Sunday, January 26, 2020

Our Wonderful Sammie


Thank you so much, Ann Adamus of zoolatry.blogspot.com, who not only designed and executed the first three gorgeous pictures, but also designed Sammie's banner.  And helped get the blog back up again, then directed you all here.  So much gratitude goes out to you, Ann.  I have missed blogging, and may be able to get back to it once in a while, but can't yet at this time.



Our Sammie


It has been so hard to wake up in the morning without our darling Sammie.  From the first day we met her, she 'told' us she would rescue us, and rescue us, she did.  It is still too hard to write a lot about our adventures with her - she was such a willing companion, ready to embark on whatever task we set out to do for the day, whether it be a boring shopping trip or float trip down the Truckee River.  She was enthusiastic about competitive obedience, first earning her CGC title (Canine Good Citizen).  I was as much a novice as she was as she went on to earn her Beginner Novice (BN), Novice A (CD - Conpanion Dog) and Open A (CDX -  Companion Dog Excellent) titles.  She tried tracking and dock diving, but loved swimming and hiking most of all.  I can still envision her galloping down the trail, chasing squirrels or finding gophers, sniffing at anything potentially edible (which was most things).  She saw the woods as a grand buffet.  She adored playing in the snow, snoofling and scratching up holes or catching snowballs.  She loved swimming in the Sierra lakes almost more than hiking, going far offshore to scarf up kongs or bumpers and dutifully bringing them back.  She never wanted to leave for home, even when I reminded her it was supper time.  She filled our lives with her character and antics - she occupied an enormous place in our lives.  

We miss her terribly.  Grief is the price we pay for love...  Sammie, we will love you forever. 

Run Free Sammie xxxx
























52 comments:

Molly the Airedale said...

We are so sorry to hear about Sammie. It is so hard to lose one of your precious family members. Our hearts break for you. Hugs♥

Zoolatry said...

Sammie ~ forever beautiful, forever in your heart. We share in your sadness and send you a gentle hug.

My Mind's Eye said...

I am so very sorry to read about the passing of your Golden Girl...Sammie
What a beautiful Golden Girl with a smile that is surely lighting up Heaven
Hugs Cecilia

pilch92 said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. XO

catladymac said...

We are so sorry to read of beautiful Sammie's passing. We are sending purrayers and POTP and comfort to all who love her.

The Menagerie Mom said...

My most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. You gave your Sammie such a beautiful life filled with love. She will be with you always. Until you meet again.

Marg said...

WE are so very sorry for your loss. It is very hard to lose our fur friends. Sure sounds like she had such a good life with you

Sandra said...

my heart hurts for your hearts, you are so right, grief the price of love, but they are worth it.. she was a beautiful girl and all these photos are precious memories.

Lovable Lily said...

My heart breaks for you. It's so very hard to lose our fur-children. Her pictures show the beautiful life she lived.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "We are very sorry to hear that Sammie had to leave you."
Chaplin: "Although we didn't know her, Dennis always spoke very highly of her."
Lulu: "Run free over the Rainbow Bridge, Sammie, and be sure to stop by Tucker's Everlasting Rainbow Bridge Buffet for a special treat."
Charlee: "We send lots of purrs at this difficult time."
Lulu: "And I send fluffy tail wags!"

ThePainterPack said...

We are so very sorry for your loss.

John Bellen said...

They always leave such a hole when they go; there is always something very familiar that seems alien without them. I have six cats, and I know that particular activity, that certain sound, that will disarrange my life by its absence when each leaves me. I can imagine that is how it is with you and Sammie. Please accept my condolences on her passing. Godspeed, Sammie.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

While we did not have the pleasure of knowing Sammie, we are saddened to read about her becoming an Angel Pup.

Us peeps just never have enough time with our fur-children, do we.

Sending love and hugs; with purrs and licks added for good measure.

May you forever treasure all the wonderful memories you and Sammie made together.

((((( ♥ )))))

Brian said...

We are so very sorry to hear about dear Sammie. It's never ever easy, we know, but we do send love and hugs to you.

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Sammie. They are ever so precious. Healing hugs. ♥

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry about Sammie. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy from all of us here at ATCAD

Astro & Mitzie said...

Rest in peace dear Sammie.
Sweet Dreams
XO
Astro and Mitzie

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

You are now undertaking the long journey through grief. While others may share that grief we all walk it alone. There are no right or wrong paths, no proper way to carry oneself on the trek, no set amount of time to complete it. Some steps will come easier than others. There will be rogue waves of grief that you won’t see coming, and knock you back days. But you will come through it. If you get lost let us know. We have been through it before and we might be able to help you find the way out.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sammie! Grief is a hard journey. A warm hug.

Little Binky and Granny said...

So sorry of the loss of your purrecious girl. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you🐾😽💞 Fly free beautiful Soul💗

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I read via Ann Adams about the loss of your beloved Sammie. I am so sorry for you great loss. They bring us such love and comfort it is very hard to let them go. May the memories in time bring you comfort because the love never leaves us. *Prayers*

Linda Gomoll said...

From the day Sue called to tell me she found the 'perfect home' for one of our Golden Girls, we have loved being included in Samantha's lovely life stories. What a dream it has been for Miche, Bill, Ava, and the entire community of folks who have adored her. Sometimes the phrase 'heart dog' is mentioned casually, but in Sam's case it is exactly PERFECT. Samantha, you are much loved and forever in everyone's hearts.

Loulou said...

Although we did not know Sammie, it is so evident that he was a treasure and you will miss him so, so much. But be happy for the time you had and we will lament the friendship we never had with him. Such a beautiful Labrador....
Love from Loulou and family

Stephanie said...

What a dear and darling girl. She is so beautiful. Your family has been so blessed to have her. My heart goes out to you. Indeed you will love her forever. She had a grand and happy life.

Stephanie said...

P.S. Just watched the video. What a joy; words can't describe it. Thank you for sharing this. She was happy indeed. Simply beautiful.

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much Molly - we appreciate your thoughts.❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so so much Ann - for everything. We are healing.❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much Cecilia ❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you for your kids bd words xx

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much for your thoughtful words.

Golden Samantha said...

Such kind words - thank you ♥️

Golden Samantha said...

Yes it is... thank you so much for your comments ❤️

Golden Samantha said...

xxxx - thank you ❤️

Golden Samantha said...

We miss her - thank you for your words ❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you for your thoughtful words - starting to heal ❤️❤️❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much xxx

Golden Samantha said...

You are so right - thank you for your understanding words ❤️❤️❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you thank you so much xxx

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts ♥️

Golden Samantha said...

So sweet of you ❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much xxx❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Bless you xxx Thank you ❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Such wise words - thank you xxx

Golden Samantha said...

Yes it is ❤️ Thank you for your thoughts.

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much ❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much xxx

Golden Samantha said...

Such kind and thoughtful words, Linda - thank you so much xxxx ❤️❤️❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much xxx

Golden Samantha said...

She was so dear - thank you for your nice words ❤️

Golden Samantha said...

Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️

bichonpawz said...

Our hearts go out to you. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss of Sammie. It is devastating to lose our furry family members and we are still reeling from losing our Chloe who passed away last year. May your memories bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We send our prayers and purrs of support at this sad time. Sammy is reunited with his angel friends and young again.