A Little Boy’s Best Friend…

I was horrified to hear about the lost 3-year-old boy in Cooperstown, North Dakota.  I  imagine the family members were going out of their mind when they realized he had wandered off. Thank God it ended well.  After almost six hours (in the wee hours of the morning) the little boy was found safe and sound with the family dog Cooper.  Indeed, when they were found the little boy was laying down with the dog laying on top of him protecting him from the cold and rain.

The boy’s family took in Cooper after he was left on the road as a puppy.  When the family realized that Cooper was missing too, they hoped that he was with their son.  Their hopes were realized.


They say a dog is a man’s best friend.  In this case, the dog turned turned out to be a little boy’s best friend.  And what a friend he is…he protected that little boy with his own body. Thank goodness he was there to protect him.  When Cooper and the little boy were  found in the 2 AM hour they were about a mile away from home.

Scary story…happy ending…and a grateful dog that paid it forward. 😉

Day one thousand three hundred and ninety-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C



2 Responses

  1. tim haering

    Where on Earth were the parents?! Inconceivable! Though now I wanna laugh because it reminds me of an old Animaniacs supporting cartoon, Buttons and Mindy. Mindy is a cheerful, oblivious 4 y/o who calls her mom “lady,” and Buttons is the loyal family dog who the mom invariably leaves Mindy with when she has to go do some noble grown up stuff. Mindy, like Popeye’s girlfriends child, Sweetpea, is a trouble magnet, and Buttons, like Popeye, heroically saves Mindy from disaster without Mindy ever realizing how close she was to crushing defeat.

    But I repeat – where in Heaven’s name were that boy’s parents?! Hooray for Cooper. It wouldn’t be the first time God took the guise of a dog.

    Cooper my dear you have always been my inspiration
    Please Be good to me Cooper my love
    Don’t forget me Cooper my dear

  2. Katherine

    Dogs bless us often. I don’t want to think about the day Ava will leave us. The love and pain of all our pets who have died stays in our hearts.

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