Cooper is an AKC registered (Blue Merle) Shetland Sheepdog, often confused with an Australian Shepherd. He’s my favorite adventure buddy, snuggle buddy, and best friend. You can often find Cooper waiting for you to throw the ball for him — in fact, he loves to play fetch, but he’ll make you chase him for a bit before he’ll just hand the ball over. Cooper is as loyal as they come and will stop at nothing to protect his humans — mom couldn’t pet another dog if she tried, because he would never allow it. He doesn’t share his mama, or his snuggles. Cooper is a bundle of love and sensitivity. He makes me laugh until my belly hurts with all of his quirks. Once it’s time to wind down, Cooper likes to be picked up and held like a baby so he can get maximum belly rubs.