I've been away from my blog for a few months now and a lot has happened since. But the most devastating news came in June when we found out that we were going to lose our beloved Sam man to cancer and there was nothing we could do to save him. We tried Chemo, medication, high protein foods, anything to keep him feeling well as long as we could.
He looked very intimidating, but he was a gentle giant. He was a sweetheart and he loved everybody. He loved the outdoors and going everywhere with us. And he also loved being indoors with us. He would steal my warm spot on the sofa every chance he got when I'd get up. And, he was a bed hog...I loved spooning him. He was spoiled rotten...but I wouldn't have it any other way.
In the end, it came down to his quality of life and he let us know he was ready to leave. For those of you who are dog lovers, you know this is one of the hardest decisions you'll ever have to make, but the right decision. On September 11th, we kissed him goodbye as he took his last breath. In my heart I know his sister was waiting for him on the other side of rainbow bridge. They are together again, forever, as they were in this life.
We lost his sister, Sissy, to cancer three years ago and we all have missed her ever since.
It gives me comfort to know they are together again, without pain.
They had an amazing, adventurous and happy life together.
They are my shining stars.
Sam man, this blog is dedicated to you, my love. Our home is not the same without you. We miss you dearly and all the joy and love you brought us.
We will always love you and we will never ever forget you.