You say goodbye….Today is a sad day as I sit here missing my sweet companion Sampson. Mere words cannot express my sorrow….He was a magnificent animal with nothing but love to give. A 190 pound sweetheart. Due to his size and deep bark he was also my protector. I always felt safe with Sampson in my home. When we left our daughter home by herself, we always knew she was protected. Brinks had nothing on Sampsonite. In this post, I do not want to focus on the trauma that ended his life. I want to celebrate him! If you’ve never laid your body across such a massive dog and felt his love envelope you, then you cannot understand how deep the “missing” goes. He had such a “presence” and I am not just talking about the house clearing farts….no he gave life to our home. From the gentle way he played with Toby our little lab to the sweet grunting for attention. Yeah, he was a grunter and provided us with a lot of laughter. Dogs like Sampson can never be replaced….he leaves a big hole, but I can smile in the knowing that he is not suffering anymore and that if there is a doggie heaven that he is there now grunting and playing with our Mojo (black dog pictured below). Rest in peace my love….