Sammy and I have just finished an entire re-write of the Sammy Bag Dog Sling pattern! This was one of my very first patterns, written back in 2010, and my writing style has improved significantly since then and I felt it was deserving of an update. It has been on the “someday” list for a while, but obviously it’s not a pattern with a super wide appeal as having a 4-8 pound dog is kind of required. But it was suddenly bumped to the top of the list a few weeks ago. In fact, I didn’t even think I would have time to order fabric so I just grabbed some from my stash and got to work…
Erin, I am so glad you’re all getting hospice time with Sammy. Still, I teared up as I read this post. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. (My “little” dog is still too big for a Sammy bag, darnnit!)
Aww… I loved this post! What wonderful memories you have! Each extra day you have with Sammy is a gift. May she continue to defy the odds awhile longer. 💕💕
Aww! What a sweet tribute to a super cute little doggy! <3
Been there … hardest thing in the world. Sending you all the love in my heart.
Thank you for sharing your precious memories. Sammy is very fortunate to be in your care. Blessings to all of you.
Loved this post as well! I’m not crying, I have allergies! So happy that you’ve had such wonderful doggie babies! I know that you’re giving her lots of love and I’ll be sending you all my thoughts and good wishes!
Erin, you are so right…. I know I feel like I ‘know’ Sammy and I always look forward to hearing about her escapades!!! I am devastated that her time with you is much shorter than we all wanted, and full of joy that you found each other!!! I lost my tiny Yorkie almost 4 years ago now, and I’ve never stopped missing her. Sammy helped me from a distance… I always felt Sammy was the only Yorkie who was as cute as my ‘Aimee’!!
My heart is with the 4 of you…. it’s wonderful that you have this time together… I hope it lasts longer and is happier than you dared wish for! Hugs!
our little guy is part yorkie and terrier but we love him so much just like one of the kids …we had lost the last of our dogs a few years ago …large dogs …total of five all family..mom ,dad and children …i couldn’t go with out a dog husband kept saying no but our daughter showed him a picture of this little guy and she just kept up showing dad this little guy and what a great little guy with a great personality …well now we have had him for three years and still glad we brought him home he had been a rescue from the streets and the guy that had him worked to many hours so felt he needed someone else to love on him and our great grandson thought he could come home with us…so glad to have him…
was the kidney not working right is this something that is common with the breed ..scars me …the vet said not to let him jump but that isn’t possible with our little guy …oh also wanted to know about the knee surgery she had …wow sure hope she okay ..
hope all is better and that they have something for you …it is terrible for them to get sick …
our babies before lived a long life …15 to 16 years …
this was very heart pulling …hope it is better ….loads of prayers for you and your sammy…
Crying over here! Sammy is a perfect little girl and she’s lucky to have been with the perfect family all these years. I’m glad she doesn’t know that she’s sick and you can spoil her as much as you like. Love you Sammy!
My heart goes out to you and your family. I only started following your blog because of the name (Dog Under My Desk).
I love seeing her sweet little face and I am so glad she has had a beautiful family to live with. Hug her for me. Love to you all xxx
I’m very sorry to hear about Sammy’s illness. I do follow your blogs and have sewn many of your bags. Your work is wonderful! Terri
This is a beautiful post, I read it with tears in my eyes. My dog is 15 and I know this day is coming sooner than I would like.
Oh, my! What a sweet girl. I lost a sweet Wheaten terrier to kidney disease many years ago. It’s hard! My heart is with you.
Just catching up on your blog and I came across this post.
Now that I have stopped ugly crying, I wanted to let you know just how much reading your post reminded me of my own sweet Dog Under My Desk that we lost last September to kidney failure/pancreatitis.
I am so glad to hear that you guys got some extra time and I just loved reading about Sammy and seeing all of your photos that you shared with us.
As I like to say, I am thinking warm fuzzy thoughts your way. <3
Oh my. I’m all choked up. I lost my little companion His Highness Sir Linus, a 5lb and blind Chihuahua on February 15 of last year. To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of his passing, (at the age of 16), I purchased a remembrance locket in which I placed a small amount of his ashes. I wear it always…except in the shower, of course. Reading about your Sammy, and Loki too :-), apart from bringing tears to my eyes, has made me once again realize how fortunate we have been to have been blessed with having such loving, little sweethearts in our lives. It’s wonderful to see how many pictures you’ve taken of your entire family, especially those of your son and Sammy together.
Ah what a little Love you have shared with us. Sammie is precious and you are lucky to get to spoil her toward the end. I lost my mini daucshund six months ago, way too early in his life. He was small enough for the Sammie bag but I never got the chance to make him one. Hopefully another little special sweetie will share themselves with us in the future.
Sammy is adorable and you were lucky to find one another I sure do wish you sold printed patterns, for I have no printer. I have a #2.5 Yorkie that this would be perfect for.
I just finished the Sammy Bag yesterday for my granddaughter. We both love it.
Soooo sorry to see the bad news about your wonderful Sammy. I’m glad that you got another 1.5 years with her even though it wasn’t enough. Take care!