We would like to pay a special tribute to Jasper. Jasper brought so much joy to our lives in the short time he was with this world. He really acted like he had a lot to do, and not much time to do it in. He was devastatingly, shockingly and suddenly, taken from us last May; he was lost to cancer. I was so blessed to have had the honor of being his mom for the seven years he was with us. I have yet to see such a gentle animal to this day. He would take his milk bone into his two front paws, and nibble off each bite with his front teeth, slowly chewing and savoring each bite. We have one litter of Jack Russell terrier puppies a year. From day one, each and every one of those puppies was drawn to and adored him and he adored all of them just as much or more. He never got impatient, frustrated or tired of loving, cuddling, protecting and entertaining those, tiny, little balls of energy, noise and teeth; he truly loved every minute.