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May 30, 2008

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Sampson, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sampson
Age: 24 years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Thoroughbred Horse
Home: Orange County, California, USA
   This is my horse, Sampson. He's a great friend and he has the most amazing temperament. I rescued Sampson about two years ago, when he was abandoned. When I got him he was very underweight. I worked really hard with him, and eventually he put on a lot of weight and was great when I rode him. We even went to a few small shows. He has a great personality. He follows me around the arena when I turn him out and he will always place his front feet in line with mine when I stop. I have so much fun with him. He may not be the prettiest horse in the world, but he has come along way. He also has his horse friends around the barn. Sampson will just walk around with one of the horses for hours. Sampson is also a very affectionate horse. I will sit in his stall and he will drop his head and let me pet him. He loves his attention. Before I got him, he was in a dirty stall for years. I felt so bad for him that I had to take him.

    Now he gets a clean stall, plenty of food, and tons of attention. He is the sweetest horse I have ever met and I am so grateful to have found him. He is funny about having his picture taken - from a distance, he refuses to look at the camera. Up close, he's too curious about what I am doing with that shiny thing, so I can never get both his ears in the frame - he moves his head again! But I hope between the two pictures you can see the healthy horse he has become, and his amazing character.

Sampson, the Pet of the Day

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