The many faces of Sam.
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This is Sam. Yesterday we said goodbye to Sam.
In March 2000, our family hopped in the car and headed to a local animal shelter in hopes of finding a new member for our family. Sam was there waiting for us. Sam was a mutt, but he was our mutt, the best mutt ever. He looked much like a furry teddy bear except when he was shaved each summer.
From early on Sam brought joy and energy into our lives. Pets add so much to our lives. True, some pets may be just a royal pain in the neck, but others, others are special. Sam was not only a great friend and companion, but a teacher for us all.
Yeah, I think we do learn a lot from our pets. And Sam taught us many things.
He taught us how to play.
Here is one of his wooly-booger moments.
How to be patient and not pushy.
He showed us what true loyalty looks like.
How to be gentle and show affection.
Sam also never met a stranger. Everyone liked Sam. His gentle spirit helped children who came to our home afraid of dogs, leave wanting one of their own.
Sam was a good dog. We’ll miss him terribly, but would never trade the time we had with him to avoid the sorrow we feel now.
I’d like to mention the many animal shelters and Humane Societies all over the country with dogs, just like Sam, waiting for a home, waiting for a family to join. So if you’re looking for a pet please consider first checking out your local shelters.
Thank you for sharing the JOY of Sam.
There’s no doubt that precious boy has some big~time Wheaten in him. So grateful I waited until the end of the day, when everything was settled down, to turn on the computer and find your sweet comment about Sam. You are right. The lessons we learn from our furry friends are unexpected and invaluable. Losing a pet is the worst kind of heartache.
To this day I wear an id bracelet with my Hershel boys name on it. Hershel was a Pembroke Welsh Corgi who I adored with all my heart. We lost him 6 years ago to a tumor. I carry him with me always with his name on my arm.
Some people say that pets are special angels that we have to let go of in order to prepare our hearts for letting go of family and friends we may lose one day.
One thing I know for sure. DOGS really do go to heaven. There’s not a doubt in my mind that all the fur~babies we have lost will be in heaven ready to greet us when we find ourselves there. Can you imagine the JOY!
What a special boy Sam was/is. Little did he know when he was waiting at the Humane Society how many lessons he would teach to the sweet family on their way to find him. The love of a dog is so intentional. It’s unconditional. It sees us through our saddest days and the days filled with boundless JOY!
Thanks for sharing SAM with me.
I didn’t know if I was ready to let go of the one on one bond Doogan and I have~but now that Miss Isabelle has come along there’s no doubt she was meant to be in our hearts to love and live and snuggle with.
Sam will be in my heart for a long time.
That face. That sweet sweet face.
Thank you for sharing sweet girl.
Please tell your sweet daughter she is so lovely and her voice is amazing. I wonder if you’re the one she’s always slightly glancing at and smiling as she sings? She’s so precious Amy. Keep me in the loop of what’s to come for her as she moves forward with her music. xoxoxox