Jasper "Beans" Johnson
Jasper was the absolute love of my life. Originally, when I first got him, I was told he was a female, so I named him Sabrina.
One of my roommates at the time called him beaner... or beanie bean... One day as Beans was giving himself a bath, we noticed that he was not a female but indeed a male!
We were watching the movie JFK at that moment, and one of the character's names was Jasper. I loved it!
So that's what we called him, but his nickname remained Bean... he was only called his "proper name" (Jasper) when he was naughty. LOL...
Anyway, he lived a wonderful life and passed away at age 19, from cancer that started in his jaw, but eventually spread into his chest.
I actually paid to have surgery to remove the cancer from his jaw so that he could eat, but sadly, they were not able to remove the whole tumor.
I don't regret the insanely high cost of the surgery because all in all, it gave me an extra 5 months with my fur baby. Today, 5/16/17 is his birthday. So to honor him, I wanted to share his story... :)