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Daily Journey Journal #179: full contact running


I had a Rottweiler named Angel who did this. She was only 110 pounds but she certainly got my attention. Thank you for sharing about Cooper.

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From November 22, 2014

My mum’s dog, Cooper, has turned running into a full-body contact sport. No longer are legs the primary focus of the activity. Oh no, it’s all or nothing, at least for Cooper.

Cooper is an Australian Shepard, and as such, he feels the need to herd his people, primarily by jabbing them sharply with his nose as he passes us by. As a younger dog, this wasn’t really a problem, as his nose pokes were generally well placed so as to leave only a big wet smudge on our legs but not knock us over. Over the last couple of years, however, Cooper has steadily become blind to the point that he now sees by crashing into things. Walls, doors, tables, people, they’re all the same to him.

Despite his blindness, he continues to be extremely active and his daily run with us is the highlight…

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I’m a happily married, retired mother of two adults & grandmother of four children. Adjusted at last to my move from WA state & all the green trees & abundant moisture to a different beauty of desert mountains in AZ. The winters in the Mojave Desert are bliss, the 127 degree summers are a test. It is a climate change for sure. I’ve learned to bloom where I’m planted. I must remember, plants have roots, people have legs & to use mine! I am an avid reader of almost all genres & usually have a baker’s dozen books being read at the same time. I craft greeting cards & enjoy sharing my creativity with family & friends. I also surf the internet looking for artists, photographs, quotes, etc. for my Joy is a Choice! Choose Joy Moment by Moment webpage. http://www.facebook.com/Joyisachoice I also make online jigsaw puzzles. http://www.facebook.com/Injoyspuzzlesforfun I'm a voracious reader & have started a book review page on facebook. I now have the freedom to read all night long, should I so choose & don't suffer the repercussions since I can nap the following day. It's the best time of my life. The link for InJoyful Book Reviews is: http://www.facebook.com/InJoyfulBookReviews

2 thoughts on “Daily Journey Journal #179: full contact running

  1. Hi! Thanks for the re-blog!
    Cooper is about 50 pounds but goodness can he hit you with a lot of force. It is so nice to have a doogie companion though.

    • I love having my four legged furry friend. I can’t remember what a 50 pound dog was like. Our eight year old bullmastiff Miss Precious is 150 pounds. Her big head can certainly get my attention. 🙂

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