Howl O Ween 2016

Cooper has had the funnest Halloween ever this year!  Since I picked him up on Halloween last year, this is the first one that we’ve actually been able to do fun Halloween stuff for.  Last year before going to pick Cooper up from his breeder, I ran to PetSmart and found this Eeyore costume that was absolutely adorable.  Unfortunately last year, Cooper was only 6 lbs and well a Large Eeyore Halloween costume did not fit so well.  So I was SO excited for this year so he can finally be my little eeyore, and I might be a little bias, but he is just the cutest eeyore ever!

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Cooper’s daycare actually had a Barktoberfest a week ago, and he was able to dress up and play with all this friends Halloween games!  They had a spooky maze, smores doggy treats, a costume contest, a scavenger hunt, and were able to listen to spooky Halloween music all day long!  The daycare posted all the pictures on their Facebook Page, and oh my goodness it is just the absolute cutest thing!  The workers were able to let me know that my genius dog got tired of hunting for toys in the scavenger hunt, and resorted to simply eating the plain hay…  (His daycare is called Peace Love and Dogs, but the way, for anybody here in Houston)

My apartment had a Halloween party a couple of days ago, with a magician, and luckily dogs were invited!  Cooper was able to don that Eeyore costume yet again.  He received so much attention by everybody, he loved it.

Then today we made it out to the Bridgeland Community in Cypress for their annual Howl-O-Ween Festival.  It was one of the coolest things ever!  There were a ton of people there, and there were so many activities.  It was very kid friendly, and VERY pet friendly.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Cooper was able to trot around (he knows he’s adorable) and go trick or treating!  He absolutely loved it.  Not sure if the constant smiling was because he was having a blast or because he was incredibly thirsty.  It was pretty hot, so we were only there for about an hour, and Cooper had to take the Eeyore costume off eventually because I was worried about him getting too hot.  We came home with all sorts of goodies for him!  He’s been passed out for a couple of hours now.  I think it was sort of exhausting for him.  I didn’t get a ton of pictures, but they had a large set up, with live entertainment and food trucks.  It was pretty awesome.

At this point, I feel like we’re both probably pretty Halloween’ed out, and will call it a year on this holiday.  We are SOOOOOOO excited for Christmas though!!!!

Cooper the Curious Cavapoo

I suppose it is time to introduce you guys to my favorite part of myself, my sweet little Cooper.  (Prepare yourself for a picture overload, we have a whole year to catch up on)  I adopted him as a puppy, and on October 31, one week from today, I will have had him in my life for an entire year!!!  It’s so hard for me to believe it’s already been a year, but at the same time, it’s so hard to believe I have only had him for a year.

These are all pictures from the first couple weeks I brought him home.

If you can’t tell, he has the BIGGEST personality of any dog I have ever met.  He is a complete goofball, and occasionally runs into walls.  He’s afraid of pretty much everything, and I’ll find him barking at the most random things.  Basically, this is Cooper’s world, and I’m just living in it.

He turned 1 on August 20, and, naturally, I had birthday pictures made.  Turns out he actually was afraid of the flash on the professional camera, so these were much trickier to get than I had originally thought.  We still managed to get some pretty amazing shots though.  My cousin is a professional photographer in my hometown, and she took these photos for me.  She did a pretty fantastic job, though I am a tad biased on his cuteness.

I opted to give him a full-fledged “Birthday week” since that is what I generally give myself.  So Cooper got a small present every day leading up to his birthday, with his big present on his actual birthday.  Watching him try to open all the smaller gifts, was probably much more entertaining for me than him.  He did get his own couch for his big present though.

Since his first birthday fell on a Saturday, my crazy party planning self decided I needed to throw a huge hot-dog/picnic themed 1st birthday bash for him and all his puppy friends.  Luckily, my parents are awesome and let me host the party in their backyard.  It was seriously, THE funnest thing in the entire world.  We had human and dog activities and food.  Turns out all the dogs were actually pretty afraid of the ball pit… which was ironic.  We had a doggy cake, and sang happy birthday to Cooper and blew out candles.  Everybody even brought presents for him to open!  Again, I am incredibly blessed by my friends and family that go along with my “crazy”.

If you can’t tell, Cooper is probably the best thing I never knew I needed.  He is most definitely my little fur child.  He is also my favorite adventure buddy, so I’ll be posting our fun adventures here!  Probably loaded down with pictures, but since it’s a Monday, I figured his precious little face can bring a few smiles 🙂