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Posted on Monday 13 April 2015 at 8:34 pm

My Sammie Baby

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This is my Sammie baby. She is also the middle puppy in the userpic. The other two in the userpic are (far right) KC and (far left) Oshie. Oshie is the son of Sammie and KC.

Sammie was diagnosed with cancer in January and the vet (who is also our next door neighbor) said there wasn't anything we could really do and she'd have a few months. It was a slow, steady downhill since, but, you know, she was hanging in there. Then suddenly over a couple of day the slow and steady became a dive off a cliff. We lost Sammie yesterday. She was almost 13. We've never lost a dog younger than 15 before. I wasn't ready for this, even with the cancer. She's my parents' dog and I love all my parents' dogs and still think of them as mine, but Sammie was a little more mine than the other two. My folks got her when I was an undergrad. I was going to be home all summer with no job or anything (my last one, I think) and so I was responsible for the puppy while everyone else was at work all day. So Sammie and I bonded and I got her in the really bad habit of playing fetch/keep-away/tug-of-war all as one game rather than proper fetch. I'm not even sure it's she was my dog more than the boys were as much as she'd decided I was her person more than the boys ever did. She attached to me that first summer and was always the most excited of the dogs when I'd come home and wouldn't leave my side for the first few days. And now she's gone. Since I'm in Virginia and she's in Texas, I wouldn't have seen her again until December anyway, but knowing she's not there and won't be next time I'm home... I miss her so much.

This has been a really shit year thus far.


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qwentoozla at 3:29 am on 14 April 2015 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was a great dog.
Unsentimental Fool
unsentimentalf at 5:37 pm on 14 April 2015 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry- it's never easy to lose a pet.

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