Bifu's Last Great Samurai

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Sami (call name), Bifu's Last Great Samurai, Baby boy, Buddahead

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

November 15th 1995

He Loves Sake who just tolerates him, Sake's grunting hedge hog and rolling on the bed in the spare bedroom

other dogs sniffing at Sake, dogs walking in front of the house and anybody comes to the door

Favorite Toy:
he likes about any of the stuffed animals in hhis toy box but likes Sake's hedgehog best of all

Favorite Food:
He likes his Chicken and Rice with Kibble, Jerky Treats and raw turkey necks

Favorite Walk:
To the school where Sake chases him all over the playground

Best Tricks:
Shaking hands

Arrival Story:
A friend of ours thought Sake needed a buddy, and knew Sami needed a home, she brought him from Northern Ca to San Francisco while my wife Sheryl flew from LA to pick him up. They have been buddies ever since

Sami is a big shy, goofball and makes us laugh at least once a day We are saddened to announce that Sami passed over the Rainbow Bridge on 23 Dec 2007

Forums Motto:
If it's not an Akita, it's not a dog

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 21st 2004 More than 12 years!

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Bifu's Last Great Samurai - Sami - 15 Dec 1995 - 23 Dec 2007

December 24th 2007 10:01 am
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Our beloved "Sami" crossed over the Rainbow Bridge at 12:00 on December 23, 2007. He "bloated" and by the time we arrived at the veterinary emergency room he was, according the the vet, beyond saving without extensive surgery. It broke our hearts, but Sheryl and I agreed that Sami had a long happy life and didn't need the additional stress that the surgery would bring. He was suffering from arthritis in his hips, stone deaf and slowly losing his sight. His spirit however was anything but dying. Throughout his life Sami exhibited a spirit, that like most Akita’s kept you on your toes and laughing at the same time. When it was time for their evening walk he was always ready to go even in his last days. His spirit never died

Sami will be missed by everyone in the neighborhood. He was the “Big Dog” with the gentle soul who while not really interested in meeting people, allowed everyone who wanted to, pet him as he stood there silently, ready to move on. He carried on Sake’s tradition of teaching the newcomer the rules as he taught Sachi what she could and couldn’t do around the house and on the nightly walks. His last days he suffered the arthritis, stoically. Always ready for the evening walks and unwilling to stay home. He tried to keep up but in the end I just un-clipped the lead when we left the house and he followed along behind never getting more that 20-30 feet behind and struggling to catch up when he did. Saturday night he came in acting like he was ready for his “midnight treat” but wouldn’t take it. Then he started to whine and began blowing bubbles. When I felt he stomach I knew what was going on and we rushed him to the veterinary emergency room. The Vet examined him and gave us the sad news, he could operate but there was no guarantee that he would recover due to his age and general physical condition,

He was a wonderful friend and companion and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.

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