That endless babble confirms, as often as possible, that Jasper is not just cute, but made of it, adding -- as Sally would say -- more cute cells every day. He puts the cute in subcutaneous, a uniform layer of gorgeousness covering his entire body, just under the skin.
As he ages, as he has gone gray under his chin and around his eyes, loving him through these changes has been such a powerful lesson. May we celebrate with as much delight our own human signs of aging, pet the gray hair at each other's temples, love up the sag.
Herewith I give you a compilation of the Names of Dog. Appreciate that it has taken weeks to remember all of the variants, all three of Jasper's people adding to this list their most common expressions of love for our 13-year-old brother, son, friend and companion, Jasper Bacon Trelaun.
Jassy-pone (combo of Jass + pony)
Batty in the Ocean
Mr Pokey Pegs
Mr Pillow Sticks
Mr Gray Beard
Mr Flat Worm
Gandalf the Gray
Mr Big Stuff
Baby CakesBaby Snakes
Love this creature just so much very much!