Sam left us in the Fall of 2011, at the age of thirteen. He came to us as a 13 month old rescue and left a gentle old man.

A Soft, Gentle Soul with a fierce voice,                                                                                           You made your presence known;                                                                                         Protected those you loved,                                                                                                               But wouldn’t hurt a fly.                                                                                                                     Your calm presence softened the edges of our lives                                                                          As you loved all you met, big and small                                                                                        Rest peacefully, gentle giant.