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You realize you have created, and are creating, a wonderful memory book of such sacred and happy treasures you and Samson shared.  The “Book of Samson” that we are “previewing ” needs photos though!  That avatar  pocture is just so precious.

We really enjoy learning  more about Samson.  It helps us all heal on so many levels  to remember  to focus on the great lives our pups have had and to hold those memories  in our heart….because  that is exactly what our dogs want!  

So thank you and Samson  for being such an important  part of this community.   Samson is still touching  lives and making a difference. ❤

With love

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too 

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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Just Got back from picking him up , they people at Abbey Glen are just so nice and sensitive to what we were going thru . Some how I feel almost a sense of calm now that hes home but isn’t . Almost like an inner peace , although nothing will ever be the same.

And yes he was smart , probably too smart for his own good . He always tried stopping me from leaving when I had to go on road trips for work . Every time he saw the suitcase he ran to the door and blocked it . It broke my heart everytime I left but seeing him act when I came home was worth it all . Bouncing up/down barking like a nut then the hugs and knocking me down to give kisses and wait for his head and belly rubs .

The only thing that won’t miss him is the vacuum !!n As he was a long haired rottie , and shed alot … lol

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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Awww….the visual of him trying to make you stay home….sooo sweet😊

Yes, I have those same feelings when I being my Spirit dogs back home. It gives me comfort knowing they are back home where they velong.💖💖

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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Now Sally just had a wonderful idea. “The Book of Samson”. Have you thought about starting a journal of all the memories that you and Samson shared? It would be such a treasure to pick it up 20 years from Now, and remember all the wonderful times that you and Samson shared. A memory book to share with friends and family. 

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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I’m so glad you found some comfort today. It’s always good to be in touch with people who understand grief. 

That’s so funny about the vacuum not missing him! Our vacuum cleaner is also quiet these days now that our German Shedder is no longer leaving tumbleweeds under our table. But I still haven’t had the courage to vacuum them up. Some day. Not now.

Hey I like the idea of the Book of Samson too! how about starting a Tripawds blog so that we can all get to know him better? Let us know if you’d like help starting one.

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Hello All,

I love all the wonderful ideas .The blog would be a first for me as well as ” The Book of Samson”. I think I will start working on them soon, and I am touched to know that what I share also helps others ..I will try to add some pictures of him, I do have some but he was always very camera shy and made it very difficult to get any at all.

Sorry I’ve been away from the forum my computer crash ( hard drive failure ) and of course it did it before I could back everything up so I think I lost some pictures and documents as well as alot of the sites I researched on dog bone cancer. I managed to restart it but again lost data , Thank god I have a new one on the way as I don’t trust this one anymore. I also just spent 2.5 days straight combing thru Ring video data to try to find even a small video of Samson playing soccer , but unfortunately Ring only saves 60 days of data and I think the times we were playing soccer the camera turned off as it was constant motion and lasted more then the 30 second time allotment …

I hope everyone had either a great or ok Turkey day .. I know mine was really rough , my mother boxer Hailey Jade crossed over on 23rd , mom had no choice but to help her cross over . The 1st vet miss diagnosed her and gave her the wrong meds ( multiple meds) for over a month . Some vets just treat the symptoms and not the cause . She took Hailey Jade to my vet and told her she had blood disease and was in kidney failure , and he could do a blood transfusion to but her a week at most .. My vet did a full blood work up along with other tests to find this out . 

So 2 awesome dogs in just a matter of days , so not a happy turkey for us.

But I guess I will have to figure out how to post pics of Samson and start a blog for him..

Thank you all for the amazing ideas

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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Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear about Hailey  Jade.  Too much sadness…too much.  On top of that….the “holidays” can be especially rough. 

I so hope you were and your Mom were able to focus on all the hapoy holidays you did have with Samson and Hailey Jade.  They would want that..

Were you able to save many of your photos of Samsom before the computer crashed? I certainly hope so.

Although it didn’t work out, that was a great idea to try and find soccer. on RING  of Samson p,saying soccer..  would it be poss at all that maybe a neighbor woild jave it, or guess the same limitations  of Ring would apply?

Hailey Jade was greeted by Samson at the Bridge.  I know they had a good time at their reunion♥️. We would love to see a picture of Hailey Jade too.

Our hearts fo,out to you and your Mom.  We know how hard this is…and times two…so very  sorry 

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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30 November 2020 - 12:06 pm
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Woah I’m really sorry about Jade, my heart goes out to you. Sometimes it seems like life just keeps throwing these things at you with no rhyme or reason. I don’t know why that happens but when we get through the heartache of ruff times we are stronger, wiser people because of it. Know that we are thinking of your family and sending lots of love. 

When you’re ready to get started on the Book of Samson blog, this help page has how-to videos that can get you started.

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Thank you for your condolences about Jade , I told my mother about them and she broke down into tears today. But I did manage to save most of Samsons pictures , only missing 2 videos that i am aware of . But I ordered some recovery software today and hopefully that can find those vids and other pics .

I still don’t trust this computer so I can’t wait for the new one in order to start Samsons blog . I know it will be good for me to write it and to share everything about that special boy , and thank you all for suggesting it as I probably wouldn’t have done it or thought of it on my own .

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Hailey Jade

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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This was from last yr , Samson was dead asleep and woke up when he realized I was taking his pictured , he wasn’t to happy about it

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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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Trying to get me to play with his toy bear, such a sweet face …. Taken too early in life , like so many others …..

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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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My heart is melting all over the place looking at these precious  pictures.

First of all Jade is a beauty.   I ,ove her build and all the dappled freckles she has in her fur.  Very unique.

The picture of Samson giving you the stink eye for waking him up is precious!  He clearly  does not enjoy having  his picture taken!

Seeing Samson with his toy is book cover worthy.  He is so darn cute…and so very proud of that toy.  And he seems to be holding  it so gently  too…very sweet.

Thanks for the pictures….keep em com.  And please tell your Mom we would love hear more about Jade too.  We’re  all family here…whether three or four legs.  We love dogs and the people who loce them♥️

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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Woah that’s weird I can’t see the pics. Here are instructions for adding images , let me know if you’d like help!

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Woah that’s weird I can’t see the pics. Here are instructions for adding images , let me know if you’d like help!

  

Weird indeed….lBECAUSE…..I can see them on my tavlet!!!😛😛

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 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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