The Farewell Tour

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Friends, we perhaps should have told you before now – but sometimes sad news ON TOP of other sad news is just that much more sad.    The loss of our buddy Easy this week was overwhelming for all of us so I didn’t want to tell you about ME, but now I must……………….

This morning I am heading to the Bridge to join my friend Easy and my predecessor here in my home Eddy, and SOOOOOOOOOOOOO many of our friends who have gone before.   I have been very sick for very long and I am tired and ready to rest………..my leaving will not be sad – it will be me moving on to that beautiful place we call the Rainbow Bridge.   I will be welcomed by many I’m sure…………….and I will STILL be in your hearts if you find a little spot for me!

Miss Ann at Zoolatry made this beautiful badge – you will see it today around the blogosphere…………but she also wrote a poem which I’m including.

 A Poem about Sammy
Now I lay me down to sleep,
angels near to guide my feet.
I’m not afraid, I do not fear,
my life’s been good while I was here.
It is time to leave, to cross my bridge,
to reach toward my rainbow …
When I come to heaven’s door,
I’ll see the friends smiling who went before.
Waiting to welcome me home again.
Where I began, where I now end.
So I will now leave, I will cross my bridge,
yes ~ I see my rainbow …
My Mom will write more later today – probably this evening as I finish my AMAZING DAY visiting all of you who are part of the lovely blog hop that dear Easy and Madi planned for today.   Of course then we didn’t know Easy would have left so suddenly – but he’s in our hearts always and I like to think he’s joined me as I visit all of you today on my COME FLY WITH ME tour!    I’ve already visited many of you and will continue to do that all day today…………you make my heart so full of love.
I will continue blogging but might take a little time off – you know I need to check into my suite over the Bridge – they’ve reserved the “BACON SUITE” for me.   Just right wouldn’t you say?
KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE – I LOVE EACH OF YOU LIKE BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Your forever friend, Sammy

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We are Angel Sammy and Teddy......! When I went to the Rainbow Bridge in December 2016, my Mom and Dad adopted Teddy from the same shelter where they got me 17 years ago.......he's a cutie......I'm teaching him ALL I know. It's great that I can continue blogging from the Bridge - we have great wi-fi up here! Teddy and I will tell you all about our adventures together AND we have some fun blog features every week too. It's nice to meet you..........have fun with TWOSPOILEDCATS!

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  1. Oh Sammy, we are so sorry you have to leave your peeps but Easy will be there to meet you. Sorry we didn’t get to know you better. Our Mom is just a slacker. We are so glad that you were spoiled while you were here on this earth and we just know you were so loved.

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  2. Oh no… Pam, I’m so sorry to read this sad news about our dearly beloved Sammy. He’s one of the first friends and followers of Mr. Bowie, going years back. We were always looking forward to read about his thoughts and adventures. Now I can only cry…
    I’m sure Sammy will be spoiled in his new home, behind the Rainbow Bridge. He will be forever in my mind. Wishing you lots of strength during this difficult period, my dear Pam. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Sammy, dear sweet Sammy…….you have been one amazing furriend. After all, you are my boycatfriend. Motor Mommy is typing through tears this morning. She loves your mom like a sister and is so sad that your pawrents’ hearts are breaking as they say goodbye to you today.

    “Rise up slowly, angel, it’s hard to let you go.”

    Love always,
    Your Sundae

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  4. Love you Sammy! There will NEVER be anyone as incredible as you! Thank you for everything you have done to make Blogville and the TCC so much fun. I am going to miss you tons my friend and inspiration but I know where to look when I need you 🙂 Safe journey.
    Luv You My Friend!
    Marty

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  5. We suspected time was short but you never really want to believe it. Pam, we send you huge hugs and love. Sammy, thanks for all your wonderful teasers, Tuesdays will never be the same. Your devotion to bacon, poetry, scouts, selfies, the list could go on… What fun you brought to blogville. We will miss you enormously but you certainly have a big place in our hearts. Please give Easy a big hug from us. Enjoy your time over the bridge, you’ve earned the right to another kind of spoiling. xxx

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  6. Sammy ..my heart is again heavy..i know you have had a lovely long life and that you have the most adoring parents..but still..you know..i have a thing for seniors..and gingerbread men..what can i say..
    Pam and David we will be holding you in our prayers as you help guide your sweet boy to a place of warmth comfort and release from the pains of this world..lord knows we all feel this with you..we are always here and anything you need please ask..i tried so hard to get a special something out in the mail for Sammy and i fear despite my best efforts it will not arrive when i wanted it too..please do not be upset when it arrives..it is not much but made from the heart and i hope it gives you some comfort..
    Phil and i and all the fur babes here send our strength and love and thankyou for sharing your boy with us all..Love always your dear friends….xxx

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  7. Oh Sammy You will be missed so much. You brought so much laughter and joy into our lives. We will al miss you greatly. We will continue to pray for your humans that their hearts will be comforted. I’m sure the ones who have gone before will be there to welcome you to your new forever life. We at Tpby’s Wrecking Crew love you.

