Puppy Think It Over

If there is one thing that we have discovered during these first few weeks of puppy love, it is that having a puppy is a little like having a toddler. He gets into everything within reach. He questions everything. He chews on everything.   He puts all sorts of things in his mouth. And he…

Love at “First” Sight

Some days are harder than others. We get busy and focus on doing life and we don't think about it. That's not to say that we don't think about her everyday. Because we do. Every day we think about our sweet girl. And miss her.   We adopted her seven years ago this week. We…

Why Adopt Him?

Jasper is not our first shelter adoption. My very first dog was adopted from the Humane Society of Bend eons ago. She was a dachshund terrier mix, all black and brown and white. She was low, but not slow. A runner. The door opened and she was gone. But she always came home, eventually. As…

Jasper

Meet Jasper. His name was not a spur of the moment decision. We considered a lot of names first. With his likely heritage of Red Heeler and the coloring appearing in his coat we liked the idea of a "red" name. After all our big boy, Ryder, has a "red" name too. But there were…