Monday, September 19, 2011
Sammy, How We Loved You!
Sampson was my daughter's Bernese Mountain Dog, but I loved him as if he were my own. He would have been ten years old next month if he hadn't died today, too short a life for such a wonderful companion. Even my cats didn't mind him when he came to visit; he had such impeccable manners around them, always averting his gaze and yielding ground to them. He was nothing but sweet, happy, well-behaved. I've had several dogs in my life and loved them all, but they could be pains sometimes, barking too much or peeing on the rugs or rummaging in garbage, all those bad-doggy behaviors. Not Sammy. The worst thing he ever did was nearly knock me down with his joyous greetings every time I came to see him. Followers of this blog will know that I love cats. But I have to admit that no animal loves you back quite like a dog. Especially this one. I will miss him dearly.
Bye bye, Sammy. I hope you are on your way to doggy heaven.