It’s almost been a year since we adopted Cooper and Einstein but it feels like they’ve always been part of our family. We met Cooper and Einstein at Pug Jam last year – they captured our hearts right away. Adopting a bonded pair has been an amazing experience. Cooper and Einstein have been together since puppies and have a love-hate relationship (mostly love). They cuddle all of the time and are rarely more than a few feet apart (from us and from each other). But like all siblings, they do compete for attention, which mainly consists on climbing on top of each other to get closer to their humans. We love how much their personality shows when they are together. Einstein is a bit more serious and independent whereas Cooper is a wild child and a true velcro pug. Cooper loves jumping up on kids we see in the neighborhood and Einstein is more coy about snuggling up so he can get petted. Einstein actually watches tv! He makes sure to alert Cooper when it’s time to bark at all the dogs and horses on the screen. We thought Cooper was losing his hearing for about the first six months because he refused to come when we called his name, but after a few tests (i.e., he sure came running quick when he heard us shaking his food bowl!), we figured out he was just being stubborn. We are proud to say that he is finally listening to a few commands. We are so thankful to NIPRA and their amazing foster family for everything they did for Cooper and Einstein. We are so grateful to have these love bugs in our life – they have made our family whole!