Jasper was my rescue Samoyed. He was found running loose, apparently abandoned,
in a semi-rural area north of Minneapolis. He was picked up on a farm after
killing a chicken! No one claimed him from the county animal shelter where
he was housed and he was scheduled to be euthanized after five days.
On the fifth day, St. Francis of Assisi
Animal Rescue took him and fostered him for several weeks until I became
aware of him through Samoyed
Rescue of Minnesota. Jasper came home with me on October 29, 2001.
While we don't know his history before being rescued, we estimated/decided
his birthday to be April 29, 2000.
Jasper was a very affectionate boy and loved playing and
hanging out with Tess. He was a good worker
on my dogsledding team, always pulling hard.
Jasper, you were my rescue Sam and -- let's be honest -- came with some issues. I tried my best,
my squonky dog, but we both know you never really learned to fit in. Your affectionate playful
moments were always balanced with the "baggage" you carried. I know you were happy in harness
and you always did everything I asked on the trail, thank you.
Rest well, my troubled boy. You were loved.