Friday, 29 January 2010

My new old brother

Hello everyone, thank you for the good wishes for my poorly eye (well the area around my eye).

I've finished my Anti-Biotics now and Muzzle is letting me have some time out of the plastic cone for good behaviour. She says I have been a very good girl at wearing it - when she went to put it back on after taking it off to clean it/give me a break etc., I poked my little head back through the collar for her, which she says helped her a lot.

Now to introduce you to our family member. He is 12 years old and has been with us four weeks now. He was due to be put down the day before New Year's Eve - you can read about that on the Oldies Club site here.

Jasper has settled in very well and Muzzle and Daddy say it feels like he has always been here. He is a very nice boy and we think he likes it here now. He was unsettled at first, but spending the night at the vets, then going in a car with strangers and then to another car and another home, must be upsetting.

This is one of the first photos Muzzle took of him, after managing to get him to settle in a dog bed for a while on his first evening.

This one was taken a week or so ago - love his white paw!

and these are from earlier this week. We think he is a very handsome boy :-)

Jasper loves to have a snuggle, likes to help Muzzle light the fire, sits nicely for his food and gets excited when it's time for a walk. When Muzzle gets his harness and lead he starts jumping a little in the air (though he sits when asked). Certainly not a boy ready for the Bridge so we're very grateful to the vets and Oldies Club for saving him. More photos etc. of Jasper here.


Sam said...

That's wonderful. And, 12? He doesn't look a day over 5 or 6! What a jolly old dog - and a great family for giving him a place to live out his remaining days or hopefully YEARS!

Mango said...

How wonderful to take in an old guy and provide a happy home for him. It will be nice for you to have an older brother too.


Barbara said...

Minnie, your humans are very nice for taking in old guys! And it's nice to hear you are very good at wearing your cone. It must feel nice to have it off too!

Please give all the dogs a kiss for me!

Alice's Human Female said...

What an adorable addition to the family! I think there's a special place in heaven for those who adopt older pets.

Ms. ~K said...

Minnie, I'm glad you're improving!

Jasper is adorable and he looks very thankful to have a new fur-ever home w/ your wonderful family!
Good Job.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wow! I am really, really happy that you are doing better, and are so cooperative about that cone thing, and that Jasper made it to your house. I just went to the "oldies" site, and read all about his sad-to-happy story. Your humans are the best, but you already know that:)

bbes tribe said...

Fantastic!! Jasper sure doesn't look like 12. He is so lucky to have been found by & taken in by all of you. He sounds like a great guy to have around. Hopefully for a few more years!Sasha, Ernie, & Chica

Amber and Nala said...

Glad you are feeling better and how cool that you have brought sweet Jasper to live with you! He is a handsome boy indeed.