These are our "foundation" Sammies... In the sense that they laid the foundation for our love of the breed, and they are responsible for all the Sams that came after finding their way into our home. Top left, and in the photo "napping" with little Erin, is Rollie. They were life-long best buds. He was her fourth birthday present, and at age 17, she says he is probably the best birthday present she'll ever get in her whole life... The girl in the bottom corner photos is Gigi. We adopted her from Northern Illinois Samoyed Assistance after fostering her. She came when she was 6, and lived to be almost 15. She "trained" Ray in the ways of the world before she passed on. In the upper right is Bonita--who was left at a shelter when she was 11! I pulled a sad, depressed little old dog from the shelter and she lit up when she saw the kids. And she stayed : ) She was our "clown," who would do anything for a laugh. She also lived to be well past 14. We have been blessed to have them all in our lives!