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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pet pride for a much-loved dog

In my home province of BC, four members of my family are grieving this weekend, and all the other members of my family are saddened.
This is Lindy's dog-cousin, Jasper, who was 13 years old. He died two days ago, after a very brief illness.
He was a good, gentle dog, who occasionally managed to leave home and go for a walk to the stores a few streets away. Store owners and clerks, even staff at the pub, knew to phone the house to say, "Jasper is here. We'll keep him until you pick him up."

He was very sociable. Here, he takes a tennis ball to meet his family as they arrive.


Below, he is looking at me as if to say, "What would you like to do today, Auntie Kay? Would you like to walk up to the stores with me?" Whenever I visited overnight, he would spend the night spread out on the floor beside me, on guard even when asleep. I loved Jasper, and will miss him very much.
Posted for Bozo's Pet Pride and for Misty Dawn's Camera Critters
Kay Davies, photos

13 comments:

magiceye said...

May Jaspar be comfortable and in peace wherever he has passed on to.

Bozo

Jo said...

Oh Kay, my heart goes out to all Jasper's human family. Blessings and comforting hugs, Jo

Leslie: said...

Oh I am so sorry for everyone's loss. When a beloved dog dies, it's just the same as losing a beloved human!

SquirrelQueen said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jasper. It sounds like he had a great life.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om

Blessings and condolences. YAM-aunty xxx

Mara said...

So sorry to hear that. It's always hard to loose a member of your family, be they two-legged or four-legged (or even more legged as the case may be).

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's tough losing a pet, isn't it?

Al said...

What a sweet looking dog, I'm sorry he's passed on.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Jasper was one of the sweetest dogs in the neighborhood. Everybody loved him. I will dearly miss his warm greeting to me whenever he saw me walking down the road. :(

Huldra said...

Rest in peace dear Jasper. I resently lost my elleven year old queen of a cat, so I know the feeling.. A friend of mine told me to put the belowed ones in a spesific star, and so I did. Every time I look up at night and se that star, I give my lost ones a smile <3

Kay said...

This is so sad. He has such a kind looking face.

RedPat said...

Such a horrible thing! I still haven't recovered from losing my last dog and it has been almost 4 years.

Kristin Linnea Backe said...

Sweet Jasper, maybe he plays with Ola now? Never anyone to loose.