Posts Tagged ‘Jasper’

Wordless Wednesday #354 -Near and Far

November 1, 2017 2 comments

Dramatic Jasper 2

Dramatic Jasper 10/31/17

Wordless Wednesday #352 – Fall Reflections

October 18, 2017 3 comments

Fall reflections

Jasper in October 2017

Fall colors at Lebanon Hills

Jasper the professional poser

Wordless Wednesday #346 – Best Friends

August 23, 2017 6 comments

From the beginning

Wordless Wednesday #345 – My little poser

August 15, 2017 4 comments

My little poser


Wordless Wednesday #340 – Time for a walk!

July 5, 2017 7 comments


Wordless Wednesday #333 – Lady and the Tramp?

May 16, 2017 1 comment

Cupcake and Jasper

Wordless Wednesday #329 – Jasperoo

April 19, 2017 1 comment


Wordless Wednesday #223 – Sunset at Whitetail Woods Regional Park

January 20, 2015 6 comments

A walk at sunset with the little man. #jasper #Sheltie

Whitetail Woods Park


Hiking Whitetail Woods Park with Jasper. I think he likes it. 😊 #Sheltie


Sunset at Whitetail Woods Park #minnesota

He sees into my soul. #jasper #Sheltie

Dusk at the park

Whitetail Woods Regional Park


Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Empire Township, Minnesota

Life with a dog named Jasper

January 8, 2014 17 comments

Sometimes God gives us a dog to challenge us,
and sometimes he gives us one to make us laugh.
Sometimes he gives you a dog that is adorably cute,
and he melts your heart.

And sometimes he gives you a dog that is all that and more.

That is Jasper.

He makes me laugh but challenges me more than any dog I know.
He is adorably cute, but also a wonderful nursemaid when I am sick.
He is sensitive and pig-headed and smart as a whip.
And here is why I love him.

Jasper believes that…

All balls are meant to be chewed, thrown, savored and chased.


Tennis balls taste better when soaked in a pool or rolled in sand and mud.


Tennis balls can be found everywhere despite the owner’s belief that “there can’t possibly be one here.”


Joggers and bicyclists must be chased.
People dressed up like joggers must be chased.
Walkers wearing anything that might resemble running gear must be followed closely in case they run. Then they must be chased.
Water is fun but only in moderation.

Water must be chased.

Sheep, of course, must be chased.

Jasper went sheep herding

Jasper went sheep herding

Anyone in a bathroom is a prisoner and can and will be forced to throw a ball.
Anyone sitting down anywhere, at any time, can be made to play ball.

Sticks are a nice substitute for a ball, if one is not available. They are also fun to chew.



One cannot use the outdoor bathroom facilities when family is there to watch. One must wait until everyone goes back inside again and then ask to be let out to use the facilities in private.

Kongs with good things inside them are good. One stolen from a sibling is even better.
Bones were meant to be stolen. What is caring if not sharing?
Food must not be wasted.

Jasper was licking his chops at the prospect of eating Zuke's treats.

Jasper was licking his chops at the prospect of eating Zuke’s treats.

A thorough examination of the food preparation facility must be conducted every morning and evening.
No toy that contains treats inside of it is a deterrent. When all else fails, bang it on the floor. Treats will surely come out.

Costumes provided by the human can be endured if there is food involved.


When all else fails…

Look cute. It works.

Jasper and his stare

Jasper and his stare

Doggie Morning Routine

November 11, 2013 19 comments

602680_10201671334374426_2048586869_nMost people who know me probably think I am not a morning person and probably get up a little later in the day. But the truth is I am an early riser who likes to putz around a bit before getting ready for the day. Here is just a synopsis of our morning.

What are your mornings like with your dogs?

The sun is still in hiding but we get up.
The first order of the day? A downward dog stretch.
Butt in the air.
Legs extended.
Toes flexed.
Cuddle time with the Shelties. A scratch behind the ears is heavenly.
Chilly morning potty break.
Check the yard for rabbits and squirrels.
Food preparation under watchful eyes.
Cupcake lies at kitchen’s door. Waiting.
Bangs from Daisy’s kennel door. She paces as she waits for her food.
Towel placed on the kitchen floor. Cupcake is a sloppy eater.
Jasper paces, then sits, as his dish is placed on the living room floor.
Daisy waits anxiously for food to come to her kennel.
She waits again for me to leave so she can eat in private.
Food gone. Inspection tours begin.
Jasper checks Daisy’s dish.
Cupcake checks Jasper’s dish.
Inspection done.
Mom eats breakfast as Daisy slumbers at the other end of the couch.
Watchful eyes hoping for for to fall.
Repositioning of doggie bodies when food fails to come.
Mom’s computer time. Gentle snoring is heard from the other end of the couch.
Computer time ends.
Cuddle time with Daisy begins. Belly rubs are her favorite.
Soon it is shower time.
Cupcake guards the bathroom door; Jasper the bedroom.
Mom is ready for work
One more chilly potty break.
Cupcake announces to the world she is there. (One must let the world know.)
Excited little feet dance their way inside to wait for frozen Kongs before mom leaves.
Slurping sounds.
Nap time later.

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