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I had to go away for a few weeks. Sammy was going to have to stay alone with Daddy.The Ogre.We wondered how that would work with him having to go out the deck door to the outside. If I was there, he never obeyed Theo to go anywhere.Thankfully, his routine was pretty much the same…


M had told us that at night this dog underwent a metamorphosis, and it was true. About a month after we got him home, after doing his business, he would tear around outside in the yard, taking huge leaps and running faster than a hare. He would go so fast, his leaps easily spanned 6…

29 No More Kennel

February 13, 2021


The kennel had been relegated to the basement.Sammy no longer needed it as a safe place, and he no longer even went in there. He had the choice of kennel with the door open, or his little plush bed from which he would do his nightly visit up to our bed.If we were out of…

28 Bum-scratch. Ahh….

January 18, 2021


Yes, it’s true, Sammy LOVES getting his bum scratched. I will be in the bathroom, and of course I don’t close the door when I’m alone because that would hurt his feelings not to be right there where the action is. (I know, I know—I’m such a sucker.) Also, he knows there is a good…


I went to the storeAnd here’s what I boughtA cute little doggieYes, that’s what I got I searched for a nameSomething quite hotBut could I find one?Of course I could not! He wasn’t a Rover,Or a Fido or SpotLassie or Laddie—Definitely not! Now, the yard at our houseIs a very small plotBut soon this wee…


When it was time for Sammy to go out to do his business, I had to open the door and lead with him following me. He would never go ahead of me. I wondered if it was because he had been kicked in his earlier life. The thought made me so sad. It was one…

Sammy Story 25: Going Potty

December 21, 2020


Sammy knew what to do with grass, yessir! You peed on it. He also knew it was the place you walked around in funny little circles until you finally squatted to poop. That was very good. So, three or four times a day, we would go out onto our upper deck, then down the two…

Sammy Story 24: Come!

December 7, 2020


Today was the day. I was going to teach this critter to “come” to me when I called. He was almost three years old and had never obeyed anyone to come to them. He was used to being cornered and grabbed when a human needed to get him. Unfortunately, this was the case when he…

Re-posting Sammy Stories

December 4, 2020


This blog was seeming to become a trifle long, so I had taken the first ten Sammy Stories off. But, because Christmas is near, I thought I would re-post them. They are short, and a great read for small and big kids. How to read: Scroll down till you see Story #1, then work your…

Sammy Story 10: Camping

December 4, 2020

Wednesday, Sammy came to live with us. Friday we went camping. We knew it was too soon, but we had no choice. After the fiasco in the RV storage place, I kept the little guy with me, and also kept him on a leash, just in case. The camping spot was open, with no fence,…

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