Poppy Rocky Tuesday on March 21st, 2017

Poppy Rocky Tuesday on March 21st, 2017

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. Anytime you’re feeling a little defeated, think of the Pops and Rocky and put the wind back into your sails.

You can use me as a resource as well. Today I live in Puerto Rico with my wife and our 6 dogs. The odds of that happening were zero. But it happened anyway. Love, Hope and faith can trounce any odds.

OK, let’s kick this day off with two positive notions.

1. Today is a gift. Good, bad or indifferent, it’s a gift. We know that because many people that were here with us yesterday, are no longer with us.

2. If you want something to change, you have to change something. What will you do differently today so that tomorrow is not like yesterday ??

Day 801 here in Puerto Rico and day 489 since we rescued Rocky.

Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

Is Pet Insurance Worth It ?

Is Pet Insurance Worth it ?

Good afternoon friends.

So the question arises again, “Is Pet Insurance Worth It”?

In the preview mirror, we all have a tendency to say, “Do I really need this”, “Maybe I will get it down the line”, or the good ole “It’s not going to happen to me”.

In the rearview mirror, we all wish we had it. That’s the whole point of having insurance. So we can have peace of mind in our day to day lives knowing we’re covered. Most of the time, having pet insurance is not about covering annual maintenance, but rather about mitigating disasters and saving lives.

If our pets are hit with a horrible injury, it could require a ten to twenty thousand dollar surgery. Many a times, as our pets get older, they’ll need some sort of surgery that could cost several thousand dollars.

According to Montgomery County Animal Resource Center in Dayton, Ohio, approximately 10 to 12 percent of pets are euthanized because their owners cannot afford the surgery.

So “Is pet insurance worth it ? — You bet it is. Our pets are not just pets, they’re family.

Find out which Pet Insurance Company is right for you with ConsumersAdvocate.org.

Redbird was my Heart Hound

Redbird was my Heart Hound

Good evening friends.

Tonight’s post is called, “Redbird was my baby. She was my Heart Hound” — This post is a tribute for a Redbird, a fallen angel as of July 22nd, 2015.

Redbird was a family member of our great friend, Alexandria O’hara Wright and family.

Many a times I have mentioned animals are angels walking amonst us. No better depiction of that than is love story.

Alexandria had just gone through a very painful miscarriage and her two prior Basset Hounds had passed a few years prior. We can all relate to that. Sometimes when life hits, life hits hard. These were tough times for Alexandria back in 2004 / 2005.

Alexandria’s husband had recommended they get a new Basset Hound and Alexandria was totally on board. If anyone can lift a person’s spirits, a dog can. That’s why we see them in emergency rooms at hospitals. Animals are natural born healers.

Interestingly enough, after taking Redbird on, a year later Alexandria realized they’d taken home a completely different basset hound then the one they intended on taking home. Alexandria’s mother in law had pictures from a year earlier that showed different markings then the markings on Redbird.

But you’ll know the drill here. After one year of bonding with a pet, no shot you give them up. You just keep on loving them. And that is exactly what Alexandria did. She loved precious, stubborn and adorable Redbird more than life itself.

Alexandria got Redbird on February 28th, 2005. Originally her name was Little Miss Red. But as time moved on and the love kept growing, millions of names flew through the door before they settled on “Redbird”

As animal lovers its easy to relate to madness of the name picking process. The more we love them and learn about hem, the more names and tones we use for them.

Redbird liked to chase chickens other than the few that she was best friends with. She was a fierce protector of Alexandria and family’s 20 acre farm. She chased wild hogs to ground hogs and anything in between. Redbird was very short to the ground as Basset Hounds are known to be, but in her mind she was 15 feet tall and bulletproof.

I love how Alexandria described Redbird’s confidence. I’ve always found that love is what puts the wind in our pet’s sails. So for Redbird to have that kind of confidence is a testament to the kind of love she was shown.

Fun story about Redbird. She loved to chase hummingbirds off of the family’s porch away from the feeders thinking they were hornets. So every time Alexandria brought the feeder outside, Redbird would look at her like she was out of her mind.

Alexandria pointed out how amazing it was to know her every thought just by the look in her eyes. And vice versa believe it or not. Redbird and Alexandria were like peas and carrots. Best friends forever. She and Redbird had multiple conversations daily.

Redbird also loved belly rubs, being brushed, long walks, rides in the car and riding on the 4 wheelers with us. She also appreciated long naps, ice cream and food of any kind.

We wrote about people having conversations with their pets just last week. You see, it’s actually quite common. People have conversations with their pets all the time. Full fledged conversations mind you.

