Samson - Rest in Peace

Standard Poodle
Picture of Samson - Rest in Peace, a male Standard Poodle

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Home:San Francisco, CA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Samson - Rest in Peace

Sam, Sam-a-Lamb, Sammy-san

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

September 17th 1991

following mom around, counter surfing, humping exuberant dogs, staring at mom

dogs that hump back, being alone, dogs whizzing by and bumping into him

Favorite Toy:
mr. fluffy

Favorite Food:
he's a carb addict!

Favorite Walk:
any walk that mom is on

Best Tricks:
Bang! (play dead)

Arrival Story:
He was my parents dog, but living a boring sheltered life in upstate NY. I was moving out to San Francisco and in the market for an adult dog, so my parents sent Sam along with me. It made them feel better that I was going with a family member

Sam has put me through a lot but taught me so much. He was my first real dog as an adult and I had no idea what I was doing. He turned out to have bad separation anxiety and would howl for hours whenever I left him making my life and relationships with neighbors difficult to say the least. He was aggressive to puppies & old dogs in the dog park for the first couple of years I had him, he started having seizures within a couple of months of moving out here. Had I known all this, I would have left him with my parents but had I done that I would not have the friends I have today (met in the dog park,) wouldn't have had the guts to quit my job and start a dogwalking business (I had to, I couldn't leave Sam alone.) I wouldn't have learned all the dog training I have, wouldn't have worked with homeopathy and eventually improvd my own health, and I might not have learned how to stick it out when things feel overwhelming and you want to pack it in. Most of all, I wouldn't have the loyal friend I have today and I wouldn't trade this pain-in-the-butt for all of the cute puppies in the world.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 25th 2004 More than 12 years!

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