28 Things You’re Gonna LOVE About Cooper: #16

If you follow us on Facebook, you know that Cooper and Oscar got into a bit of a disagreement last week, and Cooper came away with an ouchie his adorable tushy.  We were having some issues with our inter-web at Foster House, so the internet guru man came over to fix us up. While he was there, we let the dogs play outside to keep them out of his hair.  I heard Oscar start barking, which isn’t abnormal – he does that a lot. But something about his bark made me want to go out and check on them.

When I got down the stairs to the yard, I saw Oscar barking at something under the stairs. My first thought was that he had a mouse or something cornered under there that I was going to have to deal with (ew). But nope, it was Cooper under the stairs, hunkered down and going to town on some unidentified object, an object that Oscar clearly wanted for himself.

Now, Foster Dad and I both know that Oscar is a bit of a brat when it comes to sharing, so we make extra special sure not to leave any toys around the two of them unattended, and they never get bones antlers or Kongs or anything to chew on while they’re in the same room together.

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“I play with my toyz all by ‘self.”

So imagine my shock (and horror) when I got closer and saw that what Cooper was going nuts on was a rawhide bone. The first thought through my head was “Where the hell did that come from? We don’t give the boys rawhide.”  My second thought was, “Oh sh*t.”

No sooner had my second thought entered my brain than the dogs found themselves in full-on disagreement mode. Foster Dad heard the scuffle and ran out right away to help me separate them, and took that evil rawhide bone and chucked it out into the front yard to be dealt with later.

It was all over very quickly, but Oscar was clearly the one who came out on top of that situation. Thank you everyone who shared your concern for Coop, but rest assured, he’ll live.

…which brings us to our next installment in our series 28 Things You’re Gonna LOVE About Cooper!

#16 He has super-human puppy healing powers

Right after “the incident,” we examined both the boys to make sure everyone was OK. Oscar didn’t have a scratch on him, but Coop had what looked like two little puncture wounds on his tush. They weren’t very big, and they weren’t bleeding, but they were definitely deep. We made an appointment for the vet later that afternoon to get him patched up.



But Cooper was obviously not interested in going to the vet, and most likely having his tushy shaved.  Several hours later, Cooper was snuggled with me on the couch (as usual) and I was checking out his wound. And wouldn’t you know, that crazy Cooper went and healed himself! All that was left of his “punctures” were two little pink patches. No punctures at all.  What the what?

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“I haz magic on my bum!”

Foster Dad and I were totally baffled, but of course thrilled that he seemed to be just fine!

**Disclaimer: Cooper may or may not have actual magical healing powers. Always take your pet to a medical professional if you are uncertain of their magical healing abilities.

If you’d like to add Cooper to your family, please fill out an adoption application with Agape Animal Rescue.



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15 responses to “28 Things You’re Gonna LOVE About Cooper: #16

  1. Oh poor Coop! Although I am bummed to hear that Oscar and Coop got into a scuffle (I know all too well how scary those situations can be), I am glad to hear he healed up so fast! Super magic healing powers is a definite addition to the “why Cooper so adoptable” list! 🙂


    • I know, I just hate it…they are such good friends usually, and it’s frustrating because we KNOW their triggers and work very hard not to put them in a situation where something like that might happen. This was a totally freak event, and it sucked. Scary, but thankfully over quickly and with no serious injury (human or K9).


  2. Wow, Coop you are extra special! Sorry to hear about the tiff but glad everyone is ok. Damn those evil rawhides….did you ever figure out where that one came from?


  3. Yikes! So glad Coop is okay!! Such craziness!

    Tess & Ed got into a scuffle during the first few weeks they were allowed outside together and we had some things going right for us: 1) we were both right there, 2) Tess really had no interest in hurting him but just wanted him to back off, and 3) it was over before Ed even realized why he was pinned to the ground.


  4. Very strange how that ended up in the yard – glad everyone is ok though!


  5. So glad he is okay… wonder where that rawhide came from. Ours usually are good together but they know the rule is to leave the other dog’s bone alone till they walk away from it then it’s fait game but no hoarding. But it’s easy to make such rules with puppies. Glad it wasn’t more serious, dogs will be dogs


  6. Aw, I am so glad to hear that he is ok! My girls got in a scuffle and I know how scary it is. Glad everyone seems to have made it out of the ordeal unscathed.


  7. Ohh…maybe he comes from a very special type of family. Or I’m reading too many Twilight books.


  8. Poor Cooper, ouchies not good but happy to hear about his magical healing powers which made the ouchies go away :-). Nasty rawhide bones, they’re on a list of banned substances at our house.


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