The Family Dog
Samson was born in
Samson was a faithful companion and veteran traveler, who
had his first successful hotel stay at the age of six months. He loved his
leash and loved “going too,” whether for a drive across town or
accompanying his people wherever their work responsibilities carried them.
Samson made numerous cross-country drives with Dad Blake and Mom Lynn and
enjoyed putting his paws in such varied bodies of water as the
A highly intelligent and clever dog, Samson was a capable
communicator, well able to express himself in prose bark and doggerel verse.
Several of his songs became requested hits at the Flaming Pit Restaurant in
Samson was a brave protector at home and an intrepid
explorer everywhere, always wanting to sniff out more information about his
little doggie world and leaving his mark wherever he could appropriately do
so. He loved to run fast (up to 20
miles per hour uphill), track bunnies and squirrels, and greet other dogs. From his early days as “Little
Samson Puppyface” and “Little Bad
Dog,” Samson mellowed with time and advanced gracefully in years with
patience and without complaint. After a difficult doctor visit where an
inoperable throat tumor was discovered to be obstructing his breathing, Samson
passed peacefully in his sleep on
Samson will always be remembered with love and appreciation. We miss him greatly.