Here is one of my favorite photos of Samsun, also known as Sammy or Sam. Samsun is my 3 year old yellow lab. He is one of the largest labs I have ever seen in my life, he weighs roughly 102 pounds and stands at my waist. According to the vet he isn't over weight, just solid muscle. I like to think of him as my gentle giant. He does have one flaw though he absolutely HATES to have his paws touched. I don't know what that is about but ever since we brought him home as a puppy he has hated it, it makes trimming his nails a bit of a challenge and one that I leave for JB to do. I refuse to wrestle with him to get that job done and they seem to have an "understanding" so it all works out. Some of Samsun's favorite things to do are fetch his tennis ball, he will do that for hours if I allowed it. He has a stash of tennis balls in the bushes around the yard. He also loves to lay by the front door in the afternoons and watch the squirrels eat the bird food out of the feeders I have as well as watch the kids walk down the street from the bus stop. My mail lady is terrified of him, but then again if you didn't know how gentle he really is and saw him and heard his bark it might scare you a little. I guess I know what a gentle dog he is and how much he just wants to be your friend that I have to laugh when she freaks out. I love how at the end of the day when he is ready for bed he will come up and nudge you and look at the stairs, I will ask him if he is ready for bed and his ears will perk up as if to say " Well duh I am waiting for you" so then I will head up to bed and he will sleep at the end of the bed by my feet. He makes a wonderful foot warmer in the winter time. I love my Samsun, I love how he is my constant companion and loves me unconditionally and is so gentle and so loving. I love how he shows so much expression in his eyes. I am a bit biased here but I would have to say that I have the best dog in the world!!