Thursday, May 5, 2016

Up Date

Hi Everyone.

Thought I would give all of you a little update on Cooper and our new Nest progress.

Cooper is doing so good.  You would not know he has this aggressive cancer.  He wakes everyday and plays and runs and just is a happy boy.  I hope we get a lot more days like these with him.


All these pictures were taken with my cell phone so they are a little grainy.  Hope to get my good camera out of the Moving Pod soon!!!
Here Cooper is with Frank my daughter's lab and Bruce the great dane in the background.  The only other doggie missing in the pictures is my daughters Boston Terrier Charlie he is in the picture below.  Frank and Cooper have bonded and play daily with each other.









Cooper has put on 6lbs in the past month so we are so excited to see him gain some weight.  We are spoiling him with good doggie food and lots of treats and an occasional treat of that happens to fall off my plate at dinner into his mouth lol!

Our new Vet started Cooper on an anti cancer medication that gives pain relief and is an anti inflammatory.  They have found this medication has helped a lot of dogs with Cooper's same cancer.  It does not cure it but slows the growth and spread of the cancer.  It works in 60% of the dogs given this medication.  So we are hopeful this will work with Cooper and give us months instead of weeks with this little guy.

He is happy and so far not showing any signs of the cancer getting worse.
So we will love him and spoil him for as long as we can.

Other News:
We are 10 days away from taking possession of our new home.  Terry and I are excited to get into the new place and start some decor magic.  I hope to be posting the changes to the new place as we begin to change this place into our new  sweet cottage.

So stay tuned for more posts to come on the reno's and changes.

Tomorrow I am taking a "Mental Health" day with a wonderful friend.  We are going to take a road trip to HobKnob Market.  It is out in the country and they have some really nice vendors.
So we will pack the car with sweet and salty snacks and diet cokes and hit the road tomorrow.
Hoping I can find some fun new things for the new nest.
Have a great Mother's Day and Happy Week End everyone.


Hugs,
Kris

59 comments:

  1. Oh I have missed you Kris. I am glad things are going well for you now. I hope Cooper does do well on the meds. Also Praying that some kind of job position will open up for Terry. Enjoy the day away with your friend. You'll have to show us what you buy. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Was so glad to see your post. Cooper looks fantastic and I am sure he is really enjoying life with his new family. Am so excited to see your new home and know you will work wonders with it.

    Take care and give Cooper a hug for me.

    Judy

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  3. Cooper looks very happy - well, as happy as a Basset hound ever looks. I am glad the vet has a way for you to spend more time with him. Exciting news about your moving day coming soon.

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  4. Ha-I bet you will find something at Hobknob, Kris!
    I hope Cooper's medi's prolong his days for a good,long time.
    He even looks so sweet.

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  5. Cooper certainly seems to be thriving with his new extended family, Kris. I hope you have months of joy with him, too. And your moving date is coming up soon! Have fun at Hobknob and I hope you find something nice for feathering your new nest.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  6. Cooper looks wonderful!!! Y'all are being SUCH good parents to him!! I can see the bliss in his eyes.

    YAY for the medication to help him along!

    Still sending good thoughts your way ~

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  7. What a great update! Cooper is getting all the love and has so many friends, he's going to do so well! Mental Health Day...wish I could tag along! What fun and can't wait to see some great finds. I know you must be thrilled that you'll be nesting real soon!
    Happy Weekend and Mother's Day to you!
    Nancy

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  8. Kris, I am so glad Cooper is doing well!! Have fun and have a very Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. Happy to hear that Cooper is "feeling" better and that soon you will be in your new home! Can't wait to see how you will make it your Home Sweet Home.
    warmly,
    deb

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  10. I'm so happy Cooper is doing so well. He looks really sweet with all his doggie friends. You gave him a new lease on life. I am excited for you to move into your new home. I know you will make it beautiful as only you can do.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  11. Good to see that Cooper is enjoying his life with you both..and hope your time together is longer than shorter. You both must be so excited to be in your new forever home and decorating and having your own space. Happy Mother's day to you too!

