I got Jasper less than a month after my apartment was robbed at gun point. I was not home when this happened thankfully. The robbers didn't get away with much - 2 laptops, my roommates wallet, cell phone and keys to the apartment. (Side note - they WERE caught and we got the laptops back...but a jury trial at which they lied out of their asses got them off the hook and back out onto the streets...grr). Anyway, I don't think it was immediate - but after about one week from the incident I decided I needed a dog. I wanted a puggle. I'm not sure it was necessarily because of the incident, however, I think the incident is what finally pushed me over the edge. I was studying for the CPA exam at the time (still am...ugh) and got the baby at the absolute WORST time to get him. One week before my exam I drove an hour and a half south and met him. Love at first sight. He was so small - he fit in the palm of my hand. His whimper was so adorable and he was scared but he cuddled into my lap and seemed to feel better. I'm telling you - CUTEST THING EVER. I love him to this day, but those first few months where he was still small puppy were my favorite (minus the potty training).
So I present to you my best friend - the one guy who can take any crappy day and make me at least crack a small, quick smile. Jasper:
|This is baby Jasper...|