I can’t believe it’s already been thirteen years since you were born. I remember so vividly the day Auntie Mindy came to work and told me you and your nine brothers and sisters had arrived.
Little did I know, this cute little puppy would turn the world as I knew it, upside down.
Your came into my life at a time when I was lost. When I needed a purpose in life, and you gave that purpose to me. I’m not sure I could ever find the words to thank you for that.
You set me on a journey of self-realization, and self-discovery that continues to this day. YOU made me want to be a better person, and it’s something I strive for every single day.
When I come home and you look at me with those adoring eyes and thumping tail, my heart fills with SO much love and joy, I feel like bursting.
Because of you, I now know what a heart dog is. And boy did you grab my heart and wrapped it right around your paw.
But your magic doesn’t stop with me. You touch the hearts of so many people, and are always ready with a wagging tail and ‘rooing’ voice, to welcome strangers as new friends.
You’ve been an amazing companion to me these past thirteen years, and I’m so grateful to have you in my life.
I love you to the moon and back.
Love, “The Mama”
Some of my favorite photos of Sampson.
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