Do you get it? Cooper is recuperating, he's back from the vet and doing well.
He's all micro-chipped, vaccinated against rattlesnakes and has some things missing that he used to like licking a lot.
He's still a big boy though, weighing in at 70.12 lbs. For some reason I thought he'd be heavier, as he's such a strong pup now and getting harder to lift up.
It's hard to see at the moment if Cooper has forgiven us, especially as got his own back by giving me a bloody nose yesterday.
He was so excited to see me at the animal hospital, that he jumped up and his cone-head bashed me in the face, hence the nose-bleed - bless him!
When he came home he was a little disoriented and had a little accident on the rug - he's not peed on that since he was a little pup, and then he slept for most of the day.
He was dopey for most of the time, but had bursts of energy where we saw his old self emerge. The funniest thing though was him walking around with a lamp shade on his head and bumping into everything - trees, furniture, walls.
The most important thing though is that he came through his surgery with flying colours and seems to be recovering well. As you can imagine we'll be spoiling him rotten the next couple of days (oh who am I kidding, he's completely pampered all the time), although there are some downsides.
He's not allowed to play too exuberantly (good luck with that), or go on any long walks (no Runyon Canyon for a few days I'm afraid Coopster) and no visits to the beach or any swimming. Just lots of rest and relaxation.
His protective cone hasn't lasted long either, as he cracked it squeezing underneath the bed last night (where he always sleeps).
Methinks it's going to be a fun (but exhausting) couple of days...