This was by far, the hardest post to write yet. We said goodbye to our best friend and our hearts are beyond broken.
When we first adopted him we joked he probably had a drinking problem because he was PERFECT. He had to have a fault because no dog could have that much patience with kids, be fully potty trained, be so intelligent, funny, sweet and intensely protective of his territory and family. Cooper was absolutely the best!!
Around May of this year he slowly started losing weight but we assumed it had to do with his aging. Being a large dog and have owned two Great Danes in the past, I knew his lifespan was not long but we were not prepared for his sudden departure…
We asked the vet for several blood and urine tests when he started losing weight but everything was coming out negative, so we assumed he just didn’t want to eat as much. He was still active and running around with the kids and excited about his walks, so we blamed his age.
One day he had a seizure and that’s when we all freaked out. What was happening? Was this going to be an ongoing ailment? We rushed him to the vet and they did an MRI and that’s when it all came down.
Three days after after his first seizure he had a few more episodes and when I called the Vet for the MRI results, they delivered the saddest news… Cooper had a terminal tumor and had spread to other organs 🙁
On that same day we had to say goodbye to the sweetest, funniest and most protective furry family member we have ever met. Our household became empty, dark and heavy. We went to bed crying and woke up crying. We miss our boy, our Cooper Coop. We know he’s probably chasing cats and squirrels over the rainbow bridge but we still miss him every day and will forever hold his memory in our hearts.
We all love you so and miss you so much Cooper <3