Well, this was a trip down memory lane! We recently received an email and these photos from Laurie B. in Bozeman, Montana, who adopted a German Shorthaired Pointer named Jasper from us way back in 2006. Jasper had come to us in 2002 with a crippled front leg. He had sustained an elbow injury that was never treated, but the real problem as a result of the injury was a contracted biceps tendon. It left his leg permanently pulled up.
Our veterinary surgeons in Spokane tried a surgical procedure to release the tendon, but it only worked momentarily, and pretty soon the leg pulled back up. He could flex the leg but not really use it, so we considered him a three-legged dog — and yet he was the fastest dog we’d ever had. He was not in any pain so the surgeons decided to leave well enough alone at that point.
Laurie and her husband already had two beautiful, high-energy Viszla girls and wanted to bring Jasper into the family. As you can see, all these many years later, Jasper is still doing great, and still enjoying the company of his lovely girlfriends! After adopting Jasper, periodically Laurie would send updates, like this one from 2009.
In this latest update, Laurie wrote: “Realized it’s been a long time since we checked in from Bozeman, MT and thought to send you pics of ‘the life o’ Jasper’. He’s just the sweetest boy ever and we adore him!” Here’s another shot of Jasper and girls hard at work:
Thank you, Laurie!
Tonya Allen says
Great photos! Especially the second one.
Yes, thank you and how wonderful to see this happy family!
Barb Ribinski says
Great photos. Don’t remember ever hearing about Jasper before. I think that was a couple years before I started reading your blog. Funny how large dogs don’t know how big they are!
Janet in Cambridge MA says
I always enjoy the updates.
I have had a terrible day at work and seeing this photo made me smile for the first time all day. They look so contented. Thank you!
I love the adoption updates. It’s been way to long since we’ve seen Jasper,
he is certainly a beautiful boy…..a testament to his loving and caring home.
Julie Brown says
I remember reading the post about Jasper’s adoption. Glad to hear that he and his sisters are doing well!
Shirley and James says
LOVE THESE “Where are they now” STORIES OF PETS ADOPT FROM ROLLING DOG!!!! You should have a month of these!!!
Fantastic! I can only imagine how fast Jasper would have been with four good legs! Our now 13 1/2 yr old GSP, Josey, was an incredible bird dog and canine athlete in her younger days and could jump a smooth 6 ft fence at will – not a good thing, unfortunately, lol!
I always enjoy seeing the updates on the dogs who’ve been adopted. I think Jasper was before my time in finding you all so I’m not familiar with him. He certainly is one handsome dude and from the looks of both pictures I think the girls think so as well! Glad to see how happy he is 🙂