Sampson and Rose were both adopted from DFW Collie Rescue in 2008. (Rose is pictured in the top two group pics and his other sister, Heart, who also came from DFW Collie Rescue. in 2012, is pictured with him in the bottom two photos). For those of you who have rescued and adopted dogs, you know how loving and grateful these dogs can be and they always leave you wondering who rescued whom. On May 27, 2016, we let go of our sweet Samson, who had lost his mobility due to an awful disease called Degenerative Myeolopathy, which is basically Lou Gehrig’s disease for dogs.
He spent his last day and night with us licking our faces and smiling that great collie smile. My heart is broken, but he remained loyal and loving to the very end.
—Jo Jo Nichols
“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and as they are”