Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Leave a bone for Sammy - In Loving Memory
Dogster stats for Sammy - In Loving Memory
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Special Gift Box:
Sam-sam, Sammi-beast, Samster the Hamster
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Food, hiding Travis's toys, chasing lizards
Anyone lying on her bed, squirrels
Her purple mouse
Opening doors (including sliding ones)
My dad saw a flyer about needing to find a new home for a 9-month-old dog, went to the apartment, fell in love with Sammi at first site, and he brought her home to join our family
Sammi loves to hide Travis's toys and cause mischief, feels she rules the house (she kind of does) and thinks bed time is the greatest (she gets tucked in with her blankie at night). She's gotten much clamer with old age but definitely refuses to grow up compeltely. She also has a wonderfully expressive face and will gladly let you know how she feels about something.
The Groups I'm In:
Basenji Mixes, Help a pitty!, Proud UF GATOR Doggies, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|May 26th 2006
||More than 6 years!
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September 3rd 2011 7:10 am
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I was having a good day - I got up at 5am and was refusing to take naps. The family was having to keep up with me, taking me outside to enjoy the weather. This was a bit harder than usual - my legs have been failing lately, so mom had to hold my tail up for balance and help me move along. I still enjoyed it - plus, I got to spend time with my mom!
By nighttime, I was still doing pretty well and decided it was bedtime around 9:30. That's when things went bad - I had a grand mal seizure around 9:50 that lasted for a minute. I was very confused afterwards and my tongue was all over the place. My family was there to help me and after about 40 mins, I was able to go outside and drink some water again. Mom slept by me all night but was very worried - my breathing was very irregular and though my heart and will were strong, they all started to fear for me.
My parents called the vet first thing this morning and the vet said to bring me in immediately. Mom and dad woke me up, still in my "accident" diaper and brought me in. I was having a lot of trouble - as hard as I tried, I just could not stand on my own. I was yelping in frustration. I was 18 years old, had survived two bouts with cancer and losing an eye and finally, old age caught up with me. My family couldn't stand to see me suffer anymore and had to make the hard decision to send me off to the Rainbow Bridge. Dad held me the entire time and they gave me so much love as I went.
Don't cry for me, though - I lived a very long and happy life with a family that gave me nothing but love and the best that a dog could ever ask for. I am now on my way to join my adopted siblings at the Rainbow Bridge.
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