Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Our first cavalier - Sam

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Posts
    281
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Our first cavalier - Sam

    As a child I didn't really like dogs, if we were out and we saw I dog we would cross the road so that I wasn't near it. Then when I was 8 we went out one saturday and visited a puppy! Little was I to know that this little puppy would become my best friend for the next 8 years.

    Sam had luxating petella for the first time at 7 months old which required surgery and his other required surgery about 12 months later. I can still remember mum and dad taking turns to sit with him through out the night.

    Sam grew into such a gentleman, he really was my best friend, I remember begging him some mornings to go to school instead of me or wishing that I could be a dog too and stay at home cuddling him all day. He was the perfect companion and what I now know as a typical cavalier that raelly was content sitting on your lap all day!!

    Unfortunately Sam had MVD and passed away just after his 8th birthday. I still remember holding him tight that night not believing that my best friend wasn't going to be around anymore. We wrapped him up in his blanket to keep him warm and buried him at the bottom of the garden with his favourite teddy.

    I can't find enough words to explain just how much you meant to me. Sam, I know that you're waiting for us at the bridge, I can't wait to see you again, I'll never forget your soft fur. Thank you for being my best friend xxxx




  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Darwen, Lancashire, England
    Posts
    2,828
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Vickie,

    Thats a lovely story, thanks for sharing. Sam sure was a gorgeous dog. Glad you have such good memories.
    Kirsty
    Merlin and Oakleys Mum (Merlin -Male/B&T/5 years, Oakley - Male/Ruby/3.5years)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    8,700
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sam sounds like a wonderful little man and your tribute to him shows how much he was loved!
    Cathy
    Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    4,153
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Oh Vickie I now have tears in my eyes thinking of your little one and how much he was loved. These dogs are wonderful for kids who are scared of dogs. So many of my friend's kids are afraid of dogs yet will happily sit cuddling my two, they are more like furry humans than dogs (but without the bad bits ).

    Take care and treasure your memories of Sam - I love the 'tucked up in bed' photo

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Posts
    281
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    He was very special, I couldn't have wished for a better first dog.

    9 years on and it still makes me cry when I think about him

    You're right Donna, I think if we hadn't had him I wouldn't be so soppy over dogs like I am now

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Banstead, Surrey
    Posts
    1,675
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sitting here crying again...... how they take a hold of your heart...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Outside of Rochester NY
    Posts
    158
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Vicki,

    Thanks for the kind story....tough to read but nice to know.

    Pete

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Lincoln Nebraska USA
    Posts
    274
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Vicki:

    He was indeed a very good looking gentleman. My last rescue boy was from Europe and he too passed from MVD in '05. Even tho' he was only with us short of 2 years, I miss him terribly.

    Sheri

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Dublin,Ireland
    Posts
    3,031
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sam was a really lovely boy.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Santa Monica CA
    Posts
    1,906
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    the photo of sam in the bed is very special. i bet he would've gone to school for you, or wth you, if he could.

    wouldn't it have been wonderful to stay home cuddling with a dog all day instead of boring school!


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •