Sam E Williamson 5/2/1995 - 8/24/2009

Our Elder Statesman. The third one of the clan to leave us this year. He was my heart dog. He has gone to see his first father who is waiting for him I am sure. Sam E like all our clan was a rescue. His "father" had passed away and the woman of the house did not want Sam E. He must have been very loved by his father as he grieved terribly. He grieved and was scared and he started biting. He was kept in a kennel for 4 months. He probably wondered what was happening and where was his Dad. The noise scared him....so he bit. Until ... we found him and took him home to join the clan. He loved to go for walks! He wanted to be near you and to have his ears scritched. He did not like to be held but loved to snuggle with me on the chair. He was not vicious at all. In fact...he was a big baby. If he got frightened or the other dogs seemed to boisterous he would run and hide behind my legs and cry. He was really a gentle soul. Up until last year he would always stand up and dance for his treats. He loved turkey and popcorn! He was prone to ear infections for the first couple years and would tilt his head down for you to put the meds in them. It's like he knew you were helping to make it better. Sam E had a love for some cheap little fuzzy bones we had gotten. He would gather them like they were his babies and lick then as if to clean them. When all the dogs got new ones he would watch patiently until one was abandoned and would quickly run and retrieve it until he had them all. What a good daddy he would have been.

Sam E You got sumptin for me A_Sam E wanna play Handsome Sam E

We almost lost Sam E a year ago. He had become very ill and would not eat. He was so weak that I made an appointment to help him to the bridge. I sat with him and told him if he wanted to go then it was okay but if he didn't then he would have to let me know. That night he ate a half a teaspoon of baby food. And then another and another. Needless to say we canceled the appointment. He needed the meds to help his heart and he was doing well until recently. He could no longer make it up the stairs, he was loosing weight and he had a mass that grew rapidly in his stomach. We kept him comfortable and he got all his favorite treats. I'm thankful for that extra year we had with him. This time he told me it was time to go. This morning he earned his wings.

11 comments:

flyingbeader said...

I'm SO SORRY to hear this. My condolences to you. SamE was a very brave boy & gave you love as well as received it back. Tears are flowing for you
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Deb Silva said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He truly found a wonderful home and I know he will be dearly missed.

glorybe1024 said...

I am in tears...you really loved your Sam E! He was so lucky to have a rescuer like you. Our furry children really have a special place in our hearts. We almost lost our pup to the dog flu but he recovered and is still the object of our affection. God bless you for being a wonderful animal lover!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He looks like a real sweet dog.

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Aw, the gorgeous little man. I'm so sorry to hear he's gone. This is an incredible time for me to find this post, as over the past week I have been hand-rearing a kitten who came to me at 4 days old because her mama was sick and her brother died. This morning she earned her wings, too. It's been a sad day but it was lovely to find your post about gorgeous Sam E and the joy he brought to you. Thank you. xxx

RW said...

I am Daynas' husband and Sam E. was a big part of my life. From the day we brought him home, he always thought of himself as the #1 Scottie. His brother Mr. Murphy use to antagonize him and Sam E. would run behind my legs or Daynas'. I will miss him so very much.

Randy

mini said...

I am s sorry for your loss. Dayna, you wrote a wonderful tribute to him.
AnaDC

Louise said...

As everyone else has said, I'm sorry that you have lost your dog. I'm also glad to hear that he had such a lovely life with you and your family.

Katya said...

Oh Dayna, I am so sorry about Sam E. You and Randy gave him so much more than just a home and I know he was so happy to have "found" you! It must be so hard, losing so many dear little ones this year. They become such a large part of our lives....

Melinda Cornish said...

It is so hard to lose a beloved pet...my heart goes out to you! I also wanted to tell you that I love your blocks in the previous post. Come visit my blog if you have time, I am giving a quilt away....take care, Melinda

thewildhare said...

I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and yours. He sounds like a wonderful dear soul, and I can tell that you were very lucky to know him.