If not the happiest pup, he's certainly one of the luckiest.
Think about it. If he's not going on hours long hikes up Runyon Canyon where he plays with all flavours of dogs, he's being chauffeur driven to the beach to chase frisbees and splash about in the surf.
I won't even start on the sheer variety of toys he has to play with at home, which usually end up strewn all over the living room floor once he's plucked each and every one of them from his toy basket for consideration.
Cooper doesn't need expensive toys though to amuse him. Give him a twig or piece of seaweed and he's as happy as larry.
He always looks like he has a sweet little grin (although there's a bit of mischief in that face too).
He's certainly a content pup. You should hear him snoring when he's sleeping. He looks so peaceful and at his cutest, like a little angel (that is, until he wakes up).
Today we took advantage of the glorious sunshine and headed west on Sunset Boulevard and up the Pacific Coast Highway to Sycamore Cove (making sure to keep my eye out for all those traffic cops hidden behind trees and off slip roads).
It was a bit hazy along the Malibu coastline, but still bright and warm on the beach.
I thought we'd have a change from Runyon Canyon and try out some of Cooper's Christmas presents, including his two new frisbees, after his two previous frisbees were lost at sea.
When he wasn't chasing them up the beach, he was burying them in the sand, although he's not quite learned to share with other dogs yet.
After all that bounding about the beach it's time for some water and a bit of downtime in the cool shade of an old sun-bleached tree.
After we'd played up and down the shoreline for about an hour, I thought we'd hop in the car and try exploring further up the coast.
Unfortunately after Sycamore Cove, there's not much in the way of pretty beaches and there's actually a Navel Base too as you head up the PCH.
So I turned back around and headed home with my tired pup, vowing to venture further afield up and down the Californian coast in 2009.
That should keep Cooper happy anyway...