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A special thread for our new boy Sampson

I want to introduce our new boy Sampson.

Sampson is 8.5 years young. He came to live with us February 3, 2017.

I lost my heart dog Sam Janaury 19, 2016 and have had a terrible time dealing with his loss the past year. January 30, 2017 I was online looking at puppies, and I happened to run across an ad for a 8 yr old Golden named Sampson. I was immediately drawn to the ad, and felt like it was a gift from my Sam. Fast foreward 4 days and off we went, making the 4 hour drive to pick up our new guy. He is healthy, so sweet, mindful, and bonded to us overnight. We are so lucky.
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Sampson is beautiful! I love the snowy faces of our senior goldens. They look so wise. So often older dogs are not chosen when they are in a rescue situation. Thank you so much for adopting this beautiful boy and giving him a second chance at a new life. Sometimes these things are just meant to be and I really think perhaps Sam's paw was guiding this. I wish you many wonderful years with Sampson.

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What a beautiful boy, and a what a gift. I'm so happy you found some golden treasure to fill your home again.

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Congratulations, Sampson looks like a real sweetheart! It apparently was a win-win situation for all of you. Please share more about him when you can, I love reading about success stories like his!
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He's adorable! Where do you live in Michigan? We are in Royal Oak.
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Sampson sounds like a sweet boy and I'm glad he found his way into your lives.

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Such a sweet story all around.
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Sampson is a handsome boy. Bless you for opening your heart and home to him. It is easy to see why you fell for him, a gift, he truly is.


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Sampson is absolutely gorgeous, I'm so glad he's become part of your family. I just know that this is going to be what I call an "Awww! thread.


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