by LSULOVER / Mama, Daddy, Desiree, Josh, Shawn, and Lora

We got Sambo when he was just a little puppy, he lived with us for almost 16 years. Making the decision to put him to sleep was probably one of the hardest things we ever had to do. I know it was the right decision but it was still hard.

When Hurricane Katrina came through last August, I even made a place for us in the closet, after the storm, we even set up a tent in the back yard because it was so hot inside and we didn’t have power.

He started getting a little sick after that and we had to put him on fluid pills to keep fluid off his lungs, and he seemed to be doing pretty good, he was blind because of cataracts, but he could still get around as long as we didn’t move anything around.Then came the horrible week when he really was acting funny, he wouldn’t eat, so when my husband got home from offshore, he took him to the vet, the vet told us that it looked like things were shutting down, so my husband stayed with him while the vet put him to sleep. This was very important to me, I didn’t want Sambo to be scared or anything like that. I knew that if we were with him, he wouldn’t be scared.

I still look for him all the time in the house, I am so used to him being here. I just know that he is at Rainbow Bridge and running around like he used to when he was younger. I would give everything I own to have him back. I wish I could just hold him again. Sometimes my heart hurts so bad when I think of him, I think my hurt could
just break in a million pieces.


Sambo by lsulover / Mama, Daddy, Shawn, Lora, Desiree, and Josh

It has been almost 5 months since we had to put our beloved dog Sambo to sleep. Some days I just miss him so bad, and on those days I think my heart is breaking into a million pieces. My head is telling me that he is healthy and he can see again, and I am so very happy for that, but then there are days my head doesn’t tell my heart that. I still look for him all the time in the house. I have not been able to throw away his things yet. I still wanna keep them around.

I just want Sambo to know how much he was loved and how much he is missed. I know he is happy at Rainbow Heaven. And I am so very happy that he can see again. My heart just bubbles over when I think of that.


Sambo by LSULOVER / Mama, Daddy, Desiree, Josh, Shawn, Lora

Sambo came into our lives almost 16 years ago; he was given to my daughter. He was so little when we first got him.

On March 3 we had to put our beloved Sambo to sleep, he had gotten sick and we had been giving him fluid pills and steriods for a while. He was blind, but he could still get around as long
as I didn’t move anything.

My husband went with him when it was time. I couldn’t do it, but I didn’t want Sambo to be by himself. That was very important to me.

Sambo was so sweet and he was very spoiled,
he ate ice cream every night.

We loved him so much, I know he is running around Rainbow Bridge and that helps me sometimes. I know he can see again.


by lsulover / lsulover

I miss Sambo so much;
sometimes I think my heart
is breaking in half,
but then I think of
how happy and healthy he is,
and then I am ok for a while.
Some days are better than others.
I just try and stay busy,
coming here helps me though.
I know that there are others here
who understand how I feel.