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  8. Oh Sammy! Just love, hugs, scritches. We all knew this was coming but I know hearts are breaking. I know your Mom and Dad will let you fly over the bridge today with all the tender care and love they have. You will be in my heart forever, I know your Mom won’t mind sharing your memory with all of us. Love you, Sammy and I thank you for teaching me things about life and living with gratitude and fun. I can’t stop typing, I don’t want to say goodbye. Fly safe Sammy!

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  9. Dear Sammy, we’re trying to be brave boys and not be too sad, because we know that you have the “bacon suite” reserved at the bridge and we know you’re going to feel so much better once you cross over to the bridge. Thank you for sharing your life with us. You were the first blog we ever followed and we’re so glad we found you here and at Cat Scouts. We know that you will see Easy and so many other friends and we know, when its our turn, we’ll see you again. You loved your mom and dad and they loved you back and we know you’ll feel all that love as you make your journey today. You will be forever in our hearts. We love you Sammy! Have a safe trip.

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  10. Dearest boy, you have filled our days with smiles, laughter and love. Reading this is a shock and heartbreak for us in so many ways: we will miss your sweet posts, photos of you enjoying the grass outdoors, and especially your being a fellow bacon lover/connaseuer. We know how hard this will be on your Mom and Dad who you have been the best son to, as our family knows our boy Kaspars’ battle with CKD and hyperthyroidism and turning 15 this month moves his time to join you and Easy at the Bridge ever so closer. Your journey makes this all the more reality. Thank you for your friendship and wise words, you will be missed and thought of often. You’ve earned your bacon paradise in the sky sweetheart and we know you will be with us in spirit. When the time is right we know you will send Mom and Dad a fur kid in need who will help them heal and share your life with them through all the wonderful memories they will cherish of you. Fly free Sammy, there will be many there to greet and be with you until the day we all meet again.
    Clove, Kaspars & Mom

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    • Oh what a sweet message………and I love that you sent it. I am sad to go but I also know that I’m going to be here ALWAYS in other ways – I do intend to continue blogging but maybe take a rest first (!!). I need time to get settled in the BACON SUITE at the Rainbow Bridge. I love all my friends – old and new – and take their love with me as I go this morning.

      Love forever, Sammy

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  11. Sammy we love you so much. You helped me learn how much fun being a Cat Scout is with all you wonderful events and trips you hosted. My fursibs,my mom and I are sending purrs and prayers to your wonderful mom and dad. You will always be in our hearts sweet ginger man. We will never forget you. May you find new adventure to tell us about in the next life.
    A very very sad Charles and family

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    • Dear Charles and family………..I may be gone but I will still be here – truly. I will continue being a Cat Scout (in Angel form!) and will blog again once we take a tiny rest. My life has been wonderful from start to finish and I will always be grateful that I’ve had SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many people show me love and fun along the way. Please know that you are a VERY special friend…….I send all of you BIG SAMMY HUGS.

      Love, Sammy

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  12. Sammy, my dearest dearest boy. I will miss you with all of my heart. You WILL have that place in my heart always. I am devastated at your loss, but I know you are tired. I understand. Admiral will be there among your other friends and I hope you two find one another quickly. Sending my love with you Sammy.
    Katie Mom and Katie

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    • I will look for Admiral and give her a huge hug from you and your Mom………and I truly will always have YOU in my heart……I will be back in the blogosphere with tales from the Bridge before you know it. Meanwhile, thank you more than you know for being my friend……….

      Hugs, Sammy

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  13. Oh, Sammy I am so very sorry to see you leaving us, but you will find peace and rest waiting for you. That and so many of our friends. I am sending you my love and will cherish the memories. Warm hugs to your family.
    Mournful howls,
    Sarge, Lori, Stan

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    • Sarge my man, keep watch over blogville……….I will be around – Angels tend to stick their wings into things you know just to make sure nobody forgets them! I will continue blogging too………thank you for your friendship – it is special.

      Love, Angel Sam

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  14. oh sammy, we will surely miss you.. rest easy sweetie.. please say hi to my johnnie at the rainbow bridge.. i’m sure when you get there you will be new again, no more pain and you will be well again.. you could play and run as much as you can.. hugs to your mom and dad.

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  15. My dearest Sammy,
    now I’m in tears again. I’m so sorry to hear these news. But then, it will certainly be best for you. My thought are acommpanying you cxross the rainbow bridge, and I’m sure you’ll be very happy on the other side, with all your friends. In those years I’ve been following you here, you have found a place in my heart, and that’s where you’ll always be. And so,with you in my heart, I’ll miss you and be with you at the same time. Thanks you for heving made my life fun!
    My love and hugs to yopu and your Mom and Dad. My thoughts are with them, too,
    Pit

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    • Thank you Mr. Pit…….what a kind thing to say – I hope to return to blogging after a day or two of rest. The Rainbow Bridge sure is a BIG place and I need to take some time to get used to things here. I also have to spend EXTRA time making sure my Mom and Dad know I’m happy now – they are so sad.

