Yup, Sammie and I took the plunge and rededicated ourselves to each other, hehe. Hell, I ain’t having any luck with men, so why not renew my vows with my ever faithful mutt, my big bag of brat, my boo? I know she will never let me down, and I hope I never let her down.
Something changed between me and da Samster after we lost our beloved ZekeyBoy that fateful day he wrestled with a UPS truck and lost. We formed a bond that we hadn’t shared before. We always loved each other, but Sammie was daddy’s li’l girl. Her human daddy was retired and home with her all the time. She followed him around the yard while he worked during the day and sat in a rocking chair beside him every single night on the front porch. This pic was taken on November 5, 2010, a week before we lost Don:
The night ZB took off for the Rainbow Bridge, Sammie cuddled with me while I cried myself to sleep. It used to be she would sleep on the couch part of the night and at the end of my bed the rest of it. Now, she is with me 95% the time I am laying in the bed. For a couple days AZ (after ZekeyBoy), it was obvious Sammie was in mourning, but then something odd happened. She developed a new spring in her step, a sweet kind of youthful playfulness. It seemed like she was taking on some of ZB’s characteristics. She would run a lot more during our “walks,” she would growl at the horses as if trying to round them up like ZB used to do, she would ask me to share my cheeseburgers with her, and she would even lift a hind leg up to pee. I kid you not!
I wake up every day now to a face licking, complete with wet willies and eyewashes. I giggle madly as Sammie ravishes my ear wax and sleepy seeds. I can’t think of a better way to start my day. I know, it sounds kinda gross, especially if you are not into dogs, but I wouldn’t trade my sweet Sammie Sad Eyes for anything in this crazy world. She is my only constant. Oh, and I do wash my face as soon as I drag outta the bed, lol, but I don’t let her see that, might hurt her precious heart.
I look into your eyes
I look into your eyes and can see,
The trust that is built between you and me.
You never judge me when I am blue,
You are a friend that’s always true.
The life you lead is like that of a child,
Sometimes you’re calm and sometimes you’re wild.
We walk outside every day,
And that is when we both like to play.
If life was as simple as it seems to be for you,
We would be content and happy too.
Your loyalty is one of love,
You are a gift from heaven above.
It’s hard to think of you as just a pet,
When you are the best friend I could ever get.
I know to most you’re only a dog that lives here,
But to me you’re the friend that is always near. — Author unknown.