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How Sam, Our German Sheppard/Husky Mix Enriched Our Lives

Updated on September 18, 2016

Sam Loving the snow.

We didn't find him , he found us .

This is Sam.He is a Husky- German Sheppard mix.And as you can see.He is a big boy.We adopted him from the North Shore Animal League about a year ago when he was about 12 weeks old. We wanted a puppy for our kids so we headed out thinking of maybe a Yorkie mix or a small Terrier, well. They had about 30 puppies to show and as people were adopting them they brought out more. One of the kids was looking at a Basset Hound and the other at a Beagle. I spotted Sam, he was laying in the corner of his cage looking either scared or sad and for some reason, he caught my attention,

, so I asked one of the assistants to see him, and when I showed him to the boys they loved him right away,

, my wife held him in her arms and he snuggled, she asked the assistant if he was sick, but she told us he had been neutered the night before, we knew we had to take him home.

Sam being a watch dog .

Sam on a lazy Sunday afternoon

One of Sam's achievements.

One of Sam's achievements has been to make us aware how fulfilling it is to adopt a dog from a shelter as opposed to purchasing one at a pet store and he has shown us that a mix from a shelter is in no way inferior to a pure breed from a store,

As you can see in the picture he turned out to be one of the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen, but his beauty pales in comparison to how smart he is, and the love he professes to every family member. He has been a true blessing in our lives. Just as an example of his personality after he eats his meal he will invariably come to the person who served him and licks his hand as a show of appreciation and gratitude

. I have so many stories about Sam, he actually talks to us and we have come to understand him because he is very articulate and clear. This is my first story about Sam and I'll be posting more, maybe Sam will post one of his own one of these days.

Have you considered adopting a pet at an animal shelter ?

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    • mio cid profile image

      mio cid 3 years ago from Uruguay

      German Sheppard mix is my favorite breed ,mostly because my first dog was one.But all dogs are amazing in every way.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sounds like a great dog. I had a German Sheppard mix once. She was really smart. I read that GS are the third smartest breed!

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      mio cid 3 years ago from Uruguay

      Yes he has really brought joy into our lives,as dogs usually do since they are such beautiful beings.Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Prabhjot 3 years ago from Delhi, India

      Sam is cool and awesome...... Dogs are the best. Will be waiting to read more about Sam.....

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      mio cid 3 years ago from Uruguay

      Thank you for reading and commenting,This wonderful being has brought so much joy into our lives that I would love to encourage more people to adopt,and also recognize the work people at animal shelters do every day to protect the life of otherwise helpless animals.Thank you again because by your visit you participate also.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I loved your story about Sam and hope that you write more about him. I especially like that you adopted him (what a life saver!), and the photo shows a nice connection between human and dog. May your family and Sam be happy together for many years.