Now, really the reason for this blog today is to talk about my precious Jasper. I know, it's shitty of me to write about just one of my furry babies, but unless one of them breaks into my lap top, I don't think we have to worry about any real jealousy here.
The reason why I am singling out Jasper is because I believe Jasper was truly sent to me as a gift. I needed him in my life and he found us. Literally. When we first saw Jasper he was just so fucking adorable with his big ass ears and jumping all over my mom's neighbor, we didn't think anything of it. Then we found out he was *gasp* an abandoned puppy. We couldn't just leave him so we took him to the vet to check and see if this adorable little baby was micro chipped. He was not. We put an ad in the paper, no one claimed him after 2 weeks. I didn't even want him at first, no matter how fucking cute he was because he was a destructive little asshole who ruined a bunch of shit AND chewed through my laptop cord. I was livid.
CW, however was pretty adamant about wanting to keep the little bugger so, we did. We got him fixed and micro chipped and boom! He was ours. Now, almost 4 years later he has become one of the greatest dogs I have ever owned. I love him to pieces and he makes my heart melt daily. With his breed it is said that:
"The ACD [Australian Cattle Dog] needs to be handled firmly yet fairly, and it is totally loyal and obedient to its master, and it's a one-person dog." -http://www.terrificpets.com/dog_breeds/Australian_Cattle_Dog.aspI happen to be the lucky one that Jasper chose to be his person. Not to say that Jasper doesn't love CW tons but let's just say, if he had to chose one of us to save from a burning building, adios, Honey!
Not only is Jasper a really good companion to me, but I have managed to train him to be somewhat of a service dog. How? or Why? You might ask. Well, you see Jasper is insanely smart and I swear he knows what I'm saying most of the time, and he's very easy to train. I have some health issues where it hurts to move sometimes of it hurts to bend (I've blogged about 'em before) and my immune system is shitty due to my health crap so sometimes I'm not 100% and when I'm doing things around the house like laundry or hell, sometimes even if I'm not if I'm just knitting or crocheting and I drop something I might need help because when I bend down to get something I get shooting pain and then it fucking sucks. So I just call Jasper and boom, he picks up whatever I need. Sometimes I don't even need to call him, he hears something hit the floor and he's there to pick it up. He's that damn good.
Not only does he do that but he also breaks up cat fights, he throws away trash, he takes things to my husband in a different room or brings things to me from my husband in a different room. He helps make up the bed, he alerts us to when the older dogs have to go outside to potty. He helps put away his toys (he has tons of them too), he'll watch movies/tv with you, he'll help pick up laundry, sometimes, he'll even sing a song with you. He's such an amazing dog. I'm lucky and blessed to have him. I'm not saying that my other furry babies aren't special they are, they are very special, but Jasper, Jasper goes that extra mile to make sure that his two legged Momma is feeling okay and if I'm not, he does whatever he can to make sure that he can make me better. I'm so thankful my hubby talked me into keeping him.