Thursday, 14 February 2013

a jasper update

last week I treated myself to a new digital camera. my old canon DSLR was dying, so it was quite a necessary purchase! but the first thing I pointed my new camera at once I took it out of the box was Jasper. and looking at these pictures made me realise I don't talk about him on this blog often enough. two weeks ago we had a scare - Jasper was really ill, not eating, barely able to move, and he kept throwing up. we took him to the vets and he was diagnosed with a severe case of pancreatitis, most probably the result of his ongoing medication for his epilepsy. he is fine now, but it really did scare me, and I hated having to think about the fact that at some point this little guy will leave us. he is at the centre of our family - he is treated more like a child than a dog. and as I work from home every day he is my constant companion.

my pupster is like my best friend and my child rolled into one! which sounds daft I know - he is a dog after all. but I love this guy so much. who needs a boyfriend/girlfriend when you have a four-legged creature to snuggle up with?


  1. Japster is gorgeous, glad he is feeling better since his health scare. I didn't know until we got Bodhi just how much they become a part of your family, I couldn't imagine being without him now! xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

  2. I'm glad he's feeling better! It's horrible when a pet is ill. I feel the same about my dogs! Just thinking about them not being here one day makes me eyes all teary. Your Jasper is beautiful :) x

  3. What a sweetie! And by the way, you sound perfectly sane to me! My pets are definitely some of the most important "people" in my life.

  4. I'm so glad that Jasper is alright!! I lost my beloved cat last year and I still miss her dearly every day! I'm so thankful for my other cats who are more like my children than pets! I know just how you feel Zoe!!
    PS Beautiful photos!! xoxo

  5. He is beautiful, I'm glad he is okay now.
    My dogs are my best friends!


  6. Only because it's dog doesn't mean you have to love him less. It's a living being :)

    My cats and dogs are the same for me.
    My father had a dog with epilapsy also. It scared us also the first time he had an attack. But with the medication it was fine until someone stoled him :(

    But Jasper it's fine and he's gona make more sweet faces for uour new camera, waiting for you to give him a treat.


  7. Jasper is so adorable! And I know what you mean about your dog becoming the center of your household...our certainly is too haha I love how jasper lets you take pictures of him! My dog always runs away at the sight of a camera!
    Great pictures!

  8. I watched The Secret life of Dogs a few weeks ago, and apparently the same hormone that is released between a mother and baby is released between a human and their dog. Good old Oxytocin. So, it's totally ok that we treat our dogs like our children - in fact, we're helpless to it. Glad Jasper is feeling better, he's such a cutie. xx

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