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  12. I am so happy to hear that Cooper is doing better. Happy to hear that you will soon be working your magic on the new place.
    Can hardly wait!!!!

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  13. Aw, so nice to see all the sweet doggies gettin along. I'm so excited for you getting to move into your new home soon! Have a great time at the Hobnob market! Sounds fun!

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  14. This is such wonderful news! Let's hope and pray for Cooper to have many happy days with you and your family.

    Have a great time tomorrow. We can't wait to see your new nest. :)

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  15. I'm so glad to hear Cooper is doing well. He is so adorable. Hope your new home is everything you want it to be!

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  16. Cooper is so darn cute and looks so happy. I am glad that the medication is working on him.. Never know it just may take it all away.
    I know that you are so excited to be moving into your new home. I can hardly wait to see all the terrific things you and Terry will be doing.

    Enjoy your day and have lots of fun. Hope you find lots of treasures.

    Happy Mothers Day.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  17. It's so wonderful to hear that Cooper is doing well. He looks happy, and it's so lovely that he's found a friend in Frank. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your new home.

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  18. I am SO happy to read that Cooper is doing well! He is such a cute little guy! Excited about your new nest and the joy I know you feel about moving in. I hope you find a super sweet décor item tomorrow that will fit into your new place. I'm taking a mental health day tomorrow as well, going to Antique Plaza in Mesa and then maybe a few other places. However, I'm going alone because I don't have any friend who like to go antiquing :( Have a wonderful day and laugh a lot! Blessings, Cindy xo

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  19. I held my breath, opening your post tonight - but I am so happy the update was happy news about sweet Cooper. Glad he is living life to it's fullest and is getting lots of love! Have a fantastic time at Hobnob. Jane

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  20. So happy for you Kris! I look forward to seeing your new home and how you make it your own. Blessings to you - and your doggie friends!

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  21. It's wonderful to see Cooper having fun and enjoying his new life, Kris. I'm happy to hear that he is doing so well. Hopefully the new medication will work and he will stay with you much longer than expected.
    Very soon you'll be in your new home and can start decorating. You must be very excited. The spring market sounds wonderful. I'm sure you'll find some pretty things.
    Have a great weekend, Kris!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  22. ah makes my heart happy to hear that Cooper is doing well and playing with his new buddy. I love how dogs bond with each other when they find a companion in a house mate. It can sometimes be a challenge. Excited for you to be able to do some retail therapy with a good friend tomorrow. Shopping doesn't cure all that ails us...but it mostly isn't a bad thing, especially when you are so close to feathering a new nest. So glad this last post was filled with positive vibes for all.

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  23. He sure looks sweet, Cooper. I too hope you'll have months with this Beautiful dog. He can be happy he's surrounded with people that loves him when he's sick.
    Sounds nice that you're soon be able to go to your own nest. After all, it's nothing like a Place where you can live on your own.
    Hope you and your friend will have a great day at Hopknob.
    Love Elzie

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  24. I am smiling, relieved, HAPPY as can be to see that all the love and attention, the research and perseverance you have put into Cooper's health has PAID OFF! THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!! He looks amazing, totally normal and I bet he is loving his time with Frank! teeeheeee

    Kris, I wish you a perfectly happy and peaceful mental health day. I took one on Thursday and it sure was sweet.

    HAVE FUN!!!!

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  25. Such wonderful news all around, Kris! Enjoy your shopping adventure. I hope you find a treasure for your new home. Have a great weekend.

