Sad Sam


Sam is not happy. We’re not that happy either, given that the furry little guy has been doing more than his share of howling lately.

His buddy, Daisy, has spent the last two nights at the kennel because we weren’t home for Thanksgiving. Her little sojourn had to begin a day early because the kennel is closed on Thanksgiving Day. She’ll be home this morning, but Sam doesn’t seem to understand my repeated assurances.

He’s been running into the office where Daisy sleeps and sitting on her bed. He seems to have given up hope. Now, he’s just sitting at the top of the stairs with a sad expression on his face.

We’ve notice lately that Sam and Daisy rarely leave one another’s side when we’re all home, but it didn’t occur to me that he would be so bothered by her absence.

Animals have a strong sense of family. They need closeness and affection as much as food and water. And Sam seems to need Daisy even more than he needs us.

She’ll be home shortly, and will spend the rest of the day sleeping off the effects of the kennel. Her little friend, Sam, will be glued to her side.



About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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3 Responses to Sad Sam

  1. Janet Andrade says:

    Awww. Animals are pretty awesome too. Happy day after thanksgiving! 😉

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Judy Spahn says:

    Our cat used to hang out with the Pyrenees, but he’s gone. Now, she enjoys coming inside more, and has managed to win over our Border Collie. I saw Maggie sleeping with her head resting on the cat’s back. So cute. But, alas, Maggie is 17 and in poor health, so I suspect our cat will end up being the last one standing…..poor cat.

  3. Mary Jane says:

    Happy to hear that story. When I look at Daisy and Sam, it’s hard to understand the accepted belief about cats and dogs not getting along.

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