The last Night of November in 2015

Last night of November 2015

Good evening friends.

This felt like a long Monday.  Maybe because last week was a big holiday and all.  Anyway, its great to be here with everyone tonight.  Checking in is like my nightly therapy, so thank you.

Henry wanted to come say goodnight tonight. Day 326 here in Puerto Rico.  I earned my Mr. Mom stripes today with our 6 dogs.  Everyone was extra rambunctious today.  Had anyone witnessed this today you would have thought you were at the Zoo.

OK, Mr. Mom is calling it a night.  Lets close out with some hope.

1. The sword is down, the surrender flag is thrown for today.  God willing we get another shot tomorrow.

2. If anyone is a little down and out, a rescued pet can be a game changer for you. They will make you feel at east in an instant.  Gives life a higher purpose. And you will be saving a life. That’s a Win Win, and those are good to have.

See you tomorrow friends.  Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.


Best friends forever

Good evening friends.

Its great to be her with everyone. Little Patreeko and Kelly came to say goodnight to y’all.  They are Bff’s. They play all day together and sleep all night together.  Day 325 here in Puerto Rico.  If my math serves me correctly, I believe that’s coming up on a year…

We hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend.  I guess we can talk about the holidays for the next 6 weeks and get away with it.  The truth is even in the first week of February, 2016 if you run into someone you have not seen since November of 2015, you can say; “Hey, how was your holidays?”

OK, lets close out with two positive notions.

1. Peace and tranquility are invited over for the evening.

2. “I like me, because I’m the real article, what you see is what you get”  — Plains, Trains, and Automobile” —

See you in the morning friends. Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

Tug of War with Rocky

Tug of War with Rocky

Good morning friends.

Do not try this at home.  Its only for crazy people, lol. We hope everyone is well this morning. Rocky and I were having a tug of war with this bone here as you can see. It was a tough match, I felt like two of my teeth loosened up, but I hung in there anyway, lol.

Hey its like they say; “The Things We Do For Love”

By the way, this picture reminds me of when my 11th Grade teacher told me to join the Navy and make a man out of myself.  In his defense, he probably was right at that time. With that said, I would like to see him have a bone tug of war with a Pit Bull.  Top that one Mr. Teacher, lol.

OK friends, see you tonight. Day 324 here in Puerto Rico.  Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

Happy Holidays from Jo Ann Smith

Happy Holidays

Good evening friends.

Jo Ann Smith, our mom will be leading us out tonight.  Let’s hear what she had to say;

“Thank you so much for your Happy Thanksgiving wishes. We had a wonderful day. Jessica made the most delicious dinner. I can’t cook but did make the stuffing. My family said it was all quite good. They know that I can’t cook so anything would have been good to them. LOL. It’s so special to spend these times with family and friends.

Today we went to purchase the Christmas tree. It is so beautiful. We went with the children to select the tree. They were so excited. Their smiling faces make my heart sing. We keep building special memories.. We will be sending pictures of the tree after we decorate it. We really do enjoy sharing these happy times with our friends from around the world.

P.S. I was a June Taylor Dancer in the 1960’s…. Make sure to Google that… Birds eye view of what time period that was; It was Pre the original movie of Rocky in 1976.  1976 is also known as the Bicentennial Year.

Please share the memories you made. God bless all of you.

Love and kisses,

Jo-Ann Smith




Good morning friends.

Happy Black Friday.  This is the first thing we saw this morning when we got up.  Henry does not play games when it comes to food.  He basically gave me a very assertive stare that said “Where and when will the leftovers be handed over?”

As a result of that face and us being suckers, we already started dealing out the leftovers. Its a good thing we don’t have kids because they would be spoiled rotten.  Our dogs are spoiled to the hilt, but they don’t have to deal with the real world, so its OK.

If anyone out there has a broken heart for any reason whatsoever, a dog companion can mend your heart instantaneously.  You will be saving a life, and they will restore your heart.  One word of caution, once they mend your heart, it would not be right to then get rid of them.  Just a little food for thought.

See you tonight friends. Day 323 here in Puerto Rico.  Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

The Night of Thanksgiving in 2015

The Night Of Thanksgiving 2015

Good evening friends.

We hope everyone is enjoying Thanksgiving, or this particular Thursday to our friends from around the world. Vanessa and my boys wanted to come say goodnight to y’all.  The reason our three other dogs are not in the picture is because they would not sit still.

Vanessa and I feel humbled on this day. We know a lot of people and animals are alone and hungry. Sammy & Family prays for all of them to see better times starting immediately.

I saw a tweet by Kathy Ireland today quoting Mother Theresa that I wanted to share.  I had never heard this quote before. It’s very powerful, here’s the quote by the late Mother Teresa; “The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway”

No lives will go in vain, no pain will go unnoticed.  Amen.  Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

Rocky on Thanksgiving

Rocky on Thanksgiving

Good morning friends.

Happy Thanksgiving to our family, friends and animals around the world.  Today I would like to express how grateful I am that Rocky walked up to me in the park just one week ago.  And today, we celebrate Thanksgiving with him and the rest of our family and pets.  This was a very special bonding moment for Rocky and me. I was letting him know we are together forever.  United we stand, divided we fall.

Moving on, Sammy & Family is very thankful to be connected with animal lovers from all over the world. What a privilege this has been to know all of you.

See you tonight friends.  I want to say “Gobble Gobble”, but I feel bad for the turkeys.

With love, Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

I Dare You

I dare u

Good morning friends.

Sammy and Kelly are in a somewhat of a stare down over the squeaky toy you see here.  Sammy is just waiting for Kelly to make her move and then he will grab that toy at the speed of lightening.  From there they will play tug of war with the squeaky toy for about 30 seconds, and the conflict will fade away. Its great to be a dog. Your biggest worry is if you can take the squeaky toy from the other dog.

Its great to be alive on November 25th, 2015.  Today is day 321 in Puerto Rico.  My Spanish has actually gotten worse, lol.  Anytime someone tries to teach me Spanish, they also emphasize that i say the words with a certain accent.  No offense to anyone in the world, but I will not be dropping my NY accent in this life or the next.

OK, lets kick this day off with two positive notions.

1. Today at work should be an easy breezy kind of day with Thanksgiving tomorrow.  And that’s good.

2. “The Future belongs to the people who believe in the beauty of their dreams”  — Elanor Roosevelt —

See you tonight friends.  Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.