Jasper was born on March 6, 1998 in
Southgate Michigan. I brought him home
on May 3, 1998. One of the happiest
days of my life!!
He felt at home right away. This was his
home from the very moment
I carried him through the door. His first
day here he played and slept like he had
been here all of his short little life.
He played with the toys like he knew
everyone of them! I had bought him toys
months in advance and
would sit the toys with me so he would
smell my scent on the toys and feel me
close by when I was not here. His
favorite toy then and to this very day,
is still the brown stuffed doggy we call
"Freddie". He loves all
He is a very loyal
loving doggy. He
follows me everywhere I go and must have
in sight at all times. He follows me
I clean the house, do the gardening and
even when we go visiting if I leave the
room.... He Follows!!
to kiss.... that is a Shih Tzu trait and
Jasper honors that whole
heartedly. No one can leave here
without getting a kiss from Jasper.
He also loves to play and go on walks.
loves going bye-bye in his
carseat. His favorite outing is to
Petsmart where he can meet other
doggies and socialize with them.
loves looking good and wearing his
bandannas. We have a drawer in the
kitchen with just bandannas in it and he
will sit by that drawer and bark for me
to put on one
on him!! He also loves to be brushed.
I cannot go to bed without brushing him.
We keep his brush on the coffee table
and he will go to it and bark to be
brushed. On my days off... to be
brushed 3 times a day is not even enough
for him. He just loves it. And that is
why I reward him with the longer coat.
But not to long....so that he can still
play and have fun.
Jasper will sit outside the
wait for me and have my slippers
waiting for me. Although, he sometimes
thinks my slippers are his toys
and will try nibbling on them as I walk!
And when I tell him 'no no' he
get's so excited and does this thing
that we call 'crazy doggy' which is
another Shih Tzu trait and that is....
he will run and run as fast as
those little legs will carry him in a
big circle thru the living room
and dining room and sometimes even the
kitchen. Another Shih Tzu owner
I met calls that the 'B-52 Bomber'. It
is so funny to see.
people, especially little kids. He knows
where all the little kids live
on our block and when we walk by their
houses he will pause a little to see if
any of the kids are coming out to
He has a
Shih Tzu girlfriend who lives down the
block. He always hopes to meet up with
her on our walks. Jasper just
loves to go on walks. In the beginning
he would not go off our block.
Then one day this pretty little
Shih Tzu named Katie came along and
showed him it was okay to walk off the
block and out of sight of home.
And from that day on... Jasper would go
on the long walks. And always
looking to meet up with his girlfriend,
His favorite chew things are pig ears
but I've switched him to Pedigree's Dentabones, they are better for his teeth.
Another favorite is doggy
lollipops. He eats that right up and
chews on the stick for along time.
He has a favorite pillow with a blanket
on it in the living room that we call
'the chew pillow'. Once I tried taking
the pillow out of the living
room because I was having company. I
put the pillow and blanket in the den
and Jasper would
not have that. He stayed in the den on
the pillow and would not come
out. Needless to say.... Jasper won and
the pillow came back out to the
Yes, I say I live in
Jasper's house.... he does not live
in mine!!! Jasper is the master of this
house!!! Nah.... he isn't
spoiled!! The heck he ain't... he
deserves it!!!! Jasper is the best thing
that has came
into my life in a long time. He gives
love. He is the best little companion
you could ever want! God has truly
blessed me with
Jasper. I thank God every day for
him. Jasper is my treasure in
life. I love him with all my heart. My
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