Friday, August 13, 2010

Sam I Am

Hi There

I want to say hello to all my new friends and to tell you a little more about myself.

My name is Sam, aka Sammy, aka Sammy Bear, aka Sammy Sofa. I am 5 years old and I will be 6 in September.

I was born on one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia and was one of 6 puppies of Toby, my dog mom, who was rescued from a shelter in the United States, just in the knick of time. She was about to be euthanized when some kind folks in British Columbia went into action to save her. ( To see her story and picture of me with Toby when I was really little, click on Toby's story)

Once Toby was in her new home for a while, her adopted parents discovered she was going to have puppies! Surprise : 0} That's where I come in. If Toby had not been rescued from the shelter, I wouldn't be here today.

In November 2004, my mom found out about us from one of her friends. My mom and dad were still really sad because their two other fur kids had just gone to heaven (Wupper in October 2004, aged 18 and Max in July 2004, aged 15) so they weren't sure about taking on a new puppy just yet.

Fortunately they came to see us and decided to take both me and my brother Owen home with them. Owen and I look like spaniels but our other litter mates all looked a little different. They believe our dad was an American Cocker Spaniel and our mom Toby is part Affenpinscher (a That's me and Owen in the picture. of terrier) and part Schnauzer. So our first human parents have said that our breed is "Affenschnocker" Hee Hee.

That's me and Owen in the picture. It doesn't matter what they label us. We 're just a couple of fun loving guys. Good looking, too : )

Toby's story


  1. Hello Mr. Affenschnocker!!

    We loved reading the story of your arrival, and I gotta admit, that terrier-ness in your birth mom makes her very cute. Of course, you and your brother are super handsome too! Is Willy another one of your littermates? Were your parents able to tell which pup looked like what when they picked you up? It is so interesting the way mixed breeds work!!

    ps. mum is so impressed that your uncles Wupper and Max passed away at such ripe old age. Your parents are the bestest!!

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade

  2. Thanks for checking in Miss Sunshade. Yes Willy is a littermate too. He stayed with Toby and the family. Owen and I went together because we always were a pair - buddies from the start. We were pretty cute as puppies but I think we got even better looking when we grew up. Especially me. I had a really big head then. I guess I've grown into it. Ha Ha! Going to see Jacqueline today. Oh boy. Missed last week because she was at her course in Seattle.
    Love, Sammy

  3. What an inspiring story Sam! Although I can't say I'm envious of your hydro therapy (it's a genetic thing) it does look relaxing and could prove to be quite helpful for you.