It’s 9 whole years today since I first came to live with the humans! (You can read the story of my first day HERE in case you missed it .)
That was a really, really good day and I always says thank you to Marina when I sees her for bringing me to such a nice home. Well, I says always, but I’m embarrasseds to admit I was a bit ungratefuls towards her for a long, long time.
You see, every time I saw her in the beginnings, I was always afraid she would bring me back to the kennels and I didn’t wants that of course. So I used to avoids her a bit when I met her. I know she knows that it wasn’t ’cause I didn’t likes her, but I still feels embarrasseds about it. Nowadays of course I know the humans would never let anyone takes me away and I says hello properlies when I see her.
I owes a lot to MADRA you know, ’cause in 2007 when I was rescueds, MADRA was just starting up and only rescueds 78 dogs that year! They hadn’t starteds working with the County pounds properlies yet and over half of the dogs who endeds up there was killeds! 405 dogs were killeds in the Galway County pounds in 2007 alones… That’s a lot of doggies who never got to be as luckies as me… And it was mostly Marina’s hard work back then, although of course nowadays there’s loads and loads of more people who helps, ’cause no one could manage to rescue over 750 dogs a year by themselves!
And they’re all wonderfuls and I wants to give them all a big, big, BIG lick for helpings us doggies. And I’m really proud and happies that I gets to help a teeny, tiny little bitty too by showing everybody how wonderfuls us rescue doggies can be.
Of course, all of those doggies needs a lot of monies spent on them, which is why I’m collectings monies for MADRA again this year by getting people to sponsors me for the Dogathon. If any of you good peoples wants to help by donatings to my fundraiser, I would be most gratefuls and will send you a big virtual lick!
You can donates to it here: Jasper’s begging bowl
PS: The human told me I wasn’t getting any new toys for my Gotcha Day unless I gave away my old ones, ’cause I got too many alreadies. But guess, what I found today?!
She even hid treats in with my presents and it was lots and lots and lots of fun.
And I even got a new bed from Geraldine (thank you Geraldine!), but Jade said it wasn’t fair that she never got a Gotcha Day and stole it! It’s not my faulty if she just sneakeds in and never left and no one can remembers when her Gotcha Day is ’cause they didn’t actually decides to get her like they did me…