Denny with Sammy, just out of tape. He liked to call him "Yoda" when he was little.
Sammy enjoying the backyard in the summer time.
1996 GDCA National Specialty sign - courtesy of Zeli Schulte.
Sammy taking Reserve Winners Dog at the Illini
show the day after the
Best of Opposite at the Clinton, Iowa K.C. - March 1997
Sammy and John Gerszewski going Best of
Sammy is with Jessie winning his first 4 point
major at the Waukesha K.C. show in
This is Sammy getting his 13th point at the cold winter show in Minneapolis at the Land O Lakes K.C. in January 1998 with John Gerszewski. It was nice of John and Jessie to stay up in the north country in January instead of going on the Florida circuit.
Sammy received his championship under Judge Ralph J. Ambrosio at the GDC of Des Moines on September 4th, 1998. We are proud parents now!!!!
Ch. Van Alstyne's Call Me The Pic
Sammy loved to be in the sunshine....wherever it was!
Sammy at 8 years old in 2004
March 12, 1996 - November 22, 2004
beloved Sammy passed away today, November 22, 2004
My friend Julie Kenny presented us with a very nice gift. She painted Sammy's portrait, and I just have to show everyone what a nice job she did . It brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it. It was a perfect likeness to him. I really appreciate all the effort she must have put into a project like that. It moved her enough to want to start painting again.
Thank you so much Julie. It was so kind of you to help us keep Sammy even closer to us. Your talent is much appreciated. You have a god given gift.