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  26. Kris, seeing Cooper with his "posse" just warms my heart. He must be loving all the playtime and love he gets, not to mention all those extra bites from your plate that fall into his mouth. ;) Six pounds of weight gain is awesome! I'm so glad that the meds are helping him to remain as pain free as possible and slow that cancer growth. He looks like a happy guy! I laughed when I saw big boy Bruce in the background...he reminds me of Jack. LOL
    The market you are going to looks wonderful- you two girls have a blast and find some treasures for the new house. The countdown must be so exciting.
    Happy Mother's Day to you! I know you'll have a wonderful weekend with your girls! xoxo, T.

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  27. Good Morning Kris
    So happy to hear that Cooper is doing so well. I just cry when I think of that sweet face and him being so sick. He may surprise you all and hang on for a few years instead of months. So exciting you are almost in your new home. I can't wait to see all the magic you will put into it. Enjoy your fabulous shopping weekend and Happy Mothers Day Kris
    deezie

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  28. Kris, I see Cooper as happy, healthy and going strong as long as you and he want to be. :) Have fun on your trip and know you and all your fur family are loved by people you may never meet in person. Tons of healthy vibes from all of us. :) ~ Christina in FL

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  29. YAY for Cooper! He looks like he hasn't a care in the world, and happy to have some friends to keep him company while mommy goes off to HobNob. Have a lovely weekend and Mother's Day!

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  30. So glad to hear the good news about Cooper! I know you must be excited to get into your new home...

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  31. Kris, so happy to hear that Cooper is doing so well. Putting on weight with cancer seems odd. I hope he continues to improve! Little miracles! Congrats on your new nest! I'm sure you are itching to get your hands on it to do your magic!

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  32. I consider the two of you saints for giving this dog a great life and tending to his medical needs. If there was something to nominate you for pet parents of the year, I'd surely vote for you.
    Brenda

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  33. Great to see a post from you! Cooper is so lucky to have found you (and vice-versa, I'm sure!). Hoping he has many, many good days ahead. Wishing you the best on your move -can't wait to see the magic you create in your new home!

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  34. So glad to have an update! I'm happy to hear Cooper is responding well to the meds and is a happy boy :o) I can't wait to see what you do with the new place....it's going to be so FABULOUS!!!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    ~Des

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  35. What beautiful puppies!!! I'm so glad Cooper is doing so well. I will continue to pray for him and all of you! Have a great time on your mental health day...I will be having some days like that next week, when I go to Colorado with my son! Lots of flea marketing and thrifting!!!

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  36. Cooper looks great! It's great that he has some buddies to play with and seeing this picture of them together makes me smile :) Happy Mother's Day to you Kris!
    Karen

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  37. I knew that your love and Terry's love would give Cooper a little more time.

    I can't wait until you move in and start decorating.

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  38. Thanks for the cheery update, Kris. Can't wait to see the new place and what you two will do to it! Have a wonderful time at the market. You deserve it.
    *Smiles*

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  39. It's so nice to read good news about Cooper. Spoil him as much as you can! I can't wait to see what you do with your new place.

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  40. OMG didn't the rescue place know of all the health concerns that Cooper has? I think that's such a shame you won't have much time with him, but glad he found you for his remaining days!

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  41. Hi Kris,
    So great to hear from you and I'm glad you are doing well. I'm so glad that Cooper is getting the care he needs and that his pain is under control. I know you love the little guy and I hope he continues to hang in there.

    I'm excited to see what you have in store for your new home.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  42. Hi Kris, thanks so much for the update. It is really good to hear that Cooper is doing so well. He looks wonderful and what a blessing that you came along to give him the love and care that he certainly deserved. Can't wait to hear more up dates about your new home and good luck in your hunt tomorrow..Happy Mother's Day..xxo Judy

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  43. I'm so glad to hear that Cooper is doing well. He certainly doesn't look sick. The mere fact that he's gaining weight is fantastic! He must be responding to all the good food, meds, and love that he's receiving!

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  44. This post brought a huge smile to my face! I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am to hear cooper is doing well and has actually gained weight! That's wonderful!!

