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1st September 2008, 05:14 PM
It is with great sorrow that Sam my little Sam has died he came from Karlins rescue

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May I go now?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days
and endless lonely nights?

I've lived my life and done my best,
an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond
and set my spirit free?

I didn't want to go at first,
I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now
to a warm and loving light.

I want to go. I really do
. It's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
to live just one more day.

To give you time to care for me
and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and afraid,
because I see your tears.

I'll not be far, I promise that,
and hope you'll always know
that my spirit will be close to you
wherever you may go.

Thank you so for loving me.
You know I love you, too.
That's why it's hard to say goodbye
and end this life with you.

So hold me now just one more time
and let me hear you say,
because you care so much for me,
you'll let me go today.

Susan A. Jackson

1st September 2008, 05:20 PM
Oh no. This is sad news indeed. I weep for you and send you and your family all my best thoughts and wishes :hug:

1st September 2008, 05:20 PM
Awww....am so sorry to hear about little Sam, Aileen.:(
Run little Sam....RIP
Wot a beautiful dog...the photos are beautiful.

1st September 2008, 05:29 PM
I am so sorry. Thank you so much for making Sam's life so special!

Cathy T
1st September 2008, 05:30 PM
Oh Aileen :hug:I am so very sorry to hear about Sam. You gave him a wonderful life and I'm so sorry you've lost him. Run free Sam.

Claire L
1st September 2008, 05:37 PM
Aileen, I'm so very very sorry to read of Sam's passing :( you fought so hard for that little man. He couldn't have been more loved or cared for.
Sending love and hugs from our house to yours :hug::hug:

1st September 2008, 05:41 PM
RIP Sam.:flwr:

1st September 2008, 06:12 PM
Run Free Sam.

Thinking of you Aileen.

brid kenny
1st September 2008, 06:19 PM
So sorry to read this sad news.

1st September 2008, 06:29 PM
Oh I'm so sorry. A big :hug: to you. xxx

1st September 2008, 06:29 PM
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Sam.

He has a brave and special dog and Aileen was a generous and caring person who opened her home to him when he literally had nowhere to go.

Sam came to rescue in late November 2006 from a breeder who needed to place him as he was downsizing. Sam was not a very old dog, only 6, but he already had a heart murmur as the initial fosterer was given some medication for him. But when the fosterer got him to the vet it turned out the vet was amazed he was even alive; he has a grade 5 murmur and his heart was beating only about 25 beats per minute!! :eek: The first vet thought he might only have a few weeks to live and I debated what to do, whether to give him his wings, and if not, where would he go? It is never easy to home a dog with a health issue (incredibly the breeder rang me to ask where he would be homed so he could remind me that he was a great stud dog and still had some more use in him for his new home! :x And this was someone who knew he had a severe heart murmur already!).

We brought him along to Dublin and had him checked by one of my vets who noted he was on a human heart med and not a vet medication so the dosage was all wrong! Once we got him on proper meds he improved quite a bit within a day. Aileen offered him a home for as long as he would stay with us. The vets didn't think this would be very long -- a few months perhaps, maybe a year.

Cecily very kindly helped with transport as did NESSR springer rescue.

As it turned out he had a happy, loving home for nearly two years with Aileen and her gang. He was one lucky boy and obviously decided to stick around as long as he possibly could.

Thanks once again for providing him with such a lovely retirement home. My thoughts are with you Aileen as I know how hard his loss is for you. :flwr:

Cleo's Person
1st September 2008, 06:45 PM
Oh Aileen, I'm so very ver sorry to hear Sam now has his wings. Thank you so much for giving him a wonderful, love filled home. :hug: :hug: to you and your at this time.

1st September 2008, 07:28 PM
I am so sorry that you had to say goodbye to Sam.

1st September 2008, 09:16 PM
So very sorry to hear about Sam, thinking of you at this very sad time.:flwr::flwr::flwr:.

