This is Patina. Her registered name is Hawkwind's Indigo Tanzanite Patina, and she is Tarot's dam.
Patina actually came to stay with us for a while when she was a youngster, when Ray needed a young rambunctious playmate and we hadn't yet decided on a permanent pal for him. Then she went back to be a Minnesota girl for a while.
Later, when Patina came back for another visit as an adult, it was clear she was happy as a clam here. Plus, she stole my husband's heart, and now she's never leaving! She is without a doubt one of the sweetest Sammies ever. A more loving temperament there is not...
Above is a photo of Patina at her first show--where she clearly enjoyed the spotlight! Patina has all the testing done for her CHIC number, and passed all with flying colors. Her hips are OFA Good. Patina's pedigree is linked below.
Sadly, Patina developed pyometra at age 6 and had an emergency spay. She will spend the rest of her life being the Grand Dame at Fionntan, keeping the youngsters in line and generally ruling the roost :)