Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sam.....Our Dog.....

Our neighbors fell in love with Sam. They don't have any children to love, so they lavish all their love on animals. For about one year, every evening when they get in from work, they come and get him and keep him at their house until around ten o'clock that night. He goes riding with them in their truck. He knows when he gets in the truck, he is going for a hamburger. They even built him a huge dog house and insulated it for the cold weather. For about a year they have begged us to sell them Sam. I would have, but Bill said he liked him so much, he couldn't get rid of him, altho he was going to be right next door. This past Monday I was outside working and Barb (the neighbor) came and asked me again if we would consider selling Sam....that Wednesday was her husbands birthday, and he would like nothing better than to have Sam for his own. I told her again that I would ask Bill. Well, I asked him and he said he would think about it. So yesterday morning he told me he was going to give Sam to Patrick for his birthday. Early this morning, I took him across the fence with his big box of dog food and a birthday card , and tied him to the huge dog house. I rang the door bell and ran! It wasn't long until my phone rang. It was our neighbor, and he was beside himself. But you know, I think it did me more good than it did him. The saying "It's better to give than to receive". How true!!!! And after all....when I want to see Sam, I can go out back and climb the fence and there he is!!!!!

8 comments:

Ladyfromthewoods said...

Oh, Clara! How selfless of you and Bill! And how nice to know that he'll be spoilt and loved unlike so many animals. Now you can (if you wanted) save some other poor thing from a shelter or from being a stray. I'm sure it was hard to do but I'm glad to hear it blessed you so.

Moobear said...

How sweet Clara! And Sam is such a pretty dog too! I am so glad he will be just next door tho. That was so sweet of you and Bill. May God Bless you!

Susie Humphrey said...

Clara and Bill, I know you will be blessed, I know how it is to become attached to an animal. Love you guys, Susie

dot said...

What a beautiful dog he is! Clara I enjoyed this story so much. What a nice thing ya'll did for your neighbor.

Marci said...

Clara, that was a wonderful thing ya'll did. I am so glad that Bill decided to give him as a gift. I am also glad he will be nearby so you can see him. May the Lord bless you abundantly for your selflessness.

Tina Leigh said...

Clara you give your husband a big "AT A BOY" from me! That is one of the sweetest stories I've read in a while. Yall are good folks.

Teresa said...

This is the best thing I've read all day! I'm sure your neighbors will never forget this act of kindness.

Moobear said...

Hey clara,
Just stopping in to say hi and hope you and Bill are doing well. Take care my friend.


God Bless!