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Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Today is my Rainbow Bridge Day.

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Big guy, Sambo, Bubba

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

January 1st 2003

Being anywhere Daddy is & WATER-WATER-WATER-WATER!

Loud noises, thunderstorms, BBQ grill

Favorite Toy:
Nothing really--he likes to chew on rubber hoses

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Around water and anywhere Daddy takes him.

Best Tricks:
None-- but he's learning,as MAIZY tries to play with him and show how it's done!

Arrival Story:
Saw an ad in the paper. Went to see him and was told he was in a cage for 2 years. Never any contact with the outside world. Scars on his nose, by his eye and one ear torn in half. She told us it was from puppies playing-----I don't think so!! I should have reported her and some of the other breeders we visited! Ban Puppy Mills!!!

He really was terrified of everything--it took MAIZY, our mother hen, to show him the ropes and how to act like a dog. It took 3 years to win his trust and there are still some things that scare him. Daddy is his favorite person--he love,love,loves Daddy! He has come a long way even in the last few months. He finally will play with some toys and is learning to bring back the ball when thrown. He is a real sweetheart and it breaks my heart to think how someone could be so cruel to him.

Forums Motto:
Sammy---Mr. Excitement!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Some Secret Codes!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 26th 2008 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Sam I Am !

Angel Sammy April 6th, 2015

April 9th 2015 11:57 am
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This is very hard for Mama to write, but I succumbed to TCC Bladder Cancer ! I was diagnosed on 2/27/15 and passed on 4/6/15. It started as what was thought as a urinary tract infection. They treated it with antibiotics. It didn't clear up and the vet thought he should do an Ultrasound. He found a large mass and knew what it was. They still sent in a sample for a biopsy. He said Piroxicam did wonders for shrinking the tumor and we would try that. I took that plus my seizure meds. I seemed to be feeling fine, but the urine was still very bloody and clots were passing. I ate well until the last week. I didn't want to eat and I kept vomiting for 4 days. Mama and Daddy knew. As much as I wanted to stay, I was tired and weak. They took me in, Daddy took me for one last, short walk and I wanted to go in the van. I looked at Mama with pleading eyes, she will never forget that look and broke down. We had to go in and went to the nice special room. My doctor pet me and I relaxed after a first shot. I gave one last look at Daddy and laid my head down and dozed off. When the doctor came in, he pet me and gave me my final shot. I was free of pain, bleeding and this ugly disease. Mama, Daddy, Maizy Pongo and Anabel are all sad. Soon my ashes will be home with them. I know Mama and Daddy gave me a great home and did everything they could. They didn't want me to suffer. I am free Mama and Daddy , I can't wait to see you again ! We so loved you Sammy, our hearts are breaking and the sadness is overwhelming ! God bless you Sammy !

Thank you to all for the Rosettes and special thoughts !


Mama is worried !

March 16th 2015 6:09 pm
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Mama is really worried lately. Daddy noticed that when I went potty, the urine was reddish. Mama made an appointment at the vet. He thought it was a urinary tract infection & gave me an antibiotic. It wasn't working, so back we went. This time they did an ultrasound & found a large mass,,,,not good ! Mama was told I have Transitional Cell Carcinoma , an incurable, aggressive cancer . Mama & Daddy were heartbroken . They won't do surgery because of my age & it would only spread it more. He put me on Piroxicam , hoping it will give me a longer life & stop the growth of the cancer. I've only been on it a couple of weeks & I still pee red urine. Mama will call the vet tomorrow & ask how long it takes to start to clear up. I don't appear in pain, I eat really good & I still love to play & go to dog parks. The vet said sometime the medicine gives you 2 or 3 more years. Mama said we can only pray & they will know when it's time. Hopefully I'll be around for awhile :) I know Mama & Daddy are doing what's best for me .



January 2nd 2014 6:50 pm
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Now Mama just tried to let everyone know in ConnectTheDOTS about the problem and it happened to the Group Page !!! All the background is gone ! Yikes....Tipper is going to be so mad at me and I can't do anything about it ! I'm afraid to touch anything now :(

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