Happy 11th Birthday Sparky!


About this J.P. Dog:

As of today Sparky, who sometimes goes by Mister Boy, is an 11 year old Lhasa Apso, whose official name is Sparkweather, “to prevent confusion with lots of other Sparkys!”  (Continue for 5 more photos…)

About this J.P. Dog’s human: 

Sparky lives with his human near the monument in JP where they’ve lived since 1994. Sparky’s human writes screenplays and is currently without an agent. “I always welcome connections to folks in the biz! I’m also involved with anti-pipeline activism, Bernie Sanders, and other causes.”

Does your J.P. Dog have any funny quirks, odd behaviors, or defining characteristics?

When he gets very excited he will chase his tail!

What do you love most about your J.P. Dog?

He’s so cute! And he’s a great guard dog. In Tibet, where his breed comes from, these dogs are companions who stay in the house and alert you to strangers. He is excellent at this!

Your J.P. Dog’s favorite outdoor spots in J.P.?

He’s super-social, so anywhere he can meet new people. Bus stops are some of his favorite places. And Polka Dog, where the staff treats him like royalty.

Anything else you’d like to share about your J.P. Dog?

I love telling people about Lhasa Apsos. They don’t shed or drool. They guard your home. The only drawback is they need regular grooming.

Photography: Sparky’s human






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