Monday, October 12, 2009

Sam is recovering

First off, thank you to everyone who asked about Sam this weekend. We've been enjoying having him home and spoiling him like he deserves. He is still not fully recovered - his poops are still not quite normal. You know you are a dog lover when you want to wake your husband up at 4 AM to tell him your dog's poop is starting to look better!

In the meantime, Sam has been getting plenty of rest:

Eating nourishing home-made meals:

Receiving lots of lovin':

I've also been taking him for walks in the morning. They are quite a bit shorter than what we normally do, but I think Sam really enjoys them. This morning we met a very nice Pomeranian named Scarlett. Sam was a real gentleman - he laid down so that she wouldn't have to look up at him! Of course, I didn't have my camera!

Aaron and I are also taking care of my sister's dogs and cats while she and her family are away on vacation. Meet Sam's cousins!

Suzy is 14 years old, and a real lady!

Molly is a Golden Retrieve mix - she is a sweetheart!

This is Prince Caspian, a cookie-eating, sock stealing, maul-your-leg-like-an-angry-rottweiler cat. Everyone adores him, and he knows it! Sis, do you know your cat goes on the counter when you are away?

Georgie. My sister rescued her. She is very shy, and Sam is pretty sure she is the epitome of evil! What do you think?

We really missed Sam while he was away. It wasn't quite the same finding both shoes together, a clear path to walk through the house, and nothing to walk around when you are trying to cook. We wouldn't trade having Sam for anything!

This is a small example of how our floor looks. Sam has most of his toys pulled out and spread over the floor. He also made sure to beat up his pillow when he returned. Our friend Austin gave Sam the Coke bottle. Sam thought it was a great present!

We think Sam is very happy to be home too!

P.S. We did find Rhome, Texas! :)


  1. Oh good for Sam. Keep getting better. Please tell Sam that Jack has LOTS of soft drink bottles if he needs more - of course, they have no label and are pretty chewed up, but he's more than welcome to them! :)

  2. Good to see you feelin' better. I bet the visitin' cousins help him keep his mind off his troubles.

  3. So happy to hear you are feeling better! I know you were missed!

  4. So happy to hear you are feeling better! I know you were missed!

  5. Is Prince Caspian reading the deed to the house?

  6. I'll bet those walkies are great morale boosters!
    Sending lots of good thoughts your way, Sam!

  7. Ohh we are so glad you are slowly but surely getting better, Sam. I've been worrying 'bout ya. Part of my latest post features your picture that you sent me. I'm so proud that it hangs near my stuff. Keep getting better pal. thinking of you!
    Huggers xo

  8. We are glad to hear that Sam is doing a bit better. It is so good to see him in those pics. Hope he has lots of fun with his visitors.

    Woos and hugs, the OP Pack

  9. Way to go Sam!!! Your on the road to recovery and having company will make the time go by even faster!!!

    lotsa licks,

  10. I read through the older entries to see what was wrong with Sam--poor baby! Glad he is home and feeling better.

  11. So glad to hear Sam is getting better everyday. We agree with Sam, that kittie looks evil!!:)

  12. I understand what you're saying about the 4 AM poop check. No doubt our neighbors have thought we are nuts when Farley had tummy trouble and we're out in the dark with a flashlight checking the poop!

    We hope you continue on the road to recovery Sam. In the meantime, enjoy those delicious meals :)

  13. Hey Sam!
    I am so happy to hear you are feeling better! Keep getting better, buddy! And have fun with your visitors!


  14. What a scare. I hope all is firm by the time I am typing this. :)

  15. Awwwwwwwwwwww.sweet Sam...
    We're sooooo happy you're doing a little better!!!!
    We were soooooooooo worried for you!!!!
    We love all your pics...and....OMDDDDDDDD!!
    We loved chew plastic bottle too!!!
    HAve a wonderful day and take care of you ok???!!!!
    Tons of love and kisses