Poppy Rocky Tuesday on October 18th, 2016

Poppy Rocky Tuesday on October 18th, 2016

Good morning friends.

Happy Poppy Rocky Tuesday. A day filled with Hope and Possibilities. Remember, if the Pops and Rocky can make it anyone can.

Sammy decided to swing by in honor of Poppy Rocky Tuesday. He has brought us a beautiful display of colorful flowers this morning. Colors are known to lift people’s spirits. And on this day of Hope and Possibilities, lifting people’s spirits is in sync with our focus.

Day 645 here in Puerto Rico, and day 335 since we rescued Rocky.

It’s great to be alive on October 18th, 2016. It didn’t have to be this way. Thank God that it is.

Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

Rest In Peace KoKo

Rest in Peace KoKo

Good evening friends.

Tonight we pay tribute to a fallen angel named, KoKo. As many of you know, KoKo was a member of Janice Knecht Kolb & Family. He was one of four Poodles and is now survived by Mahlee, Kwinn and Kleiner.

This was a very tough day for the Kolb family. This morning in the very early hours KoKo had a seizure. Janice took him to the vet and returned home with Kolb by 9 am. Hoping to see improvement and watching him closely, KoKo remained disoriented. By 10 am, there was still no improvement. He was very uncomfortable, breathing heavy and kept getting up and moving to other spots all the while staying within Janice’s sight.

At 11 am, he slowly wobbled over to the office room and laid down. It was here when KoKo stopped breathing. Our dogs have incredible courage and loyalty. Even in their demise they think of us first. KoKo didn’t want to Janice to see him die. He decided to go into another room and spare her the pain.

Dogs know what to do when its their time. Vanessa has told me several times dogs do not fear death. They only fear hurting their human families.

Koko will be cremated on Monday. He will join Savannah (Pom), Tinkerbelle (Yorkie), and my 2 Dobies, Kassie and Kyzer on my bookcase. He would have been 10 on Feb. 26, 2017.

When Janice and I spoke today, she said life will never be the same without KoKo. We can all relate to that. Janice is very grateful to still have her other 3 poodles to console her.

Sammy & Family wants to thank Janice for making the world a better place, several animals at a time. Janice has been a big time friend to animals her whole life.

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