Well, I cannot believe that it’s been a year since I left my mom and my other siblings on Dec 27th, 2019. That was a huge day for me and I’ve been with my latest mom and dad since May…time really does fly. When I look back at my baby picture, I’m the one in the middle, I’ve grown a lot!

I had a really nice and quiet Christmas. I got a new bacon flavoured Benebone and a stuffy toy which I love and the stuffy is already in the ‘needs surgery pile’…hmm. They made me put on some flashy head gear too and took more photos of me – well, let’s just say I’m happy this is over with!

This month I’ve had some things to work especially hard on. Because I continue with the alert barking at some people and other puppies, and I don’t always like to put on my cape, I have been cape free for most of this month and have tried some different tools to help with these challenges. I’ve quite enjoyed being out of cape and I found out that I really like sticking my head thru all these novel objects…so, I have a feeling the cape is coming back to me starting tomorrow…it’s a New Year!

Thanks to all of you who have been following my journey this year and supporting me on my Instagram page ‘padssamara’. My family and I would like to wish you all a healthy and happier 2021 and many more Benebones for me!

Submitted by: Monette and Robert Sakashita