1st September 2008, 09:20 PM
So sorry to hear about Sam. Run free little one *ng*l

2nd September 2008, 08:08 AM
Aileen, I'm so sad to read this news about Sam. Thanks are due to all who helped Sam, but particularly to you and your family who were brave enough to take Sam on, even though his prognosis at the time was very poor :(.

Sam will be forever grateful to you for what you gave him - a loving, normal family life til the end.

Run free, Sam.


2nd September 2008, 11:22 AM
Aileen :( I am so sorry to hear about Sam, It is with tears in my eyes that I write this.

To all who helped Sam and to you who made his time left here so special :hug::hug:

May you remember all the happy times with Sam:)

Beautiful pictures btw Thankyou for sharing...Take care x

2nd September 2008, 12:01 PM
Aileen, my heart goes out to you on the loss of dear Sam. His memory will be forever in your heart.:hug:

2nd September 2008, 12:41 PM
Run free little Sam:paw:

Thank you Aileen for making the last years of Sam's live so loving:lotsaluv:

2nd September 2008, 06:00 PM
Oh no! Aileen I'm so sorry. He really must have had a stellar home to live another two years with such a loud murmur. Well done to you for looking after him so well *ng*l

We only had him for one night but he was a lovely, friendly dog. We hadn't Tandie very long ourselves at the time and were on our way over to scotland to pick up dougal! We will remember him with much affection.

I'm sorry for your loss Aileen. I hope he and Tandie will meet again at the bridge :flwr:


2nd September 2008, 06:25 PM
I'm sorry to hear that sam has passed away,yet another beautiful dog gone way too soon.

2nd September 2008, 08:16 PM
oh i am so sorry! what a sweet little thing!
I will pray for him to have tons of fun in dog heaven.

3rd September 2008, 07:14 AM
So very sorry Aileen, sending you hugs ((x)), thinking of you.


3rd September 2008, 02:08 PM
So sorry to read about Sam but know he his in good company at the Bridge. He will be young and happy again. Take care.*ng*l

3rd September 2008, 03:56 PM
So, so sorry about Sam. What a pretty, sweet-looking boy. Many hugs to you and your family. May his memory soon bring smiles instead of tears.
Run free at the Bridge Sam. Pixie, and many others are there to meet you!

Cathy Moon
4th September 2008, 12:31 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss of Sam. :hug: The photos are a lovely tribute to him and how much love he received while in your family. :lotsaluv:

4th September 2008, 02:16 PM
Thank you for all your kind thoughts at this time. I keep expecting to see him
Many Thanks
----Aileen and(Barney---Jazzie)

4th September 2008, 11:08 PM
Oh Aileen I am so very sorry. I remember the story oif Sam so well. I was keeping on at hubby trying to wear him down and by the time he'd said yes, you'd stepped in for him :)

What a lovely life you gave him too and full of love a plenty. May he have met his little friend Tandie at the bridge and may they be chasing bunnies together.

I know you only had him for a short while but just think how much love was crammed into that time. More love than the poor little love had ever had in his life no doubt.

Big hugs to you and yours and thanks from me and my boys for doinga ll you could for a sad little boy.

Donna, Maxx and Charlie x

5th September 2008, 09:44 PM
So sorry.Justine.

lady and amber
8th September 2008, 11:55 AM
So sorry too hear of your loss :flwr: run free Sam

murphy's mum
25th September 2008, 07:46 PM
I'm truely sorry to hear about Sam, he was a lovly little boy, who was very loving despite the fact he wasn't very well. We pick him up from Stranraer from Ceily to take him to Morpeth. He was so well behaved, and tolerant of Murphy who loved him. His big brown eyes were so trusting as we helped him along on his journey.

At least he had a loving home before he went on to the Bridge, and was no doubt spoiled rotten as he so richly deserved. Both myself and my O/H are very sorry to hear of your loss Aileen

26th September 2008, 01:26 AM
Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Sam. I'm sure he will take with him many happy memories of the times he had with you. Thinking of you.