The Rochon family love taking their dog to an outlook above the Spokane River at Riverside State Park. But their goldendoodle, Jasper McLovin, was a little excited Sunday and jumped onto the ledge, miscalculated the jump and fell 300 feet into the river.
“There’s a rock wall and he wanted to see what was on the other side,” Michelle Rochon said.
“He had to hit the sides because he’s kind of scuffed a little,” Michelle Rochon said.
“I see Jasper and he’s all wet and he’s looking at me like ‘Please help me,’” Marshall Rochon said.
Jasper swam to shore on his own, the family went down to the river’s edge to rescue him and then rushed him to Dr. Joe Peterson at the North Division Animal Medical Center. With a 300-foot fall, Peterson was expecting the worst.
“As a minimum (he’d have) major fractures, bleeding in the chest cavity, skull fractures,” Peterson said.
But Jasper walked away with a bruised liver, bruised lungs and a scratch on his leg.
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Amazing still, four days later, Jasper McLovin seems to have his spunk back. He’s not supposed to be barking or playing but he thinks otherwise. There’s no other way to put it: Jasper McLovin is one lucky dog.
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