dream ranch

blue sky, black coffee

Cooper died Saturday after a short but devastating bout with aspiration pneumonia. He was maybe 13. He was a very good guy.

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Cooper and another of his best friends,  Sara, watching me read.

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Taking a break on the trail, with Sara and Lori.

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Birthday boys, 2013, the year I got him central air.

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We celebrated the same birthday because I brought Cooper from the animal shelter to dreamranch on mine in 2006. But every morning with Cooper was like a birthday. He was with me for two months short of 10 years and maybe the kindest soul I ever met.

Waiting out one of those darn thunderstorms in the dreamranch man cave.

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And never did he tear up any of the toys given to him by our friend Dianne, especially the sock monkey.

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Tryin’ to get that Sara to play.

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Shading up.

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Last snow.

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