Friday, March 12, 2010

In Memory of Sammy, a Faithful and True Companion

A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself. ~ Josh Billings

Sammy

I often referred to Sammy as my four-legged brother. That's exactly what he was for over a decade. My parents adopted Sammy from a shelter while I was in college, and, although I wasn't raised along side him, he was still very much a part of my family. My heart goes out to my mom and dad who had to say goodbye to Sammy today. I know this has been especially difficult for them. Sammy was the light of their lives. He will be missed.


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50 comments:

  1. Oh, Wendy, I'm so sorry for you and your parents' loss. (hugs)

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  2. I'm so glad he was adopted to have a good life with your family. I'm sorry for your loss. Our fur companions are very much family members and it is hard to let them go.

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  3. So sorry to hear this sad news Wendy. I'm thinking of you and your mom & dad, please pass on my condolences. I bet Sammy & Huppy are having a great time together now.

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  4. Saying goodbye to my sweet little Meggie 6 years ago was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. My heart goes out to you and your parents Wendy...

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  5. Oh, I'm so sorry. I know how important animals can be (my two dogs are essentially my kids!) and my heart goes out to them at this time.

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  6. Dang... there seems to be so many of these lately. It breaks my heart.

    My thoughts and prayers to you and your parents, Wendy. It's not easy losing one of our fur kin.

    cjh

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  7. He looks like a sweet dog. It was wonderful of your parents to give him such a good home. It's so hard to lose a loved pet. My heart goes out to you all.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear of your's and your parent's loss. You guys had wonderful years with him and the memories will never go away.

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  9. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you, pets are such big parts of our families!

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. FurKids are a huge part of families. Sammy will be in my thoughts! ((HUGS))

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  11. I'm so sorry that Sammy is no longer with your family. My dog Bruce has been sick for 2 days and I've been worried sick about him.....they are so much more than pets. They are truly a loved family member!!

    Hugs to all of you!

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our 22 year old son calls our 14 year old dog his sister, so I know exactly how you feel. I'll be thinking of you and your parents.

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  13. Oh, he looks like a sweetheart! As you know, I had to say goodbye to my 13-year-old Gypsy not too long ago, so I can imagine how you and your parents are feeling. You're all in my thoughts, Wendy.

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  14. Hugs to you and your family. It is so hard when you lose a four legged family member... my thoughts are with you Wendy!

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  15. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Hugs~
    Lezlie

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  16. They are definitely a member of the family.
    They show such joy over small things and bring so much joy and happiness into our lives.
    Rest in peace dear Sammy. You were loved and you will be missed.
    So sorry for your family's loss.

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  17. I am completely convinced that Sammy had a wonderful life that most of us could only wish for. Everyone at our house (furry and otherwise) will say a special prayer for all of you and for Sammy.

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  18. Oh Wendy :( Big big hugs. Keeping you and your parents in mind.

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  19. So sorry to hear about your family's loss. My parents and I just lost our older dog, so we can definitely relate to how hard it is. :(

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  20. Oh Wendy, I am so sorry for your parents. It has been a year since I lost my beloved best friend and I know how hare it is to let go. Give mom and dad a big hug for me.

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your parents' loss when Sammy went to doggie heaven. He's been such a blessing to your family when he's around. {{HUGS}}

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  22. It's so darn hard when our pets die. They're our children and even though we know this is inevitable, it still doesn't make it any easier. We've had three dogs over the years while the kids were growing up. Only one died of natural causes but it didn't make it any easier.

    My condolences to you and your parents!

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  23. My heart goes out to your mom and dad as well.

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  24. I'm so sorry about your loss and your parents' loss, Wendy. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  25. Losing a beloved pet is a heart-breaker. My sympathies to you and your parents.

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  26. Wendy, I'm so sorry to read about Sammy. I hope you and your family are doing okay. This is so hard to deal with I'm sure. HUGS

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  27. Wendy, I'm going through the same thing this week with my own dog. It's very difficult and I feel your pain. So sorry to hear.

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  28. I'm so sorry to hear this. It's so heartbreaking to lose a pet. Your family is on my heart.

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  29. What a handsome guy. I'm sorry to hear that he's gone.

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  30. Big hugs to your folks. Sammy sounds like he was a wonderful companion!

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  31. I'm so sorry about your loss, Wendy. {Hugs}

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  32. Wendy, my heart goes out to your family. It is so hard to lose a loved one and I can tell that Sammy was loved. Words cannot express how sorry I am. I hope that Sammy and my Robbie meet each other in Rainbow Ridge.

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  33. Sandy was a handsome dog. So sorry to see he went to doggy heaven (if anyone deserves heaven it's the dogs and cats of the world :))

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  34. Wendy, I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss.

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  35. I'm so sorry for your loss, Wendy. Very sad.

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  36. So sorry for your loss! Sounds like Sammy was a wonderful companion and family member. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  37. It's so hard to lose a friend but they come into our lives, love us to pieces and make the world a better place. For that we are always grateful.

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  38. Please pass my condolences on to your parents, and hugs to you as well.

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  39. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, Wendy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  40. Wendy, I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Losing a pet can be terribly hard, and I send healing thoughts out to you.

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  41. I'm so sorry for you and your parents. I know you all have a fur-shaped hole in your hearts now. :-(

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  42. Thank you all for your wonderful comments of support. I can't tell you how much they mean to me. I will be sure and pass them along to my parents.

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  43. Wendy, I'm so sorry for you all. Our pets are our family - I know mine is - a loss hits hard. Thoughts and prayers going out to you all.

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  44. So sorry to hear about your family's loss. ((HUGS))

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  45. That's terrible. I'm nearing that place with my dog...he seems to be suffering terribly and I can't seem to get him more comfortable. I am agonizing about how much money is too much to spend on his medical care and what I will do when its time for him to go.

    Anyways, give your parents my sincere condolences.

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  46. I'm sorry for you and your parent's loss, Wendy. My parents got a dog when I was still in grade school. When she passed, 15 years later, my dad was devastated. She is buried with a plaque in my parents hard and I think my dad still misses her more than 20 years later. Dogs really do become part of the family.

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