My Heart, My Sammy

by Suki

Smilin' Sam

Smilin' Sam

He came to me from a neighbor that didn't want him. I use to watch him in her back yard, jumping with her children on the trampoline. Sammy's doggie smile, excited barks, golden red fur bouncing in the sun. How could she not want him?

So I adopted Sam. He had damage to his hind quarters that caused weakness, but it never slowed him down.

He found fun and caused smiles and laughter for the entire 8 years he graced this earth. He was my walking companion, cuddle buddy, movie watching pal, tennis ball chasing fiend.

He knew his dinner time to within the minute and was at my feet with his playful reminders that dinner was due. He woke up smiling and went to bed smiling, and thus I did too.

He loved making new friends on our walks and travels. He always leaned in for hugs, loves and pats. They were his due, and people responded every time. His ears were stroked by more people than I have met in a lifetime.

He loved me unconditionally. The feeling was mutual. Though my tears are still falling and my heart, broken in too many pieces to consider, I am so very glad he graced my life with his love.

I lost him suddenly, and unexpectedly. We had a great day, I brushed him, walked him, played ball in the park with him, then suddenly he fell ill.

Oh, God, please, please let us meet again. I hope I made the right choice for my most beloved friend., he deserves Heaven, with unlimited balls and toys, and soft kind hands to stroke him.

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Apr 22, 2019
by: Anonymous

I know what you mean by sudden- it’s like he ave me one last good memory. I think it will hurt forever ❤️🙏🏻

Aug 20, 2017
by: Thea

I loved your tale of your friend Sammy, I know how it feels to lose the dogs you love I have lower 2 most beautiful girls both have being there at my time of need, the love they give is unconditional, I now have 2 of the most amazing golden girls who give love everyday and make us laugh, and like your boy everyone loves to buy them they are mother and daughter, we are expecting a new litter at the end of august and even with haveing whelped dogs before I still need your pages to make sure I have everything clear in my mind and tell people to read your site before they take the pup's home so thank you so much for taking time to write about the best dogs in the world

Kind regards Thea

Dec 19, 2016
by: Kathie

Thank you for sharing your love for Sammy. My golden girl was Sara and, like Sammy, she taught me unconditional love and brought much joy to my life. I appreciate your post, Suki...You brought special memories to my heart. I have a feeling Sara and Sam have met in happy ball heaven...

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