Look What the Alligator Dragged In!

by Stefani on 27-September-2009

We had such a great time at the lake. We had one nice grey rainy cold day in which to snuggle in and cozy up, and then one sunny warm day in which to romp and play. You can’t ask for better than that!

All My Men

Unfortunately, we didn’t see any alligators. Lots of herons and cormorants and cranes, some great big catfish and bass, even some camo-clad duck hunters on the misty morning lake, but no alligators.



Just look what we DID find.

Hamming It Up

… or rather what found us.

This little dog had taken up temporary residence at our lodge and was in need of a more permanent home. We were not exactly in the market for a dog, but this little guy just won our hearts. He’s smart as a whip, funny, great with kids and well, ย dang cute, if we do say so.

So meet Jasper, the latest addition to the Blue Yonder pack.


He slept all the long way home in the car, and then was treated to a bath, new dishes of his own, a leash, collar and a tag that declares him to be a member in good standing of this household.

Water Pup

Funny thing about Jasper, he acts like he’s always belonged. Whenever anyone leaves he takes up his spot at this window and keeps watch for their return.

Waiting For His Boys To Return

He is ours, yes, but we are also his.


A quick note for the locals – if you’re of the hunting/fishing persuasion or love some folks who are, you should definitely check out Choke Canyon Lodge. You know what, even if you don’t like fishing, you should go stay there anyway… just go to relax, sit in a rocker by the outdoor fireplace and watch the world go by. It’s such a little gem of a spot, made even more so by the sweet lady, Miss Happy, who ย runs the place. By the end of our stay we were all ready to move right in with Miss Happy! If you get down there, be sure to tell her that we said hello, and that Jasper’s doing just fine ๐Ÿ™‚

Amber September 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Jasper is clearly the dog for you. I’m so glad you found each other. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah Jackson September 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

oh yay!! so lucky for all of you!

Myrnie September 27, 2009 at 8:54 pm

He’s adorable! Just what your family needed ๐Ÿ™‚

Molly W September 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Oh my gosh… I am not a dog person but Jasper would make me one!

Anna September 27, 2009 at 8:57 pm

He’s so cute! Congratulations on your new pup!

Mary Smith September 27, 2009 at 9:20 pm

He’s going to fit in so well!

Kez September 28, 2009 at 12:13 am

Awww – he’s cute!

Mama Urchin September 28, 2009 at 3:46 am

You know how in the Wrinkle in Time the dogs always find the Murrys, they never find a dog. It’s like that for you too apparently.

I love that Jasper is all tough colors like a doberman, but little and cute with tufts of hair on his ears.

Sarah September 28, 2009 at 4:34 am

Yay! Welcome Jasper! Looks like a sweetie!

melody September 28, 2009 at 4:51 am

what a cutie! they always say that the best pets are the ones that choose you!

minnesota:madre September 28, 2009 at 5:35 am

How fun- an spontaneous! Jasper’s a lucky guy.

Patricia September 28, 2009 at 6:28 am

congrats on the new addition… you know what they say, a home without paw prints is just a house!

Shelley September 28, 2009 at 7:16 am

Cute, cute, cute! Congratulations!

frantically heidi September 28, 2009 at 7:43 am

Our dog found us too. Isn’t it great when your family expands in such a wonderful and unexpected way?

Kristi Richards September 28, 2009 at 8:00 am

Welcome to a great family, Jasper. You are one blessed dog!

susan September 28, 2009 at 8:21 am

He’s cute. Do you have any idea how old he is or what breed(s)?

Diahn Ott September 28, 2009 at 10:06 am

OH! How cute is he? Yay Jasper! Yay Blue Yonder Gang!!

Kelly September 28, 2009 at 11:49 am

congrats on the new dog! He’s adorable!

Stefani September 28, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I had forgotten how those dogs found the Murrys! Awesome!

You know what, his color scheme kind of suits him… for all his littleness, he thinks he’s a big dog ๐Ÿ™‚

Stefani September 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm

We’re not real sure. He’s not a puppy, but he’s not much past it we think…. Maybe a year or two old?
As for breed, it’s anyone’s guess. I personally think he’s some mix of chihuahua and terrier, but who knows?

Stacy Herrera September 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm

He is just about the cutest thing ever!!

Hannah September 28, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Way to be spontaneous with the dog adoption! We’ve been tempted many a time, probably every time someone puts one of those heartrending posts on the AAH list!

Thanks for the recommendation on the lodge; we’ll check it out.

this little light September 29, 2009 at 4:47 am

Looks like your still in the same boat as me! Fall is coming and we’re still in summer mode! It is so hot in Georgia!

Lorilee Kopp September 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Awwwww! SO CUTE!!!! Congrats on your new family member!

Wendi Mulvey September 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm

He looks like a cross between a miniature pinscher and a Chihuahua to me. Congratulations to you all! (I’ve been lurking here and enjoying your posts for a long while, but of course it would take a dog post to bring me out of the woodwork! I’m an ex-animal shelter employee and current raiser of assistance puppies, sucker for all things canine.)


Kate September 29, 2009 at 7:23 pm

He is so darn cute! And what a lucky pup, to join such a great clan:)

Relyn September 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Lucky Jasper. Lucky boys, too. There is no more perfect pairing than boys and dogs. Better than peanut butter and chocolate.

Lubna September 30, 2009 at 3:39 am

Hi Jasper,
You are one lucky doggie. Yes, your family is lucky as well. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Paula September 30, 2009 at 5:57 am

I love happy endings !!!

Carmella September 30, 2009 at 9:52 am

What a cutie! Don’t you love it when things were meant to be? My guys would love to have a ‘Jasper’ enter their world!

darlene October 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm

what a lovely dog, he really does look like he is at home!

Ansley October 2, 2009 at 6:39 am

what a cute pup! congrats on your great find…i’m sure he’s glad you two found eachother!

Mad Woman October 2, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Oh he’s so cute! Glad to hear you had a good time! Looks beautiful!

ali October 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Oh, what a sweet looking puppy! We’ve been contemplating a new puppy ourselves…

Nifer October 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Jasper is SO CUTE! The best dogs are the ones who find and choose us! We had one like that when I was growing up, and oh the stories I can tell about Ralph…

Alicia A. October 6, 2009 at 6:17 am

Jasper! I think I love you.

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