Just heard from my dear friend Pat that his beloved dog Sammy passed away this morning. Sam was a black chow that I helped pick out at a breeder's house way back in December of 1991. At that time she was a little 4 month old black ball of fur. She was the only dog I knew that would actually smile at you! Okay, I never admitted that I believed it, but I know she loved me and whenever I came over her whole body would wag along with her tail and she would get the biggest grin on her face. I have not seen her since they moved down south in 1999 but she will always have a special place in my heart.