Dear Jasper

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Dear Jasper,

I really think we need to have a heart to heart human to dog talk.

Come over here, put your hairy little behind down on the tiles, and bring with you your most finely tuned dog ears.
-and I am not for one minute fooled by that cute little innocent doggy face you are putting on, because I know you can understand me.

We need to discuss your A grade ability to sulk. You have developed quite the attitude of late and we need you to understand that whilst mum and dad always have your best interests at heart, there is no need to disown your father simply because he gave me a foot massage on the couch last night.

This business of storming outside, flopping yourself next to the pool fence and refusing to look at us, let alone talk to us, is taking it a bit far. Your helpless, far away stares into the darkness and your heavy, quite audible sighs, for hours on end had me worried you were sick. I almost called the vet, a ridiculously expensive exercise for a bad case of the sulks.

Mum and dad have to go to work. I understand having nobody to talk to all day, sitting on your bed and staring at the outdoor furniture isn’t the most enthralling way to spend your day, but we take you to the park to chase your favourite ball every single day, and on weekends you go to the beach, roll in everything that stinks to high heaven, nose dive into the sand until your ears, eyes and nose are so full of grains you can’t stop sneezing, and you run with the wind and frolic in the waves until your smile is so big I could swear your tongue would fall out.

You spend every moment you can sleeping on top of dad, you are allowed on the couch, AND our bed, you get to eat left over pasta, roast lamb and chicken, lie in air conditioned comfort, have regular baths and rub downs which we know you love, and you bounce on the trampoline with your brothers when it suits you.

So Jasper, our precious little puppy boy….let me ask you this.

What the heck is all the sulking about?

Love mum and dad

Dear mum,

You’ve got it all wrong. I am simply taking in the ambience of the night sky. When I sit by the pool fence, I stare at the billions of stars, and find myself in awe of their beauty and wonder. Really.

Love Jasper

Dear Jasper,

It was cloudy last night.

Love mum

Dear mum,

Oh, bugger.

Love Jasper

 

♥️Heart Story-N.A.Martin

 

 


6 thoughts on “Dear Jasper

  1. I had a laugh out loud moment reading this. Thank so much! I had to click on this post to find out who Jasper was as I have just got my dad a wee dog called Jasper. Jasper is a superb companion and is giving dad so much joy. I miss not having a dog while living in Japan and is something I look forward to when I head home. Dad’s Jasper would adore your Jasper as he loves to be chased by the big boys! We call him the “white bullet” or the “streak” in fact “freak” might even do it. Boy that wee thing can run! I have posted some pictures of him in a post titles “Puppy Love” if you care to check it out. I am looking forward to exploring your blog more. Leanne

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    1. Thanks Leanne, I’d love to see your dad’s Jasper. We are very close to our dog. He’s my third child! I’m having a look at your site now. Cheers Nicole

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  2. They certainly are Ananya. Our dog is like one of our children. I never thought it was possible, but he has a personality and style that endears you to him. You won’t regret welcoming a scallywag fur ball into your life. I promise 🙂 Warmly, Nicole

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  3. Wow. You have a great talent with words. I almost became Jasper while reading your post.. I felt for Jasper, and my future dog 😛 who will probably be felt alone at home for the whole long day.

    I was also transported back to my childhood. I remember how I would wait for my mom to return from work. Seeing her walk in through the front gate was probably the happiest moment of my young self. No wonder Jasper feels the same way. Dogs are very like humans afterall.

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