From Sean: I’ll keep this brief my friend. I have so many memories with you – I find it hard to think of new memories without you… I remember you used to get carsick. I remember the colour green you turned when we drove over that hill on our way to get your brother. I remember you never got sick again after we got your brother. I remember you running circles in the yard, just out of my reach. I remember your love / hate relationship with tennis balls – loving to chase them, dropping them in our path, then slowly destroying them at home… I remember you breaking my tooth when we were playing – or as Gwen would say – when I bit you… I remember you digging holes with such glee and satisfaction. But somewhere along the way, I missed you aging – I don’t remember that at all.
You were always a puppy to me. Now that you are pain free, I know that you are zipping around again – running circles in the yard – just out of my reach… But this time it’s not frustrating – it’s beautiful. I miss you Jasper – I really really miss you…
Jasper’s last day doing what he loves best…snoozing with brother Klondike; sitting outside basking in the warmth of the sun & lots of hugs/kisses from loved one’s….cannot forget the treats he has been lavished with today! ALL of your favourites including bananas. May your days now be free of pain and full of lots of mud, water to swim/dive in and stuffed lions plus towels to carry around! Cleaning off the vehicles in the wintertime shall never be the same without you bouncing around trying to catch the falling snow in your mouth and making those special sounds of yours always wanting more and more! YOU have been the only dog that has ever known the ‘blue ball’ from the ‘tennis ball’ from the stuffed ‘lion’ to the stuffed ‘bear’ etc. Our hearts are breaking and as has been said by many; the legacy you have created with your inspiration of the foundation of BHRR shall carry on in each successful rescue we shall do. 237 dogs are forever home because of you! We shall strive to make you proud of us as we have always been with you Jasper. A candle is lit in your incredible memory and in time; may we not feel like we are stumbling trying to find our way through life as you are no longer walking by us.
***On Friday June 27th, we shall say good-bye to one of the most incredible creatures; a wonderful soul responsible for the beginning of an incredible journey of saving lives in providing the inspiration behind the founding of BHRR back in 1996. BHRR’s Jasper, whom we have had since he was 7.5 weeks old(May of 1996) will be crossed over this upcoming Friday at 7:50 PM. He was born March 13th, 2006 and it seems like in the blink of an eye that we are now 12+ years later. To say that he will be missed is a massive understatement and words fail us at this time to even think about writing his memorial page. Sean and I have had him since the year we were married and Jasper represents so much in our lives and hearts. I just cannot imagine our lives without the JAZZMAN! Yet, it is now time to let Jasper leave with dignity the body that is failing him and to release him free of the cancer/pain plaguing his body and please keep him in your thoughts. As difficult as this shall be on me; it is going to be torture for Sean; so please spare a blessing for Sean too. We also feel for Jasper’s brother Klondike and how Jasper’s passing is going to affect Klondike. They are full brothers from different litters and have been together for almost 12 years.***