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Old November 24th, 2005, 01:00 AM
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I read in ?Monday's paper that Sam has now passed on. He was PTS because of heart failure, apparently.
RIP Sam. No one will make you growl any more.
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Old November 24th, 2005, 06:31 AM
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Shannon,I think it's the first time I am happy to hear a dog has passed.
Now he'll find forever peace:love: R.I.P Sam.:love
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Old November 24th, 2005, 07:46 AM
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RIP you little darling may you run free at Rainbow Bridge.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 02:04 AM
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this poor litle soul passed away last week. Race to the bridge baby.:sad:
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Old December 1st, 2005, 03:26 PM
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Sam....

There are no "ugly" dogs at the bridge, Sam..You will not be presented up as an item of curiosity to shock, repel, or amaze. You will just be a sweet dog.

I'd not seen this poor little guy before, and yes.. he certainly is quite shocking looking. But.. though I'm sure his owner loved him dearly, I find this promoting and exploiting of his ugliness to be rather distasteful.
The merchandising of "Sam" gear on his website - $18 t-shirts, calenders, $14 coffee "ugly" mugs and so on -are the proceeds going to a worthwhile charity, animal or other?
Or do people just see a way to convert the "novelty" of Sam's appearance into cash in their pockets?

I've always found the '"freak show" concept rather ugly myself..
Some may say....its "only" a dog..he doesnt know.
Maybe.. but we do.. :sad:
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 02:28 PM
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back in Russia, when my amstaff was still a baby, I have heard a lot from different people - why do you own such an ugly dog?! OMG, she is so ugly...
I used to answer - when was the last time you looked in the mirrow???

there is no ugly babies.. ugly dogs.. ugly people.. there are "ugly" mentalities
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Old December 21st, 2005, 06:30 AM
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There are no "ugly" dogs at the bridge, Sam..You will not be presented up as an item of curiosity to shock, repel, or amaze. You will just be a sweet dog...



I've always found the '"freak show" concept rather ugly myself..
Some may say....its "only" a dog..he doesnt know.
Maybe.. but we do..
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Well said. I agree with you Shamrock. May Sam "rest in peace".
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Old January 13th, 2006, 01:17 PM
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Jemma looks so mean there. Our last dog, had quite the mean growl too. Of course, she wouldn't hurt a fly.

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Pain? Was it really pain? Just because Jemma's feet get itchy from the ragweed and after 2 years of checking them, she growls full-out when you look like you might go near her paws. She doesn't do anything, just growls, and we find it funny... So we touch her feet....

But I mean, she growls for hugs, for Boo walking in the room, for talking to her while she's eating, for poking her lips, for asking her if she's crabby... Come to think of it, it's hard to make her not growl...

So ya, if it was me, and Jemma was ugly (not in this lifetime) then I'd probably show you how she growls too... ***shrugs***
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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:52 PM
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Oh I should have updated this... I have a meaner one now...

Kiss on the beak...
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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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But she has a softie side too...

Rolling in the snow/ice...
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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:56 PM
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Old January 13th, 2006, 10:15 PM
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Why do Jemma's very growly faces make me chuckle ???? Too cute !!!
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Old January 13th, 2006, 10:26 PM
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Because they're harmless?
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Old January 14th, 2006, 07:02 AM
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Prin,

It's great the way you trust Jemma, even in her worst moods.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 03:34 PM
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The only time she has ever tried to snap me was when she was being very protective of the man for some reason. We always joke around to get her riled up but one day, she just couldn't take it. Other than that, she seems to growl because she has to, not because she wants to. You can pet her the same way at night as you do in the day, but at night she growls. I think bad things happened to her at night.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Joey was like that at night !! In the day time you could wake him up and he was ready for adventure. At night he just didn't want to be bothered. If it was after 7:00 he wanted to be left alone.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:11 PM
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Prin,Jemma is just adorable,they are both very lucky to be with you!! Beautiful dogs!!
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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:30 PM
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Prin,Jemma is just adorable,they are both very lucky to be with you!! Beautiful dogs!!
Thanks Chico! Sometimes when I'm sweeping the floor and I have to pick up around 30 toys, I tell them how lucky they are...
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Old January 14th, 2006, 10:59 PM
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I agree with Chico on both counts, Prin. Beautiful dogs - so lucky to have you!
And wow! Does Jemma do a good fierce impersonation! LOL.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 12:22 AM
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Thanks... And yes, she's scary. She's tiny compared to Boo and people always assume Boo is the one to be afraid of. But Boo is the baby and Jemma is the attack beast...
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