Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Day in the Life...

Sammy, aka "Bad Sammy" (not really bad....just a little naughty)
requested that I show you a typical day in his life.

I'm not sure there has ever been a happier farm dog than Sammy.
Every day is filled with adventure for this little "dude."

From running and playing with Oakley...

to visiting with all of his friends...

Sam packs more activity into one single day than any living being that I know.

He can run for miles and miles... hours and hours of endless exercise...
without tiring.

At the slightest hint of a fun activity, Sam is ready to participate!

He loves long walks in the woods, where he runs with abandon,
nose to the ground....

finding the lingering scents of animals that passed that way before him.

He plays roughly, sounding like a junk-yard dog.

When circumstances call for gentleness,

he is the perfect gentleman...

kind and patient and tolerant.

The book of Sammy's life has several chapters.
From a pup, found wandering in the woods with his brother...
to an animal shelter where he was rescued by my son, Andy...
he lived his first two years in North Carolina
before moving to the farm two summers ago.

Sammy is a high energy dog and is not happy in a neighborhood situation.
Living in Andy's townhouse, he was destructive when left alone.

He is the best farm dog, ever....
never destructive,
respectful of the other animals,
a great predator hunter,
and at the end of the day.... a lap dog, cuddle bug!

And with all that activity...

he sleeps like a rock!


  1. I always enjoy hearing about Sammy. He seems to really enjoy the company of all the animals, and I love seeing the photos of him with the piggies! Your animals get on so well together. How are the turkey boys? Do the stars say they will be finding romance this year?

    Kathy from Tasmania

  2. I love your Sammy! And so very glad you could give him a great life on the farm.

  3. Could there be a better life for Sammy? I don't think so. I like when the horses chase him. All I can think of is tag.

  4. That gives "he was sent to the farm" a whole new perspective! ;) ~Kim

  5. All dogs should live in the countryside and have the opportunity to run and play as dogs were meant to do. Sammy is so awesome and I love that he leads such a normal dog life. xox

  6. What a great life!

  7. No doubt about it . . .
    SAMMY, . . . an "e story!"
    loved it,
    more . . .

  8. Oh Sammy, look at all that energy and you have the best place in the world to call home!! Cute post this morning!!!

  9. Aw, what a sweetie! He's lovin' life. We could all learn a lesson or two from Sammy!

  10. He has the best life possible for a dog. I love how the piggies show him their affection.

  11. What a great story! I am not really a dog person, I love cats and have always had several at a time. But I love all animals and love to hear about them and knowing they are happy.

  12. this is one of those books you should write. what a great story!

  13. I love Sammy too! What a dear boy he is-and so fortunate to have won the doggie lottery! Hugs, Meghan

  14. Best post today, and the pictures to go with it are great!

  15. Awwww. Sammy sounds a lot like our new Dusty!!!
    : ) Kris

  16. Sweet story on Sammy! Thank you for sharing.

  17. Sammy you are amazing . I am so glad to see how happy he is on your farm heck who wouldn't be ! Lovely photos ! Have a good day !

  18. What a handsome dog and a lucky one too!

  19. So glad he found his forever home on your farm. What a wonderful life you've given him and lots of joy he's given back. Have a wonderful afternoon.

  20. Sammy is a sweetheart for sure..A great addition to the farm..He's a joy..He's having a great time..

  21. PS..I just wrote a blog post called "a day in the life"..Haven't posted it yet..Great minds :)


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