Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Happenings.

Well it’s 16 degrees this morning, while I was waiting for 09:45AM to roll around so we can leave for Wendy’s appointment, I noticed I had an e-mail from Rigg’s waiting for me this morning, Jodie & Coco, & Sandy you guys need to read this too. Here it is.

Hi Dad, I got caught….

Mom told me about Jodie, Coco, and Sandy's blog and the missing dog treats.

Jodie doesn’t know how lucky she is that there is only suspicion about how they disappeared.  I got CAUGHT.

You know how when mom comes home from work Sadie and I get a treat if we've been good, well Mom left the bag on the cook stand.  The next day I spotted them, well what's a guy to do, I really get tired of sharing MY treats with Sadie, so I took the whole bag.  Sadie tried to get inside my mouth and get some so I snapped at her.

Big baby, she screamed, Andy came in and saw what was going on, he grabbed me but I wasn’t giving them up, they were mine. He wrestled me to the ground and tried to pry the treats away, but you know how strong I am, well I bit down and its not my fault his hand was in my mouth.  Boy was he mad, afraid I got a slap for that one.  He finally got the bag from me.  He said he didn’t care about the treats but the plastic bag was very bad and could kill me, so I guess he was really trying to help me not get hurt.  Needless to say when mom came home and asked if I'd been a good boy I didn’t get a treat.

I'll try to be better tomorrow.  Love, Riggins,


Well Rigg’s Dad is sorry to see you had a lapse of good judgment and paid for it. The one thing I hope you learned was that biting Andy or any other human even if it was accidental is wrong, Biting is only done in self defense of another dog or animal. Remember the day the other dog bit you at the dog park, it hurt and you did not like it one bit and went after him and chased him away. Biting is only done in self defense, like when your dad was a policeman and had to use force in self defense. No other reason is acceptable, and Andy spanked you for it, I know he didn’t like having to do that but you will be the wiser for it. I hope you do have a better day and you get your treats from now on. Dad looks forward to being home with you and Sadie soon. Be my good boy until then and continue to watch out for your little sister. Love Dad…..

Just got back from Wendy’s Doctor visit and she is doing fine, the doctor said I could plan on leaving on the 15th, just have to arrange a handicapped shuttle bus for her doctor appointments so she can get on and off with her walker.

However a few minutes ago I got what could only be termed a Grandpa’s worst nightmare. A message from Donna about Adam. I knew Adam was going to have some kind of test done, I thought it was because of some stomach pains he has been having. Well evidently and I still don’t know what it is, the procedure involved removing something and doing a biopsy on it. At this point in life I know what a biopsy means, although I am thankful he went through the procedure well and is sleeping, it will be a week now until the results are in.


              Adam after his procedure.

Here I am almost 1000 miles away and worried sick, and nothing I can do about it. What ever happened to being in control of things. I used to like that feeling. I am asking all my blog friends out there to include this little guy ( my only Grandson) in your prayers tonight, that this biopsy doesn’t reveal anything bad. Thanks all of you so much, I will be getting home right about the time the results are in so that will be better for our family.

I’ll let you all know more when I know it. Please be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. I'm praying for Adam, Sam. Sorry to hear that he needed a biopsy. My prayers are with you and Donna, too.

  2. Sam, I'm so sorry to hear about Adam. You and he will be in my thoughts...

    Shame on Rigg's!

  3. Sam, I'm so happy that you get to go home to Riggs and Sadie, oh yes and to Donna. And I'm glad you'll be there when the news comes about Adam's biopsy. He is in my waking prayers. You take care...

  4. So glad you will be home soon to be with Riggs and especially Adam. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  5. so sorry to hear about Adam..we hope he will be on the mend soon..and as for Riggs..BUSTED!..

  6. Consider it done! And peace for your heart also...

  7. Sam,you ARE in control!! You have been so caring and compassionate in caring for your sister......an absolute blessing to her I'm sure. You can only spread yourself so thin. You have always been there for Adam and will continue to be. At least the timing of this event works in your favor. I'm sure it would have been much more stressful had this happened when you first left for PA. Hang in there! We're all pulling for Adam,you,and your family.


  8. Nothing hurts your heart worse. My prayers are with Adam today.