artisticvoid different expressions of Cooper's adorable face. I wanted to upload just one, but there's way too much cute going on here. he's such a goober! Also, check out those sharp puppy teeth. He's been using them on everything lately! 2d

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artisticvoid #throwbackthursday Charlie's first little baby to take care of, he was only a year old, but he looked after her. ️ 20 puppies later and he's still doing a wonderful job Emma is doing just fine, by the way, I just haven't gotten any recent shots of her. #mommacharlie 4d

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artisticvoid Oh JJ. It's been 6 months since he passed away. Today, for some reason, I've been missing him more than usual, so I went through all my favorite pictures of him. This dude was always incredibly happy, no matter what. #missyoulittleman 6d
  •   famousamos13 I think of Jj often. Our neighbor is a hoarder and sometimes her rats come our way. It's been very frustrating but we have been very careful to put poison in her yard that is safe for our doxie if a dead rat happens to end up in our yard. 5d
  •   vickielt I think of you and JJ often even though we've never met. He was a very special little guy with a high personality 5d
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artisticvoid Wow. Just talked to the lady that found Cooper and his 5 littermates dumped on a back road, he is the only survivor from his litter. Cooper, you're a fighter! #gocoopergo #stopbackyardbreeding 7d
  •   thrujenseyes Good lord that's heartbreaking and also a testament to what a wonderful caretaker you are 7d
  •   jenjuliajen You, you are the reason! Thank you for being so caring to these babies you save! 6d
  •   hulubula Omg that's so sad to hear you do such a great job ️ you should think about to do it professional. I don't know how but you have such a good heart you have to do something with animals 6d
  •   lauriebee82 Dem paws! 6d

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artisticvoid Charlie teaching Cooper how to work the camera #toomuchcute #mommacharlie 1w

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artisticvoid Is this seriously the same puppy?
2 weeks difference. He's growing so fast, eating 3-4 cans of puppy food ( thanks to all the donations!!) and he's figured out how to play with people and other dogs. He's so incredibly friendly, and totally come out of his shell, when I first got him, he would scream for an hour before falling asleep in his crate. All he wanted was to be held and comforted all. the. time. now he's OK with being alone for a little while and isn't so incredibly anxious and scared. #gocoopergo
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  •   roonandbasil If I lived closer, I'd be incredibly tempted to increase my pack by one! He's capital A Adorbs! 2w
  •   becklovesbooks Look at the size of those paws-great Dane? How can he not thrive with you tending him? 1w
  •   mcnuggetsmommy Ya I'd def say part Great Dane! 1w

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artisticvoid 4 year old mommaCharlie vs. a 10 week old puppy. I'd say Charlie's doing pretty good! #mommacharlie #keepingupwiththeyoungsters 2w

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artisticvoid Thank you @armtheanimals for the great bandana for Cooper! "rescue, respect, repeat." Super fitting. @atawildandfree
Arm the Animals is a clothing company that donates to lots of shelters that are suffering, please consider purchasing one of their cool shirts or bandanas to help their cause!
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artisticvoid I think Charlie wants to keep him, and he's not the only one... This one might be a foster fail guys.
He's estimated to be about 10 weeks old. he's gonna be a big boy, that's for sure! #toomuchcute #charliemomma
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  •   sabrinastarr0722 Definitely will be big, look at the size of those paws! 2w
  •   myviewfinder I've been sick & lets to catch up! Cooper is gorgeous. He'll fit right in with your growing family. How are the girls with him? I haven't seen Emma nor Sam @artisticvoid 2w
  •   scotties1792 Beautiful pair. 2w
  •   artisticvoid @myviewfinder the girls are fine with him! :) just haven't got any shots together. 2w

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artisticvoid Hi, my name is Cooper, and I'm cute and I know it.
Cooper looks so much better, he's got a decent puppy belly now and you almost can't see his hip bones. I'm so thankful to everyone who has donated food for this little guy, and I'm sure he is too.
He's so incredibly friendly to anyone he meets, and he's so sweet. He's getting rather spoiled here.
it's crazy that someone would dump a sick litter of pups down an old country road, just goes to show these breeders were definitely in it for the money. They were probably planning on selling these puppies for a good deal of money ( all had some sort of merle look to them), but once they got sick they knew they'd spend more money getting them well than they could make off of them. So sad. I know at least 2 of cooper's littermates were treated too late and didn't make it, not sure about the other 3. #stopbackyardbreeding
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  •   mikey_likes_it Emma is pretty amazing 2w
  •   muimui8882 🏻🏻 2w
  •   charissajayne I hope you do keep him. I'd love to see him get up to mischief. Look forward to watching him grow..he's gorgeous. 2w
  •   kayderz I literally can't get enough of him. 2w

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artisticvoid From last Friday when I got him, to today. Things have definitely improved with this little man. He's eating close to 3 cans of food a day! #gocoopergo 3w

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artisticvoid Hey kid, why you chewing on weeds?
#mommacharlie #helicoptermom
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artisticvoid I can't move. #waytoomuchcute
Cooper is getting pretty dang spoiled.
Also, hi 25 week baby bump! It's been extra tiring taking care of a sick puppy while 25 weeks pregnant, but totally worth it.
#babyJones
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  •   texasandhelena Such a cute pic 3w
  •   ezsl_milo Your such an amazing lady! Caring for all these animals. It's going to be so lovely seeing you bring your baby up around animals 3w
  •   kotahandopie 🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻 2w

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artisticvoid Check out Cooper this morning! He ate almost a whole can of puppy food ( thank you so much to everyone that has donated a case!!) his appetite has increased dramatically, from eating maybe 4 spoonfuls a day, to almost the whole can!
Go Cooper go! He's got a tiny puppy belly on him now.
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artisticvoid Cooper woke up this morning with a big appetite and lots of energy! Let's hope he keeps it up. 3w

