Tuesday, August 15, 2017

From the End of a Lead Line to a Fearless Frog Hunter: Happy Adoptoversary, Cookie

It's hard to believe. On Thursday, it will be Cookie's 4th adoptoversary.

After spending the first year and a half of her life alone, tied up outside, she got whisked away from everything she knew, loaded into the "pooch coach" we had at the time and driven far, far away.

Not once she complained. Not once she cried. Not once she looked back.

She had to learn how to walk on man-made surfaces and what stairs were. She didn't have to learn how to get by having a pack she was actually a part of but she did have to learn how to handle being the most spoiled dog in the Universe. It's a tough job but somebody has to do it.

Jasmine must be very proud of Cookie.

Jasmine put a lot of work into training me to be the dog mom I am today. I imagine she would have hated seeing all that work going to waste. With Cookie, she doesn't have to worry about that.

Cookie knows how to use her puppy eyes and charm to get what she wants. Not only Cookie makes sure that mom keeps up all the good works Jasmine taught her but teaches mom new tricks as well. Mom has learned how to run through the bush and all kinds of terrain, how to help with hunting small rodents and how to be a frog spotter.

"Keep up the good work, mom. And don't slack off."

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  1. Thanks for including all those wonderful photos - it's such a pleasure to watch how Cookies's grown and developed over the last four years! I'm sure Jasmine is looking down, proud of both of you!

    1. She is a happy girl and knows how to work mom. I'm sure Jasmine is very proud :-)

  2. Happy Adoptaversary to sweet Cookie! Cookie would love it here! We have a lot of frogs and toads!

  3. Happy adoption day, Cookie, you so cute, and good looking, you're going to do great!

  4. Cookie - you are young, healthy,mute and handaome. You will do great!!!

  5. Happy adoptaversary!!! Cookie looks like such a happy and adventurous pup! She is beautiful and very lucky to have found a home with you! :)

  6. I enjoyed reading about Cookie and Jasmine. I do believe our dogs train us too and what we learn helps us with the other dogs we encounter. I love the mud picture too! from yaydog clare

  7. HAPPY 4th ADOPTOVERSARY COOKIE!! You are so lucky, I know just how much Ma loves you - and she's pretty lucky too 'cause I see how much you love her back! I'm so glad you ended up together, she has had all the requisite training she needs to spoil you to pieces all the days of your life, LOL!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  8. LOVE the photos!! You definitely have yourself a model. - Shelby @ FTLOP

  9. Happy 4th Adoptoversary! I'm sure your mom loves you dearly and you are so happy you chose her!

  10. Happy Adoptoversary to all of you! I bet Cookie knew she was in for a big happy adventure as you drove away from her old life.

  11. Happy 4th Adoptoversary Cookie! That's amazing. What a lucky girl to have been adopted by you! I hope you have many more wonderful years together. Love the pictures, too!

    Ruby will celebrate her 4th anniversary with us in November.