Nicknames: Sammy, My Boy, Sweetcakes, Sammy Boy, Sammy Bones
Birthday: April 15th 2000
Likes: Food, food, and food! Laying in the sun, going to obedience class (treats!), naps, snuggling, eating the parrot seed that Mommy's African Grey, Pepper, throws all over the floor.
Pet-Peeves: The vet, nail clipping, when he doesn't get to go with Mommy when she goes somewhere, when Mommy takes one of the other dogs somewhere and not him, small portions of food.
Favorite Toy: Mommy's shoes, he likes to carry them everywhere!
Favorite Food: People food! Cheese, chicken, hot dogs, turkey, anything tasty! Also, he loves "cookies" -- Old Mother Hubbard cookies.
Favorite Walk: Any walk with Mommy!
Best Tricks: Sit pretty -- he can do it forever! Looking really cute, plus he's good at obedience stuff like sit and down. He can also roll over and speak.
Arrival Story: Sammy's Daddy, Robert, got him before we were married. He answered a "free puppy" poster that was posted in front of the market. Both Robert and his sister were going to get a puppy at the same time, so they went together. The place was sort of "backwoodsy", but the people were nice enough, and they put a puppy in Robert's arms and one in his sister's, and those were the puppies they got. They told Robert that Sammy was "the cuddly puppy" -- and they weren't kidding! He's still really cuddly! I met Sammy when he was a year and a half old. I ended up marrying his Daddy, and I brought with me my two dogs, Misti and Bob, who became his big brother and sister. It was not long before I became very close with Sammy. He is my sweet little shadow dog, and he loves to go anywhere I go. When I first met him, he didn't like car rides and would throw up in the car. But I loved to take him places with me and it wasn't long before he learned to love to go. I am SO happy that Robert had Sammy -- he the the best Wedding present I could ever get!
Bio: Sammy is the sweetest, most loving, affectionate dog. He is the most well-behaved of my dogs; he is nearly perfect, having no real faults at all. He does like to carry my shoes around the house, which is really cute, although I sometimes can't find a shoe because he took it in the backyard with him. He is a "follow-dog", my little shadow. Even when the other dogs go outside to play (we have indoor/outdoor access for them and they have a big fenced yard they can go into whenever they want), he stays inside with me. When he isn't right next to me, it's because he's sunning himself on the back deck. He is a joy in all situations. We have great fun in obedience class (positive reinforcement only!) and he is the perfect walking companion. He's VERY smart and learns fast, so he knows lots of fun tricks and is a joy to teach. He does tend to get a little chubby, but he eats light food and we walk together to keep it under control. He loves food, though, and I do indulge him sometimes with Old Mother Hubbard cookies and also training treats. He's not only a great dog to walk with, but a great dog to relax with, because he loves to sit or lay next to me and snooze while I read or watch a movie. He even likes to get into my lap while I'm watching a movie, and he's a big boy! I love it, though, because I am just so crazy about him. He is, simply, the sweetest dog, and I am blessed to have him in my life.
Stuff I LOVE!: Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!!! Walks with Mommy... People Food... Dog food... Any Food!! When Mommy plays with ME ONLY and no other dogs around... Snuggling with Mommy on the couch or on her bed... affection and love... fun chewsies like pigs' ears and nylabones... Carrying around Mommy's shoes... Cookies!
Today me and Bella walked with Mommy at dusk! It was cool and windy and there was rain and everything smelled so good.
The best thing about today's walk was that I did a lot better in the cool air than I do when it's hot out. Mommy doesn't walk me when it's very hot, but if it's even in the 80's I get too warm and tired and I walk slow and Mommy takes me home early. But today I was full of energy and enjoyed lots of sniffies and I made peepee on lots of trees and rocks. Bella did too, and every time she does, she kicks the ground and dirt flies everywhere. She is silly.
This morning on our walkie I sniffed the most interesting thing!
It was a wild animal poopoo, and it had FUR in it! Me and Bella really investigated it. We have lots of gray foxes in our area, and Mommy thinks that is what made the poopoo.
I love to smell wild animal stuff! Maybe sometime we will SEE a fox! Wouldn't that be fun? We only see deer (Bella barks at them A LOT and jumps up and down at the end of her leash, and I pull real hard to encourage Mommy to chase the deer with us, but it never seems to work).
Mommy says fox poopoo is okay, but she hopes we don't ever see any mountain lion poopoo or bear poopoo!
I started the day by jumping on the bed and nudging Mommy LOTS to tell her it was time to wake up and feed me!
Then after breakfast I rested my tummy before Mommy took me and Bella for our morning walk. It was getting warm, and that makes me walk slower than usual (it was probably 80 degrees outside! Warm for walking!). But me and Bell sniffed and made peepee on lots of rocks and clumps of grass, and we kicked up some dirt afterward too!
Then Mommy was going to run to the gas station, and when she was getting ready to go, me and Amy ran to the door to tell her "Mommy take us!"... and so she did! It was a lovely ride in the car and she even ran in and got us a yummy meat stick to share!
Now it's nappy time and I am going to relax on the cool wood floor.