Spotlight Thursday – Meet Monika and Sam

19 May

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this new series!

Name: Monika & Sam

Age:  Sam is 10 and I’m old as dirt [snicker]

Location:   ​The Mile High City…Denver, CO

Web/Blog Page:  Tails Around the Ranch

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Yikes! Youre letting me go home with this woman? Whats wrong with you? Sam was clearly flummoxed by the thought of going home with a new family especially one who lived in a large metropolis area-he grew up on a farm and knew nothing about sidewalks, gutters, streets, passing traffic (buses in particular), strollers, sandwich boards in our neighborhood restaurant area, skateboards.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  To his credit, Sam adapted quickly-he insinuated himself early on as a bed hog, taking up residence on one of the sheepdogs’ bed right away. She of course put him straight in no time just like she did with her brother,’ Eliot, the male Old English Sheepdog. When both OESs were alive, Puck ruled the roost but Sam completely adored her and still does double takes whenever he sees OESs out and about. 🙂

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Not much seems to bother Sam, and remorse is strictly a word/concept  in the dictionary (Standard Poodles are more than slightly self-assured) but he seems particularly terrified of the chirping smoke alarm with his begging eyes for me to stop that infernal racket. He does seem to have a penchant for chewing up expensive and/or sentimental leather goods. I’ve had to keep track of ‘quiet times’ and put up leather wallets, daytimers and small handbags so they are out of the reach of curious sniffers  ​

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Even with the novelty of Dad who recently joined our household, he’s pretty much has both of us wrapped around his paw. He totally has everyone he meets wrapped around his paws with his sweet disposition and goofiness. You cant help but adore this canine knucklehead; he has such an adorable personality. 

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I always get accused of being dumb but I think theres a fine line between being dumb and been stubborn. I think I jump back and forth across that line every day with adroit athleticism 🙂 


Hope you enjoyed meeting my friends Sam and Monika – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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25 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Monika and Sam

  1. CarolMaeWY

    05/19/2016 at 1:09 am

    Sam is a beautiful dog and I’ve met him on his webpage.

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 10:03 am

      He’s such a great guy! XOXO – Bacon

      • CarolMaeWY

        05/19/2016 at 12:30 pm

        He sure is.

    • Tails Around the Ranch

      05/19/2016 at 2:15 pm

      Aw…blush, blush-thank you, CarolMae. We ❤ ya!
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam 🐾

  2. Fozziemum

    05/19/2016 at 2:35 am

    We love Sam and Monika…he does great service work and i still remember the post where he got up on the table when he was supposed to be working 😉 xxx Fozziemum

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 10:04 am

      Wasn’t that too funny!? He’s a super guy for sure and a great friend. XOXO – Bacon

    • Tails Around the Ranch

      05/19/2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Fozziemum for reminding me just how much of a canine-knucklehead that hound is! ღ

      • Fozziemum

        05/20/2016 at 9:40 am pleasure xx

  3. onespoiledcat

    05/19/2016 at 4:24 am

    Hi Sam and Monika! So nice to meet you……..sounds like you’re SUPER HAPPY and that’s the way it’s supposed to be!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 10:05 am

      They are super cool cousin – just like YOU. XOXO – Bacon

    • Tails Around the Ranch

      05/19/2016 at 2:08 pm

      Hey there, Sammy…thanks. Yup I’m the happiest hound you’ll find around! ღ

  4. Skyler Braveheart

    05/19/2016 at 9:07 am

    Hey! Standards could be Brain Surgeons…they are very smart!! Sam, we think you have a PAWSOME job of adopting to a brand new family and city life. Great job everypawdy!

    • Tails Around the Ranch

      05/19/2016 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Skyler…this is Sam’s mom. Thanks but alas, poor Sam is quite ‘dim’ so no brain surgery for him. He makes up for it in sweet though. ღ

  5. Cupcake

    05/19/2016 at 1:11 pm

    Well done, B. We learned a lot about our buddy from this interview. Hey Sam! xoxo

    Love and licks,

    • Tails Around the Ranch

      05/19/2016 at 2:11 pm

      Hey Cupcake, thank you. We were thrilled to pieces when Bacon told us we’d be featured today. How cool is that?! ღ

  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    05/19/2016 at 2:04 pm

    Awww…thanks Bacon buddy! Im showing this to everyone at the canine prison, er I mean the kennel to show them I really do have pawrents and fur-iends…even if they chose to go on vacation without me.
    Your fur-iend, Sam 🐾

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:10 pm

      Snorts! You are so welcomed my friend. Thanks for participating and having fun with us! XOXO – Bacon

  7. databbiesotrouttowne

    05/19/2016 at 2:22 pm

    waves two ewe sam; itz veree nice ta meet ewe !!! high paws two ewe for chewin up leather goodz 🙂 N we heer ya on de hole smoke alarm ….well, that & de vacuum masheen …happee thurzday two ewe N heerz ta a bowl filled with bizcuitz….. ♥♥♥

    grate interviews again two day bacon !! ♥♥♥

  8. lexitheschnauzer

    05/19/2016 at 2:24 pm

    Bacon, thanks again for these posts. Hi Sam! I think sweet works well for you!

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks my dear friend. XOXO – Bacon

  9. angelswhisper2011

    05/19/2016 at 4:36 pm

    What a sweet doggie Sam is, Bacon and very handsome too *blinks*. These series are pawsome ❤ Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:32 am

      aaww thanks my friends. I appreciate that so very much! XOXO – Bacon

  10. noodle4president

    05/19/2016 at 5:57 pm

    We LOVE Ms. Monika and Sam 😀 ❤

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:34 am

      They are such sweet friends!! XOXO – Bacon

  11. gentlestitches

    05/20/2016 at 7:17 am

    Sam is very elegant looking dog and the story about him doing a double take when he sees an ES shows how smart he is. Nice to meet you both. (city life is good isn’t it?) ❤


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