Sammy – International Hound of Istry

Dogs, being pack animals, like to have a pal. So, with the loss of Sam, we have been on the look out for a new friend for Daisy. We looked online and applied for several dogs from various rescue charities, but had no luck and then, by chance, the friend who fostered Daisy before she came to us, was contacted by an acquaintance asking whether she knew anyone looking to adopt a dog. And so, two weeks ago we travelled down to The Mumbles to meet a dog called Johnny. A successful afternoon, an application and a few days wait for approval, including having to submit pictures of the garden, and the following Thursday, Mr Snail went back down to south Wales to collect our new pack member.

I couldn’t cope with the confusion of a Jon and a Johnny in the house, and anyway Mr Snail calls all his dogs Sam, so Johnny is now Sammy. A tiny bit of research reveals that Sammy is probably at least partially an Istrian short-haired hound. He’s a refugee from Bosnia, but his English is coming on nicely.

He’s very skinny, but we’ve managed to increase his weight a little in the past week, with extra-big meals, and, as you can see, he’s already settled in his crochet-lined bed, so he’s fitting in well.

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  1. He’s a handsome boy, and Mouse approves because he has a ‘correctly proportioned nose’. (Mouse is a nose snob). I am asked to pass along cordial greetings, nose boops and honorary membership of the Happy Greys Social Club. But let’s face it, he does that with almost any dog that’s too tall to actually walk underneath him. I hope we’ll be seeing more of Mr Sammy’s activities 🐾

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  2. Nikki

     /  November 27, 2021

    So lovely to see Sammy all snuggled up in his beautifully crocheted blanket – especially as we have storm Arwen raging across the UK at the moment!

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  3. Sammy must think he’s arrived in heaven. So glad you’ve found the perfect fourth to join your ‘crew’.

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  4. Going Batty in Wales

     /  November 28, 2021

    I shall look forward to meeting him as will Roo and Orchid (as long as he recognises that the sofa is hers!) He and Daisy are welcome to join you on Wednesday.

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  5. Claire

     /  November 28, 2021

    Oh I am so happy Johnny/Sammy could join your family, I am sure he will happy & well taken care of. How is it going with Daisy? They seem to get along well on the picture. Xx

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    • Daisy is fine – he is such a nice dog – and he seems to have helped restore her confidence. She does think he’s completely bonkers when he has a case of the zoomies, though!

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  6. Delightful news to have an addition to your pack. He seems to be a sweetie. Isn’t it a delight how the universe just knows how to match the right dog with the right people at the right time?

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  7. shellssells

     /  November 30, 2021

    Beautiful addition, and as a hound lover myself, I know you are in for some fun.

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