This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Sam-I-Am, a dachshund who is as cuddly and lovable as his center of gravity is low.

Sam’s owner, Bill, had the following to say about the little guy.

This is Sam-I-Am.  He’s a dachshund through-and-through. We brought him home from the breeder in May of 2013. Sam had lived with his biological mom and dad, Maggie and ET.  He has been able to visit with his parents to the delight of all, perhaps most of all the breeders.

It’s often said that little dogs think they really are big dogs, Sam, not so much. He’ll bark up a storm patrolling the perimeter of his Arlington yard but when something really scary comes along he runs straight to his keepers. He is the sweetest little guy who wants nothing more than to be with his humans, usually as close as he can get. He’s a creature of habit too. He loves his daily patches of morning sunlight for snoozing, exploring his yard and playing every evening before he beds down for a long sleep right about the same time each night.

Our Sam likes to be on the water too. He perches happily in the forward corner of his sailboat cockpit and leans into the tacks with the best of the crew. He makes is displeasure known when the motor has to be turned on rather than being under sail. His joy is a trip to the beach in the dinghy, he explores, does is business, paddles in the lapping waves then runs back and scrabbles up the side of the dink ready to head back to the anchorage and re-take command of his sailing cutter seeming to say – “look lively there swabs, light up the barbie and pull me a cold one from the icebox!”

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.


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