      Love and Hugs, Angel Sam

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  16. Sammy, this has been such a difficult week and our hearts are so heavy. You reached out to us very early on and have been such a wonderful friend to all of us. You were there for us when we needed you most – during the losses of Mya and Khia. You’ve been with us to celebrate the great things too – Macy and Molly’s adoptions. You’ve always been there to say just the right thing at the right time. We know you’ll still be here as an angel but know you in your physical form will be missed so deeply. Your mom and dad are going to need lots of love during this time and we promise to be here to give it to them. I think about a year ago or more I commented asking if you would be my uncle like you were to PSH but I think the comment got lost in cyber space. I’d kick myself if I didn’t ask one more time. Will you? It’s important to have an uncle as wise as you. I love you, Sammy. Thank you for being a part of our lives. *ear licks* Noodle, Macy, Molly, Jamison, Angel Mya and Angel Khia.

    P.S.
    Please give Mya and Khia head rubs for us when you get there.

    P.P.S
    I just really don’t want to end this comment…. 😦

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  17. Sammy you are the most amazing friend we have and ever will have ever! We will carry you in our hearts as you have carried us and so many more. We are missing you already! Knowing you plan to carry on as an Angel does give some solace. Love and support to you and Mom Pam and Dad on this sad day. It will be hard but we will try and remember that this is a day of change rather than loss. Say hello to Big Head Stinker and Inky Dink. They lived with Dad before our time and will be at the gate to help show you the way to your new Bacon Palace!
    Love you and yours very very much!
    Timmy, Dad Pete, Toby, Buddy, Rumpy, Miss Fitz, Mr Buttons and Einstein

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    • Dear Timmy and family…..guess what…..Big Head Stinker and Inky Dink WERE at the Bridge gate and shook my paw as I came through – Easy was there too…..it’s been an amazing day for me with the Hop and crossing to the Bridge. Thank you for being part of the Hop and also thank you for being my friends – I’m glad I will continue with Scouts and blogging because life is SO MUCH FUN being with friends like you!

      Love, Angel Sam

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  19. Sammy, what a pleasure your company and your geography lessons have been. We hope a heaping plate of bacon awaits you, along with Easy who might be ready to show you around. With much love, Skyler Braveheart and his Mama

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    • Thank you Skyler…….there will be more Teasers coming!!! I will continue to blog after a little break………I’m all settled in here at the Bridge…….all I can say is WOW!

      Love and Hugs, Angel Sam

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  20. My dearest Sammy, I’ll aways remember our little ‘peeking around the corner’ games we played when you were young and frisky. You will be that again beyond the bridge and it will make me smile to think of you peeking around corners and giggling with all your friends. I’ll love you always. Your Aunty Carol

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  21. Sammy, I wish I had found your blog sooner, but I am glad I got to follow you these past 2 and a half years. You will always be in my heart, I love you as if you were my very own. Your Mom has been so sweet to share you with us and today we are all sharing in her grief ( I am bawling like a baby as I type this). My Sammy doesn’t even want to be a Scout without you there. Rest in Peace sweet boy. XO and love to you and your Mom.

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    • Please tell Sammy I am going to continue Scouting………..and blogging! Thank you for your truly wonderful friendship with ME and with my Mom………..we both love you all VERY MUCH!

      Hugs, Angel Sammy

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  22. Sammy, we are saddened to hear that you will be making the trip to the Bridge today. We are touched by your positive attitude. Fly free. Our purrs and thoughts are with your mom.

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  23. Craig and I were very fortunate to have met you all last March and Sammy even spent quality time with me and gave me a hug as we parted ways. I will never forget how you made us feel so welcome and we hope one day that we can visit Pam and David and give them another hug each xxxx. Rest now Sammy and say hello to Easy and all the other fur balls who will be glad to final meet you xxx

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    • Hi Miss Michelle and Mr. Craig! I remember your visit – I was so shy but I immediately trusted you and I was so excited to meet people from across the pond – My Three Moggies Mom and Dad! Now I’m gone to the Bridge but my HEART is still with Mom and Dad. I will continue to blog too – Wi-Fi is great here at the Bridge and I’m in the BACON SUITE so what’s better than that – – – – well – – – – being with Mom and Dad would be better but for now, that can’t be – one day we will though.

      Thank you for coming by…………………love and Hugs, Angel Sam

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  24. Oh, sweet Sammy. I will miss you so much. You always made me laugh. I had never met a cat that was so crazy about bacon. Your Tuesday Teasers were enthusiastically anticipated every week. Every morning I read the cat blogs and now there will be a hole where I used to check in with you. I did not always comment, but when I did you always responded. I know you are in a better place at the Rainbow Bridge, so I am happy for that. There will be many old friends there to greet you. We will never forget you, Sammy. Much love to you and your pawrents.

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    • Never fear Miss Beverly – I am keeping my blog AND Teasers and I will absolutely be continuing to have fun from the Bridge! Easy was here to meet me when I arrived and so many other friends so I am being made SUPER welcome!

      I hope you continue to visit me – – – I will look for you…….we’ll take a tiny break then I’ll be BAAAAACK!

