Bob - So very, very, sorry to read about the loss of your beloved "Sammi."
I know what you are going through as we had our "Toby" for thirteen years
who grew up with my youngest, Jillian. It really is like losing one of your
Family. The only consolation was, that we had had the pleasure and
enjoyment of having him for so long and to this day still relate various
"quirks" he had, i.e: Whenever we would go out we would come back
to find every cushion in the house lined up down the hallway - his way
of telling us (we thought) that he didn't appreciate being left behind!!