I’m going to quote Alexandria in this next paragraph. It’s too perfect to edit or paraphrase.

“RedBird was my best friend, my walking partner, my confidant and my heart hound. I never had to leash her or keep her gated as she had no desire to leave my side…after finding what I thought was an abscess tooth I scheduled an appointment with the vet thinking maybe the tooth would be surgically removed. Unfortunately within 3 days of hat vet visit we were sending my precious baby to the rainbow bridge. The gum above her tooth had a tumor called a melanoma. And apparently it had spread from a stomach cancer that we never knew she had. We slept face to face her last 2 nights on this earth and I sent her to the bridge on July 22nd 2015. I have never loved anything as much as I loved RedBird. She was without a doubt my baby and my heart hound”

Alexandria, thank you for sharing Redbird’s story with us. It’s been about 18 months since her passing and your story and precise descriptions of Redbird resonated right through our screens and into our hearts.

Redbird might be gone, but will Never be forgotten. She made the world a better place. In the end, it’s like they say, “We rescue them and then they rescue us”

The story of you and Redbird had to happen. I have been writing about animals for the past 5 to 6 years. I will always remember what you said, “She is without a doubt my baby and my heart hound”

Sammy & Family thanks Alexandria and family for making the world a better place, one animal at a time. None of us can change everything. But everyone can change something. Alexandria did just that and changed the world for Redbird, the 15 foot giant.

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

Happy Haturday on August 29th, 2015


Happy Haturday on August 29th, 2015

Good morning friend and happy Haturday. Remember, Henry + Saturday = Haturday. So from “Henry the Soldier of Love” — He wishes everyone a wonderful Haturday.

Lets kick this day off with two positive notions.

1. from the lyrics of Frank Sinatra; ♫♫♫The record shows, I took the blows, and did it my way ♫♫♫

2. From the movie Vanilla Sky “I don’t want to dream anymore, I want a real life”
OK friends, day 231 here in Puerto Rico. See you tonight.

I Don’t want to grow up I’m a Toys R’ Us kid

Toys R' Us Kid

Good evening friends.

Just want to check in and say hello.  I Don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R’ Us Kid for life.  One of the tigers said to me; ” you are the oldest person that has wanted to take a picture with us all day”  I told him that I am 5 years old according to the mathematical formula about age I shared with everyone last week.  Now they didn’t get to read that post, so they said to me, “Why are you saying your 5 years old when your clearly in your forties?”

I said because “once a Toys R’ Us Kid, always a Toy’s R’ Us Kid, don’t you know that ?”  So they said, “we don’t work for Toy’s R’ us, we are the Tigers from The Frosted Flakes Cereal”   All I could say at the point is. “Tushay Tigers, Tushay”

Wow this post has put me in the mood for some Frosted Flakes right now.  The binge is on.

Signing off from Puerto Rico on day 126, Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

Just a boy and a dream

Good morning friends.

A little flashback to the Third Avenue Fair on the Upper East Side.  This is Sammy towards the beginning of our journey. He was just a boy with big dreams and and boy did he fulfill them.

Two tips for the day.

1. Never put your dog down in the middle of the Avenue unless there is a street fair.

2. Lets give today a chance.  Win, lose or draw, let’s give it a chance

Third Avenue Fair

Don’t Try To Adjust Your Television, I’m really This Good Looking

Yes, I look that good. Just kidding.

Don’t try to adjust your television, I really do look this good.  Just kidding, but not really.

Howdy friends.

We hope everyone has a nice day today.  Its good to be here with y’all.  So we are looking for somebody to be featured on The Good News Channel this Sunday.  Everyone would much prefer hearing from you rather then me, including myself, lol.  With that said, the attention is always fun.

If you are interested in being featured this Sunday, email me at; smith7024@yahoo.com

So today is day 23 in Puerto Rico, man do i feel calmer.  I guess its because I’m Mr. Mom as i told you.  I will be back in the saddle soon enough, just trying to enjoy it while I can.

Signing off from Puerto Rico.  Dr. Harp Seal for Sammy & Family.


December 8, 2013

1457721_330612443743976_1058851753_n [pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”] Happy times these days. Not sure if it’s the Prozac, support groups, the great people in my life, or a combination of all, but thanks life, I accept

Have a great Sunday Funday. [/pullquote]

December 7, 2013

[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”] Complaint ———————- Answer

1. I’m so bored. ————— At least your not dead

2. It’s really cold out. ——— At least your not dead

3. why didn’t they like me? — At least your not dead

Goodnight from NYC, love always, Everybody Loves Sammy & Dr. Harp Seal  [/pullquote]