      Thanks for the love and sweet note…………………..Hugs, Angel Sam (and Pam)

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    • Savvy you are too kind – your “recovery” has been wonderful and you are a force to be reckoned with in the blog world now – not to mention with your progress towards being at peace with your humans and TKS. Being PROUD of you doesn’t even begin to express it. I will be around – we will continue blogging but I’ll just be the guy with the wings!!!

      Love you, Sammy

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  25. We love you Cousin Sammy. We saw this first thing this morning and heard mom in the shower crying. It’s so hard to say goodbye. Our hearts break for you and your mom/dad. I’m beyond words. XOXO – Bacon

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    • I love you too- you know that – and I always will…………I’m happy to be young again at the Bridge but OH SO SAD to have left Mom and Dad and all my friends – they are showing me how to use the laptop and Wi-Fi so I will be in touch……AND will be blogging after a little rest. Thank you Cousin……please hug your Mom and Dad for me and Mom!

      Love, Angel Sam

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  26. Prof. Sam, King of Baconia and poet laureate of Blogville,
    Thank you for being our friend…you added spice and a little sass to our world every day.
    Run free my sweet friend…no pain…I hear there are buttie pillars and sun puddles galore OTB.
    Easy is there waiting for you…love and kitty kisses until we meet again
    Madi(son) D. Cat and TOGM

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    • Dearest Madi…..again thank you for a perfect day………I crossed to the Bridge peacefully, Easy shook my paw when I arrived, and my wings almost fit purrfectly. Not only that but the blog hop was FANTASTIC. Mom’s fingers are worn to the bone! Thank you for everything – I will be around….just taking a tiny break.

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  27. Fly free, Sammy ! Young and strong and with your best friend Easy ! And when you get a chance, stop by that farm I took you to yesterday and have a romp with all those barn kitties I grew up with!

    Oh Pam, I am so sorry – but he was- and is – so loved !

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  28. Oh, Sammy, our hearts just broke a little more, which we didn’t even think was possible. What a way to be sent off with this wonderful blog hop. We know Easy and many others are waiting at the bridge for you, but we still wish you didn’t have to go. Our hearts and hugs are with your parents today. We will miss you so, and every time we eat a piece of bacon, we will think of you. ♥

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    • The blog hop was a brilliant idea by my friend Easy – nobody knew he would so tragically leave us before it happened but it has been quite a day anyway. I crossed to the Bridge this morning and am still being welcomed to this beautiful place. Still, my heart is aching for everyone I left behind – especially my Mom and Dad…………

      Enjoy that bacon – it’s worth it!
      Love, Angel Sam

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  29. We will love you forever. Our hearts are hurting a lot right now, and we know your Mom and Dad are hurting too. The tears just don’t stop flowing but we know you will be strong and healthy and young again at the Bridge. We hear the WiFi at the Bridge is great and look forward to hearing about your bacon suite when you get settled in. We know you are about to make your journey as we type this and want you to know that we’re right there with you. We figured if we couldn’t be there in person, we would be here with you. Fly free sweet buddy.

    Sending you love and big hugs,
    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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    • Mom, Dad and I all felt your presence this morning – the room was FULL of love…..it warmed my heart and ginger furs as I crossed over…….So many friendly faces were there……..please help my Mom feel better in the days to come………………you are such GOOD friends!

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  30. Hey bud, we’ll miss you very much when you leave, but we’ll also imagine you pain free and happy, running around with Easy, my angel sister Katie, and all the others God chose to take home to him. Love ya, Sammy!

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    • What a lovely thought – Easy and several other friends were here to welcome me when I crossed to the Bridge this morning. It’s a lovely and peaceful place. I will miss everyone too but I will still be around!!!!

      Love, Angel Sam

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  31. Sweet sweet Sammy, you will always be in my heart. The kitties in SP#1 and SP#2 and I so often think of you and your mom and dad, and we always will. I hope so much that Katarina, Sox, Billy Bob, Lucky and the rest of the gang across the bridge can all come over sometime to share some bacon. Big hugs and lots of love to you from all of us. ❤️❤️❤️ Lemony

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    • My dear friend Lemony…..I miss hearing about those sweet cats you see when you visit the gang at SP1 and 2. Special kids indeed who SOOOO deserve a forever home. I will be sure and be here to welcome all of them when their time comes to join me here in this beautiful place we call the Bridge. Meanwhile, know that I wish you well always.

      Hugs, Angel Sam

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  32. SAMMY…. we totally understand your need to have the Peace and Rest and FURENDSHIP you will find OVER THERE. YOU will be missed somethingy FIRECE here. We will cherish the memories you have left with US… Until we are together AGAIN…
    Run FREE and FAST in Fields of Catnip.

