Fox News host Dana Perino announced on Saturday that Jasper, the dog she has often appeared on television for years, has passed away.
Perino said on Twitter on Saturday: “I have to let everyone know that Jasper passed away today. This makes me deeply saddened.”In a lengthy Instagram post, Perino called Jasper an “American dog” and said he died of a rapidly spreading cancer.
Perino wrote: “Peter and I must heartbreak to tell you that the American dog Jasper passed away today.” “A rapidly spreading cancer caused him to leave us sooner than we hoped. We had to Send him away-talk about all the fishing activities he can do in heaven.”
Perino continued, “If this article feels impersonal, I apologize-many of you helped us develop Jasper into the wonderful, funny, and legendary he once was. I can’t be the way I want.
Reach out to all of you-really a dog has never been so loved and supported.”Perino expressed his “deepest thanks” to colleagues at Fox News and “loyal audiences” who “tolerated me talking about Jasper for many years” and thanked those who sent her Jasper paintings over the years .What can you do for us? Perino said. “Love each other. Hold tightly to those you love-including all your pets. And love boldly and fully.
“Jasper often appeared on Fox News with Perino and wrote a book about him, titled “Let Me Tell You About Jasper: How My Best Friend Becomes an American Dog”.