Likes: Chest and belly rubs. Chasing squirrels. Barking. Rides in the car. Sleeping with mommy.
Pet-Peeves: squirrels, doorbells (even on t.v.), someone knocking on the door, strangers. AND he HATES being referred to as a "MUTT" because he is NOT a mutt.
Favorite Toy: His big red pacifier, his squeaky ball, and his brother Skeeter.
Favorite Food: ANYTHING that doesn't eat him first.
Favorite Walk: ANYWHERE that requires a leash
Best Tricks: Making food disappear. Knowing when he gets to go out the front door it means he's going bye-bye--he goes straight to the car. Has learned the difference between "down" and "move".
Arrival Story: A lady had a box full of puppies in her pick up truck and was giving them away. I went over "just to look" and fell in love with one little brown puppy who looked like he was reaching for me. It was literally love at first sight for both of us.
Bio: I'm Sammy a.k.a. SamBo, & Bobie. My sister tried to call me Bobert, but my mom said that was a stupid name and I'm GLAD about that. My days are spent mainly indoors where I lounge around on the floor, couch or moms bed. I like chasing squirrels and barking at people. I'm scared of thunder but I know a German Shepard who is too so don't say anything to me about my fears until you deal with the Shepard about his.
My full name is Samson Joseph, but RARELY is that name used because I'm a very good boy and love pleasing people.
Sammy went to the Rainbow Bridge today, April 21, 2015. He very quickly developed a mass on his spleen and a heart murmur. He was in pain, groaning and moaning for a few days. Vomiting yesterday. Not eating or drinking today. Took him to the vet at 4:30 and he was gone by 5:00. OMG IT HURTS!!!!
Forums Motto: Life can't get any better than this!!!!
I AM SO MAD AT MY MOTHER!!!!
Today she innocently brought out my leash and said in her sweetest voice, "Hey Sam, wanna go for a ride?" Well, I LOVE to go on car rides and I was READY to go. I lept into the van and took my seat and Mom got in and away we went. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, she turned on the air conditioner and it was FUN. BUT THEN, I noticed familiar territory; familiar in a not so good way. We were at the GROOMER. I couldn't figure out why. I mean, Mom has been brushing me almost every day and getting TONS of hair out of me. She keeps telling me she could stuff pillows with the amout of fur she gets out of me.
I knew we could not be at the groomer for me because of all the combing and brushing Mom has been doing so I wasn't worried when we got out of the car. I peed on the bushes like I always do and then pranced inside the door. Mom was surprised I went in so easy, but like I said, I wasn't worried. BUT THEN, here came the groomer lady and SHE TOOK MY LEASH FROM MOM!! She said, "Sammy, come on back." I turned and looked at Mom with my biggest, saddest puppy eyes, begging her not to leave me, but she just petted my head, gave me a kiss on the nose and said, "I'll see you later, Big Boy." and she left me there!!!!
I was given a bath and then the groomer lady shaved me. YES, SHAVED ME. I have no fur left. I am naked. I was humiliated in front of the groomer lady and in front of another Lab that was there so I growled at him just to let him know that he better not be making fun of me. Then Mom came to get me and when she saw me she said, "Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, Sammy, you look like a puppy. You are SO CUTE!!" and she kissed me and hugged me. I was mad at her so I shook real hard and little teeny tiny hairs flew all over Mom and made her sneeze. (Serves her right for taking me to the groomer without even asking me if I wanted to go.) She laughed at me and petted me and told the groomer lady what a wonderful job she did and how beautiful I look and how much she LOVES my "puppy look". Then they stood there discussing how cute I am when I am bald. I just wanted to go HOME.
Then when we finally got home the ultimate humiliation took place. Maddie did not recognize me and barked and growled at me for several minutes while my MOTHER stood there laughing. It was NOT funny!!!!
Next time, I swear to the heavens above that I will HIDE when Mom gets out the leash.
I cannot believe what my parents went and did. Three days ago they ADOPTED Maddie's sister!! They didn't even put it up for a vote amont the furlings, Nooooooooooooooooo, they just brought her home with 'em. Man, oh man, Madds and her sister look alike and for a few minutes I thought I needed glasses coz I was having double vision!!!! Then I figured out that Miley (the new one) is taller, thinner and has darker spots than Madds does. AND she has a cropped tail!! BUT their faces are identical.
Miley has a sad story behind her and it makes us cry when we think about it. Some lady bought her from the breeder (after seeing the facilities Mom calls it a "puppy mill"). She didn't want the dog but her grandson was "in love" with her so she took her home. After a month she called the breeder lady and said, "This dog is the UGLIEST dog on earth and I'm bringing her back and I'm getting something CUTE." The breeder told her to come on. Another month went by, the lady called again and screamed again about how "ugly" the dog is and how she wasted so much time by potty training it and stuff like that. The breeder lady said, "Bring her back and you can get another puppy." So she did.
BUT she also brought along her grandson. Remember he was "in love" with the puppy. As his grandmother took HIS puppy from him and handed HIS puppy back to the breeder he sat in the car and cried, but never said a word. The breeder says that she leaned in to the car and told him that she would find a really good home for the puppy.
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE PAIN that little boy was going thru? My Mommy cried when the breeder told her the story. It's just breaking Mom's heart to know that the little boy loved Miley so much but his Grandma was heartless and cold and took his puppy from him.
So today Mom sent the breeder lady an e-mail and asked her to PLEASE tell Grandma to tell her grandson that Miley has a really good home now and also that IF the little boy would like to see her we will gladly let him see Miley. I think Mom would like to know what they called Miley because she may respond better to her old name than she is to her new one, bol.
Miley is a homely looking dog, bol. She doesn't have much fur on the bottom half of her very long legs, which only makes them look longer. She's kinda skinny, and her bobbed tail just does NOT fit her body at all. The Grandma had her tail bobbed after she bought her (MEAN!!). BUT my human sister thinks Miley is BEAUTIFUL. Miley and Maddie are her dogs and her responsibility when she's home. The two pups sleep together in a big crate in my human sisters bedroom at night. And they get along like two peas in a pod. They follow each other everywhere; it's too cute.
I wish Mom and Dad had asked if Skeeter and I wanted another dog around here (we would have said, "NO") but they didn't. I guess it's ok. I mean, Miley is the sweetest little pup in the world. She doesn't bug me like Maddie does. She's not constantly crawling all over me wanting my attention. But ya know what? Since we got Miley, Maddie doesn't play with me as much either. I have to go up to her and start playing with her most of the time now. What's up with that????