Likes: wrestling with his brother and everything that hershey has at the moment
Pet-Peeves: being told NO and going for rides in the car
Favorite Toy: tied up shirt to play tug of war with Hershey and the Chuck-a-Duck. And apparently he loves everything that the builders use for the new deck.
Favorite Food: whatever anyone else is eating and I can beg out of them. And Pizza Bones!!!
Favorite Walk: The yard is about it, but that is huge and has alot left to explore
Best Tricks: He talks (particularly when someone comes home from work, they better be prepared for a ear full). Carrying the wood from the deck all over the yard, including a 4 ft 2x12. wish we could get him to take the stuff where we want it.
Arrival Story: I wanted to get a playmate for His brother Hershey, so I sarted watching Petfinders.com to see what dogs were available at the shelters. A swiss mountain puppy had become available so we went down to the shelter to check it out and it had already been spoken for. I left rather disappointed. The following week a whole litter of Akita mixes came into the shelter, including Sammy. We quickly went down and adopted him up.
Bio: His litter was taken in by the shelter as the people had way to many dogs. Just another case where spay/neutering would have helped alot. I think that one of his brothers was recently at the pound in a nearby county. He didn't stay around very long before he was picked for adoption. Sammy is goofy but we love him to death.
Sammy had a very unfortunate accident last year when he blew out the tendons in one knee. And then before we could get him in to fix that he blew out the other one. The docs took care of both knees at the same time, and after a long and restrictive rehab he is back to his old goofy self.