Samson is a merle Great Dane. He was born on April 2, 1998. He is 37" tall at the shoulder and weighs 195 lbs. Don't let him fool you though, he's a big sweet baby. Everyone in our neighborhood knows him by name, including people I don't even know! Samson loves everyone he meets. He likes playing in the water even though he can't swim, loves giving hugs, stealing food off the top of the refrigerator, winning games of tug, and drooling on guests.
Sammy's Great Dane Gallery
We love the floppy ears.
Giving Great Dane Hugs
More great dane hugs
Ahhh...Sammy is sure he can chew through the glass patio door.
Sammy at about 7 months, sharing a nap on my bed with his buddy, Harley.
Living with an Un-Neutered Dog
My friends insisted I share this funny little incident with the world, so here it is...
As you may know, intact male dogs have a tendency to urinate on things to mark their territory. Well, one early morning when Samson was a young dog (exploring his new-found marking abilities), he insisted on climbing up on the bed with me. The 100 lb paw in my belly was quite the rude awakening, so he was ordered off the bed. A few minutes later he thought he'd give it another try, this time squishing my knee, side, and head. He was again met with my orders off to his own bed on the floor. "Finally," I thought, "I can get back to sleep." About 10 minutes into my dream of standing under a tropical waterfall, I realized the waterfall was all too real. I opened my eyes to find Samson standing next to the bed staring at me, his leg lifted up over the bed marking my bed...the territory he wanted to claim as his own! He certainly showed me. He was neutered shortly after.
Samson and Mowgli (great danes)
with Delilah (great dane mix)
Samson as a Puppy, about 9 weeks
Great Dane or Pony?
In Memory of Samson
Samson was diagnosed with lymphoma in the summer of 2004, and despite our best efforts, he was unable to recover. We miss him and will never forget him.