Cooper is a true blessing to me, and I have come to depend on his companionship and positive energy. Now 6 years old, here is a glimpse of puppy Cooper to adult Cooper.

He loves stuffed animals–but they never last long!

My playful (sometimes naughty) boy.
Pretty much how the first year of walks went!
Those eyes. I can’t say “no” to them!
He is happiest on walks with his family.
Always the dare devil!
Cooper welcomed his sibling Jada in June 2013.
Cooper and Jada
He’s been amazing with her. You may be interested in How to Introduce Your Dog to a New Baby. And, everyone can benefit from reading Cooper’s guest post on FitFluential’s blog: ENJOY: 5 Tips from a Dog Named Cooper


  1. OMG look at that cutie pie puppy! i love them when they are small. happy birthday cooper!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!! These pictures absolutely made my day!! Cooper is the cutest thing ever and I just want to hug him. It is amazing how important pets are to their owners and how they feel like they really are a family member!! HAPPY BDAY COOP…maybe your mom will share a little pb protein bar with you (can dogs eat those?)

  3. Happy Birthday Cooper!!!!

  4. I die for the puppy pics. Happy Birthday Cooper!

  5. My heart is breaking, so adorable. Happy Birthday COOPER! I need to get a GR SOON!

  6. NOTHING cuter than a golden pup! Happy bday, Coop! 🙂

  7. *sniff* What a cute puppy!!! Happy birthday, Cooper!

  8. Puppy Cooper is beyond adorable. Happy Birthday Cooper! Guinness sends birthday butt sniffs your way.

  9. happy birthday cooper!! you look fantastic! 🙂

  10. happy birthday cooper!! 🙂 He will be needing some extra doggy treats today!!

  11. So stinking cute!! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

  12. Happy Birthday Cooper!

  13. awww what a cutie, happy birthday cooper!

  14. He’s such a cutie! Happy birthday, Cooper! I’m with you – we also go nuts celebrating our dog’s birthday, it’s such fun 🙂

  15. Aww Happy Birthday Cooper!!

  16. aw – what a cutie. My dog will be 11 on 10/8! Dogs are so awesome! Happy birthday Cooper!

  17. Happy birthday to Cooper, from Tals and me!!

  18. Happy BDAY Cooper!

    (love the lil’ puppy shots :))

  19. Love the chronology of pictures!!! My Bella turns 4 in February. They’re awesome 🙂

  20. Happy birthday to to cutest Cooper I know. Hope that you spoil him rotten today!

  21. From adorable pup to handsome dog, Cooper is awesome! Wishing him a happy birthday 🙂

  22. Happy Birthday Cooper! Could he be any darn cuter? I think not! Here’s to many many more years of fun-filled companionship.

  23. He is just a red furry angel. The end.

  24. look at how tiny he used to be. WOW!

    Happy B-Day Coop!

  25. Running Ricig says:

    love him and the puppy pics! Happy birthday Cooper!

  26. Happy Birthday!!

  27. there is nothing like a puppy! Oh man, my corgi is going to be 1 in a month and I honestly don’t know what I would do without her. Happy Birthday Coop!

  28. So cute.. So I will work on your having a REAL baby and you can work on me getting a fur baby.. heheh.. Happy Birthday Cooper!!

  29. COOPER!!!!!!!! ahhhhh. he has just gotten cuter and cuter with age 🙂

  30. happy birthday, cooper! it’s our dog’s birthday too, but she is 10!!

  31. how fun!

    you are so lucky to share you life with Cooper!

    happy birthday, beautiful Cooper!

  32. Aww! Happy Birthday, Cooper!!

  33. Happy birthday to Cooper – he looks like such a sweetie, goldens really are the best dogs. With his coloring, he could totally be my Murphy’s big brother!

  34. Happy Birthday Cooper! You are 5 days older than my dog Tia- She will be 4 on the 8th 🙂

  35. Aw, happy birthday Cooper 🙂 We got our lab when she was over a year old so never saw her as a puppy really–Cooper was an adorable puppy and he’s such a handsome guy!

  36. He’s so adorable! XXOO Coop!

  37. Ahh, you must be so proud!

  38. Aww that makes we want a puppy so bad! He is a cutie!

  39. Awww!! Happy birthday Cooper!!

  40. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I turn into a squealing mess when I see baby animals and seeing those was no exception. That adorable baby puphas grown into such a beautiful boy.

  41. Happy birthday Cooper! 🙂 My beagle babies send licks! 🙂

  42. Seriously…there is nothing cuter than a golden retriever puppy, Happy birthday Cooper!

  43. OMG. Baby Cooper is sooo cute!!! Happy Birthday to the pup!!

  44. OMG. Baby Cooper is sooo cute!!! Happy Birthday to the pup!!

  45. He’s sooo cute!! (and we have the same birthday!!-except I’ve got like 31 years on him!:) Happy Birthday Copper!!!

  46. Dang spelling! Sorry Cooper!!

  47. Happy (belated) birthday, Cooper!

  48. The photos of Cooper when he was just a tiny little guy look EXACTLY like my Jackson when he was that age- it’s uncanny! Goldens are the best- I’ve got two (littermates and best friends!).

    • I so badly want a buddy for Coop! I LOVE LOVE that you have littermates! I’m not sure when we will add a dog to our fam with the baby coming in June but I hope to! Goldens are treasures!!

      • I love your dog. I am a proud owner of a 3 year old golden named Jack. I had a 15 year old golden before him. They are great dogs !


  49. Just found your blog and am so excited to read more! Our golden growing up was named Cooper too. They’re the best – my brother and I each have one now! The puppy pics of Cooper are too cute!!

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