All that Jazzy
When Queens resident Annette Markin heard about the ASPCA’s recent rescue of 33 poodles on Channel One News, she acted immediately. “I rushed to the adoption center in the pouring rain,” recalls Annette, “and found myself holding a seven-year-old poodle named Jasmine. When she began to shake, I placed her back in the volunteer’s arms. After waiting a moment, I put my hand on her paw, but she withdrew it. So I opened my palm and held it beside her—that’s when she put her paw into my hand. At that moment she had me.”
On the way home, Annette spoke softly to Jasmine, who shyly kept her head turned away. “Though her tail was down when we got home and she didn’t have much of an appetite, I served her food and she ate,” says Annette. “Then I introduced her to my two male poodles who had no difficulty adjusting to her.” That night the newcomer slept by Annette’s side.
Now, just a few weeks later, sporting a new moniker, Jazzy, this spicy pooch has shed her shyness and, according to her new mom, looks and acts just like a puppy. Annette tells us, “With her tail held high and her cute bark, Jazzy chases her two brothers, Banjo and Brandy—especially away from her food.” And apparently, she’s developed quite the discriminating palate. “I cook for my little family,” says Annette, “and Jasmine has developed a great appetite—I guess she likes my cooking.”
This champagne-colored beauty has also developed a very direct rapport with her adopted mom. “She now looks me straight in the eye and barks her unique little bark,” says Annette. “She just makes me laugh!”