last week Cooper and I went for our normal morning walk.
we walked around the pond.
we chased the lizards.
cooper got in the water.
cooper found a ball in a bush
and he kept it in his mouth for the entire rest of our walk.
at the end of our walk, i made him set it down.
for the next few days we kept the ball in a bush outside our front door
and every time we went for a walk, cooper would bury his face in the bush
and come back out with the ball in his mouth
and he would keep it in his mouth for the entire rest of our walk
so finally i brought the ball inside and kept it on a ledge by the staircase
i wanted it to be special
not just another ball
and it is special
this is what it makes cooper do after we have played a good game of fetch