Well, here's that excuse you've been searching for to buy a tabloid! SAM is in this week's "Globe"!..page 20. JonBenet's brother, Burke, is on the cover. SAM and I want to send our best wishes and prayers to all the people and poor animals affected by hurricane Katrina. It just breaks our hearts to think of all those suffering animals and frightened families. If SAM can bring a little comic relief during such a devastating time, then he has done some good.God Bless You all.
Thank you dear SAM fans who have written such kind comments today in response to the "Debbie" blogs. She actually phoned me in my own home and REALLY INSULTED me. That's not the worst though...some cretin wrote that he "wished SAM a slow and painful death" and that "his owner would soon follow". GEEEEEEEZ! WEIRDOS and NEGATIVITY! This comes along with even a modicum of celebrity, I guess.. Don't worry.. SAM is VERY well protected! Last year there was a sniper loose on Highway 101, north of Santa Barbara where SAM and I spend our weekends. The highway and the amtrack were closed. It was eerily quiet. We were contacted by phone and told to stay indoors...We put sheets up on windows that didn't have blinds. It was SPOOKY! Hours and hours went by...we couldn't sleep...Well......SAM eventually had to go outside ..being the well behaved,continent boy he is (although lately I think he needs doggy Depends at night...)..SO..out we went and while SAM peed, Mark stood close by with 12 gauge shot gun cocked! SAM had better protection than I, who stood by waiting for him to find "the perfect spot". The sniper was caught the next day (girl troubles) and although a few cars earlier had been hit, thank God, nobody was hurt.
Hi again, Debbie. Here are some phone numbers if you want to call Santa Barbara Animal Control. 805 963-1513. SAM's vet is Arthur Posch, Dr MacFarlane or Dr. Cassaus at White's Pet Hospital. Area code 805 966-1604. They know how cranky SAM is....just try pulling his leg to trim those "talons'. SAM is having a fantastic old age and is in good health because of constant love, care and maintanance. I get bikini waxes and I think a little leg touching would be a great deal easier.
I had a VERY rude phone call this morning from a "Debbie" who is accusing me of hurting SAM to get him to growl. I invite her to come and visit SAM and see how cranky he is. He would have probably been put down if I hadn't had the patience with him in the beginning..he scared me he was so cranky. All it takes to get him to growl is to very gently squeeze or very gently touch his leg. He actually bites his own leg MUCH harder than I touch it. Mostly he just growls on his own anyway! I am NOT touching his legs in any of the snarly photos but I did lightly squueze his leg on camera . I invite anyone with complaints to come and see how absolutly adored and well cared for this dog is and to touch his leg and see how little it takes to get him snarly. One time, SAM came SCREAMING into the house dragging his back leg..I dropped the dish I was carrying and thought he had gotten out and been hit by a car or something. When I caught up with him in the bedroom he was looking back at his back leg and screaming and growling..WELL...there was a post-it note stuck on his rump..he had sat on it on the sofa and it stuck. The last thing in the world I would do is hurt SAM but it does NOT take much to get him growling//usually he just does it on his own anyway! Thank Goodness there are people willing to take in cranky, unwanted dogs and give them the doggy dream-life rather than having them put down. Again, Debbie, I am sorry you feel the way you do but maybe there are better causes to put your energy into than insulting me..like protecting animals that really are being abused or are starving or neglected. SAM eats filet mignon and home-made meals, drinks bottled water and sleeps on Egyptian cotton sheets..abuse???? SAM is a VERY LOVED and HAPPY boy!
SAM now has a dedicated website which is drawing literally MILLIONS of hits (15 million just in the last 10 days). There are hundreds of T-shirt orders to process and at least 700 emails to look at (sorry if SAM can't respond to everyone :-( Thanks for everyone's patience. A dog can only do so much! If you have purchased a SAM T-shirt, we recommend turning it inside out for washing in cold, then hang to dry. This should keep his special features crisper for longer. SAM is having another rough day on the sofa whilst I am at his beck and call. He is no beast of burden...rather a "BEAST OF LEISURE"!!! (I wouldn't have it any other way.) SAM's Mom
Just saw CNN's segment on SAM! If you get a chance, check it out. Our Directv guide says that it will be on again tonight (Paula Zahn's show). On the west coast it's showing again 11:00 - 12:00 midnight. Earlier it came on at about 50 minutes into the show. Set your VCRs or DVD recorders!
The segment is over five minutes long and it's pretty darn good. Lots of reactions from people to SAM's good looks!