The Family Dog

For years our son led a campaign for a dog. He showed us pictures, researched dog breeds, and on our walks gave us the top ten dog names he had come up with. And like all good campaigns fought with diligence, he won. We bought a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and our lives have never been the same. The name we voted on as a family was Jasper. Jasper is over a year old and he continues to delight and frustrate us. I guess that means he’s a member of the family now.


We picked Jasper up from the breeder’s home when he was ten weeks old.


A boy’s best friend!


Our puppy quickly turned into this hairy monster! Jasper is eighteen months old and weighs thirty five pounds.


Instead of Christmas cookies last year, we gave “Jasper Cookies”.


I did this quick water color painting of Jasper during the summer.


3 thoughts on “The Family Dog

  1. I have a Wheaton as well and could agree with you more…they make your life so much richer. “Khaki” (my Wheaton) is seven and still acts like she is a pup….They are the best!!

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