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Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Well, that was sorta weird.

So, as I mentioned sometime somewhere else at some point awhile ago (I mean, I’ve mentioned all sorts of random shit, so I am sure this came up), Sampson was a birthday present to myself 13 years ago this month. I had just moved to a new town, I didn’t know anyone, and was enrolled […]

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I love The Oatmeal

This was always one of my favorite Oatmeal comics. It’s just so appropriate 😀  (Find this comic here: It always made me laugh, because it was absolutely true. Today, it kinda made me a little weepy. Laughy, but weepy. Because it’s still true.

Monday, September 16th, 2013

It Was a Good Day

I wanted to post a few pictures from our last day together. Like I have said before, it was A Good Day. Filled with simple things. Filled with nothing, really…We didn’t have the stamina to go on a walk or a car trip. Sam has never been really so in to food that he had […]

Monday, September 16th, 2013

“I am old, but still a child”*

Again with the thank yous to everyone here. I cannot begin to adequately explain how much your words helped, especially in that difficult time beforehand. Never, ever underestimate the power of heartfelt words–even if you aren’t sure what to say, or whether it’s the right thing. You know, the night before last, when I had […]

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Guess I’m not the only one…

I guess I’m not the only one who is missing the Big Dog…

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Pig Dog Has Left the Building

At 5:40 p.m. today, September 12, we said goodbye. Sam and I spent the day together…the whole time, he kept looking at me slightly askance, like “WTF, lady? What’s with all the hugging and shit??” As my vet said when he called before he came over and was asking how we spent our day, “So…basically […]

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

I had to write this down…

…I have a million things I probably be doing in these last hours, but I had to get this out. I wanted to thank you all, again. I cannot believe how hard last night was–and this day will probably be just as bad. How do you spend these final moments? I’m not even sure. Routine? […]

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Ah, no one wants to write this.

Thirteen years ago this week, I brought Sampson home. Tomorrow, I let him go. I was hoping against hope, when we went in to the vet–esp. when he said he didn’t seem to have any bony masses anywhere…  I think, though, I knew, even earlier this week that something was different. I needed those xrays. […]

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

AM update

An update for today: Sam ate some brown rice and hot dogs last night, not a ton–maybe 2/3 cup of rice and 1 Oscar Meier Classic Wiener (<—as we have mentioned before, ONLY Oscar Meier Classic Wieners are acceptable), but it was something, which made me feel a bit better. Out of curiosity, I tracked […]

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

I need a pick me up (stolen from my post on the forum)

I am so busy at work, and I totally don’t have time to be posting… but every so often, you just need some distractions, right? I try not to stress or worry about things I can’t control, and I don’t even know if “worry” is the right word. Sadness? Melancholoy? I noted that Sam struggled […]