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Sammy, the Bijon Shitzu teddy bear mix, (he said, part 3)

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“I took Sammy up to my mother’s in the Berkshires.

She was a dog breeder years ago, so we knew she could handle the situation.

About six to eight weeks later, my wife talked to my mother and asked for Sammy back.

My mother wasn’t happy, but gave him up willingly.

When I brought Sammy back home, he was fully house trained and we could all enjoy him.”

Sammy, the Bijon, Shitzu teddy bear mix (he said, part 1)

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“I was having a hard time with a lot of stuff and someone suggested that a dog would be a good idea.

They said, a dog would be a good thing for me to focus on in a positive way.

I started by going to the North Shore Animal League but they didn’t have any puppies that my allergies could tolerate.

They did have some senior dogs that were hypoallergenic, but the kids wanted a puppy.

The puppy was also going to be an elementary school graduation present for my younger daughter.”

 

Sammy, the Bijon, Shitzu teddy bear mix (he said part 2)

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“I looked at a few puppies at a pet shop and noticed a Bijon Shitzu mix that was on sale because it had been at the store for a long time.

He was four months old, so his cost was reduced.

Sammy was friendly, hypoallergenic and it seemed right.

i surprised both my daughters and they were very excited.

I set up a gated area in the living room with his crate and toys.

We had problems right off the bat because he pooped everywhere, including his crate and gated area.

I tried walking him constantly, but my wife and I weren’t ready to handle a puppy.”

Sammy, the Bijon, Shitzu teddy bear mix, pet shop rescue (she said, part 3)

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“My best conversations are with Sammy, because I don’t like to burden anyone with my deepest darkest thoughts.

Sammy is happy to hear anything I have to say.

When I cry around Sammy, he licks the tears off my face.

Sammy finds joy in all situations (except for thunder and fireworks).

All of the family members are more relaxed around Sammy.  He lightens everyone’s mood.  We all have a different relationship with Sammy, and he brings joy to all of us.”

Sammy, the Bijon, Shitzu teddy bear, pet shop rescue (she said, part 2)

“He called his mother, who used to breed dogs and told her he had a puppy for her.

My husband drove Sammy up to the Berkshire’s where she lives and left him with her.

After six weeks I felt bad for my husband and asked my mother-in-law if she would give Sammy back.

She was sad, and said she would miss him because he was the best dog she ever had, but ok.

And then Sammy came home.

My husband and daughters were so happy to have him back, that I felt good about bringing Sammy home.”