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Check out the Blog Archives to read about our cross country motorcycle road trip from MA to CA this summer. We attended the Annual 2011 National Women On Wheels® Ride-In in San Jose CA. Then we just rode. We traveled over 11,000 motorcycle miles in what ever direction we wanted to go. We visited friends and family, saw the country, met some amazing people. We made memories we'll never forget. These memories are what THIS BLOG is made of! Enjoy them while we make MORE memories worthy of posting here for your enjoyment.


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Caught On Camera

Here are a couple of pictures that were taken either early this summer or maybe last year.


So many people take pictures of us that sometimes I don’t know the story behind them because I can’t tell when they were taken.



I love when people find pictures of us from the past.  The surface a lot.  I’m happy for that.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Loving The New Blankets

Coper loves blankets… On the bed, the floor, couches or chairs…




When a couple new blankets were introduced to our home, he had to roll around in them and try them out.  He approved.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Got To Open This Gift, But It Wasn't His

Cooper always wants to open gifts.  This one wasn’t his but he got to open it.




At least until he started to really tear at it… then we saved it and let him have the bell… which he loved.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Come See Mama!

When Cooper was a puppy he started to lead me to things he wanted, so I incorporated that into his training.  He hasn’t done it in a long time because life got so busy.  Recently things have settled down and he gets to tell me things again.  


On this day I was downstairs doing laundry.  He hadn’t gone anywhere all day and kept leading me to his leashes.  So I got one of his attempts on video.  This time I actually asked him if he wanted to go for a ride so he got REALLY happy because I FINALLY GOT IT!  


And Yes… we went for a ride. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Desiree's Cats

When ever we go to my daughter Desiree’s house, her cats have to investigate Cooper from a safe distance.


Abby is not interested in Cooper at all.


Willow REALLY wants to know more about him. 


But Cooper isn’t sure if he likes that idea much.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Our First Christmas In Our New Home Back In 2012

In my memories on Facebook, this picture came up.



This was our first Christmas in our house we’re in now.  I love this house as much now as I did then.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Eve 2016


Cooper has always loved opening gifts.  


He got a couple of things to open on Christmas Eve.


The rest he will open on Christmas morning.


This is more for my celebration than his.



Here is a cute video too.  

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wanna Go Out? Video

Sometimes it’s fun to just post video of Cooper because you can see his goofy personality.  


This is just one of those posts.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Helping Alex Stretch Video

Yesterday’s post was so cute.  I tried to get a good video after I took all those pictures, but he wasn’t quite as into it at that point.



But he still cracks me up.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Helping Alex Stretch


Cooper thinks everyone does things for his entertainment.


I have to admit, Alex doesn’t mind the help.



Cooper adds an element of fun to daily exercise.




He totally gets into helping with the poses.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Shane Gives Thanks - Food Pantry Grand Opening


There is a boy that lives close to us.  His grand parents joined my motorcycle group and this boy became a Jr member.  


His name is Shane.  He’s nine years old, but when he was seven he decided to do something to feed hungry people.


Here we are two years later and he has taken over the food pantry in his town.  We went to the grand opening.  He’s such a good kid.  Shy but he has a vision.  It’s so great that his parents help him make his visions a reality.



Shane loves Cooper too.  Every time they see each other he gets on the floor to pet him and give him a good scratch behind his ears.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

True Grit Art Studio Part 2

This is were Cooper found his favorite spot at the art show.


He was and always is VERY happy on this particular lap.



Who wouldn’t be???

Monday, December 19, 2016

True Grit Art Studio Part 1

We went to an art studio fund raiser.


Cooper isn’t pictured here…


Because there are so many people you can’t see the floor.


But anywhere you see me, 


you can be sure he’s at my feet.



Well behaved and enjoying himself the whole time.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Past Picture - Content In My Arms

Say what you want, but this is an amazingly well loved dog.



People think I’m mean for making his hair blue, but trust me, he doesn’t mind the process or the attention he gets from it.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Past Picture - Renaissance Man

The next few blog posts are going to be of old pictures I’ve come across.



This was a picture of Cooper with someone we used to ride with.  This man is a theme player in a local Renaissance Faire.  He really likes Cooper.  We haven’t seen him in a long time.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Past Picture - Loves Hanging Out

Just hanging out on the bike.



He’s happy when I sit sideways sometimes when we’re just hanging out chatting with other bikers.  I can pet him while we talk.  He has the whole seat to himself… Lucky guy!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Past Picture - When Was This?

This is a great picture.  I don’t even know what ride we were on here but it was before I got my new blue bike.



I’m thinking it had to be after July 4th because his hair is really blue and his body hair is pretty short.  Just a guess.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Past Pictures - Riding Vest

I love this picture of Cooper.  Sitting between me and Warren while we were talking. 



You can see his back patch that is very similar to ours and it’s an exact copy of the ones we have on our Jr Members.  On his right shoulder you can see a patch that is the map of the us.  All the blue states on that patch are the states we rode in on our cross country trip in 2011.  Above his back patch there is a rocker patch that says, ‘Service Dog’.  On his left shoulder you can see his name patch ‘Cooper’ and his chapter patch ‘ MA Ch. 5’ and a tiny american flag patch.  There are also other random patches and pins that are great tributes to what he has taken part in while riding. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

My New Car

This is my new car…

And this is Cooper behaving himself like the perfect boy while we filled out the paper work.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Pet Food Shoppe

Going to the Pet Food Shoppe is ALWAYS a good trip for Cooper.


He LOVES meeting all the other dogs.




These two were adorable.


All three were well behaved and manageable.



I like to treat Cooper to shopping trips to this store.



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Squeezing In

Here we have a good size couch with two people sitting on it.


Right next to it there is a love seat with no one sitting on it.


Cooper knows where he fits.


And he knows where he DOESN’T fit.


He was so smooshed into the space here that I couldn’t even get a good picture.


Oh well,  it was a really cute thing for him to do.



Worth telling a story about.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Trying To Behave

When there is a lot of commotion going on, Sometimes I have to get Cooper to just pay attention to me for a moment so he can find his emotional calm.


Otherwise he hops around and barks in a frenzy of craziness. 



This Cooper is much easier to take than one who barks and runs around like a nut.

Friday, December 9, 2016

10th Birthday Video

I already posted a few entries about Cooper’s 10th Birthday but when I was cleaning up my files I found this…



I had to share it to show you how much he loves getting his birthday presents.  

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Nervous In The Car - Video

This is the video so you can see how nervous he gets now in the car.



I have to see about how to make things easier for him.  He’s happy to go but HATES the ride.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Nervous In The Car

Cooper cries all the time in the car.  It’s getting worse as he gets older and I’m not sure what to do to stop it.



He has started to jump from front to back continually, so I had to stop that or he would get so wound up he couldn’t settle down.