Jerry, my husband, is known for his love for dogs. It was a perfectly good question, and yet it was a completely wrong question to ask. The correct question would have been: “So did you like dogs before you met Jasmine?”
Jasmine is so adorable and so smart, you would have to experience it to believe it. When Jerry brought her home, unlike many other puppies she wasn't upset at all. She checked the place out thoroughly and contently curled up to take a rest. “Wow. I get my own people and my own house I don't have to share with anyone. This is good, I can work with this.”
We even got a second dog for her. Jasmine had a Boxer friend who she loved. Those two were so happy together, I've never seen two dogs love each other this much. We used to meet up few times a week. But then few times a week turned into a few times a month, and then it was only every now and then. It was breaking my heart to see how sad Jasmine was every time they had to part, knowing that it was going to be a long time before she gets to see him again.
Jasmine is beautiful, full of life and too smart for our own good.
And then things started going down hill. She would have episodes of panting, pacing and discomfort which nobody could figure out. Then she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Then she injured her ACL.
Long story short, since then Jasmine underwent six surgeries, including exploratory surgery, bi-lateral extracapsular repair, and surgery to remove a large abscess in her abdomen, she had two near death experiences, and it seemed that everything that could have gone wrong with her health, did.
Thanks to our amazing new vet she pulled through and she is almost as good as new today.
Jasmine lived nine and a half full years and she enjoyed every happy moment she had.
She has left this world Friday morning, April 12, 2013. We miss you so much, baby! You are in our hearts forever!
The Wackiest Thing I Ever Did For My Dog
Today, Jasmine Would Have Been Ten Years Old
The Bond That Cannot Be Severed
Memories Of Jasmine: Jasmine's Ranch
Memories Of Jasmine: House Training
Memories Of Jasmine: Camping
Memories Of Jasmine: The Treasure Keeper
Memories Of Jasmine: Best Buddies
Memories Of Jasmine: The Lost Forest
Treatments Jasmine Benefited From The Most
Memories Of Jasmine: Remix 4
Memories Of Jasmine: Remix 3
Making The Last Decision
Memories Of Jasmine: Remix 2
Memories Of Jasmine: Remix 1
Jasmine's Last Happy Days Before The Final Crisis
The Last Act Of Love: Run Free, Jasmine
Pain, Reaction To Narcotics Or Something Else? Please Pray For Jasmine
It Just Keeps Piling Up
I Always Thought That A UTI Would Scream It's Presence
Taking A Break From Orthopedic Issues To Deal With Inappetence, Diarrhea And Listlessness That Come And Go
Positive Update, Though Little Clarity
Jasmine's Neck Setback Update
Jasmine's Neck Setback
Elbow Problem Or Root Signature?
Back To Where We Were Last May?
Jasmine's Disc Injury: Spanking New Ramp
Jasmine's Disc Injury: The Parole Hearing
Jasmine's Disc Injury: Mom, Why Can't I Go For A Walk?
Jasmine's Disc Injury(?) Day Three
Jasmine's Disc Injury(?) Day Two
A Time Bomb Ought To Go Off At Some Point, I Guess: Jasmine's Neck
OK, I Am A Sucker: We're Going Through With The SLIT
Jasmine's Episodes: Back To The Allergies Dilemma
This Is What Jasmine's Episode Looks Like
Gotta Try Everything Once (Or Twice): On The Quest To Figure Out Jasmine's Episodes
Thundershirt vs. Jasmine's Episodes
Jasmine's Mysterious Swelling And Another Experience With VetLiveThe Diagnosis Is In: Jasmine Has An Interdigital Cyst
Jasmine's Mysterious Swelling And Interdigital Cyst Update
Is Crawling Under Things Some Kind Of Secret Physical Therapy?
Is There No Place Safe? Jasmine's Acupuncture Session
Senior Sensory Systems Function: Zero Defects
It Looks Like A Keeper: Jasmine's New Integrative Vet
Jasmine's Acute Lameness
Jasmine Doesn't Like "Doing Time"
Our Of Jail Free Pass
When It's Looks Too Good To Be True … The Lameness Returns
The Day Of The Treatment
First Time For Everything: A Healing Crisis(?)
From Zero To Sixty In Four Days: Stem Cells At Work
The Calm After The Storm
If It Was Easy, It Wouldn't Be Jasmine
Practicing What I Preach: Jasmine's Semi Annual Wellness Exam
No Skimping On Oral Care
I'm Still Standing! (Happy Birthday, Jasmine)
How Dogs Think (Well, Jasmine Anyway)
Jasmine is Vet-Stem's poster child!
Rant About Quality Of Life Versus Quantity, And Differential Diagnoses
Jasmine Is Headed For Her Next Stem Cell Treatment
Jasmine's Stem Cells Are In
Arthritis? What Arthritis?
Guess Who Is An Ever-Ready Bunny And Really Liking The Bit Of Snow We Got?
Don't Knock It Until You Tried It: Animal Chiropractic
Jasmine's Fur Analysis
Back At Chiropractic Care
Our Own Emergency Vet Horror (Part I)
Our Own Emergency Vet Horror (Part II)
How The Oddysey Started: Jasmine's ACL Injury