I will miss the way you always greeted me when I came home, picking up your favorite toy and waiting for me to pet the other dogs first so then you could have all of my attention to yourself. Then making me chase you around the coffee table until you jumped up on the couch so I could just pet you and kiss you all over your beautiful white furry face and leave lipstick marks everywhere. We played that game everyday and I still see you everytime I walk in the door. And how you used to stalk your "brother" Dakota until he would let you chase him around the pool. The house is just too quiet without you. How you would always bark to let everyone know you were there to protect and keep us safe. The memories you have left behind are too numerous to mention but will never be forgotten. You were my special angel and the love of my life.|
We only get one "Once in a Lifetime" dog. I have been owned by enough dogs to know that Samson was mine. I have adored all of our dogs; deep hearted and loyal Duke; Dakota whose antics would keep me laughing and cursing in turn; and Kodi, a blur of unbridled enthusiasm, but none has clicked with me like Samson did. He was loving and confident and a gentle giant. He was the best dog I will ever have and I wanted him to live forever. He didn't of course and I miss him terribly.