I adopted you in June of 2006 when you were just four months old. You were already as big as Buddy who was full grown. Within a year you grew into my big 100lb baby. You were the sweetest and most gentle boy. Despite the challenges you had in the last few years of your life, you never lost your beautiful fighting spirit. You were diagnosed with Ameloblastoma in December 2015. After eighteen rounds of radiation and a very swollen mouth the cancer was gone. So was the hair on both sides of your face. It did grow back but it came in white and became known as your racing stripes. June of 2018 another cancer diagnosis, Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma. You beat that as well after surgery and four rounds of chemo. February 2019 and a trip to the ER because of a nasty nose bleed led to the diagnosis of a nasal tumor. Your will to live was astounding. With medications you made it another seven months when the average life expectancy was two months. Unfortunately, what appeared to be yet another cancer suddenly and unexpectedly took you from me last week. It has been very difficult adjusting to your absence. The house is so much quieter without you and your Yeti call. No big carpet dog to step over. No more interpretive dance. No more tricking Sam to get off “your” spot on the couch. You were smarter than you let on. After Buddy passed, you and Sam became partners in crime. Double teaming us into doing what you wanted. You were the only dog I know who never had a bath. You HATED water and in nearly 14 years I could barely get you out in the rain, much less a bath. I am convinced that it took all 100lbs of you to contain all that silly personality and sweet soul of yours. I was so lucky to be your mom. I am going to miss my big dufus, my Coops, my Coopersaurus Rex, my Raptor Giganticus, my Yeti, my sweet beautiful boy. Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge, I will carry you in my heart. XOXOXOXO February 2006 to October 2, 2109.

  • October 8, 2019
    I had the privilege and honor of knowing you most of your life. Never having had big dogs before it was an adjustment getting used to you and Buddy. Now you are both gone and our lives are so much smaller..... I hate it. We had us some times over the years and I will cherish all my memories of you. We always joked that I would miss your annoying Yeti bark. On the day we had to say good bye I would have given alot to hear you "yell" at me again. I doubt I will ever encounter another soul as gentle sweet and beautiful as you. I am so glad I had a chance to have you in my life. You and your Mom fought a long and fierce battle and won a few times. There always comes the time when the fighting is done and it is time to rest. Rest well my sweet boy you have earned it. Love you and miss you so much.
  • October 8, 2019
    Mickey (aka Square) misses you terribly. He too is trying to get used to life without his snuggle buddy.
  • October 8, 2019
    Cooper you were one lucky guy to have such a great mom. Thank you for all the joy and love your brought her. She will love and miss you forever. You will be the name, the thought, the memory that brings a smile to her face every time she hears your name or thinks about you. Keep smiling down on her from above, she needs it!
  • October 8, 2019
    You did your job very well didn't you Cooper. You brought your love and gentleness and sweetness to your mom and to everyone. You big guys have the biggest hearts. You sure will be missed but never forgotten.
  • October 8, 2019
    Oh, Sweet Cooper. I am so glad you and your mom found each other 13 years ago. She would do anything for you, and she did, and you knew it. It was wonderful when you could recuperate in her office on the days you needed it-your quiet presence made the day feel better for all of us. Your presence, strength, and love always made your mom's days better. You will continue to be missed throughout the day, every day. I will keep an eye on your mama, as I know you and Buddy are doing the same. Rest easy, big guy.
  • October 8, 2019
    There are LOTS of dog owners, but true dog lovers are very special! Cooper, you had/have one of the best dog lovers I know! Your Mom talked about you ALL the time and loves you and your siblings as if she gave birth to you all herself! So sorry you had to leave her/us, especially after suffering so much. God's speed to you, and may you frolic up in Heaven with all your doggy friends until Your Mom one day joins you over the rainbow bridge. Until then, please say HI to my little four legged children; Sparkie, Rufus, Scruffy, Taffy, and Bella! They are all sweet souls, as you are! Enjoy your time with them and take care!
  • October 8, 2019
    Cooper - you left too soon and your mom misses you very much. Such a sweet puppy who brought so much love and fun to your family of humans and fellow puppies. You are going to be missed in the Business Office. We enjoyed your visits and spoiling you. You will forever be remembered.
  • October 9, 2019
    Cooper, what a great member of the family, you brought joy to everyone you met. I remember going hiking in the U.P. with you and the rest of the gang, whew! what an adventure. I know your Mom will miss you terribly as will we, we were so lucky to know your sweetness and gentleness. Rest In Peace Big Guy.
  • October 11, 2019
    Cooper it is so quiet and sad without you. We don't know what to do now that it is just the three of us. Harley decided he should yell at everyone since you aren't here for him to sass. Mickey is lost without his pal so he has taken to lying next to me if you can believe it. Our moms both miss you a ton (especially your Mom). I miss my big brother too. We will all play again on the other side of the bridge. Until then watch over us..... say hi to everyone already there. Love da boyz
  • October 17, 2019
    Sweet, sweet Cooper. You are truly one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. You brought a smile to my face and you warmed my heart, each time your mama brought you in. I will miss you. We will keep an eye on your mama. Love and prayers xo
  • November 1, 2019
    I can’t believe it has almost been a month since I had to say goodbye to you. The hole left in our lives as a result of your absence is huge. Much like you. Every rainy day I think about how you would glue yourself to the side of the house under the eaves so you wouldn’t get wet. I miss seeing you look around the couch to see what I’m doing every morning when I open the linen closet. I miss your head in my lap when I watch TV. I miss fighting for space in the bed every night. I miss the way you would lie on the floor with your front paws flipped back. I miss your interpretive dance. I miss your Yeti bark and how you would sneak up on people and surprise them with it. I miss you ringing the bells at the back door to be let outside. I miss how you would squeeze yourself into the various chairs in the house. Mostly I miss your presence. Now the bells are silent. The chairs are empty and the house is quiet. Rest In Peace my sweet boy, you have earned it after all the battles you fought. Until we meet again I will carry you in my heart. I love you and miss you very much.

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