Doggone it! "I felt proud to be your friend !"
Jasmin, The Wonder-Dog
When I was visiting a friend in western Alaska in 1996, this dog saved
Jasmin was a water dog and snow lover. She liked to chase everything that
moved, including people on X-country skis.
On one such ski outing, a terrible wind and ensuing blizzard came upon us.
The wind blew my right mitten clear off, exposing my fingers to the bitter
But then, a SMILE quickly came to my face. There was Jasmin, holding
something inside her mouth. It was my mitten that I had given up for lost.
Yes, I loved Jasmin. If you had been there on that cold Alaskan afternoon in March, you would have loved Jasmin, too !!!
Jasmin isn't with us anymore. But in a way, I KNOW she's still out there, because I always hear her barking whenever a cold wind blows.
[Photo taken March 1996, east of Nome near the Bering Sea.]