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“Jasmine” – the Just-Right Name

Jasmine symbolizes life, love, happiness, nobility, grace and elegance.

Over 14 years ago, a small Sheltie charmed her way into a new pack. Names were discussed in a collaborative effort to find a suitable moniker for this personable and peppy new pup.

En route to Jasmine’s new home, her pack tried on many perfectly good names for size. Everyone liked the name “Jasmine.” Even then, before anyone really knew her, it seemed to fit.

After all these years, it’s nice to know that – in addition to her Disney princess namesake – the name Jasmine is derived from the Persian yasmin, which means “gift from God.”

Portraits of a Dog’s Life

Jasmine’s arrival may or may not have been providential. Many have noted that coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous. She was, in many ways, a gift. Her life was preceded and concluded by two similar and timely gifts from relatives in her human pack who’d never met. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jasmine’s Profile

pawprintHome: You can usually find me in the doghouse, literally or figuratively.

Age: Who’s asking?

Profession: Herding. Since there aren’t a lot of sheep around here, I herd people, mostly, but they’re not very cooperative.

Favorite video: Smiling Collie

Favorite search engine: It has my paw prints all over it. It reads (appropriately) “Go Fetch” and then brings back more than sticks.

Favorite foods: Bacon, pizza (just the toppings) & Kleenex, not necessarily in that order.

Last book read: Underdogs: Beauty is more than fur-deep” by Jim Dratfield (I use the term “reading” loosely – there are a lot of pictures. I like pictures.)

Favorite web site:

Favorite invention: The doggie door

Favorite movies: Lassie, 101 Dalmatians, Hound of the Baskervilles

Proudest accomplishment: Chasing geese, squirrels and delivery guys off our property.

Favorite recipe: Birthday bones

Favorite quote: “My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That’s almost $7 in dog money.” – Joe Weinstein

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