A link to “Best Friends”, a poem about Samantha and the wild rabbit in the back yard.
Samantha had an infection that quickly went septic. When we went to the emergency animal hospital, the veterinarian gave her a sedative before the examination. And so, after we discussed options, we were able to spend some time with her before she was put to sleep.
She was a joy-filled dog who kept us active and laughing. We miss her immensely. Her partner (we’ve always had two dogs until now) was born January 8, 1999 and died on December 31, 2012. She missed him, but did decide that she enjoyed being the only puppy, and so we put off finding another to take Rascal’s place. We have never been without a dog. I don’t think that we can manage without.