Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sam- a great dog.


Sam I Am

Nov 2002 - Aug 2008

I helped Sam across the bridge today- his suffering and pain have ended and although I am filled with heartache I am comforted to know that he is no longer in pain. This last week has been very rough on him - and I know in my heart that I have made the right choice for him.

Sam and I were together only three short years- but it seems like a lifetime. He was a dog that always gave 110% and had the most amazing sense of humour.

Sam was always the life of the party- goofing around, and making people laugh. He was a dog that was rarely serious, and had a bark and a wag for everyone he met.

He had a fantastic last few days- lots of fetch, cheesburgers, new toys, and of course cuddles. I told him often how wonderful he was, and I spent every moment I could with him.

I will miss him a lot.


Thank you to all my friends (too many to mention) who have supported me in the past two years with Sam. I appreciate it more than you could ever know. Sam was a very lucky dog to have such great friends. It has been a long, and hard journey with him- but it was all worth it.


That smile could melt a room.


I miss him already more than I could have imagined.

Sarah took some candid shots of Sam at the park a few days ago.

Here are a few of my favorites.



Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Sarah for the wonderful photos of him. I will cherish them always.

18 comments:

Katrin said...

I am so sorry for your loss. so sorry.

onecollie said...

Amanda, nothing I can say can help ease the sorrow at loosing a dog....just know I am thinking of you,& I'm so very sorry.
Through my tears when looking at these pictures, I burst out laughing at the one with the crazy face.....still making people laugh Sam...Good Boy

Alana said...

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Marcy said...

He was the neatest dog.
I'm so sorry Amanda.

Jules said...

Oh Amanda, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss from the bottom of my heart.

coopercreek said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What great pictures to treasure.

Diana said...

We are so sorry. He was the reason I started reading your blog. Thanks for the stories and pictures. Diana

Diana said...

We are so sorry. He was the reason I started reading your blog. Thanks for the stories and pictures. Diana

Kim said...

Oh Amanda, I know there is nothing I can say that will take your pain away, just know that you are in my thoughts and that I am deeply sorry for your loss of a wonderful dog.

Sarah said...

So sorry Amanda - first a post about fantastic Boone, now the loss of Sam. Hope one will help make up for the other.

dreameyce said...

OMG! I haven't been on here for a while, and was SHOCKED to see this.

I'm so, so, SO sorry for your loss, and what a hard loss. I've not even read farther down yet, to see what happened.

I'm so sorry. I know we don't 'know' each other, but I've 'seen' you around for a while, and we share a breed obsession. I'm so, so sorry.

Sam was only a few months younger than my beloved Traum. He's asleep with his head on my lap now, and I can't imagine how you are with your Sam so far away. I'm so, so sorry :(

Ricky the Sheltie said...

We are very, very sorry about Sam. Thanks for sharing the great photos. We'll be thinking about you.

Elayne said...

Oh I am so sorry. What a hard and painful decision for you but I'm sure Sam would thank you if he could. Big hugs to you.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts.

Nicki said...

You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Dawn said...

I am so sorry that your beautiful Sam has gone. Although short his life was full, of happiness and love. You can see that in his eyes. Your eyes are filled with pain today, but each day the pain will lessen and only the love remain. Hugs to you today.

Paws on the Run said...

I'll miss him!!!!

Clever Dog said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Sam. He was gorgeous.