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Sammy Story 5: Safe places

December 4, 2020

Sammy needed a safe place. In his last home, it was his kennel, where he had his bed and his two favourite, miserable-looking “bunnies.” M told us that he would stay in his kennel in her office where he could be near her when she worked. She said she was hoping he could go to…

Sammy Story 3: New Name

December 4, 2020

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What kind of name was “Shortie?” M and her family didn’t like it either but that was the name they were stuck with. I determined we would change it if possible. Who knew if his name was a safe thing for him and if we changed it, we might run the risk of making him…

Sammy Story 1

December 4, 2020

Welcome to Sammy Stories. I hope you will enjoy the stories and snippets that I have recorded about the journey our rescue dog, Sammy, and our family have traveled so far. I hope to share one every few weeks or so. Not all of the stories will remain on this website, but we are working…

FIVE Sammy Stories!

November 9, 2020

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Because of the imminent Book Launch of Jake Knight and The Tale of Vindicatum, I am swamped with stuff to do. I don't want you to miss your Sammy Story fix, so... I am posting FIVE Sammy Stories today. You will have to survive on those for a bit, until things settle down a bit!…

Sammy Stories Update

November 9, 2020

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Because of the imminent Book Launch of Jake Knight and The Tale of Vindicatum, I am swamped with stuff to do. I don't want you to miss your Sammy Story fix, so... I am posting FIVE Sammy Stories today. You will have to survive on those for a bit, until things settle down a bit!…

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Bedtime. After Sammy got used to us more, and we had fewer peeing accidents in the morning, I began to leave his kennel door open. I wanted him to be able to sleep in the plush bed we put out for him between the kennel and my bed if he wanted. He quickly learned he…

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It was October. Sammy had been with us for over three months. He didn’t go for his breakfast like a starving refugee the day after the party, afraid that at any moment some one would come and steal his food. Maybe because all of the people and confusion made him feel a little spooked from…

Sammy Story 16: People!

October 8, 2020

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Sammy meets his first visitors.This dog will never cease to amaze me. Our good friends, Tom and Deb came over for a visit. They sat at the high table on our deck with us, along with Sammy. This scared, cringing little canine who flinches at every unknown sound, actually came up to Tom and sniffed…

Sammy Story 15: The Walk

September 8, 2020

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Theo and I decided to take Sammy for a walk around the pond. According to Sammy, walks have a definite script for how they ought to be conducted. First, you show him the leash; preferably when he is in his safe basket. Notice the look on his face. It is easy to read his mind:I…

There was another weekend we had to both be away, and we weren’t sure what to do. M had offered some help when we got Sammy, but we did not want to impose, or make it a habit. It was too soon for us to leave him with unknown people, so M graciously agreed to…

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