Pooper, as she is affectionately called, is a 4 year old parti colored American cocker spaniel. She is smaller than breed standards but I think she is perfect sized! Her markings are absolutely fabulous and was exactly what I was looking for when I got her. One of my favorite things about her is her “eyebrows”. I also love how she has this dopey little run. When she runs she has her mouth open, head down low and her ears flopping. It is adorable. My brother once compared her to a shark. Sharks have to keep swimming or they will die, Pooper needs to wag her tail or she will die. It is constantly moving. The darling dog does have a “licker” problem. She can’t control it. If you hold her away from you she will lick the air around your face. And if she can she will lick any exposed skin you may have. She is a very happy dog and looking at her you can’t help but laugh.
Pooper was originally named “Piper” but that name just wouldn’t stick. I couldn’t call her that she was in fact a little pooper! I once called a new groomer to get an appointment for her and I said her name the groomer asked “is that with a ‘C’ or a ‘K’?” When I said P she burst out laughing and told me that it made her day to have a dog named Pooper coming in. I’d be lying if I said she was a good puppy. She was as my mom called her “the dog from hell”. She ate shoes, and cords, and furniture, and fingers, and hair, and pillows. Once I caught her with a $20 bill in her mouth. I have no idea where she got it, or how, but when I went to retrieve it she bit me. I’d let her sleep in bed with me (awful I know) but I had to hide my head under the covers until she fell asleep or she would chew my hair and lick my face off.
|"Oh Hello there!"|
|"I'm wagging my tail!"|
She’s gotten better as she got older though! I was nervous for a while! When hubby is away I let the dogs sleep in bed with me. Pooper has to sleep touching me. she also likes to sleep up on the pillows. Usually when I wake up I have a “Pooper” hat and she is curled around my head with her chin on my forehead. Pooper is Tuckers best friend. They play all the time. It’s good for him to get some of that terror energy out and it’s good for Pooper to have someone to play with. AND is great for Diesel to be left alone. (He doesn’t like dogs). I think Pooper is a great dog, I think all my dogs are great. I know everyone may not think they are great but I do. Pooper needs her person to reassure her that everything will be ok. She can get a bit nervous, and whiney sometimes but that’s one of the things I love about her.
|A 3 week old Pooper (picture from her breeders)|
|"Exploring the farm is fun!"|
|"Me and my funny looking brother, are going to the lakes!"|