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    • Frankie and Ernie you two are so sweet to stop by! I’ve had a blast today courtesy of the Hop Easy and Madi organized and I’m just so excited to NOW be at the Bridge…..I got here this morning……getting adjusted takes time!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy

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  33. Oh Sammy, We are sorry to hear you are going to the Bridge! We know you will be strong and healthy again and your human knows that too. Enjoy the Bacon Suite!
    Hugs and Purrs,
    Mia, Mosby and angel CJ

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  34. Sammy as I know I’ve mentioned before, I always read your posts but I didn’t comment as often, and now as with so many other things I wish I had. Parting is hard, it’s painful for our non furry humans to let us fly off into the unknown, at least unknown to them. WE know it’s a beautiful spot where all of our furfriends already are and it’s a lovely place where we can wait on them to join us. But, they have to wait and you know that’s the hard part for them. Waiting. The amount of sorrow in their hearts equal the love they have and they will be sad for awhile, maybe a long while. I know my Mom is still very sad and misses me everyday, like your Mom will do. We are so very sorry and our heart break for our loss as well. WE will keep your Mom in our hearts and minds and purr and pray and we will miss you Sammy. Farewell for now.

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    • Thank you for coming by AND pawticipating in my balloon hop conceived by my pal Easy. This has been a tough week for everyone…….but friends will help each other get through any number of sad times – it’s the best thing about friendship. I will continue blogging so I will see you again………..

      Love and Angel Hugs, Angel Sam

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  35. We understand you need to leave now, but you will be so very missed. How bittersweet that this day to honor you is the day you leave. And Easy so close before you. But you can rest now knowing you will always be loved and never forgotten. A warm hug for your mom.

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    • Thank you Miss Jan………Easy really honored me with the idea for this hop – who knew we’d be mourning his loss before it even happened…….then I suddenly decided to join him and WHAM – both of us are at the Bridge learning how to comfortably wear wings! Thank you for coming to visit – I know my Mom and Dad are super lonely without me – messages from friends help!

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  36. Farewell, Sammy. It just seems so incredibly sad to have to say goodbye to two of my blogging friends in such a short time. Hugs to your parents, safe travels over the Bridge…. and if you should run into a feisty black cat named Spilly, say hi to him for me.

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  37. My heart is broken, Sammy. So many people love you and your people and my heart breaks for them too. Your posts always make me smile (especially the Saturday ones about bacon!!!). Thank you for being a good friend. We wish you peace on your journey.

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  38. Oh Sammy, we understand, we really do but our hearts ache so for your mom Pam and your Dad. They’re setting you free to soar, to fly high and to shed the pain and discomfort, but you will be missed beyond belief. Our mommy has leaky eyes as she writes this, for she knows the heartache they will feel, because they love you so. Sendingmany purrs and much love.

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    • Thank you SO MUCH for your sweet note! I am now officially an Angel as of this morning and this truly is the start of many new adventures for me. I will continue to blog though……….my Mom and Dad are very sad right now but I’m going to try and help them by whispering in their ears and telling them I will ALWAYS love them.

      Love and Angel Hugs, Angel Sam

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  39. Goodbye, dear Sammy. I have seen many of my own kitties cross the bridge over the years, and the parting is always hard. You will just be on the other side of the veil, out of sight, but never out of mind to those who loved you, only a thought away. Bless you, dear little one, on your journey ahead.

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    • Thank you Miss Lavinia…..I am now at the Bridge and I miss my Mom, Dad and friends but they are showing me how I will be able to keep visiting them so that’s going to be great. Thank you for your sweet note – it helps my Mom deal with me saying farewell.

      Love, Angel Sam

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  40. Sammy, your Mom is going to miss you so very much as will all of your fur-ends, but you will be warm, safe and happy now. We can’t wait for you to stop in and say hello and though we may have tears in our eyes when we wave to you goodbye, we will be happy we met. Abby T. Lab

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    • Oh how sweet you are……….My Mom and Dad are trying to be brave – they were this morning when they were with me as I crossed to the Bridge and I know that with time they will feel better knowing I’m in a BEAUTIFUL place feeling much better. I’m loving the blog hop -it’s a ton of fun!

      Love, Angel Sam

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  41. You’re wrong, Sammy: your leaving will indeed be sad. We know that you will be waiting for us all, and very soon you will be feeling better than you ever did, but your passing will leave all your friends and family sorrowful. That’s what happens when loved ones say ‘good-bye’. Godspeed, Sammy.

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    • My parents sure are sad that’s for sure……..and if others are, then I promise the sadness will get better in time – that’s what I’ve put in the hearts of my parents anyway! I am happy now – I feel great and love the Bridge – it’s beautiful………..but I miss everyone like crazy!

      Love, Angel Sam

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    • Hi Finley! Yes, my Mom and Dad are a “wet mess” right now but I “get” that…..they will be better tomorrow and the next day – it’s just so different for them after almost 17 years of having ME here. The Bacon Suite here at the Bridge is amazing………totally. I am thrilled! Thanks for coming by – please give everyone in your family a hug from an Angel………….ME!

      Love, Angel Sam

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  43. Dearest Sammy, I knew you so short a time but you are larger than life, both here in our world and in my heart. What a wonderful idea, to go visiting, it sure makes things that extra bit special, an amazing farewell gift to us all, and a chance to celebrate a great life, with you! I shall raise my glass, and a spare rasher of Bacon, just for you! Sweetest purrs, my friend, until another day…. XOXO Erin & peep

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    • Thank you so much for coming by……….I am now an Angel and it’s sure a nice place to be although I miss my Mom and Dad like crazy. I will still be blogging so I will continue to see everyone but it’s somehow not quite the same…………………thank you for the toast AND rasher of bacon – most welcome. Thank you for being my friend…….

