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Saturday, October 3, 2009

For Sam


It is with extreme sadness that I write this.

A good friend lost her best friend today. For those of you that have had multiple dogs, you know that each one holds a special place in your memories, never to be forgotten, impacts you in some way. But you also know that there will be those rare few dogs that not only hold a spot in our memories, but also in our hearts. These are Heart Dogs, and they are truly marvelous animals.

Sam is a Heart Dog. Forever staking claim to a small piece of his owners heart.

Very recently, Samson, an 11 year old Border Collie, was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma. A large tumor had formed on his heart. He spent a number of happy days at home with his family after the diagnosis, but collapsed today and was helped to The Bridge.

My heart breaks for his "mom". Know that, as much as Sam has taught you and touched your life, your efforts and dedication to him matched step for step. Heart Dogs have no past-tense. They live as long as the heart they have touched continues. Sam is an amazing dog.


Lisa Moran said...

What a beautiful tribute Dayna.

Lacy said...

w00fs, thats soo sad, losing any furkid is sad...but we all know how special heart dogs are..please give our condolences to his family, RIP Sam, run with the wind..

a sad,
angel lacylulu
and mama..


A great tribute to a great dog.

Essex & Deacon

SheltieJim said...

It's hard to lose any dog, however young or old. But there are those truly special dogs, heart dogs, who will live forever in our hearts and from whose loss we will never fully recover. I've been incredibly lucky in my life to have had two heart dogs, and I mourn them every single day that I draw breath. My heartfelt condolences are with Sam's loving family. c

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