We got to our friends house. Kristen, Rob and Kaitlyn met us outside when we arrived. We parked in the garage. There was a screen door leading out to the back yard. Cooper spotted that screen door right away because there was a BIG BEAUTIFUL DOG on the other side of that door who REALLY wanted to come say hi.
Cooper got to go in the back yard with Hans. They became acquainted and did their dogly greetings, then it was PLAY time. They chased each other around and Cooper did his big mouth barking routine for a while. Hans was really happy to play with another dog. Cooper was too, but for the first time we got to see Cooper run out of energy before his playmate. Hans is a two year old and Cooper is approaching five years old now.
Kristen had filled a baby pool on the porch for the dogs. Cooper watched Hans in the water for a little while. I could tell he wanted to get in the water too, so I encouraged him a little bit. Once he was in there was no getting him out. Jesse threw a quarter in the water that was REALLY interesting for cooper. I was surprised how much he enjoyed pulling that quarter around the bottom of that pool.