Labrador Retriever
Picture of Jasperday-May1/95-Jan13/06, a female Labrador Retriever

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   Leave a bone for Jasperday-May1/95-Jan13/06

Jasperday, Jasperday puppy, JasDay, Jasday puppy, Puppernick, Chocolate Monkey

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

May 1st 1995

Ball...ball...ball, especially brand new tennis balls, swimming and retrieving the stick

When the game is over, stinky old tennis balls, tennis balls that have splits in them and don't bounce any longer, people who don't get the 'ball' thing, having my ears 'done'

Favorite Toy:
Any new yellow tennis ball

Favorite Food:
Gulp! What did you say? We refer to doggy medication as "puppy witamins" -- throughout her lifetime she would get excited and think these were a good thing so I guess I would have to say, "puppy witamins" are a favorite food

Favorite Walk:
We don't walk...we play "tennis ball". At one time she had a purple leash and when she was going outside, referred to it as a 'purple pee', which meant, we are only going out for a quick one and not playing ball-ball, so a, 'purple pee' is a good thing!

Best Tricks:
Fetching that darned tennis ball over and over and over again, shaking a paw, gimme five, give puppy kisses

Arrival Story:
Jasperday puppy was over 3 months old and very sick with parvo virus when we found her, too big already, for the cage she was in, in a pet store in the Adirondacks. We saw her and left the store that day. A week later we were back and she was gone...adopted they said. A week later we were back in the same store and she was back. After noticing a shaved area on her right forearm, we inquired as to why she had been returned and were told the adopters had "changed their mind". Not settling for this response, we continued to interrogate several different employees until we felt we had the true reason why this sweet-faced, chocolate lab puppy was back in the store. Eventually, finding an honest but likely still not employed, store employee, we were told she had parvo virus and that the store employees were giving her antibiotics, however haphazardly. We were told it was only a matter of time before she would die. That cinched it...Jasperday puppy came home with us as our first family dog since we married. We felt she needed a dignified name...thus two names infact, Jasper Day, crammed into one. In fact, JasDay was named after a hermit my husband had met in the Adirondacks during his youth. Throughout her lifetime, I would always correct people when they referred to her as merely, Jasper and insist they call her by her fullname, JasperDay puppy.

Many, many months were spent saving the life of this pup...taking her everywhere with me, cooking for her and neglecting to cook for the new husband. We syringed water into her mouth constantly and took her to the veterinarian at least once per week to be hydrated. New to this game...I read about puppy mills and the horrer of Class B and C dealers. I spent over a year tracking down the breeder, niavely believing they perhaps did not know where their sweet dog had wound up or in what kind of shape, only to find out that the breeder had cried upon hearing that a stop payment had been put on her check from the Class B dealer upon finding the pup had parvo-virus. Note: For a good book on dog dealers, read Judith Reitman's "Stolen For Profit". Moving right along...I have spent the entire length of JasDay's lifetime and there after working for animal rights in a voluntary compacity. My sweet puppy mill dog was never too bright...had hip dysplasia and constant, chronic ear infections throughout her lifetime. She died on January 13th, 2006 after a long battle with lung cancer and we miss her still. I expect we always will miss that wiggle butt...that tail that knocked everything onto the floor from the nearest table...the way she would backup instead of move forward, when you asked her to come and get patted. Jasperday lived a wonderful life with us for 11 years. This chocolate puppy with the too-large paws and the even larger soleful eyes will remain in my mind's eye and in our hearts forever.

Forums Motto:
We love our Jasperday puppy

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