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Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:18 PM

Death be not proud

Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud
BY JOHN DONNE

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

Yeah...fuck you death! We dealt with you on our terms and made you wait a long long time for it too!



Samson survived a high kill shelter while sitting on death row. When I pulled him out they said, 'oh by the way he's a strong positive for heart worm'. We did the treatment and come through 100%. Samson got to spend a couple of winters up in New England and New Jersey where he loved the snow. He was built for that. He came back down to Florida where he retired (except for that one uninvited raccoon that came in). Samson is survived by his feline siblings, Little Miss Bitsy Bones, Monty The Python Tail, Jethro Tull and Celina Bean. Samson was 15 years old.



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iscooterliberally Aug 2020 OP
samnsara Aug 2020 #1
iscooterliberally Aug 2020 #3
LakeArenal Aug 2020 #2
iscooterliberally Aug 2020 #4
LakeArenal Aug 2020 #5
Maraya1969 Aug 2020 #6
irisblue Aug 2020 #7
murielm99 Aug 2020 #8
spinbaby Aug 2020 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2020 #10
littlemissmartypants Aug 2020 #11
MLAA Aug 2020 #12

Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:21 PM

1. Godspeed, Samson..what a GOOD boy you are!

(((hugs)))

It never gets any easier no matter how many or how old we are..

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:24 PM

3. Samson went peacefully with us right there.

He was ready to go.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:24 PM

2. Samson please find Alex, Willie, Zeke, Bart and Ace.

Those were just our good boys.

Other great ones on your new journey.

Dog is love.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:26 PM

4. They're all up there in the great dogpark in the sky.

Samson was the perfect 'Larry' to Nikki's Moe and Eightball's Curly. All 3 are together again.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:28 PM

5. Happy kids. I love them too.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:33 PM

6. I am so sorry for your loss. Samson sounds like he was a wonderful friend.

Rest in Peace Samson.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:36 PM

7. Sampson. I am sorry for your loss



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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:41 PM

8. I am sorry.

It is hard to lose them.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:47 PM

9. I'm so sorry

Itís so hard to lose a fur baby.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:54 PM

10. RIP, Samson.

Thanks for giving that very good boy some very good years.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:54 PM

11. So sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the happy memories he left behind.

Cross gently, Sampson.



❤lmsp

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:16 PM

12. A life well lived, Samson! 💕💕💕💖💖💕💕

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