Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Sam-I-Am (The GR)
This was on today's newspaper in Singapore. The wordings were
LOST DOG REUNITED WITH OWNER
A pet golden retriever thought to have been lost for good was finally found – two years later and hundreds of miles away from home.
Owner Alice Baines and her family, who live in South Tampa, Florida, lost Sam-I-Am in 2004 when a hurricane destroyed their backyard fence.
No one knows how Sam turned up as a stray in Illinois last week. It was unlikely he walked because there was no damage to his paws.
A microchip inserted into the dog helped shelter workers identify him.
Last Thursday, a grateful Ms Baines flew to Chicago to take Sam home. When they were reunited, Sam stepped on her feet and then sat on them – just like always