Jasmine came to us not long after the passing of Bear. She was such a chubby little girl when we first got her but quickly turned into the beautiful girl that she was until the day she died. Shannah was thrilled to have another puppy after the loss of Bear. She often referred to Jasmine as her protector. Jasmine loved to "sing" and was the vocal one of the group. She instantly got along with the Strider and Casey when she joined our flock. Through the years Jasmine saw the addition of Syrus, Milo and Gypsy and also the passing of Strider, Casey, Syrus and Max the cat. In March 2008 she blew out the cruciate ligament in her left knee from running and had surgery to repair it. With tender loving care and rest she was back to herself in no time. She was now our bionic dog! Nearly a year to day later she blew out her right knee and once again I had surgery done to keep her from going lame. She recovered quickly and you could tell she was happy to be up and bouncing around again. Sometimes she would over do it though and would have to take it easy for a few days. Over the years she became allergic to fleas and constantly had ear infections due to it. Her skin became damaged and was in a constant state of flaking and hair loss but she was my baby and I did what I could for her. Last week she started to limp and I got her to the vet on Saturday. I figured while I was there I would schedule her for her shots, get more flea medicine, ear medicine and shampoo but that that never happened. Once the x-rays came back the vet told my daughter and I the bad news. Jasmine had bone cancer in her right knee. It was to the point that there wasn't much bone left because it had been eaten away by the cancer and could literally break at any time. We discussed amputation but no one would be able to see her on a holiday weekend and the vet told us that even with amputation and chemo she would only have a few more months due to this cancer spreading. As the pain worsened even the slightest bump could be enough to make her bite and with having two smaller children at home I couldn't take that chance. We made the painful decision to have her euthanized. With my daughter, my boyfriend and myself there we helped to leave this world and move on to her new home in Heaven. It is never any easy decision but I felt we did the best of her. She is now at peace and can run pain free through the hills. I'm sure that her beloved family has reunited with her along with my father. Always remember how much we love you Jazzer and that you will always be in our hearts. I keep your collar attached to my purse so that you will always be with me. Your momma loves you and misses your singing.|
08/31/13 - Dear baby girl, I know it's been awhile since I've visited. I miss you so much. Shannah has been crying alot lately because she sees your picture on her phone. I know her pain. My friend is letting her baby cross over the bridge today. Please keep an eye out for Bear. You will know who he is with his one blue eye. Keep him safe and let him know how much his human parents have struggled with this decision. Remember we all love and miss you sweetie! Love Mom.