I was born in Seattle and picked out by my friends Megan and Eric.
My breeder’s favorite thing about me was that I was really good in the bath!
As a baby I was the runt of the litter. At four months-old my ears still hadn’t popped up and my friends thought I would make them famous by being the owners of the first floppy eared Corgi dog.
Then one day one ear popped up and I was so excited!
Thankfully the other ear came shortly after or I would have looked pretty silly.
During our time in Seattle we went to the dog park A LOT! I was bored unless I was chasing someone.
Lucky for me it snowed my one and only year in Seattle! I LOVE snow!
Life in Seattle was very wet so I learned to FRAP inside our house rather than outside. They called my endless laps around the living room the Jasper 500. Not really sure why, I wasn’t driving a race car …
In the Spring of 2009 we moved to San Diego and I became proof that happy Corgis come from California. I liked Seattle but San Diego is AWESOME! I am a solar powered dog and I was so happy to be rid of the cloudiness and rain that I started smiling all the time!
As soon as we moved I wanted to go to the beach but my friends were afraid the ocean would sweep me away. Eric gave me a swim lesson in my grandparents’ pool and I proved to everyone that my short little legs wouldn’t let me sink!
Within a few months of our move I got super itchy on my feet and the vet diagnosed me with severe allergies. They tried everything to keep me comfortable: steroids, antigen shots, shampoos, leave in conditioners, fancy foods, supplements, you name it! Nothing worked except for “Betsy”, the cone of shame that I needed to wear for almost three years. Betsy and I got along quite well so don’t feel sorry for me. If I wanted to play or fetch, eat, or sleep she just went along for the ride, no big deal at all. I don’t look too bothered do I?
Some people may call me a “fetching machine.” I love fetching so much and cannot stop myself. I hate fetching outside though and prefer to be fetching if you are trying to eat your dinner, trying to sleep, or focused on something else. If you ignore me I will pick I it up and bring my toy closer. If you still ignore me I will pick it up and drop it on your foot. If you still ignore me I will pick it up and drop it in your hand. And if that STILL doesn’t work and you are laying down, I will pick it up and drop it on your face. I DO NOT take “no” for an answer.
I’ll be five soon. Overall I’m a really happy guy, except for when the evil vacuum monster comes out of the closet or I have to go to Petsmart for my “mani/pedi”.
Eric and I have bromance going on. Whether it’s endless fetching, oven mitt wrestling matches, snuggled up on the couch watching football, me “helping” him with home improvement projects, or just spending time together, we’re inseparable friends.
I also get dressed up a lot, but I don’t mind too much because I get extra biscuits.
My other favorite things are going for rides in the car and popcorn!
I’m a sweet and loving boy who gets along with everyone, known for the “drive by licks” I’m happy to give anyone who gives me a rub on my tumskin.
My friends and I have so much fun together and I know that I make them very proud of me everyday. They call me their little clown and say they love me to pieces. That works both ways!
This post first appeared on The Daily Corgi on 4/15/2013.
Oh, Jasper, you are darling. I love your frapping action and your very sweet smile. I can see that you and your family really enjoy life. Ask your doctor about AllerEase. It is a spot on type product that has been very helpful to one of our sensitive-skinned corgis! Keep making the world a happy place!
That was the cutest story. I loved all of the adorable, artsy photos with funny captions under them. That is a really loved dog!
Just darling….so happy and cute !
Lol. Loved the story!! Wonder what you were allergic to in California? So glad it went away!!
Little Miss Pudgy Paws says
I have found the beach to be the best thing to treat many itchies, or hot spots. Sunlight, sand, and saltwater are a triple threat that will wipe out all most ANY microbe, be it fungal, bacterial, or a parasite. But I had a doggie friend that was so allergic to the little, almost imperceptible, bites of the sand flies, that he couldn't ever go to the beach again. Southern California beaches have lots and lots of sand fly critters. I am happy that you don't have to wear your cone anymore. But more, more, better is dat u don't itchie any more! Good going Jasper Jones. Little Miss Pudgy Paws.