a rescue

our golden Sam
came to us halfway through his 10 year life
after feeling the sting of fear and rejection
......
we rescued him
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sam

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our family
after feeling the sting of pet loss
and a quiet, lonely summer without a dog
......
Sam rescued us

join the "Pet Parade" as it passes by your spot in the world

40 comments:

Sharon said...

Sam is gorgeous! We are going on 3 years without a dog. Somedays I still walk in the house expecting him to greet me.

Jean M Fogle said...

Sam is one lucky dog, but then again, you are lucky to have him in your life!

SE'LAH... said...

Hi Sam! You are too cute.

Here's my link for the Pet Parade...
http://momentarysolace.blogspot.com/2009/04/pet-parade.htmlThanks for hosting this grand event.

Liss said...

what a lovely little story.

Sam looks so gentle and I don't understand how people can miss treat animals.

I an gald you saved him and that he saved your family.

Jennifer said...

Oh, typing through tears...
I agree with Liss. I will never understand how people can be cruel to animals.
Sam is such a sweetie. He was meant to be a member of your family.

beth said...

I'm just not sure who is more lucky here...but the blessings on both sides...too many to count !!

Marcie said...

What a beautiful sweet pup. I know exactly what you mean about how a rescued puppy can rescue us!

Betsy said...

Love that sweet story!

margie said...

i didn't even know there was a pet parade. could sam have not called charley and given a heads up??? some friend.

Gayle said...

Oh, ELK, you brought tears to my eyes. So beautifully put, "Sam rescued us" How wonderful that your family and Sam found each other! He is so sweet!

Thank you for having this amazing idea for the Pet Parade. This is so much fun!

gnubee said...

Beautiful little sides of Sam, both of you blessed all around.

I don't regret having two now, more work, but what isn't? And how many "things" give as much joy and love back as they do?
-Claudia :)

Toni said...

Your words brought a tear. A lovely post, ELK.

sherri said...

and I just finished posting three of our pets:-( Haven't posted the Yorkies yet, but I like to break things up. Oh, well, such is life; full of it's little ups and downs:-) Such a beautiful dog and I'm glad you've given it a better life.

DesignTies said...

Awwww, Sam is such a cutie!!

All dogs are great, but rescue dogs are the best. I think they just know how they lucky they are to have found new loving homes.

Thanks for coming up with the idea for the Pet Parade. I'm all signed up and good to go :-) And now I'm off to check out all the other participants....

Kelly @ DesignTies

Meryl said...

Pretty Sam.... :)

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Gosh that is sweet!

spread your wings said...

fun parade - glad you invited us.
Good ole Sam, what a wonderful dog - how lucky you are to have each other.

kath said...

No way. I didn't know that about Sam. I know I will never get a puppy, Chester was ten months old when I got him. Old enough to know a little better ....
Sam is the BEST!

sunmamma said...

He is beautiful!! We rescued our Zoey too after she had been rejected by her first family :(

Maya said...

I had a dog growing up..., would love to have one, but we've been moving around a lot, I hope that one day I can rescue one too.

vchelle said...

What a cutie to cozy up too.. Sam is so sweet looking! Sorry I'm late but had to join in the Pet Parade. You can meet my pet at:

http://operationyou.blogspot.com/2009/04/pet-parade-meet-girley.html

Happy marching!

sunnymama said...

Sam's beautiful! We don't have a pet but we do have frogs. here's the link:
Frogs

Journey Wildly said...

Sam's humans are some lucky folks!! And, he came along when you needed him most. Isn't that always how is seems to work out? I've yet to have a pet that hasn't given me love, taught me some lessons, and healed a little of my heart...

Puna said...

So glad that you too rescued an animal.

Hilary said...

Hi Elk, thank you for poping by. What a lovely fellow Sam is. I just can't understand how anyone can reject any dog. Makes my heart sting. Positive vibes to you all from Sussex.

Jewels said...

With that gorgeous red hair, he was meant to belong to your family.

springtreeroad said...

wonderful pup. what a sweet dog. :)

Country Girl said...

Sam is beautiful. Sometimes they rescue us, too, don't they?

Anne Good said...

You definitely have this pregnant girl crying with this post. Sam is GORGEOUS! What a blessing pets are in our lives. I've always said that the only thing bad about having pets is having to lose them someday. You gave him a wonderful forever home!

Elizabeth said...

You are both lucky. While you can't help but wish he didn't have to suffer the fear and rejection part of his life, in the end, he wound up with your family! He is a beautiful dog. I'd love to hug him. :)

Char said...

he's such a beauty

Oliag said...

I love Goldens and have had two but now we have a mixed breed rescue dog...looks like a fox and hates to have her picture taken!...Wonderful pics!

Karen Mowrey said...

My husband's family raised Goldens, now we spend our lives with German Shepherds...all rescues looking for their forever homes. I did not get to the pet parade but it is a pet parade everyday here! The band, the clowns, the noise, the happiness...even a few tricks!

Give that Sam dog a pat from me, I just want to pet him right through the computer!

Lori Forester said...

Sam looks like a wonderful dog Elk. Your pictures and words about him are wonderful. He's lucky to be in such a special family who loves him.

Christina said...

Aww Sam, here is a rub for your tummy. You knew right when to show up, didn't cha! Wink.

Cindy said...

He's gorgeous. I'm glad he found a great home.

Kimmie said...

amazing story
God had something special planned when he created animals and gave us hearts to care for them

Relyn said...

"Sam rescued us." I love the heart that shows through in those words.

Andie said...

I love his eyes, he has a great soul you can just tell!!

maz said...

Such a handsome boy.... isn't it wonderful how our canine friends find us?