This is the story of Sam
Sam was not intended or planned. Shez was going to
be the last, but fate seems to play a hand in events. I moved to Adelaide and 3 neighbors
away had got this German Shepherd for a guard dog to try get some
piece from her next door neighbor who was throwing stones on the roof and
telling her all sorts of stories about child kidnappers and molesters who was
after her kids. In reality he was not quit there in the head and it was he who
wanted her place for his relations and was upset she had got the place. So he
started this scare campaign. In fact he upset every one in close proximity.
Well in the end she had enough and decided to move
on to Melbourne and asked if we wanted this Shepherd. I took him on trial. He
was very gentle and loving, but aside from sit and down he did nothing else
much. We took him to the beach and he was scared of water, did not know what
lollies were, nor for that matter meat. He had only eaten dried and been kept in
the back yard.
After the weekend we decided we would keep him. He
was 13 months pedigree on the 3rd January 2003. Now he had freedom, variety of
foods, car rides, plenty of outings and slept inside. Of course he needed
persuasion for all these as it was all so new to him. He was the first dog
I know who did not wan even chocolate.
He learnt fast and where before he tried running
home, within 2 weeks he no longer was interested in his original owners when
they came to see him. After a week he was no longer scared of water but still
could not swim. Getting used to the car but still needed encouraging to get in.
wise it took him a few visits to the beach before he was no longer scared of the
waves. He was also so unfit for a Pup, but his getting better, especially with
Shez who never walks.
I almost named
him Floppy because he loves a cuddle and then just flops down on you or leans on
you with his big head cuddled into you under your hand or arm or elbow or
between your feet.
story will develop with Sam. As time passes so will new chapters be added.