Friday, May 30, 2008

It's Sam's Birthday!

My boy Sam is six years old today. The above picture is one of my favorite pictures of him. He was 11 weeks old then. We've visited with him, throughout his first weeks at the breeders. He only had two sisters, and one brother. His ears were up like that only, when he was looking up like that. He reminds me of a white mouse.
This was taken, when we went to our first and only dog show, with Biko participating. It was incredible hot that day, and a long drive. So my daughter, and Sam stayed home. He's not been a good boy that day, whining a lot and throwing his bed around. But so cute...

Biko and Sam liked each other at once. Still to this day, when Sam yelps in pain for whatever reason, she sprints to his aid from where ever she just was. Witnessed just a few days ago. Don't know what had bugged him, but she sure took notice.
That's another favorite of mine. He climbed back there, without disturbing the books much. With him being six years now, I hope he's not having a midlife crisis. :o)

39 comments:

Kelly said...

awwww what a cute little boy, sooo sweet!!!
Happy Birthday Sam!!

Sue J. said...

Happy Birthday to Sam!! Many happy returns of the day to such a cute pup. What a joy he is to all of you. Cute pictures!

peaknits said...

Happy Birthday! What a great companion!

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday, Sam!

I love how we can see dogs become close. The picture with the stack of books is amazing!

Debi said...

Happy Birthday handsome Sam! You were a c\very cute baby and you've grown into a majestic man!

Michelle said...

Oh, what a cutie! Happy Birthday, Sam!

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday Sam!
I do love the baby pics :^)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Sam!

Tanja said...

OMG - WIE SÜSS!!

Liebe Grüße!!
Tanja

shannon said...

it's picture like these that make me wish we had adopted josie when she was a puppy! although those sharp puppy teeth...

happy birthday sam!! give him a scritch for me, monika! :)

sgeddes said...

Happy Birthday Sam! I love that first photo of him. Such a cute little guy.

Anonymous said...

Many happy returns to Sam! You're a good photographer, Monika, on top of everything else you do!

(btw - the potholders are great!)

Dina in kc, mo

Viktoria said...

So cute!

Birgit said...

Happy birthday to Sam!

Ich bin immer wieder begeistert von den Fotos Deiner Hunde, Monika!

Liebe Grüße

Birgit

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Sam. I shall give my girls a treat in honor of the big day.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Big smackers and a Happy Birthday wish from Mr Puffy! Your favorite pictures are mine too - so precious.

Maggie said...

Aw, puppy! I have a photo like that of Pippa when she was a kitten. With a ridiculously soppy, "Take me home with you" face! Happy birthday. :)

Lankakomero said...

Happy birthday to Sam! Nice pictures!

Tracy said...

LOL It's my son's Scott birthday today!! He's been with me 29 years. Hmmm not sure it is wise to tell everyone I have son that is 29. :o)

sittinandknittin said...

Happy Birthday Sam! You are such a cute little man. You can come over to my house anytime! Monika, what a sweet puppy baby. I really like that first photo of him.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday :-) ! So sweet Pictures and so a nice Dog !!

Greetings from Hamburg/Germany :-).

Anja (myblog.de/sockenanja)

puppernaut said...

Happy happy birthday Sam! So cute!

The pics bring back so many good memories of our shep coming to live with us as a puppy. :)

Knitted Zebra said...

Happy birthday Dear Sam!! I saw Samson and Gabi yesterday and I know they would send their love. Sasha and Sweetie send birthday greetings also!! Sasha is the one on my avatar.

Many happy returns! We love you!!!

hannahknits said...

Happy birthday Sam!!!

Carrie K said...

Midlife crisis. Lol. Look, he was such a cutie pie puppy dog! till is but puppy-puppy! Aww. I didn't realize Biko was older than he was.

Happy Birthday, Sam!

Carrie Wolf said...

He is so sweet! I have a picture of my black shepherd female Eija (who passed away last Christmas) at that same age looking just like Sam with those cute little ears. Happy B-day Sam!

myboringblog said...

Happy Birthday Sam! I'm sure you'll get to enjoy many many more.

Kris said...

What a cutie. Happy Birthday to Sam.

lexa said...

Happy birthday!!! Thanks for the baby pictures, he was and still is such a cutie! :)

Heike said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch nachträglich!!
Was ein süsses schnuckeliges Hundebaby der Sam einmal war - ich habe mir das Bild schon zum wiederholten Male minutenlang angesehen. Ich will auch so einen...*quengel*

LG Heike

hakucho said...

Happy Birthday Sam...you were such a cute baby :)

SNOWBIRD said...

Your dogs are so beautiful! It was one of the things besides the knitting that drew me to read your blog! Happy Birthday to Sam! My sister who lives next door has a chocolate lab and you guessed it his name is SAM! We just think our Sam is the greatest! But your Sam and Biko are the BOMB just because of their color--snow white!

2paw said...

Happy Birthday Sam. The Labradors send happy wiggly tail wags!! What a cute puppy and he is so lucky to have Biko to grow up with!!!

Frieda said...

Belated Happy Birthday Sam ! Super photos , the one of Sam snoozing behind the books is just so cute. he is one handsome canine...

Hege said...

So cute pictures!
Hope he had a great birthday!

La Cabeza Grande said...

What a darling boy. So very cute, your little mouse! What was on the birthday menu?

T-Mom said...

Thanks for posting the baby pictures! What an adorable little boy he was!

Sam, Taenzer and Timber send birthday woofs and wags and wishes for many more!

said...

Que lindo!!!!!! parabéns à ele :))
bjos

Violiknit said...

Happy Birthday Sam!!!!!