Passed over the Rainbow Bridge July 2015
After one of our dogs had passed we saw cookie on the website but we were going out of town for thanksgiving so I said to my husband if he's still there when we get back it was meant to be. I called and spoke to Roberta and she said he had been adopted but we could come and meet him. I told her if we did he would be coming home with me. That was on a Sunday and on Wednesday I happened to be home because of a snow storm and I get a call from Roberta asking if I would still be interested in Cookie because the other adopters felt there was something wrong with him because he wouldn't eat and was having acidents in the house and they no longer wanted him. Hello anyone that has adopted a dog knows it takes time for them to adjust. That's when I knew it was meant to be. Roberta brought him to my home and he never left. I remember Roberta saying I should foster dogs and I laughed and told her I would then become a cocker hoarder as I don't think I would be able
to part with them.
Well 6 years later he was not the same dog as when we first met. He was such a sweet boy. Could never go potty without a toy of some sort in his mouth and when I would come home he'd squeak it for about 20 minutes. It was really quite cute. When we adopted him we knew he had a heart murmur. Needless to say it developed into congestive heart failure. We managed him on meds until his poor little heart could not take it anymore. RIP little buddy. You will be forever in our hearts!
Cookie [ADOPTED DECEMBER 18] is a 2-year-old male who came to us from a rural shelter with a high kill rate. He weighs 28 pounds but is not a big Cocker, he's just a chunky guy. He just was neutered and had a cherry eye repaired so right now he needs some time to settle into his new surroundings. He is a happy, low key guy. He probably would fit in anywhere.
We are still evaluating his housetraining skills.
Update from Cookie's Foster Mom: Cookie has been in his current foster home since Sept. 12th and has made great progress. He is a very sweet, loving pup that is initially a little fearful of new people and situations, but with a little time and patience, will bond with you and become your best buddy.
He loves nothing better than to cuddle up on your lap. You will quickly become his Number 1 favorite. His squeak toys are his next favorite things and he faithfully carries them with him everywhere he goes.
He gets along well with his foster Cocker brother and sister, sleeps in his crate at night and is doing very well on his housebreaking. This great little pup is very much looking forward to his forever home.