Casey and Cooper
I was so excited to ask Casey (and Cooper) to be my October blog spot. They have been working with Little Friends since September of 2012. To look back and say that they have been with us for a year now, blows my mind. I remember the first day Casey called into Little Friends.
I cant wait to share with you her story. Also, to keep in mind when I sent Casey a text, asking her to be my October Blog Spotlight, I immediately received a text back from Casey Perry saying: “Cooper will be so excited when I tell him. He’s always wanted to be famous!” Needless to say, I knew I was in for a treat….
Lauren: When did you get Cooper?
Casey: I got him from a breeder in Virginia. I had wanted a dog for so long. I had even had an imaginary dog, named Jack. Finally senior year of college I moved somewhere I could have a dog. I researched on the breed of dog that I wanted for two years. I knew I wanted a big cuddly dog that was sweet and wanted to lie everywhere, and that dog was born in 2010.
Lauren: How many in the litter? Why Cooper?:
Casey: Nine in the litter. I was town between the two males. I was about to put him back to be with the other litter mates on my first visit of visiting the breeder with her pups. Right when I was putting him back with his litter mates he looked at me. smiled big and stuck his tongue out. I was immediately in love.
Lauren: Where did you get the name Cooper?
Casey: Cooper’s Barb-B-Que in Raliegh (Go Wolfpack!) and everyone in my family has the same intitals CP, so we had to keep it in the family.
Lauren: How was the puppy experience?
Casey: I was in law school at Carolina at the time. I was busy, but studying a lot at home. He was great company. I also had two female roommates at the time. That’s how Cooper came to be such a ladies’ man. He was great at being crate trained, very easy. I think he maybe had one accident in the home. He picked it up quickly.
Lauren: Describe his personality?
Casey: Happy go lucky, just wants to be loved. I think him growing up with three girls, he didn’t have any other chance but to be super loving and charming. He wants to be best friends with the small dogs and never considers his own size when being introduced. He’s my 80lbs. lap dog.
Lauren: What do you feed him?
Casey: I think its natural choice. I could tell you what the bag looks like (smiles). I try to do no chicken, just red meat. I also love to use products that will make him shed. I just bought the automatic vacuum that I got off Woot.com for 1/2 price. Its called the Neato and is set to work at 2am in the morning. Its wonderful! A life saver!
Lauren: His favorite activities?
Casey:He loves to go to my families farm or to the lake.
Lauren: How did he adjust to Charlotte?
Casey: I was really worried about coming to Charlotte, and him having to adjust. I was going to be living on my own and he had never been alone in the day. My schedule was going to be tough at first. Some days I get home at 6pm or 7pm, and some days at 11pm or 12am and that’s a long time without a potty break. That’s when I decided this southern country girl had moved to the city, and it was time to get a pet sitter! I felt like such a diva!
Lauren: How did you decide on Little Friends Pet Sitting?
Casey: I created a spreadsheet. I compared multiple companies on the spreadsheet, and used deciding factors like who was accredited with Better Business Bureau (BBB) and reviews from Google. Little Friends had a great website. Great reviews. It was the biggest decision I had to make after moving to Charlotte. Looking back I know I made the best decision. Little Friends was a smooth process immediately. My pet sitter came over to introduce himself, and perform the consultation. I was immediately put at ease.
Lauren: Whats your favorite quality about your pet sitter?
Casey: I can tell he really loves dogs. Cooper loves him, and they are daily afternoon walking ‘buds’. I love me sitters notes and texts. It puts a smile on my face right in the middle of my busy hectic day. I know that he is taken care of. I also love how I can email you(office) crazy emails that mostly make no sense, and you do your best to try to figure out my needs.
Lauren: What is his favorite treat?
Casey: Every night I cut up an apple. Together we eat the apple, he will even eat the core and stem. He eats pretty much anything, celery…, anything I eat, he will eat! He loves the pantry. I better not leave it open when running late to work! Or my pet sitter will walk into a trash surprise on the floor.
Lauren: What is Cooper’s “style”?
Casey: Cooper is a good ole’ fashioned southern gentleman. He has a North Carolina flag collar, or a NC State collar. NC State game days he will wear his jersey! He’s a yellow lab, a little preppy man!
Lauren: What are his tricks?
Casey: He knows,”Sugar, almost said like shuga” meaning to give me kisses. He also knows to say his blessings before dinner time, at that time he says thanks for his mom , grandparents, water, toys, and his pet sitter all while lying on the floor with his paws crossed. I’ll show you!
(He really does say his prayers)
That’s how we concluded the interview. With Cooper bowing his head crossing his paws, and giving thanks for the day before dinner time. (what a typical southern boy).
From the beginning it was wonderful meeting Cooper and Casey. Casey is such a fun girl. She has a very demanding schedule and Cooper has adjusted well to living with just his mom and visits from his pet sitter daily. She takes such great care of him and he does the same for her as well.
In the end, like the the quote goes, “Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, never owned a dog.” With Casey and Cooper I know this quote is true.
Casey, Little Friends Pet Sitting will continue to make you a satisfied client and we thank you for giving us the support and business that you have in the past year and a half.