I just know he is going to continue to make you smile!! :)

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  60. Congratulations, Cooper! You've found a simply wonderful home. Guess you must agree with that big smile on the ride home.

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  61. Congratulations and welcome Cooper!! He looks so sweet. I think he knows he hit the jackpot with getting to be a member of your family. Enjoy him!!

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  62. Hi Kris,
    Welcome Cooper, what a love.
    I am so excited for you all!
    Fun photos. :-) They make me smile.

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  63. Hi Kris, what a blessing Cooper is in your lives. You really needed a positive and with him and your new home I'm sure you are starting to feel whole again. What strange journeys we are on, right? I know that you will enjoy and love him with all your beautiful heart. Have a great day. xx Jo

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  64. He's so Handsome... and it's not so unusual to have a Positive Name Change at an Adoption... I recently Adopted two of our G-Kids we've been raising since birth and the older one, who is Fifteen, opted for a Fresh New First Name... perhaps Cooper wanted that Fresh New Start too and why he was unresponsive to an Old Name that didn't have happy Memories perhaps? Now for sure his Love will be reciprocated and he'll be Cherished as he should be! Congratulations on your Adoption... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  65. Those eyes...he looks so happy Kris! Congratulations on your adoption of this super special little guy and many years of love to look forward to :)

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  66. COngrats on the sweet fur-baby! What a great day Paws up!

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  67. Cooper is the perfect fit for you and Terry. He is adorable!!!! Rescues are the best dogs..they need all our patience and reward us for it. So excited to see you will be closing on your new forever home..and happy that Cooper lifted your spirits. Sorry to have been missing still not feeling very good.

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  68. Cooper is so cute!! So glad he has a forever home with you and Terry.
    ~Cindy

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  69. So glad you found Cooper! He's going to love his fur-ever home with you!

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  70. So glad you found Cooper! He's going to love his fur-ever home with you!

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  71. Bless your hearts for bringing Cooper into your home, and lives Kris.
    He's a handsome dude!
    Debbie
    xo

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  72. Hi Kris,
    Such exciting and happy news! I love the name Cooper! Our dog had a best buddy named Cooper back in Canada before we moved here! :)
    I think Cooper was meant to be - he is fitting in perfectly! And it is so amazing that you found him and rescued him! He is going to have an amazing life now!! :)
    I look forward to many more Cooper updates!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  73. Kirs,
    I am sitting here with tears running down my cheeks! I am so happy for you and Terry. Cooper's little face is so sweet and those ears.....to die for! I am so happy for both Cooper and you and Terry. Two of my daughter's have rescues, and you would think they have been a part of the family for a long time. GOD BLESS you for saving this sweet sweet Cooper!!
    Fondly,
    Katie

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  74. It was meant to be!

    Cooper is adorable as are you! Both you and Terry look great.

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  75. Awww what a SWEETIE PIE! What a lucky little dog to have such a great family and vice versa. Dogs are pure love aren't they?

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  76. Awww what a SWEETIE PIE! What a lucky little dog to have such a great family and vice versa. Dogs are pure love aren't they?

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  77. Happy happy day!! Congratulations on brand new family member Cooper! He is one handsome dog!

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  78. Kris, I love Cooper!! He is adorable! And he's a rescue dog too, awesome! So happy for you and Terry! I just looked at the photos of your new home, so excited for you. Can't wait to see what you'll do to it! I'm sure it will be spectacular!! Have a fun weekend with Cooper! Hugs, Jody ♥

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  79. Awwww! Cooper is such a sweetie and what a great name! Look at his big smile sitting in the car! Y'all look so happy! I am thrilled for you all! Nothing like a new fur baby to brighten everybody's day! I haven't been online too much lately and am happily catching up as quickly as possible. So glad to see you having such fun! Hugs, Leena

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  80. He really is adorable in that back seat! He is too cute. xoxo Su

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  81. Oh Kris I am so sorry about your doggie.... :( but I am so glad that there will be a brand new rescue doggie to love on and pamper now!!! Have fun getting to know your new baby!! Congrats!! xo

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  82. Sorry I'm so behind.....your little Cooper is just the cutest!! I'm so glad he has such a wonderful forever home now. Poor little guy in a shelter...I can't stand the thought! I did the same with my Lily girl - I adopted her shortly after my little furball Reilly passed away so suddenly. Well, along came Lily (she was called Terri, funny enough, when I adopted her!) And my Lily girl needed a home...and I needed her. She helped my heart heal....and 13 years later she still makes me smile each and every day, as does her little brat of a daughter! Welcome home, Cooper!! xo

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  83. I LOVE the name you gave him, Kris. Cooper just seems to fit him so well. What a sweet face this little guy has! Seeing these photos makes my heart so glad. Happy for Cooper and happy for you, Terry and Abby (you're all beaming!). And isn't it neat that Cooper's such a love bug with everyone? It's meant to be, my friend! Hugs, Nancy

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  84. I'm sending tons of prayers your way. How people do these things to these innocent babies is beyond my comprehension. I'm not going into to details of what I think should be done to such viral humans.

    Hugs to Cooper, you and Terry

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  85. Cooper is so lucky to have found a warm and loving family!!!!....He is adorable!

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