I adopted Samson over a year ago from my brother Joshua, he did not have time to take care of him because of his dedication to the Special Olympics and his job taking care of and living with Mentally Challenged adults...being a compassionate person, I wanted to help Josh because he had such a bond with this dog... I later found out why... I am not a dog "person" I grew up with outdoor farm dogs, and never had a dog in the house... I never had a bonding experience with a pet , being that in 40 years i never had one in the house...Sam has issues, a thyroid problem that causes him to have skin problems, odorous, and cherry eye (not in picture because of course he developed it AFTER we had him!) He is just a mess physically! On the other hand he is a great personality... he looks at you with those sad eyes, gets excited when he hears the word "walk"! And he is just a great companion, I can say I have bonded with him, and so has my family... He his name has appeared in every word game we have ever played! He loves Shirene! You should see him jump on her lap! It is the most action she gets! haha Just kidding I had to throw that in!he loves to play fetch, and ride in the car! He makes me smile...but he also makes me have asthma attacks!he has had many nick names Smelly And Mangy, Samsonite, Samion, Samdruff... I have had the worst trouble with having issues with asthma with having him, and he has so many medical issues we can no longer care for him...that is why we made this tough decision to have him move on... After weeks of being referred to person after person, I finally got connected with a lady named Vilma that runs the Thirdtyme rescue...she scolded me at first for not caring for him properly, and then offered to take him... She has a 120 acre farm in Mt Gilead Ohio , and she rescues Corgi and Bernese Mountain Dogs... in fact she has several of them now so he will have some new companions...She is going to give him the surgery for his eye, and care for him, and then put him up for adoption... She has very strict rules that if t he adoptee changes their mind that they have to bring them back to her... So as hard as this is on all of us, we know that he will be in a good place, kind of like the Corgi Hilton! Luke and Leah are pretty bumbed out ,and if you have met John, you have probably had an offer to win Sam, trade him, adopt him, have him show up as a gift, offers for a watch dog, etc, I am sure you can imagine what John is feeling! So Sam moves on, a new era for the Janci fam...if you have been avoiding visiting us because of the Samness, you can come over!
Thank you to everyone that was very patient and tolerent and visited us despite the Samness! We will dearly miss him!