"Here’s Cooper the Aussie / Golden Retriever mix, (at about 5.5 months old) on his first big long hike, to Sykes Hot Springs in Big Sur. We split the 10 miles in half on the way in, but did all 10 in one day on the way out. Poor guy was pooped by the end, probably wishing he hadn’t been running back and forth so much in the beginning. He and his friend Bodie (possible Lab mix were out the minute we got in the car and slept the whole ride home."
"Cooper the Aussie / Golden Retriever mix absolutely adores Bodie, and they play practically non-stop when they’re together, which is pretty often. Bodie is an unknown mix, and although he looks to be part Lab, he does not like water. Cooper likes to go swimming, and then get out and shake on Bodie. I like to think Cooper is trying to cool him off."
"I think Cooper the Aussie / Golden Retriever mix lives a very happy life and he seems to agree. We go camping all year round, and he loves getting to run around free out in the wild, but he’ll always come back when I give a whistle and a ’Coooopeeer!!’ He has his doggy buddies that he plays with, especially his best bud Bodie the Lab mix, whom he has known since he was 10 weeks old."
"Cooper the Aussie / Golden Retriever mix and my grandparents’ dog Ginger (8–year-old wolf / Husky / Malamute mix). They like to wrestle and play a lot!"
Cooper the Aussie / Golden Retriever mix and Ginger (8-year-old wolf / Husky / Malamute mix)