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All About Sammy's Place

This site is a continuation of some web projects when I was IT Director in a great school district: Pasco County, Florida. The purpose of Sammy's Place was not just for fun but to provide a site for teachers to find jobs in elementary and secondary education in Florida. The quotes and language notes are due to my background and interests. Success in your job searching. Remember to look the interviewer(s) in the eyes when in the US of A, you are not overseas.

Who is Sammy?

Dogs are little people in fur coats. Sammy was a cuddly little basset, checking in at just over 72 pounds. Sammy lived a long and happy life in Florida. Sammy will always be the first basset with his own web page - ever since Al Gore invented the Internet. Sammy's home page was first launched in 1995. Sammy was the sheriff in the neighborhood, keeping an eye on deer, turkeys, an occasional coyote and bobcat, squirrels, chipmunks and armadillos. Sammy contracted pancreatic cancer and slipped away at four in the morning on January 29, 2004 to the Rainbow Bridge. He is sorely missed.

A friendly little girl basset, Maggie, then kept an eye on Sammy's Place. Little Miss Maggie hit the scales at 38 pounds but no one told her that, she was sensitive about her girlish figure. Miss Maggie launched the first ever basset operated election site of Florida counties as a test. Here is Miss Maggie in all her glory on her first birthday. She was having a blast....

Maggie contracted Stage Va B-cell Lymphoma in 2012. However, despite the terminal prognosis, the good doctors, the technicians, and the caregivers in the Oncology Department at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama gave us three more years with Maggie. Maggie was a special little basset, quite small for, black and white, and gentle as a lamb. She had two "not always the best of" friends: Boots, a tuxedo cat, (black and white of course) and Pepper, a long-haired black and white curmudgeon of a cat. The three would walk the trails together. All three are now gone.

A third basset is now guarding the gates, a feisty tomboy, Miesje. At 18 months , she tips the scales at 58 pounds. Nothing phases her. She's a bruiser, her parents were Jack's Honey and The Sundance Kid. The Sundance Kid genes come out in Miesje, she'll steal a napkin, a sock that falls on the floor, a roll of toilet paper in a flash. And then the game is on to be chased around the house.

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Updated: May 30, 2018.