Jasper is a 4 year old Golden Retriever who we adopted from Golden Bond Rescue. We've had him for a little over 2 weeks now. He's amazingly patient and playful with Nellie. She's the small, black pain in the butt on the right. Too bad we don't have sound with this post. Nellie's constant growling is hilarious.
He's a very handsome boy.
Jasper and Annie in our backyard. If you don't want it destroyed, then you don't want to let Jasper near it. We sometimes call him "destroy boy". He and Annie are good companions as well.
I apologize for the posts in the middle of our picture, but I was inside the house shooting these across the deck.
This is Nellie. She's the little throw-away pound puppy I adopted in early December. She was one of 4 that someone had discarded on a little country road. I can't imagine anyone doing that. But, the ending is a happy one. They were rescued and taken to our local dog control shelter and have all been adopted out. In fact, they went like hotcakes! She's definitely Lab, but who knows what else might be thrown in.
Here's how Annie spends her time while Jasper and Nellie go at it for hours on end. I told you she was a smart dog. :)
Sorry for the glowing eyes here, but it was fairly dark in the living room and I had to use the flash. She regards herself as the princess. She's proving to be a very smart little dog. So far, she has been very easy to teach.
Nellie has no problems posing.
Destroying a weed...
This flock of geese took flight from the field while I was snapping pictures. This was only a portion of the total flock.
Yow Yow doesn't approve of Nellie either. I'm sure he's coming up with a grand scheme to get rid of the puppy.
And last, but certainly not least...our beloved woodstove who we love very much!! Pay no attention to that lovely linoleum. One of these days hopefully, very soon, it's going to be replaced.
We have decided to take Jasper back to Golden Bond. He's a great dog and we definitely have mixed feelings about our decision, but 3 dogs in our little home is a wee bit too cozy if you know what I mean. I regret having to put him through another transition in his life, but I'm certain that he will be in his forever home very soon. He's a totally cool dog and we'll probably regret giving him back, but we believe it's the right decision for all involved. Annie sort of disappears into the background a lot of the time while Jasper and Nellie are playing. And, getting a companion for Annie was my original plan when we decided to get another dog. Nellie will fill that slot, and with Annie as her mentor; she just can't help but turn into a wonderful, sensible dog. Golden Bond already has a family in mind for Jasper. This family has 2 little boys. Jasper will be in "hog heaven", I'm pretty sure. He has been a pleasure getting to know these past couple of weeks, and I'm sure we'll miss him for a while.
That's it for now from cingspots...