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Sam LOVES Snow!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Meet the Kennedy K-9 Clan - Part 2 - Revenge of the Wild Children!

You all asked for you got it! Part 2 of the Kennedy Clan K-9 introductions! Lots to cover, so heeeeere we goooooooooo...

Hola blogging friends! I'm Taz (aka Taz-A-Mo, Mo-M0, Mr. Arbuckle)! I am the only Brittany with a tail and with Liver Roan color. Mom is convinced that I'm really a German Spaniel (Deutschlander Wachtelhund), but as those as so rare here in the US, I'm masquerading as a Brittany! I'm a dancer...I'll put my front paws on your hips and we can dance the night away! I'm also Teresa's Numero Uno choice for accompanying her on hikes - which makes me King of the WILDS. Lots more from my walking chronicles at another time! I came from the Franklin County Pound, and resembled a footstool more than a dog when I arrived 3 years ago. I could only take 10-15 steps before needing a rest. In 2 years, I've lost 20 pounds! Now I'm sleek and athletic and love to run like crazy and hike all over the National Park Trails!
Did I mention that I also have the longest tongue here at the Funny Farm???

G'day Chaps! I'm Sam (aka Samson, Sam-Ham, Handsome, Big, Bigness). I'm the only Springer Spaniel here at the Funny Farm and was rescued from the APL when I was 8 years old - just 3 years ago. I came with AKC papers, even tho' everyone thinks I look more like a 10-month old St. Bernard! I personally perfer to think that I'm an 8 pound Chihuahua and I have never met a lap I couldn't sit in. No one can resist my sweet droopy eyes, and really, truly I am the favorite because I'm so cute and irresistable, and I make everyone smile! Well, except for maybe my WILD snoring! I can wake the dead! I have some pretty advanced arthritis in my front shoulders and legs, but mom gives me daily treats in peanut butter to help with that. I LOVE getting my haircut. No foo-foo Springer "do's" for me...I like a crew cut, nice and comfy!

But, when mom does let my hair grow out for the winter, I'm equally as adorable! I love, love, love the snow. I bury my head in it and then plunk down and make snow angels! Nothing better than fresh snow!

Howdy folks...oops....I'll be right back....can't sit still for too long....just so happy to meet you all! Remember Tigger from Winnie the Pooh? Well, he and I have a whole lot in common!

The wonderful thing about Jaeger, Is Jaegers are wonderful things! Their tops are made out of rubber, Their bottoms are made out of springs! They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy! Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN! But the most wonderful thing about Jaegers, Is I'm the only one!
I came to the Funny Farm from friends, about 3 years ago, when they came to the Funny Farm to visit and watch an Ohio State game, and I came to play with some friends. My family had gone through a lot of changes and I had been feeling pretty lonely. It was so clear that I was instantly so much happier, that, well, I never went back to my old home! I had a very bad accident as a 6-month old puppy that damaged my left hip badly. I had surgeries and recovered, but that took it's toll on my right knee. A year after living at the Funny Farm, I had a total ACL reconstruction on december 27th, and after 1 pretty non-functional week, 15 more weeks of leash walking (through the dead of winter in soooooo much snow), and 4 more months of taking it easy, I am the WILDEST, friendliest, happiest, bounciest Black Lab that anyone have ever met!

And, last but not least.....Meet Winston (aka Winnie, Skinny Winnie, Wiffie, Wiffie-Fred) the quintessential WILD child at the Funny Farm. I just go and go and go until it's time for bed and then I just crash and burn! I was 30 minutes from the gas chamber at the pound when mom and Teresa walked in...that was the beginning of a whole new wonderful life. Mom can always tell my voice...I'm the soprano in the family! Dad and I are the greatest snuggle buddies. If he is sitting still, I'm right there by his side. I love to chase ducks, geese, birds and even bats. If it has wings, I'm on it! I'm so skinny that I get 1-2 extra high calorie meals a day, and in a year I gained a whole pound! The vet says that I am the Terminator of all Brittanys. All muscle and, did I mention that I'm WILD???

Ta-Da (all 8 doggies say, taking a bow)...there you have it!!! Now when you see us in upcoming blogs, you'll have some background and recognize our adorable, beautiful faces!


  1. Wow!

    So furry nice to meet woo!

    Mom's last Brittany reskhue inkhluded Sammie the liver kholoured WITH TAIL khanine!

    I hope woo will furgive me if I don't get all of woo straight at the start!


  2. Double WOW...I hope there is not a test...BOL! So happy to meet all of you and can't wait to hear more!!!


  3. What a cool clan of pups you all are! Your humans' doggie chow bill must be ginormous :-)
    Your pal,

  4. I can't believe you didn't mention Jaeger's new nickname!! Still, I think I will print the last two posts as a handy reference for the future. Maybe I'll make flash cards to test myself!!


  5. This is great! It really makes me wish I had a dog again.

    I can not wait for the Donk introductions.

    It was wonderful, by the way, to see you today at the show. I hope you can get some rest next week.

  6. Jaegers are a wonderful thing! What a so handsome boy! Thanks for stopping by! I am reading this on my phone so will have to stop back by but could not resist saying hello!

  7. Hi,
    You have a wonderful pack of pets! I love it!
    Don't forget to email me your address so that I can send you some Christmas gifts!!!
    I'm from Jazzi's blog!
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Happy Thanksgiving! Deborah