Sam I Am

German Shepherd
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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Sam, Samster, Goober, Bright eyes

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:

April 23rd 2008

Playing find, we hide treats for her around the yard then tell her to go find them.

Rain, and watering hoses. She does not like getting wet! Only this year has she learned to semi enjoy swimming.

Favorite Toy:
A big giant tug rope and a card board box good for tearing up.

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
jumping over people relaxing in the hammock on command, refusing treats when told its from the dogcatcher, jumping for the keys to tell us she wants to go for a ride, circling, going around, combining down, sleep and rollover with 1/2 second pauses

Arrival Story:
Our beloved Golden Retriever of 13 years had passed away then previous fall and then the following spring, our cat who had been with us for 11 years passed. The home felt empty, our son was moving home for 4 months, before heading off to the Marines. We found her at a small breeder a couple hours aways from our home. She was the largest female and now at 14 months she weighs a very lean 90+ pounds. She was the last of the litter of 9 pups. I was worried. No worries needed, she's smart, faithful, naturally protective, good at judging human character, and in good health. The last chosen has become an all star. My son an I spent the summer raising her, she is wonderful comfort and connection to my son, who is off on his 5 year adventure.

Forums Motto:
I'm not spoiled, really.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
How Long does your Dog (s) Sleep??

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 16th 2009 More than 7 years!

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A day in the life of Sam I Am

My Week

September 30th 2009 12:55 am
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Well I've had a great week, the best was the first part though. Mom found a new 1400 acre off leash dog park. We went everyday. It was a blast running ahead of mom, sniffing around. Although every thirty paces I have to look back and check on mom. And I don't know how she does it, but sometimes she catches up with me, and passes me by, must be those mesmerizing smells distracting me. I met lots of dogs and had a great time greeting them and getting to know them, more interesting smells. I'm not sure I like puppies right now though. They have no decorum, you go up and greet them, following doggie etiquette, and what do they do? They jump all over you. I'll put up with it for a little bit, but after while it's rather annoying. Mom says I used to act like that, but I don't believe her. The first time I had to jump up on mom, a couple of times to tell I was ready to go and getting a little peeved. Now she knows to pay attention, and says lets go if I start looking peeved, and we resume our wonderful explorations. I got lots of treats as mom made me practice recalls, stops and waits in a large distracting space. Not sure why I need to do this. Anyways mom's fixing up her old mountain bike so I can run along side of her. There ton's of hard packed dirt trails, that will be easy my paws.
This weekend was a bummer though. Saturday mom and dad were working in the yard. They took me for several rides, and I was kept busy running back and forth keeping an eye on them. After working hard all day keeping track of them, I patiently waited and waited and waited. 8PM came around. Do you know what they did? They built a fire in the fire pit, sat in their chairs sipping a glass of wine. After all my work and patience, this is my reward? Laying down, relaxing, and listening to them talk and talk. Well, I let them know about it. That I was displeased about not going to my new dog park. I didn't care that it was dark. I have good eyes. It's not my fault that they don't. Every minute to 5 minutes, I'd start whining. Humph I still didn't get my way. They just moved my blankie between them, and told me to lie down. Well I finally gave up, and took a well earned nap. Next weekend, I'll figure out a way to make sure we go.


Fun quiz posted on a member of the herding groups page.

September 17th 2009 5:58 pm
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Where were you born? Forest Grove OR

Where do you live now? Portland OR

What is your favorite store? Anyone that gives me treats

How many toys do you have? A lot, but most of them I snuck outside, so mom has to buy new ones. LOL

Wet or dry food? Dry mixed with wet food.

What is your favorite color? Camo, my human brother is in the Marines

Are you bad when nobody's looking? Oh, yeah, nothing like a 2AM garbage snack if my parents forget to take the kitchen garbage out.

Are you friendly? If mom likes you, I'll probably like you. But sometimes it's not until I've met you the second time that I accept you.

Are you overweight? No. I'm a picky eater, and watch my weight.

Do you eat people food? Whenever I can, which is not as often as I'd like.

Do you eat bugs? I keep trying to catch those pesky flys. I do not like them, especially if they land on my food. OOOOO!

Do you live with other animals? No

Do you like to exercise? I love to run, jump, play tug of war and go for walks. Will swim but its not my favorite activity.

Do you like car rides? Oh Yeah! Especially when I'm given treats when mom stops at a store.

Do you get into stuff? Just the Kitchen garbage.

Do you like to swim? I tolerate it to be with my people. I have to keep track of them and not let them get to far away.

What is your favorite treat? Chicken!

Do you shed? A little

What's the funniest thing you ever did? Hide behind mom, when my human sister tries to give me a piece of banana. She doesn't get it, I don't like bananas or does she?

What's the bravest thing you ever did? a crazy lady was coming in our backyard and mom went out to the street to talk to her, I got out of the fenced backyard and ran circles around mom and the crazy lady snarling and growling to scare off the crazy lady. I do not like that lady.

Are you neutered? Nope, I'm a girl!

Are you a social animal? With some dogs.

Collar or harness? Both. Harness for walks. I have a collar but do not wear it often so my mane does not get messed up.

Retractable or regular leash? Regular.

Ceramic, Metal or Plastic bowls? Metal.

Do you sleep in a crate? Yes, with the door open. I also sleep with Mom and Dad and sometimes my human sister.

Do you have a dog bed? Yes. I have one for inside and one for outside.

Do you have a doghouse? No

Do you belong to any dog clubs? no

How does your owner describe you? Loyal, selectively friendly, once I accept you, I'll try to jump all over you. Funny, very smart and a pretty girl. My human sister says I am goober and neurotic.


Food: Meat, german sausage, cheese, dried turkey patty's, dried sweet potatos

Sleeping spot: I have many. My crate, blankie, Mom's bed, the couch--if I ask for permission.

Walking place: Anywhere

Bone: rarely

Treat: cookies from the pet boutique, dried turkey patties, chicken, cheese

Animal to chase: squirrles, the blue jay that comes in the house and tries to steal my food--its my food.

.:Top 3:.

Who's you #1 friend: Mom and Dad

#2 friend: My human sister, Uncle Ted and my human brother--I miss him a bunch. Can't wait until he comes home for a visit.

#3 friend: My dad's brother's dog Joey

What's you #1 toy: my tug rope

#2 toy: my stuffed animals

#3 toy: speakee toys and balls

.:Have you ever:.

Been to the beach: Not the ocean beach but I've been to beaches along the Rogue and Sandy rivers

Seen snow: I love chasing snow balls.

Traveled out of your town: yes

Bite a person: never

Been bit BY a person: no

Ate a frog: No, but I helped mom catch a mole and ran around the yard with it before mom made me drop it, and then she killed it and disposed of it. Gees mom made a lot of fuss, while she did that, crying and carrying on like it was a big deal. Talk about no dignity, the neighbor was laughing at her.

Broke a leg or paw: No


Most annoying thing a human can do: Spray water on me. I hate rain and getting sprinkled by garden hoses. And I will not sit or lie down in my pool, not even for chicken.

Most awesome thing a human can do: Rub my belly, give me chicken, take me for a walk or a ride.

Do you wear a collar: Sometimes

If so what color: US Marines Camo with a Marine Corp medallion on it in honor of my human brother.

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