Sampson is Home and Advent Calendar for Dog Lovers Day 12

Today we are joining our friends at the 2 Brown Dawgs Blog and Ruckus the Eskie for This ‘N That Thursday.  Many thanks to our hosts for this awesome hop.

Courtesy of 2 Brown Dawgs Blog

Courtesy of 2 Brown Dawgs Blog

Sampson’s Dental Procedure

Sampson’s procedure was on Tuesday and everything went exactly as our vet expected.  His teeth were cleaned and required no extractions, both the Sebaceous Cyst and the fatty tumor were removed and neither one presented as anything other than what they were.  I had her check his back end (remember that lazy sit) and she had no concerns.  I’m planning on writing a full post on the day, but just wanted to fill you in and let you know how he is doing.

I also wanted to really thank Linda at 2 Brown Dawgs, Donna from Donna and the Dogs, Jen from My Brown Newfies and my trainer Ariane for helping me get through the excruciating hours when Sampson was under anesthesia.  I honestly couldn’t have gotten through it without your support and I wanted you to know how very much I appreciated it!

And a big thanks to the incredible Dr. Soutter and her amazing staff at Manchester Veterinary clinic, who took such awesome care of my puppy.

We were all so happy to be together again.





I hadn’t gone home at lunch to walk Delilah because I wasn’t sure how she was doing home alone and if she was doing well I didn’t want to disrupt her by coming home and leaving again.  Once Sampson was home and settled I grabbed Delilah’s leash and we headed out for a walk.

A winter storm had been spitting on and off all day and I marveled at the serenity as we stepped out into the frigid cold.  A movement to my left caught my eye and Delilah and I watched in wonder as a pack of deer stepped carefully across the frozen street.  We turned to our right and headed off, alone in the beauty of the snow.

Christmas Lights

Too bad all I had was my camera phone, it just doesn’t do the beauty of the snow and Christmas lights justice.

And speaking of Christmas…

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Please join me tomorrow for Follow-up Friday when we wrap up the week, highlight some comments and respond to some questions.

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  1. says

    Yay for Sampson! I hope those shiny white teeth don’t hurt my eyes when I see them. Enjoy the extra cuddles and attention and feel better soon.

    Love and licks,

  2. says

    Thanks for joining TNT! I am glad Sampson’s procedures went well and that you made it through. 😉 I was happy to lend the small support that I did. You were such a big help when Storm was having surgery, I am happy to return the favor.

    Beautiful snow picture. It is freezing here again and we may have some snow this weekend. :)

  3. says

    We were walking this morning and Mom said oh no, I totally forgot about the 10th and Jodi, hope things went well. Now we are home and she had me pull up your site right away to see what is going on. So glad it all went well. Now we are nervous because Bailie is getting spayed on Tuesday. Hopefully that will be the end of surgery for a long time, too nerve wracking for Mom.
    On a happier note, we love evening walks in the dark this time of year because we go on Christmas light tours too. It has been too cold for a week but starting tonight we are back on tour.
    Happy TnT!

  4. says

    Yay!! So glad to hear he is doing well and home with his loving family – that is the best medicine :) We have no snow, but a frosty wonderland which looks just beautiful! Hope we get to see more pictures of the snow :)

  5. says

    So glad that Sampson came through his doctor visit ok. And it’s really great that you got his teeth cleaned. So many people don’t and it ends up causing their dogs lots of pain as they get older.

    You worked past your fear of having him under anesthesia and did a good thing for him. You should feel very proud.

    And since you didn’t mention any problems, I’m assuming Delilah did ok by herself while Sampson was gone. :)

  6. says

    No matter how many years I go through doggie dental day it is still the scariest day of the year. Glad yours turned out well. I would like to say it gets easier, but I can’t.

  7. says

    I’m so glad Sampsons visit went well and that you have some pretty special friends to help you through it. Hopefully you won’t have to go through that again. Keep that brushing his teeth going now and keep that tarter off. What sweet pictures!

  8. says

    I’m so glad everything went well with Sampson! I saw the photo on Facebook and was glad to see you had survived the stress. :) I think a beautiful night out in the snow was probably just what you needed to wind down. I don’t walk after dark because it’s so stinking dark around here, and I’m paranoid of meeting wildlife (not the nice kind like deer). I feel like I’m missing out.

  9. says

    Oh boy, this thought of being under would scare me too. I’m glad you were able to have such good support from our other friends.

    Thanks for hopping on for this week’s This ‘N That Thursday Bloghop. See you next week!

  10. says

    Hi Y’all!

    Read this yesterday, but didn’t have time to comment. Sampson is so lucky to have his humans cuddling with him on the floor…no wonder Delilah acts up…she just wants her share of attention.

    Y’all come by now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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