    You and Terry are so sweet to give him all the love and care he deserves right now. I'm sure he knows how much you love him. He was meant to be with you at this time in his life. You are his gift, and he yours.

    Congrats on your impending move, you must be getting excited!

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  45. Hi,
    Yippee, I am so happy for Cooper. :-) I am happy he is gaining weight. Your love is just what he needs.
    Have a great trip this weekend, I will be excited to hear all about it.
    Carla

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  46. What handsome boys! I am so happy about Cooper feeling so well. Thank you for bringing him into a loving group of family and friends.

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  47. So glad that sweet Cooper is feeling well! I know you are a big part of that with all your love. How neat that he's bonding with the other dogs too. Have fun on your trip this weekend! Can't wait to see you work your magic on the new house! xoxo

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  48. Happy to hear sweet Cooper is doing so well and excited for you that the new home so close now. Looking forward to following along as you make it your own!

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  49. So happy that Cooper is doing better with the weight gain and of course it is due to your love and wonderful care and a great Vet too....you two have certainly made Cooper a very happy dog. Such a cutie!....I look forward to you moving into your new home soon....have fun at the Market!! Happy Mother's Day!

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  50. So glad to hear Cooper is managing well. 10 more sleeps until your new nest, yay! Can't wait to watch it's progression into a beautiful vintage chic cottage! Enjoy your day trip to the market - sounds like a fun filled day😀 Thanks for the update, Kris💕

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  51. Kris you just amaze me every time I read a post on Cooper. I know he was sent to you because of your big hearts and the ability to love unconditionally.
    Have a wonderful time tomorrow it sounds like a great trip. I'm looking forward in seeing what you and you sweetie come up with to make your house your home.
    Happy Mother's Day! xx Jo

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  52. Two years ago one of my friends was told her cat had cancer and had less than a month to live. She took her cat home to care for him and make him comfortable till the end when she would have him put to sleep. Well, her cat acted fine and she kept giving him love. The cat lived these last 2 years being happy and loved and finally died last month peacefully in his sleep. The doctors had been wrong and the cancer had not killed him. He was 21 years old.

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  53. Soooo! Nice to see cooper enjoying his days with fun and family. Such sad days in waiting his future.
    In the best days of his life you have given him LIFE !!

    Beautiful Mothers Days to you Kris.

    Xx
    Dore

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  54. Happy Mother's Day to you, Kris. They look so cute together. I hope for many happy days for him and your family. xoxo Su

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  55. Dearest Kris! HELLO! I am so happy to see you come by! Oh the lilacs, they're outstanding this year as most everything else is! I hope Cooper is doing well and that the cottage is taking shape! Can't wait to see what you are up to! HUGS!

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  56. Well, I think that is a testament to what love can do!! How wonderful!! Miss you, Kris!

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  57. Catching up today, Kris. I'm so glad Cooper is doing so well. I know it has so much to do with the love he is getting from you and Terry (I agree with Kim!). I hope you had a nice Mother's Day. Hugs, Nancy

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  58. Hi Kris! I am so happy to see and hear that Cooper is doing so well! He is such a cutie! Love that he and Frank are best buds! It's amazing how animals can automatically become close like that. I am sure that all four dogs have a great time together! Every day he gets to be loved and spoiled is a true blessing for him and for everyone! So glad that the medication he is receiving is giving him some relief and that he has gained weight! That is a wonderful sign! You must be completely excited about getting into your new home soon! I can't wait to read all about it and see pics! I know that it is going to be fabulous once you and Terry work your collective magic on it! Hope you had a fun mental health day! I've heard that the Hob Knob market is a lot of fun! Find any cool treasures? I'll send you email soon with a catch up now that we finally seem to have reliable internet service (knock on wood) Love ya! Leena

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  59. Hi Kris
    Just catching up! So glad that Cooper has his medication. I hope this helps ease the issues that stem from his cancer. I am so excited for your move-in! Take care, and don't work too hard!
    Kathleen

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