This has been a traumatic week here in Naruna. Sam the Beagle, the full-time goodwill ambassador for Naruna, and also the unofficial greeter at Naruna Baptist Church whenever the doors were open, unexpectedly passed away this week from unknown causes. He spent his days making his rounds, then sprawling either on the porch or under a tree and waiting for someone to come and visit.
|The Flying Beagle|
|Sam & Ruby Jean|
Ruby Jean was only a puppy when she came to live with us and Sam was the big brother who looked out for her & taught her the ropes, including tips on herding uncooperative cows.
Rosie the Lab had lost her own puppy in an accident when Sam came into her life, ably filling that void.
|Sam & Rosie|
Tizzie the grey tabby quickly let the young beagle know what his boundaries were, and then settled into a, more or less, peaceful coexistence.
|Sam & Tizzie|
|Ruby Jean - Freddie - Sam|
We are all very tentative moving through the days, moping about and sneaking sideways glances as if in hopes Sam will somehow appear.