A Very Spooky Sammy Story

Halloween evening

Good evening friends.

Alexandra Garcy here with a story fitting for this picture.

It was a dark , eerie Halloween night and the Sammy family pups were gathered in a circle around a plastic jack-o-lantern which served as the only source of illumination in their otherwise pitch-black room. They were telling lots of scary stories and Henry was becoming more and more frightened with each passing second. Not even the wide variety of candies in his trick-or-treat bag ( made specially by pet owners, to be safe for dogs such as himself, of course ), served as a comfort.

As Jeffrey was finishing up his thrilling tale, none had noticed that Patrick had snuck away from the group.

“The human communication device was ringing and ringing…! And then at the very last moment–!” Jeffrey uttered dramatically , nearing the story’s conclusion. Everyone was on the edge of their seats! When suddenly, without skipping a beat..

“BOO!” Yelled a very spooky ghost as it popped up directly behind Sammy & Crew.

“AHHHH!!!” The puppies shrieked with terror and reeled backwards, Henry darting under the couch without a moment’s deliberation whilst Jeffrey held out the glowing jack-o-lantern as a sort of make-shift defense. “Im a spooky Halloween ghost! Give me all of your candy or else I’ll haunt you guys!” Howled the apparition.

“EEP!! OKAY!” Jeffrey yelped and made a direct bee-line toward the candy bowl. “Hold it, you guys!” Sammy interjected , eyeing the ghost skeptically.

“This isn’t a spooky scary Halloween ghost!” He exclaimed and yanked the white bed sheet off the mysterious figure, revealing it’s true identity.

“Patrick?!” Kelly gasped. Patrick sighed in exasperation and turned to his Pomeranian friend. “How’d you know it was me?!” He asked.
“You’re tail was sticking out ‘and’ you’re not a very good actor!” Sammy barked , matter-of-factly, receiving a disgruntled frown from Patrick.

Henry, meanwhile was still trembling under the couch, whimpering. “Now , you’ve scared Henry half to death! You should apologize.” Reprimanded Kelly.

“No, that’s okay. I was already pretty scared.” Henry sighed. “I don’t like Halloween very much. It’s too spooky for me. With all the nasty spider decorations a-and scary monster costumes and creepy stories. I always get really anxious and it’s hard to have fun.” He said.

Sammy frowned sympathetically. “Well Henry, remember ‘Theres nothing to fear but fear itself’! All those decorations and costumes and stories are just that. They’re just things to make you scared but they aren’t real. Don’t let them stop you from having fun!” Sammy stated with an encouraging grin.

Henry pondered on Sammy’s words for a moment and then smiled. “Yeah , you’re right, Sammy!” He replied and joined his friends once more. “Lets hear the end of the story!” Henry said with new-found confidence.

Then the puppies spent the rest of the night laughing and eating candy , already excited for when Halloween would come again next year.

Story by Alexandra Garcy

Happy Halloween from Sammy & Family; 2015

Halloween 2015

Good morning friends.

Happy Halloween and Happy Saturday.  Win Win right there.  I went to google to find out the exact meaning of Halloween.  Here’s what I found; “The night of October 31, the eve of All Saints’ Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door.”

OK, that seems simple enough.  So with that friends, enjoy dressing up and getting lots of candy today.  When I was younger I would eat a lot of candy on Halloween and deliberately not brush my teeth to make my parents angry, lol. Guess whose teeth paid the price for that stubbornness ?

Sammy & Family wishes you everyone a very fun Halloween.

See you tonight.

Goodnight from Jessica Lee Smith on October 29th, 2015


Good night everyone.

Thursday night is a night out for many people, so if you’re heading out, please be careful on the roads. We hope everyone is feeling well tonight and that this post finds you well.

I wanted to touch on the topic of Empathy and Compassion. Somewhere along the line, it seems the world has lost a lot of these two most essential attributes. Without empathy and compassion, we are less than human. Even our pets are humane and loving. I don’t know when this all started. I only know that the world is hurting a lot without a stronger sense of the two.

All over the world and even in our own neighborhoods, people are hurting each other in the most horrific ways. It’s no longer something that’s not happening in massive scales to the innocents either. Little children even, across the globe are being hurt beyond what words can describe.

There’s not a day that goes by now that we don’t hear or read, or even witness acts of violence, evil or just people not speaking out for justice. What has happened to our world ? It needs to stop.

Thank God there are still beacons of kindness out there, although they too are faced with great adversity. Thank God for people like you, our friends out there reading, who are living lives filled with the compassion and empathy that so much of the world is void of.  I am thankful that there is a movement happening amongst many, extending small and large acts of kindness toward others. That is our saving grace right now. Let’s pray to God that this movement grows, and that by each person who brings light to the world, the greater good may start to feel that wave and flow with it.

Let’s pray for peace, everyone. Let’s pray for a kinder world.

No lives will go in vain. No pain will go unnoticed.

Love from,
Jessica Lee Smith,
For Sammy & Family

Believe in yourself

January12, 2015 prayer

Goodnight dear friends and family.

