Sam prefers water-based outings, like swimming or canoeing, but he'll take a hike without complaint.
Sometimes when we greet him after we've been away all day or for 15 minutes, he'll put his head back and howl. At ear shattering volume.
Sam turned 12 this month and received a Happy Meal, a slice of Texas Sheet Cake (which he did not eat, he just blew out the candles), and a new Chew Man (pictured above).
We've had Sam since he was a large, chubby, soft, sweet-smelling baby (just like Honey Bear!).
He's our wonder dog.