Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jasper is missing!

I'm writing this with a heavy heart. Jasper disappeared from our backyard yesterday. We have searched and searched. Three people driving for hours through our neighborhood and beyond. Tommy created a great flyer using the recently taken "Bat-Hound" photo. Many stores and other businesses have kindly allowed us to put up the posters. We've notified the animal shelters. Aunt Deb and Tommy checked the pound. I just couldn't face all those sad dogs & cats in desperate need of homes. I don't know what else to say. Please, pray that we find Jasper!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jasper shows off his new Batman dog tag

How regal and majestic! In this photo, Jasper proudly displays his new Batman logo dog tag. Tommmmmy is calling him "The Bat-Hound" now. *grin*

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Jasper's cool new tag

Tommmmmmy got Jasper a super fabulous tag.... Batman logo, of course :) It is practical too. He had Jasper's name & our phone number engraved on the back.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gifts for Jasper from Aunt Ducki

What's in the bag?!? Aunt Ducki had gifts for Jasper when they met. How sweet :) Thanks for the fun stuff! Here's another great photograph of Jasper & Ducki along with his gift bag.

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Jasper Meets Ducki

We look forward to this yearly visit! Ducki came home..... just to meet Jasper *grin* The occasion had to be marked with a photo. Click on the picture above for a bigger version of the image.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

A gift from Aunt Brina

Mail for Jasper! Aunt Brina sent him a tug/chew toy, which he lurves :) You can see his new plaything and his Vampire teeth (that's my boy!) in this great photo. Click on the image for a larger picture.

Thank you, Auntie Bean!

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Two pounds in two weeks

Follow up appointment ~ Jasper has gained 2 pounds since his first vet examination. He now weighs 4.7 pounds. Such a big boy :) More shots... Jasper didn't flinch this time either. The doc is very happy with his progress. *cheer*

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thank you!

Wow! Jasper has received several gifts already. Thank you for the goodies :)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jasper says no to more pictures

Tommmmmy added this funny caption to Jasper's photograph. He thinks Jasper is trying to say "Noooooooooo pictures!" We all know that he loves having his photo taken tho ;>

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Picnicking with Jasper

Fall is beautiful. The city has been cool and inviting. Around 80 degrees most days. Normally, we don't spend much time outside (my exception to that is when it rains). Jasper and the wonderful weather has changed that :) We had to get out for a picnic in the yard. Tommmmmmy grilled up yummy burgers, we spread a quilt and settled in with Jasper. A fab afternoon! We didn't go in until Jasper was worn out and the sun went down.

The camera had to make an appearance also. These two photos are the result. Click on the pictures above for larger versions of the images.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Dealing with frickin fleas

While surviving on the streets, Jasper was assailed by fleas. Fortunately, the infestation is not as bad as it could have been. We were concerned by all the chemicals in canine tick & flea shampoos. Soon, we discovered that the products can not be used on puppies younger than 12 weeks anyway. Our veterinarian's lovely assistant told us to simply use Palmolive dishwashing soap for Jasper's baths.... the original green formula. It has worked well so far. Passing on the tip :) Of course, you should consult with your own vet before trying this remedy on your pets.

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Information from our veterinarian

Vet's verdict........ Jasper lived on his own for quite a while before coming into our life. Malnourished :( His little spine emphasized like a dinosaur. I thought his tummy indicated that he had worms. The vet confirmed that. Jasper also has been attacked by fleas. Our tough baby did pretty well fending for himself considering his youth & hazards. Of course, we are unsure of his exact age. Doc thinks 4 to 6 weeks old, so we are taking the middle ground of 5 weeks.

Something the veterinarian said has really stuck with me. "I'm not sure who is more lucky.... Jasper or you."

This is a favorite photo. I know.... I say that alot :) Click on Jasper's photograph above for a bigger image.

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Quality time with Aunt Deb

Jasper showing how much he wuvs his Auntie Deb :)

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

One Week

It has been one week since we met Jasper. Does it sound crazy for me to say that I already can't imagine when he wasn't here?!? As you can tell, we are still in the honeymoon phase ;>

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Is this Jasper in the future?

A great reader of Tommmmy's Bat-Blog happens to be a veterinarian. He sent us this photo. It is an adult Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Jasper may look like this when he is a grown up doggie!

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Coat of many colors

The name for the gorgeous coloring pattern of Jasper's fur is Brindle.

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Welcome to Jasper's blog!

Since we introduced you to Jasper, we have received piles of super fab emails, comments, phone calls and text messages. We've been surprised by the clamour of the crowd for updates and more info about our wonderful puppy. Now......... Jasper has his own blog :)

Thank you for the sweet compliments!

Here is the post that started it all ~

Our Puppy Tale (Sunday, September 14th, 2008)

It has been rainy and overcast in the city due to the edges of the hurricane. That causes night to fall early. It was becoming heavy twilight when Tommmmmmy dashed off to grab our dinner before True Blood tonight. As he approached a busy intersection (4 lanes on all sides ~ crossed by railroad tracks), he noticed cars swerving and slamming on their brakes. Accident? Crazy driver? No.... a small, dark figure cowered in the middle of traffic.

Inching first one way and then the other, but never reaching safety. A confused puppy faltered while cars honked, skidded and sped around him. My sweet Tommmmmy swooped to his rescue! He threw on the emergency brake & jumped out into the street. Other thoughtful drivers stopped to block the traffic in each direction so that he could reach the frightened puppy without being hit himself. There were many smiles of relief. One lady rolled down her window just to yell thanks!

No momma dog or other pups to be found.

Once they were finally safe in the warm, dry truck, Tommmmy called me. When I answered, the first thing he said was ~ "We have a new addition to our family!"

I want to introduce you all to Jasper :) We do not know what kinda dog he is, aside from adorable. Any ideas? Click on the photos above for a closer look.

Update ~ Monday, September 15th, 2008 ~ When I first saw Jasper, I said he looked like a Pit Bull mix.... but everyone disagreed with me. Many of you have backed me up in your guesses about what type of dog you think he is ~ thank you!

We took our little guy to the vet today. Check up time! Everyone at the office fell for him, including the doctor & his assistant. Not that I'm bragging or anything *wink* Oooooooo..... by the way..... they think he could be a Pit mix also. But, the doc came up with the possibility of Jasper being part Chihuahua because of his "dome."

He didn't even flinch when the doc gave him a shot. Tough! They guessed that he is about 5 weeks old. He weighs a whopping 2 pounds (after eating ~ ha!). Jasper is spending the night at the vet's clinic for observation. I hope he doesn't think we abandoned him.

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