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  •  i hope you have another sammy smile in yor life (3+ / 0-)
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    viral, Laurel in CA, WakeUpNeo

    now - or are thinking about having one.  i just brought home my lyublyu after waiting a year and a half after my beloved mr. tee died.  i wanted one last chance to have a puppy - since i'm now 68 and they live almost 15 years, i wanted to be sure that when i go IF i go before he does, he will go back to his original home with his "mamma clu" - that is on the papers.  we are co-owners so that there is NO doubt what would happen to him if he outlives me!

    so, for the first time since 1973 i've had the joys of puppyhood, housebreaking, bark breaking, succumbing to that wonderful smell of puppy breath....  

    and i hope egarratt also will one day in the future experience all these beautiful experiences again - like petey would want him to do - share the love that petey knew!

    and, you, too, laurel!  


    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 12:54:59 AM PST

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    •  One of these days we will! (2+ / 0-)
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      WakeUpNeo, edrie

      I am so happy you have another sammy to brighten your days with his smile! And 68 is not old - according to my dad, who said 94 or so was the transition from late middle age to being old. You could have many years together.

      We can't adopt another sammy just now, because we are both working long hours as med school faculty, and then caring for my 97-year-old parents after work several hours each day. Somehow it adds up to working 9 days a week. But my husband has started trolling the rescue websites and some breeders we know, and when things calm down here, we know there will be another sammy (or two) in our lives.

      And yes, when the time is right, egarratt's warm heart will find space, I hope, for another beloved friend.

      •  laurel - message me - i know a breeder that is (0+ / 0-)

        awesome - i waited years to have one of her line of pups - they are the true samoyed - mischief makers, smart, beautiful, free of health issues - lyublyu is one of hers.  

        i've had them since 1970 and knew EXACTLY what i wanted - told clu - i want the TROUBLEMAKER!  that one has MY name on him/her.

        well, that's lyublyu!  and he's worth every single bark, tug, destuffed toy!  there are rescues out there - but, thankfully, not as many as there USED to be - i credit good breeders with letting prospective homes know exactly what they are in for - twice a year, 5 lbs of fur over 30 days each time - intelligence galore - the cuteness and annoyance of having a 5 yr old for 15+ years!  

        two is definitely good - when you don't have time to play, they can conspire what trouble to get into together!  at one time, i had three sams and a white wolf/shepherd plus a german shepherd and dobie cross - ALL adopted.  my house was a wonderful circus - i loved every single minute of it!  (and for a brief time, i had 6 1/4 dogs (the papillion didn't count as a FULL dog).  add to the mix a crow with a broken wing and a squirrel who played constantly with the dogs - i lived in a wonderful madhouse!  (oh, and i had two horses, too).  

        now i'm down to one horse and one sammy - the nest feels empty - but that will change in about six months or so...  ;)

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 09:03:11 PM PST

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        •  So happy for you and Lyublyu (1+ / 0-)
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          Thanks! I will do that. We would be ready as soon as our caregiving burdens lighten, but who knows on that front.

          Love your descriptions of your doggies! Sounds like a great household, rich in love.

          We had Laska from9 weeks, then adopted Koko as a rescue when he was 11 m and she was 8 m old. We already know the drawbacks - looking like the Angora Family in the Angora House all the time, having various household objects reduced to their component molecules when left within reach of the Dreadful Fiends, and the mischief making (unlocked our gate one day when the chain was left off and marched down the street unlocking other gates and letting all the neighbors' dogs out. Freedom!!) But they are far outweighed by the joys.

          •  laughing hysterically - i can JUST see your (0+ / 0-)

            mischiefmakers in action!  like my crew when i had three sams and a white wolf shepherd - that grew to four sams and m'lady (the hybrid).

            i moved with 1400 running feet that i installed, dug up and re-installed whenever i moved.  had horse solar electric at the top  for the jumper and bottom for the digger - and had to STILL constantly check the charge since my tutu used to lay a whisker on the wire to see when the battery was low - then, on 150 acres- the chase was ON!

            that's why i love the mischief makers the most - i love seeing the "thinking" that goes on in their devious little minds!

            lyublyu is definitely in that category and i am totally ecstatic!  that is ALSO why i had washed and prepped all 150+ of tee's toys and had them waiting for him.  when he gets bored, i rebag them and set the bags around and then he takes them out again.  heh heh heh - i know how to keep his wittle bwain cells busy, i do!

            EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

            by edrie on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 12:01:33 AM PST

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