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How Much Snow Do You Have?

When I got up this morning, I opened my slider door to let my dog Cooper outside and we were both greeted by huge drifts of snow!   I reached for my camera and Cooper, desperate to get outside, took a step and disappeared into a snow pile.  He popped back up and stared at me with a bewildered look on his face.

Here is a photo showing the amount of snow in my yard since last night.  Send me your photo and I will post it on the blog.  Use my school email address:  treagan +

Have a fun day and stay warm!


Snow Measure

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Summer Snapshot #2: The Dog Days of Summer

One of my absolute favorite favorite parts of summer is spending more time with my dog, Cooper!  He is a cross between a Cavalier KingPuppy ShadesCharles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise.  Best of all, Cooper is just perfect for our family…playful, gentle and adorable.  He is also my companion in the garden.  When he sees me with my shovel and pots of perennials, he automatically starts digging a hole.  Unfortunately, the hole is not always where I want it to be.

Cooper also loves to ride in the car.  It doesn’t matter where he is in the house, if the car keys are picked up that is his signal that I am getting into the car.   He’ll dart down the steps and around the corner to search for the key sound.  Cooper is so determined to not be left behind that he has been known to push open the screen door and wait by the car door. My family gets irritated with me when I want to take Cooper along for errands, so sometimes I sneak him into the car and hope that they don’t discover him until we are out of the driveway.

Whenever anyone in our family feeling sad or yucky, Cooper cuddles up by their side wherever they happen to be resting, staying by their side as long as he is needed.  My favorite thing to do is to grab a blanket, curl up on the couch and wait for Cooper to crawl into the crook of my legs and fall asleep.

Since January 1 of this year, I have been taking one photo a day –a project that I am doing “just for fun”.  Cooper and my own children are my favorite models.  I gathered some photos of Cooper so that you can see why I think he is the best dog and model in the world!   You will see pictures of him sleeping, riding in the car, playing in the snow and running with his friend Hatteras (Mrs. Woodring’s son).  Enjoy the COOPER PICASA ALBUM.

Mrs. Reagan

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Snow Day Fun

What did you do on your snow day?  Did you make a snowman?  A snow angel?  Go sledding?   I shoveled a dog run path in the backyard for Cooper — who stands 12 inches tall.  Without a path, he will disappear ten inches of snow.

I received two fun snow day photos from Leah (Mrs. Quigley’s Class) and Lucas (Mrs. Bohl’s Class) …and you can see what they did on their snow day!  This was perfect snow for play.

If you have a photo of your snow day play, send it to me and I will share it on the blog!

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Love My Surfin’ Dog

cooper typingWhile reading Love That Dog to the second grade classes at Georgetown,

I have been asked to share stories Sillyabout my own dog, Cooper.

Many children have asked if I have tried to teach him anything other than the

usual tricks like sit, stay, come and fetch.

I share with them that my dog training techniques go far beyond this and extend into the world of surfing the

waves and the web.  Check out my surfin’ dog, Cooper in these two photos.

*Note: This post was special request by my 2nd grade fan club.