|January 10, 1999 to November 11, 2013|
Sam came into our lives right after I stopped working in the corporate world. I scarcely knew a thing about dogs and thought every dog just needed the right training to become Lassie. Now I've learned so much more. Each dog comes with his own personality, some of it breed related and some of it individual traits. This picture sums up the difference
|Sam, one cool guy, Snowy, my friend's dog, always eager to please.|
|Florida dogpark gang, two legged and four|
|On the Florida sewing room carpet|
Our friends and family let us bring Sam into their homes for years and we are so grateful to all of them for that kindness.
We were uncertain when we very suddenly brought home a new dog who had been left at the dogpark almost three years ago. But Sam was remarkably adaptable and by day three Sam and Lucky were playing hard. In the years that followed, Lucky was the instigator but Sam was the one who got injured and never retaliated or held a grudge. Our one dog home suddenly became a two dog house. Despite their personality differences, we've all been happy together over these years.
|In April, 2013|
|Lake Roland and Robert E. Lee Park, home of Sam's favorite runs and hunts|
Mr. Lucky was leaving for a trip to CA to see his father so I had six days home alone with the two guys. We took walks in the woods each day, had plenty of treats for Sam and kept the heating pad in his dogbed turned up. Hard thing to do but so relieved that we have such a wonderful vet and kind friends who understand because they've suffered this same loss. Plenty of tears here, laughs at funny memories and happiness knowing that Sam had an absolutely wonderful life.