I know I don't belong to him but I'll take all the credit!
He is a beautiful animal! and I hate to be a killjoy but are you really willing to take ALL of the credit?
If Sam disfigures your son or one of his freinds?
Will you'll admit it's your fault not his owners who you have stated before have asked you not to have anything to do with Sam? I've just come back from the hospital where a little boy was having stitches put in his hand after a dog bit him... He was at my next door neighbor's house and fell into a 14 year old arthritic Shetland Sheep dog- not the dogs fault he was in pain, The dog didn't belong to the neighbors- Who I have told/ asked repeated not to feed my dogs, not to incourage them in any way to come off our property. We kennel all of our dogs because the neighbor insitists on refusing to listen to us. I don't know how Jody got out of house. The family of the boy say they won't sue me (only because I put the dog down right away)
but do plan to go after my neighbor and so do I by the way, I'm sueing for the money it will take to put up a dog proof fence around the entirety of our farm, Jody who I have had and loved since he was weaned is now under the pine trees at the back of the pasture. Dogs that bite for ANY-REASON don't live on this farm, Legal action or no legal action...
The neighbors simply did not listen to my request- Like you they assumed there was no harm in what the were doing, that I was a the nagging owner but, the little boy may spend the rest of his life fearing dogs- and My oldest freind is dead.
I hope you take this correctly as concern for you- my neighbors hearts were in the right place, but I know I will not be able to forgive them for a long while. I'm angry as a type this- at the whole world- so I hope I haven't hurt your feelings, but you should think about it.