cooper’s tips on enjoying life.

by Janetha on February 4, 2013

in guest posts,tips

hey! i am on the beach. while i am gone, i have a series of guest posts lined up from many of my fabulous blogging friends. enjoy!


5 Tips from Cooper on Enjoying Life

Hello meals & moves readers! I’m Cooper, an active 5 year-old golden retriever who loves peanut butter and long walks. I’m a big fan of Penny and Randy and think we would make awesome playmates. My person, Jess, writes at Blonde Ponytail where I edit most of her content and make sure there is a healthy dose of canine presence in her posts.

Life gets hectic doesn’t it? I think it’s important to slow down and stay present, so here are a couple of my tips for enjoying life to the fullest!


No offense, but I really think you humans can learn something from us canines about enjoying the every moment. You seem really busy and somewhat distracted always staring at your phone or computer. Hello! How can those simple gadgets be as interesting as me? Not possible.

Cooper’s Tips for Enjoying Life:

1. Smile. Life is short and moves fast. We might as well spread our joy!


2. Be a friend first. You never know what someone’s circumstances may be or who is in need of support.

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3. Make time to relax and unwind. I’m really good at this. It’s important to balance an active lifestyle with some inactive moments.


4. Practice moderation. A treat (or beer) on occasion doesn’t hurt. I watched you mow the lawn, that’s hard work. Time to hydrate.

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5. Play like a kid again. There are no boundaries here, just get out and move! Play games, skip, or play fetch with me!

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Cooper resides in Omaha, Nebraska with his people, Jess, the author of Blonde Ponytail and her husband, Spencer, a baseball coach at Creighton University. You can follow Cooper (and his people) at the following sites:

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momma b. February 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Cooper what a treat to meet up with you today – you are a beautiful canine!! Your life tips are spot on and I need to take more of them to heart! Your human folks look fun and interesting too!
Thanks for your guest post here on my little girl’s blog!


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Thanks momma b! We feel blessed to have Coop in our lives. I know Janetha feels the exact same about her fur-children!! :)

Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness February 4, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Thank you so much for the helpful tips! You are one smart pup, Cooper! I feel like Bentley would love to hang out with you! Sometimes it’s nice to think about things through the simplicity of a dogs life.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Coop would love a play date with Bentley! He’s quite social!!

Heather @ Better With Veggies February 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Cooper is a smart puppy – he would have a great time playing with our two dogs – or teaching me more about really living life. :) Love this post!

Maren February 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I totally used to be a Creighton baseball groupie haha! Just clicked over to your page.. Congratulations on your pregnancy! You are so cute! :) Hope Omaha is treating you well!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Thanks Maren! Baby is due June 8th! Let me know if you check out any games this season!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thanks for letting Cooper share the spotlight with Penny and Randy!!

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Cute post!! What a smart dog! ;)

Alexandra February 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Love Copper’s blog..

Missy February 5, 2013 at 5:40 am

Cute post. Made me smile this morning. :)

kendra February 5, 2013 at 6:05 am

Favorite guest post :)

Vanessa N February 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

What a sweet pup! Loved this – thanks for reminding us of the important things!

Sara @ fitcupcaker February 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

this is such a cute post!

Lee February 5, 2013 at 10:58 am

Aww, I have a golden too!

Roz@weightingfor50 February 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

I’m in LOVE with Cooper, his blog and his outlook on life! Thanks Janetha and Cooper, you’ve both made me smile today!!!!

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