SethPosted: February 6, 2009
Caroline sent the latest on Seth…as we know him.
Your new web site is very impressive and I was surprised that you still have all the information on “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”, our wonderful Samson. He is a great addition to the house and we are very proud of him. He is such a good traveler and our trips back and forth from Ohio to Florida are taken in stride. He isn’t upset by the changes in the life style – has friends in both places. He is always friendly with other dogs, eager to greet them and I have never worried about it. There are so many different breeds down here and all of them on leashes. I do wish there was a place nearby where he could be let loose to run with other dogs but I haven’t found one yet. Anyway he doesn’t seem to mind. When we are near our condo I let him go with me (without leash) to get the mail and he always knows when it is time and seems to look forward to that little jaunt.
Hope all is well with you and your many puppies. I’m sure you are still producing beautiful champions.
Hi, Debbie, (again)
Samson has a habit that I intended to tell you about in my last e-mail. He was certainly given an appropriate name. ” It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” was perfect and he is true to his name. Around 5:00pm almost every day Don and I have a cocktail or a glass of wine before dinner while we watch the news. Samson is fed at 4:00pm and you could set your clock to that time. After he eats and we go for a walk he is content until 5:00 and then………….he knows it is cocktail time. Obviously he doesn’t get a cocktail but he gets a little ramekin which I fill with Cheerios! Why Cheerios? Don has been a volunteer at Hospice in Toledo for several years. They havre a dog who lives at the facility and is a great favorite with the patients. They found that everyone was giving the dog food and he was getting too fat so they started giving him a few Cheerios instead of other fattening food. The dog loved the Cheerios and didn’t put on any more weight. So that is why Samson is now fed them at cocktail time at our house. When they are all gone I show him the container and tell him they are “all gone” and he seems to accept the answer. He would still like some of our goodies but “oh,well” that’s just too bad. So you see, you couldn’t have given him a more appropriate name!
Recognize this face?? Portrait by Julia Warner in England.