JASPER SORËN | THE BRAND PET OWNERS TRUST
Photo Laddy 2007 | 1 Year Old
In 2006, a local cowboy in town had a female Boarder Collie whose neighbor's Golden Retriever jumped the fence and a litter of puppies turned up. At seven weeks old, Laddy and I went home together. We've been together every minute of every day for 13 years. And one beautiful afternoon we were out with the horses - it was a perfect day - walking down the path together to the barn; I looked at him and he looked at me and I said, "You know, Laddy, I love you more than life itself." An endearing turn-of-phrase which stuck. I've said it to him every day since.
On July 9, 2019, Laddy was diagnosed with the an aggressive form of canine cancer called Hemangio Sarcioma. Four veterinarians and a specialist later, I was told he could possibly be dead in a week. Early euthanasia was being considered. While I could understand the reasons for early euthanasia, I just couldn't do it. An emotional impossibility when it came to it. I simply could not imagine waking up in the morning and he's not there - let alone waiting for the vet to arrive for home euthanasia and put him down. I still can't.
When the moment comes to make this decision for your best friend, something so untouchable enters your heart and the world stops. But we, as pet owners, must make the decision for them. That's when reality sinks in and you just want some more time to say goodbye.
My personal belief is that quality of life is more important than suffering to the end. So chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery were not options I would choose for Laddy. When he was diagnosed it was so sudden; and I thought if I could just have a little more time with him to say goodbye; for me to get used to the idea of him being gone; and to let him know that I know and so I could tell him; and so he knows I will be with him until the end, until the very last moment when he closes his eyes and takes his last breath.
CBD was an option. All of us have heard about CBD but what can it really do for humans and pets? I thought maybe the CBD will make Laddy more comfortable, make a difference, give me some more time with him until that final moment comes. Secondary symptoms began to surface - throwing up, ataxia event, a rapid-growing lesion on his eye lid, and mild bloody discharge from his eye socket. Given the severity of his medical condition, I decided I had nothing to loose if I tried the CBD.
Well, it's been nearly four months since I started Laddy on our high concentrate CBD and Laddy's still with us. His secondary symptoms all but vanished, even the lesion on his eye lid shrunk to a pin point as quickly as it had grown. Unbelievable. Was it my imagination? Wishful thinking? Can I say with absolute certainty that it was because of the CBD? No, I cannot. But I can say that the CBD was the ONLY thing I gave Laddy and nothing else. Laddy continues on a maintenance dose today. I started him by front loading the dosage, given the serious nature of his condition, at 300 mg a day for 20 days. When I saw the improvement, I gradually decreased his dose every 5 - 7 days until we found a maintenance dose that worked for him, which today is 100 mg - 150 mg a day, some days less, some a little extra; just depends on how he is on any given day. I'm not saying Laddy is 100% or that he's cured of cancer; but I do know he's comfortable, stabilized, and occasionally his active Boarder Collie-self relentlessly chasing after the frisbee.
I began to notice the benefits of CBD between the first and second week with consistent daily doseages. It was about one month after giving Laddy the CBD, it became clear to me that it wasn't my imagination or wishful thinking. The CBD made a difference for him. Given his condition, Laddy's quality of life improved remarkably. I'll never know exactly why he's survived another four months, and still maintaining, but what I do know is that I've had the extra time I've needed to get used to the idea of loosing him, to say goodbye, knowing that he's not suffering and is comfortable. Each day, every day, I get to tell him that I love him more than life itself. Now he knows that I know and we know together. So when the moment comes - it will never be easy - but rather be a day more in acceptance of loosing my very best friend and the vacancy his absence will leave having become such a significant part of my life and myself.
It is because of Laddy, and our life experience together, that I decided to launch our line of high concentrate CBD for pets in order to give pet owners, and their very best friends, the option for quality of life, as I've been able to give Laddy. At Jasper Sorën, our mission is to be the world's finest distributor of quality of life products for all animals both great and small. Our company's success is because of Laddy and that's the untouchable truth.
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