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artisticvoid Finally got some decent pics of Cooper with my camera, he's pretty dang photogenic.
You ever had some full of crap person who knows everything about dogs and is very obnoxious start talking to you about one of your dogs? Yeah, had one at the vet today. It really tested my patience.... here I am with a sick puppy that is poorly bred,
and this obnoxious couple walks in with their two great Danes ( one is about 10-15 lbs overweight) and start saying things about them like "oh, he's 200lbs, and only 10 months old!!" And they were letting the Danes get in the faces of other dogs, who are nervous and scared and growling " oh they just want to play, it's the little yapping ones you have to worry about! " 😑
And then they spotted Cooper. "Oh my goodness, where did you get him? " I told them." Oh he's a pure bred rare great dane for sure, he's emancipated ( yes....emancipated, not emaciated) poor guy. Oh he's so rare, you should definitely breed him when he gets older, he'll probably go blind when he's just a little bit older, but you should definitely breed him, he's such a rare color. You could get $1500 for his stud service! " I just kind of shook my head and said " um no thanks"
No, I don't want to breed Cooper, no he's not a rare color, no his blue eyes don't mean he's a pure bred great dane ( yes he said that...) and no your dog's aren't 200 lbs. Cooper is the result of very irresponsible breeding, more than likely a merle to a merle breeding and will probably have health problems his whole life. Oh yeah, that sounds like perfect breeding material right there!! 😑
The guy actually stood at the front desk and started talking to the vet, asking questions about him while the vet was checking Cooper out, and I was trying to ask questions. The vet was clearly annoyed with this guy and wouldn't answer any of his questions.
He also saw a pure bred Boston terrier and said " oh that's a nice Boxer/pug mix you have there!!"
His Danes also tipped the scale at 129, not 200.
Oh goodness. #yagottalovecrazyanimalwackos #knowitall #actuallyyoudont
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  •   thesausagedogs annoying and funny 3w
  •   melroz3 @artisticvoid I would of probably started something, you have will power there ! Sounded like he's an irresponsible dog owner & is looking to breed dogs for profit. Everyone here is commenting how beautiful Coppers eyes are, but I'm more afraid for his health issues in future - such as blindness and/or deafness. Keep on what ur doing and happy to hear ppl like u are around compared to the idiot at the vet! 3w
  •   jennyheartsdogs Wow, sorry you had to deal with that. I'm going to take all of the grace and wisdom and restraint that you handled that situation with and carry it with me today. You've inspired me! Glad that Cooper is doing better! 3w
  •   morganmilesgma What a beauty 2w

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artisticvoid Cooper update!
He's got "puppy strangles" or juvenile pyoderma he's got painful sores all in/around his mouth ( I started noticing this yesterday) also his lymph nodes in his throat are very swollen which is making him not want to eat, AND he's infested with hook worms which cause loss of appetite/weight loss as well. ( the lady that found him dewormed him but it didn't take care of them....) He's on antibiotics, steriods, and got a strong dewormer. The vet said the steriods should knock out the pyoderma and it will make his appetite increase dramatically. He's estimated to be a great dane mix weighing a whopping 12 lbs at 10 weeks old, when he should weigh 20+ lbs. 😕
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  •   mrwintx Glad he is on the mend. Bless you for being his angel. 3w
  •   doxxiemama You truly are an angel 3w
  •   yoligatika Get well soon Cooper!! You are in good hands! 3w
  •   lorr_aina 🏼 keep doing what you do girl! Love it! 3w

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artisticvoid Cooper still has a ton of energy even though he's not eating very much, he is drinking plenty and isn't dehydrated . No vomiting or diarrhea either. Even though he wants to play and run around, I'm keeping him crated, and only letting him out for 10-20 minutes at each feeding. ( Which is about every 2 hours.) and then back on crate rest he goes.
We'll be going to the vet early tomorrow morning to get some answers.
He's such a love, and all he wants is to be held and loved on, I'm really hoping that he'll pull through this.
Any donation is greatly appreciated.
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  •   chardidonato He's SOOO pretty and honestly he looks better. Please keep us informed about the vet visit. 😇 I'm hoping he's well. 🏽 3w
  •   dmcgmax13 @artisticvoid Watch for an Amazon shipment from me - just a little something to help out with Cooper. He looks likens real sweetheart and of course you are for always looking out for sweet puppies who need love and care️ How is Charlie doing with Cooper? 3w
  •   artisticvoid @dmcgmax13 thank you!! He is very much a sweetheart! Charlie is tolerating him right now, they're getting along OK, Cooper loves him and doesn't realize how big he already is compared to Charlie. Charlie is being a good sport about it though! 3w
  •   viraleia @artisticvoid you are my brother from another mother? 3w

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artisticvoid My camera does not capture how skinny Cooper really is. He looks worse than this. My husband has started calling him "Bones" . Hes got a better appetite tonight, and he's super active. Hoping he's even better tomorrow. 3w

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artisticvoid Cooper is doing better today! He's much more active and alert, he even chased my husband around the front yard! He's trying to make an effort to eat canned puppy food ( not just pureed baby food) and he's drinking water very well. In fact, I have to cut him off of the water because he throws up from drinking too much. He's by no means out of the woods yet. But this morning, he's showing progress.
Monday, we'll get answers from the vet.
A huge thank you to everyone that's purchased items off of Amazon, or donated!

If you'd like to help out, his amazon wish list is in my bio, or if you'd like to donate directly for his food and vet bills, my PayPal is kayhendricks@gmail.com.
I think he might have great dane in him as well as Catahoula ( his siblings really looked like Catahoulas) what do yall think?
And I also think he's closer to 8-10 weeks judging by his puppy teeth, so he's going to be a big boy!
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