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12 January 2021 - 7:20 am
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Spoiled boy. One of the few pics where he didn't have a stolen sock near him .. But he took all the stuffed toys with him for a nap

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Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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12 January 2021 - 2:20 pm
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Samson's close up "portrait pictures"are always Noble, and gentle and Mighty all at the same time.

I don't  think any dog has ever enjoyed his toys like Samson. 

Spoiling  a dog is a pleasurable  for us hoomans as it is for the dogs

Athena is so beautiful.  I love the bone structure  of her face.  .  Her name fits her perfectly. 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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13 January 2021 - 9:11 am
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Thank you...

Here's a pic of Athena claiming Samson's toys both in and out of his kennel while he was napping next to her

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Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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13 January 2021 - 9:26 am
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I figured since Samson's original owners never let him be a puppy and he had 1 toy only and they never let him roam the house to play or play with his 1 toy . Then I was gonna let him go crazy and enough life and have all the toys he could ever need ... Talk about letting a wild child out out the box !!! He would grab his rope toy with the ball on the end ( both the rope ball and the rubber ball end) and swing them around clunking himself and everything ? everyone around him while at the same time jumping and bucking like a wild horse !!! I so wish I recorded those times

Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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13 January 2021 - 1:23 pm
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Aww what beautiful playtime memories!

Many years ago when we were filming with PBS for the Nature episode that featured our Jerry, he did something really adorable. I said in front of the director, "Dang I wish I had caught that on camera!" You know what she said to me?

"You did, you got it with this camera," which she said while pointing to my brain. It made so much sense, and I've never forgotten it. Media can get lost or erased or destroyed, but our memories remain forever.

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Yes, you just did capture the moment for us and shared the visual beautifully!   I love how Jerry's people had the same thing confirmed thru the Director.

Goodness knows you made sure Samson had a happy PUPPYhood every moment of every day!

Great photo of Athena....er...."borrowing" Samson's toys while he was napping.  He probably  had o e eye open tnough😉

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Sammy being a goofball ... I just love the way he looked at me ....

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Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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20 January 2021 - 3:29 pm
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Samson is watching me open a jar of horseradish mustard , his reaction to the smell was freaking hilarious ... he hated it soo much

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Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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20 January 2021 - 3:34 pm
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A little Samson smile , about as rare as the elusive Samson kisses ... What a magical boy he was .. He could make anyone smile ,laugh ..

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Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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20 January 2021 - 4:31 pm
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Mustard horseradish????  Yeah Samson.  I'd be making a face too!😱    

And Samson. Is definitely  doing a "Happy Samson Smile"😁.  ,Love his jowls.  Bet they could put out a lot of slobber👍

Hmmmm....the more I think about it, I may have to try some Mstard Horseradish.  Tha ks Samson 😉

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Samson is watching me open a jar of horseradish mustard

  

Now that's a puppy dog stare! What an irresistible look. If only he knew what was in the jar when he looked so adorable.

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21 January 2021 - 7:35 am
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OOhh he could slobber for sure , sometimes long 6-8" streams of drool !! icon_lol

Once he smelled it he went nuts barking and growling at the jar until I put the lid back on it. I post a pic of him barking at it , but its not very clear as he was a fast booger.

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Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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21 January 2021 - 7:39 am
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Pardon the mess, but Samson decided trash a stuffed bunny and then did a whirlwind of destruction by playing with anything in sight and making a HUGE mess..And then deciding to just take a nap afterwards, just so proud of himself . Of course he has a pair of my sock and boots as well.

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Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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Hahaha...Samson  is quite proud of his shredded bunny😂  Andit definitely  makes a nice soft layer to nap on after some frenzied fun!

And yes, I can almost hear him telling you to hurry up and gice him his treat!  That com through loud and clear...even in a still photo!

You have so many glorious memories  of sweet Samson.  I know his earth lofe was way too short, but he cert6 gave you a lifetime of Happy memories.   And you have a wonderfully vivid recollection of all his specialness that makes him Samson❤

And there is no such thing as "mess" when it comes to strewn debris all over the floor from a dog having  a hapoy time!  I call it my "dog decor" in my home😊

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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I like that " Doggie decor " , simply love it . Well then he sure knew how to decorate , and when my old girl babygirl would join in it was 20x's worse .....

Samson aka Lunkhead.  Diagnosed with osteo on11/12/20, passed before he could fight it  11/20/20. You came to me to save me after my Loki passed 1 month later in 2/16 and we had 4.5 great yrs . You were the greatest boy . I couldn't ask for anything more from you but you have me so much more .. The clown of the house ... Daddy will always love and miss you .Stay safe and happy on the other side of that bridge and teach them your soccer moves ...

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