Jasper, The ‘Broken’ Dog

I was inspired by the The Daily Post ‘Broken’ challenge to post about something broken. I’ve chosen to post about my ‘broken’ pet, Jasper.

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My family adopted Jasper from his previous owners. Before us, the original owners tried giving him to two other families- both of which had him for a week then decided that he wasn’t for them. Why, you ask? Let me explain.

Jasper is ‘nasty’. He hates people touching him and trying to show him affection. He tries to bite and he grumbles a lot. According to his original owners, he was always a grumpy dog but it got worse when he was stolen.

When he was around two-years-old, his old owner let him off his lead whilst he was in a field. Jasper did as dogs do and ran around the field. When the old owner wasn’t concentrating too much, a van pulled up and grabbed Jasper, jumped into the van then drove off. He wasn’t found for six-months and it turns outjasper unsociable it was a group of gypsies that stole him. When he returned, his temper was worse and he didn’t like people too much. God knows what the group of people did to him, but they definitely broke him. He doesn’t trust anyone.

We’ve had him for around six-years now- longer than his original owners. We’ve learnt to give him the respect he needs- not to enter his personal space and just to let him be content on his own. When he needs affection, he will come to you for a cuddle. But if you go to him, he will growl and probably bite. On the picture to the right, I decided to lay on the floor beside him for a picture. But he decided that he didn’t want to be sociable, so he moved away.

Jasper is broken, but we have tried to fix him. We have given him a roof over his head, unlike other people who couldn’t understand that he was obviously mistreated by the group of people that stole him. But you know what? He does have a funny attitude and he constantly makes me laugh. There’s no denying that he feels vunerable, when a storm picks up or fireworks get let off he runs to someonjasper teethe near by and cries. Or if it rains when I take him out for a walk, he wimpers, and the walk usually ends up me carrying home.

He isn’t the most good looking of dogs. If you google ‘Lhasa Apso‘, the dogs are furry, well groomed and angel-like. Jasper on the other hand, represents something completely opposite. He doesn’t let you brush him and it’s very rare that you get to clean his teeth, so his fur isn’t the best and his teeth are wonky. But to me, this makes him quirky.

He isn’t great at showing love, but I know he is grateful for us saving him and giving him a loving home- even though he doesn’t return the favour.

However, at least we know he’s in a better situation than what he was a few years back. He’s starting to get fixed after being broken.

SM. xoxo

Jasmine’s Funny Moments #1

So I guess I’m starting a series of ‘Jasmine’s Funny Moments’. This one being number one.

Before I tell you the main funny story, you need a back story. If you’ve read my ‘Welcome to the Mad House’ post, you should know Jasmine is my niece. At the moment she is seven year old. Jasmine is a (I presume) typical kid, who is obsessed with the human body. My family is pretty open, so Jasmine has seen me naked from being a baby. However, as she started to grow, she started getting more and more interested in peoples bodies, especially mine. Growing up, she started to try and grab my boobs and was fascinated by my nipple piercing, constantly yelling ‘WHY DO YOU HAVE METAL IN YOUR NIPPLE’ at inappropriate times (which will be in future posts). She is also fascinated by pubic hair. So from this disturbing fascination, I try and avoid getting ready in front of her to stop embarrassing moments.

 

Well, here is the funny story.

A couple of days ago I announced that I was going to go in the bath. Jasmine’s eyes lit up at the prospect so she asked if she could join me. I responded with a ‘no’ as a) sharing a bath with a seven-year-old is a bit weird and b) because, well, to put it bluntly, Jasmine is a perve.

Jasmine started to get upset, so I was getting frustrated. Then, she gave her final plea,

Pleaseee let me come in the bath with you. I won’t try and flirt, I promise!

I was silent, mam stopped what she was doing and Jim looked up. Then we burst into hysterics. Jasmine looked clueless, wondering what was so funny.

Have you had any funny situations with your child relatives? Leave a comment.

 

SM.

Welcome to the Mad House

Here is a bit of information for you all about my Family, so future posts make sense.

jasper3I live with my mam, step-dad and evil dog, Jasper.

On top of that, I have two sisters who don’t live at home. Why you ask? There is a big age difference. You see, my sister Simone was 20 when I was born and Julie was 16. I am currently 21. I have a niece, Jasmine. Who is mental. So quite a lot of these posts will be based on her.

Now, have fun reading future posts.

SM 🙂