Mr. Cooper gets a bath when it rains. He gets brushed out when I have time. I guess I abuse him for not putting bows in his hair and letting him be a dog. Even so, I think he is as happy as a dog can be. He’s loved and fed, has shelter, and exercise, and gets the best medical care. But he is a sled dog that PETA says must go live free. Most humans would be happy to have what Mr. Cooper does. Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years. They can’t survive on their own. You might as well sentence them to death.