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  44. Oh Sammy! Our eyes are leaking so much. We knew your body was tired and that you wouldn’t be with us much longer, but that doesn’t make it any easier. You will be missed so much by everybuddy in the blogosphere. Godspeed, buddy…we love you. We hope the bacon is flowing at the bridge.

    Purrs to your family….

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    • I’m having a ball with the tour……….and now that I’m an Angel I don’t have to worry about falling out of the balloon either! I did pass peacefully – with my Mom and Dad and wonderful vet by my side.

      Thanks for the sweet thoughts,
      Angel Sammy

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  45. Oh Sammy, I’m here to pay my respects to you *wipes tears from eyes and bows head*. I’m also sending comforting purrz to Mom Pam and your dad. I know this will be a rough day/week/month for them. I’m sorry you couldn’t make it until your next birthday cos I know that’s coming soon.

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    • Hi CK…thanks so much for coming by. I really did hope to celebrate my 17th HERE – instead I will have to borrow the party room at the Bridge and arrange for temporary privileges for everyone to visit and PAR-TAY. I hope you’ll do my music for me – something heavenly would be good. Mom and Dad are in a bad place right now but they will get better in the days to come as they realize I am alright and feeling perky again! Thank you for your friendship – I will be back to blogging (they have great Wi-Fi here) as soon as I get adjusted.

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  46. Oh Sammy, what can we say dat we haven’t already?. Awnty Pam, we’re so sorry Sammy had to leave you. We fur sure unnerstand da pain of loss. Mommy says, ifin you need anythin’ just holler, and she means it. Sammy will furever be in our hearts and so will you. We will miss him terribly, as we miss sis Lexi. But we know he is no longer in pain, and is young and furee again. What more could we ask??? We’re sendin’ lots of hugs and purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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    • The thing that makes this bearable is knowing Sam is no longer sick and frail and that he’s in a much better place. We miss him terribly but we knew we would…..we’ll always love him because we promised to and we will. We’ll get through the sadness because we know it was the right thing to do. Thank you so much for your friendship, hugs and prayers……….

      Love, Pam

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  47. “NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO………….”

    Oh Unccle Sammy mee can not bear this….ferst Easy an now you….LadyMum iss cryin so hard shee gotted sick!!! An mee can not even fink strait; mee thott mee was ready…..
    NO NO NO!!! *gaspss fur breath*

    Yur thee bravest mankat mee has efurr known an you were thee bestest Unccle an pleeze watch over LadyMum an mee ok? Once yur settled inn….
    When you see NYLABLUE pleeze give her sum **nose kissesss** frum mee an ***paw kissesss*** frum LadyMum…..

    Mee hopess there iss bacon inn Pure Land……
    Luv an **nose rubsss** yur not-so-brave neffkitty, Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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  48. Oh Sammy… OH SAMMY… NO! Please don’t go, PLEASE…

    I know, it’s not a choice. It’s just that…

    Sammy, you were a such a good friend to Nissy, and you are such a good friend of mine. Nissy told me ’bout you, you know. He told me how much he cared about you and loved your blog. He told me how special you are. He told me how I would never guess your Tuesday Teasers and he was right about that, for sure. He was right about ALL those things!

    Sammy, Nissy is up in Heaven now, romping through nip fields and chasing butterflies. I bet you’ll come across him there, and together, you’ll have such fun. There won’t be a safe butterfly in sight!

    Love and purrs, ALWAYS,
    Seville

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  50. Oh, dear Sammy! Our hearts are aching. We will miss seeing you and reading your posts. We are so sorry. Please know we are sending our very best purrs to your Mom and your family and to all your friends in the hope that these help.

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  51. Dear Sammy and pawrents, we are sorry we did not know you well, but we sure can see you were so well loved by all. We rejoice that you had a wonderful long life full of love and send pug prayers for your family
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  52. Oh Sammy, I’ll be looking for you at the Rainbow Bridge – that Bacon Suite sure sounds great. I’m so sorry you had to leave your family.

    We send your family hugs in this sad time.