This is Jessica writing to you tonight. Its was a beautiful day today. I loved the brisk wind and cool air, and the overcast sky so much. That’s just beautiful to me. As the afternoon went on, it started to rain. It does make it harder to travel, yet still it’s beautiful to me. Everyone stay safe tonight. The roads are very slippery with all of the leaves. It’s still raining now and from what I hear, the rain may follow us into tomorrow.

As we move past mid week let us never forget that each day is a new opportunity to start anew.
It is never too late for any of us. So don’t ever let anyway tell you, or convince you otherwise. No matter what your age, or what your circumstances, there’s a whole world out there just waiting for us to experience it. If you find yourself trapped in a job or a life where you feel unfulfilled or unhappy, there is always tomorrow to move toward changing that. Never feel that the walls around you are unmovable.

Two words that were said to me once, a long long time ago, turned out to be one of the most important lessons of my life. “Believe in yourself”. Those are three very powerful words, and they can change your life. Keep reminding yourself of these words. You are worth it. Your life is worth it. Leave your footprints on this world. Leave a legacy of love and joy that will never ever die.

Sweet dreams everyone

No lives will go in vain. No pain will go unnoticed.
Love from,
Jessica Lee Smith,
For Sammy & Family

Sammy goes Western for Halloween

Sammy Western Style

Good morning friends.

Sammy wanted to drop by and show his Halloween spirit. This is cowboy Sammy.  He told me once he can be very Western.  I found that kind of odd because I have never seen a western movie with him, nor do i know anything about the old west.

If the Smith family took a test on the “Old West”, we would just answer “John Wayne” for every question. That would be our best.  Let me quickly look up some John Wayne quotes on Google.  Be right back.

OK, here are two great John Wayne quotes.  They are awesome by the way.

1. “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway”

2. “Life is tough, but its tougher if you’re stupid”

Happy Wednesday friends.

The Soldier of Love came to say goodnight


Good evening friends.

Tonight “The Soldier of Love” came to say goodnight.  We hope everyone had a nice Tuesday.  It great to be here with everyone tonight, I know I sound repetitive always saying that, but I’m always feeling that.

There are so many topics we need to cover in regards to the plight of animals.  We have done some heavy pieces before as you know.  The one topic I keep shying away from is the situation in Taiji Japan with the slaughtering of dolphins.  I am committed to doing an elaborate piece on this topic in the next two weeks. I will put together an audio and text if you prefer to read it.  And if its something you want to just to take a pass on, I understand.  Some of these realities are too much to hear about.

From Sammy & Family’s perspective, to learn about it and understand what is happening to these dolphins is a small price to pay for the horrors of what they endure.  As for Sammy & Family, life can be incredible and enriching, but all species need to participate in safe living and the fruits of the Earth for us to feel the true bliss of life.

All for one and one for all.  This land is their land, this land is our land, this land is made for them and us.

Lets close with two Notions for animals.

1.  “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”  — Mahatma Ghandi —

2. “The Path to a better world flows through the Humane treatment of all Animals”  — Without that, we have nothing.   — Dr. Harp Seal —

Signing off from Puerto Rico on Day 290, Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

Happy Poppy Tuesday on October 27th, 2015

Poppy Tuesday on October 27th, 2015

Good morning friends.

Happy Poppy Tuesday.  A day filled with Hope & Possibilities.  Remember Patrick can do it, anyone can. Life was so stacked against him sometimes I can’t believe is here with him.

Friends today is about Poppy, please don’t be distracted by my bedroom eyes, lol.

OK, lets kick this Poppy Tuesday off with two Positive notions.

1. I don’t want into trees anymore. I walk around them.  I don’t need to be right, I want to be happy.

2. Whoever that person was 30 years ago that said get rid of the anger, you were right. Replace anger with new experiences that make you happy.  Let go of the past because even if you don’t, its not coming back for any of us.

Day 290 here in Puerto Rico. See you tonight. Dr. Harp Seal for Sammy & Family.

I’ve been alive forever and I Wrote the very first Song


Good evening friends.

Its great to be here with everyone tonight on October 26th, 2015.

I am going to sing some Barry Manilow to my little boy.  ♫♫♫ My home lies deep within you and I’ve got my own place in your soul. Now when I look out through your eyes, I’m young again, even thought I’m very old  ♫♫♫

Thank you Sammy for lighting my life again and giving me purpose.  Just like Mohammad Ali shook up the world in 1964 against Sonny Liston, Sammy shook up the world the past 5 years.  He may not be as renown but he has lifted spirits all over the world.

If you never heard the story of “Sammy Loves the Word”  — It his highly recommended.  Here’s link; https://soundcloud.com/dr-harp-seal/the-story-of-sammy-loves-the-world

Let’s close with two positive notions;

1. I’m taking it day to day.  I want to be in each day as that is the only place I’m actually in.

2. Everyday we are born again, what we do today matters most.   — Buddha —

Signing off from Puerto Rico on day 289, Dr. Harp Seal for Sammy & Family.

See you tomorrow friends.