Thursday, March 8, 2012

Big Brother Sammy

I just wanted to take a minute to post about our "first born." When we found out we were having quads and that the majority of my pregnancy might be spent on bed rest I was sad about a lot of things. One of those being that Samson would either have to be boarded or go live with one of our friends during the week. It might sound ridiculous, but that dog has been my little (huge) companion for the last two years and the thought of not seeing him for extended amounts of time breaks my heart.

Ok, moving on.

I had no idea when we got him that I'd love him as much as I do. I'm not a dog person and even my dad about had a heart attack when we told him we bought a Lab puppy that I was going to be responsible for. All that to say, after lots of blood, sweat, tears, and a trip to obedience school for two weeks he has become an amazing dog. He's not perfect. But, he has learned a lot and has the sweetest temperament.

The past few months I've been on restricted activity and the only kind of walking I can do is the "leisurely" kind. Needless to say walks during the week are few and far between. Thankfully, our across the street neighbor has a yellow Lab that is Sammy's best friend and they get to play almost everyday.

All that to say, in the last couple of weeks that I've been resting more than I'm up and about, Samson has been amazing. He sleeps late, spends most of his day lazing around the house (no, he's not depressed), playing with his toys, or trying to hunt squirrels in the backyard. It might sound silly, but I really am so thankful for this dog and the joy he brings to our home.

*To clarify, he does not sleep on the pull out couch every night. We had a few rooms painted last week and I had to sleep in the den because of the fumes.


Ashley said...

Sammy is soo sweet!! I am sure he will be a great big brother!!

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