Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving - the day after...

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We shared the news on Facebook but we want to make sure everyone knows - Sam doesn't have Lymphoma!  Turns out the suspicious lump was a fatty lump underneath the lymph node in his neck.  The folks here at "How Sam Sees It" have been celebrating ever since we received this great news!

We had even more great news to be thankful for, when we learned our good friend the Bleu also received the best of news - REMISSION!

It definitely changed the spirit of our Thanksgiving celebration!

We did find a good use for the leftovers.  As some of you know, we haven't been able to get a photo of the boys sitting next to each other.  Oh, they will set near each other, but not actually next to each other.  We think that they have some sort of strange "cootie" pact in place.

So out came the leftovers, and (ever mindful of delicate digestive systems) we attempted to get them to sit near each other.  All we managed to do was get some great begging face photos...

Is that ham?

Monty loves ham!

Close, but still maintaining their distance....

At this point I've given up - I love Monty's begging face. 

...and Sam really turns on the charm!
We hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. I'm so pleased for you.
    Have a good week
    See yea George xxx

  2. So happy to hear the good news. I loved the begging photographs.

  3. Great news!
    Those are great begging faces. I could learn a thing or two.

  4. So happy to hear the good news! You sure have something to be thankful for.

  5. Great news! And who doesn't love ham?! Love your faces!

  6. HOORAY!!!

    We're so happy to hear the good news about both pups! Yay!!

  7. Truely good news......

    Bert and My Vickie

  8. Now that be news werth gibbing thanks fur!

  9. Phew! So happy for you!

    Yummylicious HAM!!!

  10. YaY! Always good news comes with treats. That news did come with treats?

    Mogley G. Retriever

  11. YAY!!! We LOVE good news!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  12. What great news - for Sam and for Bleu!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  13. Hurrah, Sam!
    Great great news!
    Now, for the leftovers. More please!

  14. What great news for you!!! Just started reading your blog and looking forward to getting to know you.

  15. Fantastic news! Just in time for Thanksgiving, too.

    Don't give up on the group shot, try squishing them together in the hallway, or up on some sort of table or something. I'm sure they wouldn't mind the extra turkey while you try, anyway. :-)

  16. Such wonderful news for you!!! We are so very happy. Surely a great Thanksgiving Day.

    We have the same problem with Phantom - always wants to be on the outskirts, never in close with the others.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. We are so happy to read about your good news. What a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Sam and Monty you two are beautiful!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  18. been away too long and missed a lot of news, looks like. i'm glad to hear Sam is all good and that it was just a fatty lump. many dogs we know here seem to be getting them too.

    that picture, 3rd from bottom, is priceless. THAT is what i call a haughty, disdainful look!

    happy thanksgiving x

  19. Absolutely excellent news!

    We hope you celebrated in style. Han sounds prettty good.

    Great piccies!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  20. I'm so happy to hear this great news! Sam and Monty, imagine having two sister you have to pose next to. It could be worse, my friends! Humor your mom once in a while, it pays off!


  21. Oh, Sam! Oh, Sam! Oh, Sam! We are SO happy for you!!!
    Great job on the begging faces, you guys!
    Play bows,

  22. WOOHOO!!! We are so thankful for your good report!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  23. Just stopped by to "sniff" around!!! Happy to hear the good news. =)

    Erika and Sebastian

  24. Oh my - what fabulous news for Thanksgiving. I have trouble getting my girls to sit together for a nice picture too. They are always together until I get the camera.

  25. Yay! That is such a relief to hear that news.

  26. I just love posts that are filled with GREAT news!

  27. We've gone through a lot of benign tumors with dogs through the years. We know most of them are not worrisome but still...getting good news is something to be thankful for.

  28. Fantastic news! I'm so happy for all of you!

  29. Oh my, what GREEEAAAT news Sam! I am so pleased for you. Love the photos.
    Lotsa Licks
    Casper Bear

  30. Great news! I'm so happy for you Sam

    Iris and Dona

  31. I'm overwhelmed with your good news!! Please give Sam (and Monty) the biggest hug! and kisses galore too. You are going to have a truly thankful and glorious holiday season. The best to all of you!!


  32. I'm so happy to hear the great news!! Such a relief! And, oh my goodness, those pictures are PRECIOUS!

  33. such great news!

    Stop on by for a visit

  34. ah my J read this on facebook but because our computer has regular hissy fits, we have only just managed to access my blog and comment.

    So so pleased to hear your good news!

    And I loved the photographs.

    Many happy sniffs, Marvin xxxxx oh and J xxxxxxxxxx

  35. We love hearing good news!

    Thanks for visiting our blog ~ we had fun making the Christmas card and are having even more fun meeting new friends.

    See you again soon!

    Gypsy ;-)

  36. Hey Sam,

    Thanks for stopping by. In answer to your question, our humans had a great Thanksgiving. We had...carrots.

    Our begging faces don't seem to work as well as they used to!

    We're happy to hear your good news!!! That's indeed something to be thankful for. I've had a fatty tumor for a while now and after my mom freaked out about it, she calmed down when the vet examined it and told her those things are pretty common.

    Wirey woofs,

    Jake (and Just Harry)

  37. We're so happy about your great news!! And very glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebration too! :)

  38. Wooooohoooooo!! SO happy to hear the good news :)

  39. What a handsome pair. Who wouldn't give them a treat?

  40. What a handsome pair. Who wouldn't give them a treat?