Dog

He is ONE!

I cannot believe that our sweet baby Cooper is turning ONE today. Where did the time go? First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Coop! 

When Dan and I got married, we knew we wanted a dog. We decided to wait until we bought a house so that we have more space and honestly didn't have to pay the monthly dog fees at our apartment. We moved in our home in April 2016 and shortly after that we knew it's time for our first baby, our dog Cooper. Once me made a deposit on his litter, time did NOT want to pass. We were on vacation in Europe when I received an email that the puppies were born. We couldn't have been happier. Okay, 5 more weeks until we can choose our forever first fur baby!!! 5 WEEKS!!! How do you keep yourself busy for 5 weeks and not constantly think about having this sweet little thing in your arms?

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Well, I have to admit I didn't grow up with dogs like my hubs did, I never had one and I didn't really know what to expect. I prepared myself for the worst (pee and poop everywhere, everything chewed up, looooots of mouthing and not listening... ) Part of it came true but it wasn't even close to be as bad as I thought. It was hard work to train him, but it was fun. He brought us so much joy, happiness and laughter from DAY 1!

We thought a lot out names.... Oakley, because he was born in the fall. Sunny, because he is golden. Einstein, because they are so smart and I'm from Germany. And there was Cooper, because we both liked that name. As we went to pick out our fur ball it was the hardest decision at first. I had 3 or 4 puppies in my arms at the same time and they were all adorable. How do you choose a pup for your family? How do you know you choose the right one?

Well, they choose you. Dan had Cooper on his arm and I tried to keep the others away from nibbling on Dan's toes :D He handed him to me and I had just said to him that I have no idea how to make a decision but in that moment, Cooper cuddled up between my throat and my head. Never mind, we had picked our sweet new family member. We just knew he was a Cooper.

After playing with him for a little while it was time to leave him and go home. TWO more WEEKS until we can bring him home. Just 2 more weeks... Oh my heart hurt as we left him there. I just wanted to bring him home already.  One week passed and I counted the days until we could pick him up. We bought his first toys and his blanket, a crate and everything he would need. We had visitors from Germany so we kept ourselves busy. And THEN I got the text message... There was a big storm announcement for the Saturday we were supposed to pick him up so we were allowed to come EARLIER. I called Dan and we went on Wednesday night (3 days earlier). Oh I remember that feeling as we brought him home. I know I'm obsessed with our dog but he's like my first baby ♥ 

Our adventures began. We took him with us as much as we could. Petco, Petsmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Farmers Market and to the park... The first snow came and we ran outside together and he just LOVED it. And now here we are, it's almost fall again and our Cooper is turning ONE. 

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From not liking to cuddle, being pet, mouthing, chewing and house training, taking me for walks instead of the opposite and not listening to what we were saying... we came a long way. He LOVES to cuddle and wants to be pet (he gets mad when we stop) he's gentle with mouthing (most of the time) and only chews if he want's even more attention that he already gets. He was potty trained in just a couple months and now he walks next to me and doesn't pull. He learned how to sit, lay, shake, high five, whisper, speak, leave it and to go 'in' his space. He has brought us so much joy and happiness and he has wiped tears. He is not just a dog, he belongs to our family and I cannot imagine our lives without him.

Today we celebrate you, our big boy. Thank you for being there, cuddling us when we need it and making us smile when we feel grumpy. Thank you for protecting us and making us your entire world.

♥♥♥WE LOVE YOU COOP!! ♥♥♥

The Glazebrook Family • Family

I can't get over this sweet family! Jake, their new fur addition to the family is so handsome. He has a special story to tell. He got left on the side of the road and wandered around. He was lost, scared and without a home. Adam and Jackie didn't hesitant a second to take him in and make him feel safe. They tried to find him a home but it was unsuccessful. After a few days and hours of taking care of this sweet pup (and loving him already) they decided to be his new family. For the first time in a while (or maybe in forever) Jake feels love, safe and most importantly home!! Such a sad story with an heartwarming happy end! ♥♥♥

Congratulation to this sweet family and their new handsome pup! Sadie is a great big sister!:)

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The Mendoza Family • Family/Maternity

When Monica emailed me if they could bring their pup to their session, I got even more excited then I already was. YES, PLEASE! Bring me all the pups! I'm totally the opinion that they are part of your family and especially since I have my own now, that feeling grew even stronger. I have to admit that sessions with dogs can be challenging, but they are still one of my favorites. 

I loved spending my morning with Monica, her husband Vicente, their husky Blaze and her growing baby bump. The weather was perfect and I don't even know where to begin about their perfect matching outfits. I fell in love with her skirt right away. The color theme they wore was just amazing. 

Monica is also a photographer and I really enjoyed talking to her. It was an honor take their updated family photos with Blaze and her baby bump. I know men do not like having their photos taken but I was impressed how well Vicente did.

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