Friday’s Child

Today is Friday but it is also a special someone’s birthday. Eleven years ago on a Friday, a special pup was born and that special pup would be Sam, my very own Friday’s child. Do you remember that children’s fortune-telling rhyme, Monday’s Child that helped you remember the days of the week? In the modern version, Friday’s child was “loving and giving” and sometimes described as “working hard for a living.” Both lines define this sweet dog completely. He gives his all every day, both at home and whenever he’s working as a therapy dog. Sam is also a Libra and if you know your astrological signs, you know that…

  • Libras tend to be cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, and social.
  • Libras like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others and the outdoors. And finally…
  • Libras dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, and conformity.

Check, check and check. Each of those traits fit this goofball knucklehead who constantly makes me smile at his antics. I can’t think of another dog who’s quite like him. He is completely loving and gives his heart to everyone he meets. Every day. Yup, that’s totally my boy.


Happy 11th birthday, Sam! This goofy dog who adores everyone he encounters simply lights up my life and fills my heart with such joy and love. I love you buddy and wish you loads of treats and all the ear scratches you can handle, today and everyday.



Live, love, bark! <3

56 thoughts on “Friday’s Child

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Coop! And thanks for swinging by the Ranch. We 💗 visitors. We tried to see your blog but it was marked private so I couldn’t stop by in the furs. 🙁
      Your fur-iend,

  1. Happy Happy Birthday Sam!!!!! No wonder you are so special!!! You are a LIBRA like my Mom!!!! BOL!!!!! You cutie!!! We love you and hope you had a most pawesome birthday!!! Barks and licks and love from ALL of us! Dakota

  2. Happiest of Birthdays, Sam! You look great and continue to serve as a role model for your hospital work and to entertain with your antics! Many more, buddy!

  3. A very Happy Birthday to such a special guy! We know you will get tons of snuggles and scritchies today, Sam…and we hope maybe you’ll get a few extra treats too!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

      1. I do trust you are following Queen Victoria’s example and serving the marrow first, extracted by a special long handled silver spoon…the boy deserves no less…

  4. SQUEALS!!! Happy Birthday Sam! May all of your dreams come true and your day be filled with extra snacks and love. <3 XOXO – Bacon

  5. Happy Birthday, dear Sam! I hope you have fantastic day with tons of treats and plenty of hugs and scratches. Have a wonderful time,

  6. Sam, you don’t look a day over 5! So handsome, what’s your secret?
    Monika I am also a Friday’s child, a taurus, and this described me too! I wish Sam many many more years of living a full and happy life.

  7. A very Happy Birthday to you Sam. For all the happiness and joy you bring to others, I hope you have a wonderful day – pressies from mom and dad and perhaps even a hug from Little Sister Elsa.
    John & Benji

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