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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Monika and Sam

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!


Posted by on 05/19/2016 in Spotlight Thursday


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