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10 Jan 2019 15:20
Busy, Busy Jasper 
photoMy name is Jasper. I am a “mini” Labradoddle with a silver coat, brown eyes and a big smile. I was born in Minnesota with lots of other puppies. Puppies Up North is a great place to live until we find our forever home.

I love being busy, busy, busy. My favorite toy is a big black tire. Sometimes there are treats inside. I work really really hard to get every last bit.

When I get bored I sneak into the big closet and pull out mom’s and dad’s socks and shoes. I shake them and drag their shoes by the laces into the living room. Maybe they will see me and get the hint:

“Put on socks and shoes. Take me to the doggie park!” “Hello, is there anyone watching?” Growl, growl, shake, shake, shake…
“Shoes, socks, coat, pet-mobile, to doggie park!”

The sun is out, the rain is gone. “Let’s go!” I love to run and play with my friends. I might even get a little love and a pet from the other dog parents. Maybe I will get to see Lucy! I loooove Lucy! But every time I get close enough to sniff, she pulls away. Lucy has a white curly coat with dreamy eyes and a wiggle to her step. I’ve tried casual conversation. “Hey babe, what’s new?”. But she turns her head and walks away. What do I have to do to get her attention? I know! I will roll on my back and kick my feet in the air. She might want to come over and check me out!

“Hey there! Shoes, socks, coat. Dog park?”

“What? Too late, too dark, maybe tomorrow?” Woe is me! I will just have to settle for a few belly rubs and a short nap on Alan’s lap, dreaming of Lucy.

Tomorrow I am going to the doggie salon. They will make me look handsome and studly. If I smile and wag my tail, the cute lady will give me a treat. I know I am a fussy eater, so says mom, but those puppy treats are the best!

That means when I go to the dog park Lucy will just have to smell my new hair-do and give me a chance to say, “Hey babe, wanna play?”

Maybe if I attack mom’s sofa pillows and wrestle them to the floor or steal a few wash cloths, they may notice and give me a little attention. My favorite doggie sitter calls me an “Imp” and, I guess, that’s well deserved.

I love to be busy, busy, busy…