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Sam 5/20/02 - 7/16/15


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Sam deserves a tribute. He was a gentle soul, an undemanding (well, maybe for cookies), boy who came to us in August of 04 when he was just barely 2 years old. Sam did not race at all, instead headed straight for "retirement". He was a leaner, a guy who would flip your hand off the computer keyboard to get pets, a lover of ear scritches. He had his health issues over the years with a toe amp for a growth, hypothyroidism, and a stint of slo. He was a champion eater and sleeper and when he shook himself I swear all four legs cleared the ground, he adored the snow until the last couple of years when his balance wasn't so good. He lived with Maggie from Dec. 04 to her death in April 12 (and it was not always easy for him to live with her~she could be snarky and ruled the roost), and after Maggie he was completely at ease when our two bounces (Graham and Phoebe) moved in later that April. Altho Sam and Graham bonded and always slept near each other, Sam's real buddy for play was my daughter's lab who adored him. When DH carried him to the car on Thursday because of the swollen foot and unable to walk with it, I never thought he would not be coming home. As I stood by the car window and petted him I did not know it was actually good bye. There were so many things I would have told him had I known. First of all thank you for being such a good boy all these years, for being ok with the other dogs coming in, with being a good camper when we traveled with our trailer for several years, for loving us and trusting us unconditionally, even to the end. Run free, Sammie! Even tho you never raced, you were a champion to us!

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So sorry for your loss of gentle Sam. :grouphug

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I'm so very sorry. The gentle souls are precious.

 

Godspeed Sam.

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Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

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Sam was a most special greyhound who was fortunate to land in the lap of a wonderful family.

He will be missed......Godspeed, Sam. f_yellow

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He sounds like a winner of the best kind. He won your heart and soul, and I have no doubt you won his.

 

Godspeed, gentle boy :wub: .

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I am just so very sorry you have lost your most special boy. :grouphug

 

Godspeed Sam. Your family loved you the most!

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So very sorry for the loss of your Sam.

Remember the good times ...

 

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I am very sorry.

 

Run free Sam, run free sweetie...:gh_run

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Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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