Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

Living Life in the Country As A Writer, Photographer


Dearest Readers: If you read my posts on a regular basis, you will know our sweet little foster Schnauzer/Maltese mix now has a happy home, filled with much love. His adoption day was Friday, March 15. After I took him to his new home, I sat down on the couch, talking with his adoptive parents, …

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Thursday, March 15, 2013, my husband and I had dinner with friends at a local Mexican restaurant. This has been a tradition of ours since the early 1990’s, perhaps about 1992 or so. After dinner, my husband became extremely quiet. His face was pale, almost ghostly. I asked him if he was all right. His …

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Dearest Readers: Today I want to share more updates about the progression of our little foster child, our Schnauzer-Maltese mix, Cletus, aka “Little Cleet…Cleet.” I am happy to report that slowly, and I do mean ever so slowly, little Cleet, Cleet is learning that some humans are good and worthy of loving. Now that he …

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March 1, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Barbie Perkins-Cooper, creativepr@bellsouth.net or srccookbook@aol.com “Doggone Good Cooking”, Cookbook scheduled for production — filled with delicious dishes for humans and animals alike. Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas [SRC] would like to announce the latest fundraiser for our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – “Doggone Good Cooking”, Recipe Book, filled with …

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