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Picture of SAM, a male Labrador Retriever

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Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Puppy Sam, Fuzzy Pup

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 11th 1992

he will always be the best friend!

Arrival Story:
We had just bought ice cream cones and were taking an evening walk in the park, early September 1992. I stopped to look through the fence at the city swimming pool. Then, I jumped as something cold and wet poked the back of my bare knee. After I crawled back into my skin, we found that a yellow Labrador puppy was asking for a new home. We checked with people in the area, put up signs, etc., but no one seemed to have lost a puppy. He was ours forever. Sam was so sweet & smart. He loved walks, car rides, playing with squeeky toys. He generously gave yellow fuzz to everyone who came in our home!

Feb 14, 2006, SAM went to the Rainbow Bridge. He was almost 14 years old and his backend did not work right (lumbar-sacral disease) for the last four years. Now, he chases all the squirrels & possums he wants because he has no pain! SAM remains my best friend. We miss him so ... beyond words . . .

Forums Motto:
Best Friend

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Proof the Rainbow Bridge exsits

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 28th 2007 More than 9 years!

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"As time goes by"

Time just keeps going by ...

February 14th 2011 7:42 pm
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~~~~~ a little note from my person M ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

to SAM, you are my heart.
Today is Valentines Day. And Valentines is for love.
And you gave unconditional love, every day you shared
with me.
... 5 years ago on Valentines, my heart broke
into a million pieces when you left for Rainbow bridge ...
But I feel your unconditional love forever. XOXOXOXOX


They sold the Jeep ...

December 2nd 2008 6:33 pm
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See, I told them so! I told my family that I am always right there with them, even though I had to come to Rainbow bridge ... .
When I was about 5 years old, my family got a Jeep. O boy, I had fun riding in the Jeep, to the park and lots of fun places with my family! I could see out the windows even when I stayed sitting down (that's safer than standing in a moving vehicle). And it was no big deal that I got hair or dirt in the Jeep!

Well, they sold the Jeep lost month. ... But guess what? When they cleaned the interior, my family found a ton of my yellow HAIR ... hiding between the back seat and cargo area ... . Very sad remembrance for them ... but I was right there to turn those tears into smiles.

Now they drive a MINI Clubman and the seats are the same color as pup Rick. And in the future, it will be so much easier for Rick to get in & out of a MINI ... because I taught my family that us older, large-breed dogs can hurt our backends when trying to get into tall vehicles.


Fuvever home anniversary

September 11th 2008 3:51 pm
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See my new picture? My pal Daisy created this picture of me at the park just like the fall day in September, 1992, when I found my furever family.

This may seem like no big deal to yall young, digital-age pups~ people taking your picture every time you turn around ... no film to be developed ... instant results that you easily save to your computer file ... Let me tell yall, photography was a whole different world in 1992!!!

My family spent the last month searching through "old" photograph albums & negatives ... just looking for pictures of me, and Bogart, too ... In my puppy days, my family had a nice 35 mm film camera, that someone had trouble figuring out how to use-BOL! And then the lens broke ... So there are fewer than 20 pictures of me for all the years from my furever-home day 'til I was about 7 years old. And I was 10 years old by the time our family got a digital camera ...

Thank goodness for digital scanners! My family added several new old pictures to my page-YEA!

{hey pup Rick, you got a hundred pictures! and you haven't been in the family one year yet-BOL} ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Everypup: be sure to visit the Tribute to 9/11 Rescue Dogs, as posted in today's Dogster Dog Blog at dogs/ OR here's the original dogs in the news website from 2001.

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