    Signed: Angel Smokey

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  54. dood…..we will all wayz noe ewe az sammy de baconater; we haz known ewe for 10,000 dayz N will never forgetz ewe in one millionz yeerz…..can ya pleez say hi ta gram paw dude, sauce, perkolator, sam, little joe, jiggs, bob de cat, dobie, bonnie, clyde, the butcher, jacob, de hammy hamz, pete, fang, ono I, ono II, satan de dawg oh dawgs, murf de surf, alfie, bailey, zack, mack de knife, cinderz…….heer….why knot just take de fone book for everee one livin in trout towne heaven; that will bee eazier ~~~~~~~~ we noe ewe were reddy ta start yur tenth life N we hope ya let mom N dad noez asap yur doin all rite……we noe… ewe noe… what we meen….lovez all wayz ~~~~~~~

    ♥♥♥♥♥

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  55. Sammy I cannot believe you had to go to the bridge. My heart is so heavy and I am so very sad. Mom cannot stop crying. We love you so much. You have stolen both of our hearts and you will forever how a place there along side of our other furries in our family that went to the bridge awhile back. I miss you so already. I know we will stay in touch and the moms will as well. Know how much you are loved by so many. Until we meet again my dear friend. Run free.<3

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  56. Oh Sammy… you beautiful, beautiful boy. You are such a legend in the cat blogosphere and will be so very missed. Thank you for the love, joy, fun, and bacon happenings that you brought into our hearts and homes. Meows to those you will be joining – we know you will find comfort in the paws of so many others who will welcome you. xoxo

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  57. Dear Sammy, we are so sorry to hear you are crossing the Bridge.
    Sadly, it appears you have company as Easy crossed over and our own Treasure crossed
    over last night.
    We know you will be greeted by so many friends that have gone before and will have a good time.
    We send your family comforting purrs as we know they miss you now.

    Hugs and Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ and the mum

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  58. Dear Sammy, We know your body was tired but we are sad that you had to go to the Bridge. We miss you already. Hugs and purrs and love to your mom and dad. Lots of Love, Andy, Tater Shelly and Mom Judy

    P.S. We hope you will look for our Angel Cali.

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  59. We love you Sammy and are sending Shih Tzu Snuggles and Lhasa love to your humans, and wishing you a safe journey to the Bridge…

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  60. We’re sorry we never met you before today Sammy but we hope you enjoyed a visit to our yard. We just know that you and Easy are having a great time together over the Bridge today.

    Millie & Walter

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  61. OH Sammy, we are so sad your time here on Earth with us has come to an end. You will always live in our hearts. We are very sure that Easy was romping around with us today as you explored our corner of the world. Hugs to your parents, we are sending them purrs of sympathy and paws of comfort as we know your home must seem very empty to them without you in it.

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    • My poor Mom and Dad find that they are looking for me in the corners or under the furniture – waiting to hear my loud purr or my scream of “MAMA” at the foot of the stairs! I am working hard to let them know I’m there though…..they were ALWAYS there for me so I am going to ALWAYS be there for them! Thank you sweet friends………… ❤

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  62. Sammy, the photo at the end just did me in I am crying again. Because I have been communicating with your Mama via email and Facebook the past day or so………..I am not going to get all mushy again here because I am already crying and I don’t think I can handle typing. I wish I could remember the exact day I met you and your Mama, (maybe your Mama does?) but it was love from the very beginning. You are one of our longest and truest friends. I told Cody tonight at dinner that you had to leave, I was petting him and he turned to look at me with such a sad expression. HE KNEW. Cody loved you too. I told him when he goes into Angel Bobo’s crate to talk to him the way he likes to do, he can talk to you too. I just can’t believe you aren’t here. My heart is broken. Sending much love and prayers for strength to your incredible Mama and Dad. We love you Sammy, that will NEVER, EVER change. Thank you for always caring about each one of us xoxoxo

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  63. Sammy, we are so sad that you had to go to the Bridge. But we know you are healthy and at peace now, and enjoying the Bacon Suite there at the Bridge. We hear from our Angel Moosey that you TCC Angels have a Rainbow Bridge Chapter, and that it’s wonderful. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, and an inspiration to so many. Sending love, big hugs, and gentle purrs and prayers to your family, as we know that they are missing you so. Fly free, Sammy. We love you always!

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  64. Sammy, I came on when I got up this a.m. in New Zealand and I thought I was ready to say something, but the words would not come. We stayed off the computer all day, too upset to speak.

    We can speak now about how amazing you are, how fabulous you are, how magical the discoveries are of the places we NEVER got right on Teaser Tuesday. How you made us laugh, and smile, and love bacon.

    How we always met you on Sunday for the selfies and your Mom surprised us with a flame-ing Sammy vibrant with colour – and how sad we are you are not here, OK Mum is crying now. We want to shout across the Bridge COME BACK SAMMY, WAIT FOR US – Don’t go…….

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  65. Oh Man what a week first Easy and now you my friend!I’m gonna miss you my friend more than you can know.Rest up and have a ball with Easy and forest and everyone else.don’t be surprised if you get a visit form my predecessors Caramel and Thumper when you check in to your suite.Heck you know what I’m coming to visit you and Easy and Forest at the bridge one last time…..just make sure those to boys are waiting with you Sammy my boy!Till I see you again my friend,xx Speedy

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  66. Dearest Sammy,
    I am sad. Letting yous goes is not fun, but mes knows how tough it is for our pawrents too. Mes knows that yous is ready and that yous has had a life well lived.
    Mes will has a Sammy sized hole in my heart until mes crosses the bridge and sees yous waiting there for mes.
    Mes is sending your Mommy and Daddy strength and all me and my Mommy’s Love and many many Nellie Kisses
    Your Nellie Bellie

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  67. I’m sad to hear this news. I send thoughts of comfort to your parents. It seems like an era in blogging has ended in one week. *heavy sigh* But change happens and we must all go where the journey takes us next.

