Sammy Dog (2/94-7/09)

Samantha ("Pretty Girl")

Samantha ("Pretty Girl")

Today we said farewell to a member of our family, Sammy Dog. 

Sammy was my wife’s dog when we started dating, but quickly became mine too, as she was always a huge flirt, whether it was with men or male dogs.  (She had a particular crush on yellow labradors.) 

Although she slowed down at the end of her 15 years, she was a very high energy dog.  I will always remember the way she used to tear around my wife’s house whenever I would come over to visit, and insist on sleeping on the bed with us at night. 

Although she was an only-dog for her first 8 years, Sammy was wonderfully patient when we added more dogs (Charlie, and Elvis, and finally JB) to our family.  All the way up until the end, she did her best to keep up with the boys, insisting that she come along on our daily walks, when it was clear that it was challenging for her to do so.  Her spirit was ever strong, even when her body wasn’t. 

I will miss you Sammy, and hope that you are running around like a crazy dog wherever you are now.  Rest in peace my pretty girl.

Vess

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