Monday, September 13, 2010

Old Sam

"Old Sam" who you all know is the 15 year old we just took in, came to us on August 20th. This morning when I bent over to talk to him and say good morning he looked at me and wagged his tail for the first time--It only took 24 days! A good start to the week! I hope you have a good one too!!

55 comments:

  1. Couldn't think of anything more heartwarming on a Monday morning. Come to that can't think of anything more heartwarming than a loved old dog on any day of the week.

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  2. He came around on HIS terms..
    What a beautiful face ;)
    Hope you have a better week, sometimes we seem to fall down the rabbit hole, but there's always a way out !
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  3. Woof! Woof! That's Great ... + a Golden Smile. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  4. Yippee!! A tail wag is as good as as purr!

    Lu-Lu & Lucius

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  5. Kim,
    What a beautiful start to a new week.
    He knows he is loved and wanted you to know he loves you.
    I'm so happy also.

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  6. Dear Kim,
    This is in fact a very good start. I think this is a good omen, he is opening his heart for you.
    Have a nice week.
    All the best from Alsace/France

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  7. Sweet ~ a finer reward there is not then a wag of a dog's tail. A lovely start to a Monday morning.

    Have a good one Kim!
    xo Catherine

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  8. Oh, bless his heart, he has accepted the situation and is happy to give you a "Good Morning"! His healing has begun! That's a pretty smile there boy!

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  9. Hi Kim
    What a sweet way to start your day. Sam: may your tail continue to wag for a long, long time!

    Woofs,
    Nadine Apples & Neeli

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  10. Oh Kim I am so happy for you as I know what it means to have a dog wag his tail just for you at the sound of your voice! What a wonderful way to start the week!
    Tina xo

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  11. What a great way to start the week! It certainly put a smile on my face!

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  12. I knew it!!!!!
    You had this one a-comin'!

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  13. What a sweet moment!!!! He's feeling loved, Kim.

    Liz

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  14. What a perfect way to welcome the day!! Have a wonderful week.
    xoxo
    Mimi

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  15. That would make my week! It means he is adjusting!

    Sam

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  16. Way to go Sam, it will be a very good week.


    Hamish & Sophie

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  17. What wonderful news! And look at his smile on that picture :o)

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  18. What a glorious way to start the day! Well done Sam!

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  19. Thank God that he wagged his tail and he is not dead!!! I was afraid you were going to say he was gone!!
    So happy to hear he is finally happy and feels comfortable with you!! Very Good!!!!!!
    XXOO, Bambi & Fern

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  20. A great picture of Sam and I can just imagine him with a wagging tail - especially with such a happy expression on his beautiful 15 year old face as he has in the photo!

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  21. We are wagging our tails for Sam. Welcome Sam - we look forward to seeing your beautiful senior Golden face on these blog pages. Glad you are finally feeling at home.

    Kisses and Belly rubs from,
    KT and Lady

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  22. How wonderful!!!!

    Elizabeth & Luna

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  23. Kim, I have been checking your blog for a while now. We have mutual blog friends.

    Thanks for coming over to mine and leaving an encouraging comment.

    grandmother of Emmy & Blaze, two beautiful Labs.

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  24. Hurray for you and Sam!
    What a great way to start the week!

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  25. They figure it out..some it just takes a little longer. Great news.

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  26. Oh, Sam, I have been thinking about you a lot and wondering how you were doing. What great news you wagged your tail and then you SMILED! See, it will all work out OK.--Inger

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  27. Kim, that is just WONDERFUL news! I hope Doris is doing a little better too. Sam reminds me of my old dog, Snoopy, who (we think) is at least 13 or 14 years old. Best guy in the world, too. Of course I guess I am a little partial. Look forward to hearing more good stories about Sam.

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  28. The furst wag is the toughest ;-)

    Thanks fur sharing!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  29. What a great start to the week =)

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  30. What a great way to start a day. He looks like he's smiling at you.

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  31. That was worth waiting for - what a gift on a Monday morning!

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  32. We knew it would happen,,, somethings just take time.
    Happy beginning of the week to you
    love
    tweedles

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  33. And look at that big goofy smile on his face. He's a happy dog!

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  34. Our Doggie-Angel has waved her magic wand again. It's wonderful news.
    Lotsaluv
    MAXMOM IN SA

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  35. The perfect way to start the day. It must have been great to see that old tail wag at you. He has such a beautiful face.

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  36. Amazing how much a wag can warm your soul. Definitely a great way to start the week.

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  37. Oh Kim, How wonderful!!
    I am so glad. I know how you feel about this.
    when Buddy came to live with us,he used to be very subdued and obedient. Being a very affectionate and happy lab he couldn't help being exuberant and playful but then he would go back to what looked like brooding.He came from a loving home, so it must have been harder for him to adjust and forget his family of four years.

    But one morning, he just came up to me and licked my face and then wagged hard as if to say 'I have decided to adopt you'
    i was still in bed then.
    He hasn't gone back to brooding ever since and is no longer as obedient!!
    we are so thankful for him. Ginger too follows him everywhere and vice-versa.
    Lots of love to you and your goldens and of course THE terrier and THE cat!

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  38. couldnt ask for anything more than that... precious

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  39. one of your shortest and most uplifting posts kim.......

    lovely

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  40. that's what makes it all worth while, isn't it?

    Gill

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  41. What a start to the week! Here's to a wag of the tail every morning from now on... :O)

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  42. Oh I bet that made your day. Bless him.

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  43. I've been meaning to tell you, there is a slightly mischievous look on "Old Sam's" face. Now that he's settled in, you might be in for it! Lol!

    So glad he's turned the corner. What a lovely way to start the day! :)

    -C

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  44. And just look at all the smiles that Sam's tail wagging generated!

    ;-)

    He's a lucky boy...

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  45. Awwww..... bless ... :0)

    Shirl x

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  46. Awww, Sam has a bee-yoo-ti-ful smile!
    The Road Dogs

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  47. Hi Kim and Pups,
    Dogs are just the BEST people on this earth!!! I love them so much!!
    Thanks for your good thoughts on my blogging and the dial up problem!! This computer is a 98 computer too!!!! Tom got it for me Christmas 08 but it didn't work until Jan 22 09 after coming home from the repair shop!!! Tom bought it from a Parts House store going out od business sale. I had never used a computer before and had not typed since high school. That was a LONG LONG time ago!!!! I remembered nothing!!
    XXOO, Bambi & Fern

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  48. I may be reading this a bit late in the week but I think Old Sam will do just fine..:-)

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  49. Wonderful news. What a sweet chap he looks, too.

    x

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  50. YAY! I am late - I know - but that is just the most fantastic news! :-)

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