My dog Sampson passed away last evening.

SAMPSON 10/11/98 – 2/15/12
My niece Phoebe, who had Sampson for seven years, took this pic

A very lovable pug, almost 14 years old. Out walking in a place he loved, he lay down and didn’t get up again.

There’s a void in my heart. I miss him. Always did my best for him, and him for me. I will always love him, and we’ll meet again at the rainbow bridge.

“If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers

“He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me… whenever… wherever – in case I need him. And I expect I will – as I always have. He is just my dog.” – Gene Hill

5 Comments on “My dog Sampson passed away last evening.”

  1. Tamyra says:

    I feel bad, I have always hoped all my doggies have found each other and I hope they find Sampson too and the whole bunch of them are having the best time. He was a cute puppy, I wish I could have met him. They say you can fill the dog shaped hole in your life with another dog , and maybe that is sort of true, but I remember all my dogs and I know they all left their marks on me and my heart and all of then were good people, I’m glad you had a wonderful friend.

  2. Gloria says:

    Ah…Scott. I am so sorry. Sampson went in the exactly right way for him, but so sad for you.

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