Our spotlight this weekend is a recently-videoed repeat slumberer, Sammy, who may face a few challenges but enjoys a great love.
All critters should be so fortunate.The still photo is captured from the video that veteran rescuer and devoted animal advocate Patty Sprong shot a couple of nights ago. The background in the photo is provided by Patty’s husband Steve’s lap, a place where Sammy obviously feels safe and comfortable.Patty tell the tale. “Sammy had fallen asleep on Steve's lap and they were BOTH snoring. I only got Sammy on video, but you get the idea. It was so cute!” [Keep reading to get to the video.]
Now, here are the details of his life, or as Patty calls it, “a refresher” on Sammy:
“He was a foster failure from when I was with HART - Humane Animal Rescue Team. He was about two then and is six now.
"He's a special needs guy. He has hydrocephalus, but it is a mild case. He takes daily meds and sees Dr. Julie Ducote at the Center for Veterinary Specialty Care. They love him over there and his feet rarely hit the floor.
“It's the same where ever he goes. He spreads joy.
“He was diagnosed with an enlarged heart recently, and that just adds to the list of what makes him special. He's a mess, but we love him!”
Click HERE and turn your speakers way up. The vision of sleeping Sammy is sweet enough, but there’s a snorish punctuation at the end.
And here’s a bit of that April 2011 report on Sammy.
This is the photo we encountered the prone-to-slumber Sammy -- that’s him on the left. BAck in 2011, Patty explained, “In the middle, licking her lips like Inky [the Cocker Laureate of the State of Texas] when he spots meatloaf, is Pom-Pom. She will be 11 years old this month. I found her running down the street 10 years ago on Easter Sunday. I'm sure she was a gift from God. She is 1/2 diva and 1/2 princess and she'll be the first to tell you.
“On the far end is my first rescue dog, Sandy. She is 13 years old, and when I adopted her from HART, she was 13 weeks old. She has been the best family dog ever, a great big sister to the other dogs, and a great sister to all the foster dogs that have lived here.
“My favorite thing to do is take a nap with these three, but as you can tell, there is never room on the couch!”
[DEAR READERS, Before I urge you to nominate your little pals for Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap, I hope you’ll take just a second to think about how much a dog or cat can mean to you through the years. Sometimes it as if you share the same heartbeats, the same emotions. To nominate your slumbering critters for our weekend feature, send photos and info to firstname.lastname@example.org. We publish these photos to remind insomniacs that they, too, can sleep if they can only find the right lap!]
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