    See you on the other side.

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  68. Oh Sammy, we’re going to miss you so much. Our hearts go out to your mom. Gentle journey, sweet Sam, and much love and comfort to you mom and dad during this hard time.

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  70. Sammy may the light and love and fun and the many many furry furriends over the bridge be there to guide you and play with you and fill your heart with love. Many hugs and purrs to your humans to heal them as they miss you. I’m sure Beau Beau and Angie will be there waving you over to play too. Keep an eye on everyone and send your loving vibes to help them heal.

    Blessings and love,
    Brenda / Beau Beau and Angie

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  71. Dear Sammy,
    Thank you so much for all of the smiles, laughs, love, fun, and friendship that you have brought to the Cat Blogosphere and Cat Scouts for so many years. Though we will miss you terribly, we know you are now at rest and free of pain and sickness. We love you lots!! We also send lots of love, hugs, and purrs of comfort to your mom and dad. We know their hearts are hurting right now. Please let them know we are here if they need anything. Though you aren’t here on this Earth physically any longer, you will live forever in our hearts and minds and at the Rainbow Bridge. Fly free, sweet Sammy!!
    Love,
    Delilah, Sampson, Sophie, Sassy, Caster, Kylo Ren, Lucy, Jubilee, Sydney, and Mom Emily

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    • Thank you dear Kitty Kat Chronicle buddies……….may your family continue to grow as you have so much love to share…….I will continue blogging so stay tuned – we have wi-fi at the Bridge!

      Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy

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  72. Oh Sammy, I only met you today on Jake’s blog post.It’s sad you had to cross the Rainbow Bridge but you will meet some of my feline friends there too (two: Pudding and Tigger from South Africa and Mandu from West Africa) RIP in your booked Bacon Suite dear sweet Sammy.

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    • Nice to meet you! I’m happy to make new friends – I really didn’t want to go over the Bridge but I was almost 17 and not feeling well at all – now I’m young and healthy and I have ANGEL WINGS! I will look for your kitty friends here I promise………

      Love, Angel Sammy

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    • Thank you so much! I have met a lot of wonderful anipals just since I got to the Bridge – both on earth and up here………life goes on and that’s the FUN thing. We Angels will always be here for you.

      Love, Angel Sam

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  73. Sammy – We do hope that you and Easy meet up with Squash E Bear and all our Zoo family in that great meadow over the bridge. We will miss you here on earth, but know that your family will keep your lil’ spoiled spirit alive. – Your friends at DogDaz Zoo

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  74. OMC! Mom was having dinner while reading some emails and she came across an invite from Cat Scouts. She opened it and scrolled down the page. She almost choked when she read about you that said “RIP Sammy” Mom was so shocked she had to scroll up and read it again. She was hoping she read things incorrectly, but it was what it was. Oh Sammy… Our hearts are so broken right now. I felt like my furiends will furever be around. I love you, my dear furiend. I will never forget our Philippine trip back at Scouts. You were so helpful in arranging things and even making me feel welcome. I will treasure the toy you sent me years back. The dragonfly you sent me was my furever favorite toy. I am soooo sad right now. Mom is just comforting me, but I am beyond meow. Fly high, my furiend. You will always be remembered… And loved. 💜💜💜

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    • Dearest Sushi……I just had to go – I was almost 17 years old AND tired and not well……I left on December 2nd even though my Mom and Dad had hoped I’d be here for a last Christmas. I am fine though – it’s beautiful at the Bridge and I’m continuing on as an Angel Scout. How sweet you are though – – and I still have all the photos from our Philippines trip to visit your beautiful country. That was so much fun and I think we made a terrific travel team. I hope you are well and happy? I think about you often……you are missed but I know your Mom is super busy with her work or she was last time I talked with you. Please know that I am your FOREVER friend – and please give your Mom a hug and ask her to give YOU one from Angel Sammy OK????

      Hugs, Angel Sammy

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  75. Hi Pam, I came via Pix’ page as she posted about Teddy, so I realised Sammy must have died. i’m so sorry. I know you loved him dearly and his death must have hurt horribly. I hope Teddy is taking the edge of your grief, like MasterB and Cat, Teddy is Sammy’s legacy, and he will be loved and cherished by you both I know.

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    • Oh Isobel how lovely to hear from you! Thanks for visiting….I often think about you and the fabulous Teaser photos you sent in….hope you are happy, healthy, still have the boat and are guiding people through the beautiful city of London. Losing Sammy was truly awful – we had so hoped to celebrate Christmas and his 17th birthday with him and he tried very hard but was failing so very quickly the last six months or so. We knew we’d always have a cat in our lives but couldn’t imagine finding another precious boy like he was – yet we did! Teddy is wonderful and a very different boy from Sam but super special in his own way. A bundle of energy, very affectionate, and helping our tired old hearts recover from our loss. I miss you….! Please tell MasterB that Teddy says “rock on gingers!”…….. ❤

      Love Pam (and Teddy too!)

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