Samuel (fka. Panda the Chi)

Hi there! I like your Happy Tails series and wanted to do one for my rescue that I got from you guys last summer.

I’ve had Samuel (originally named Panda the Chi) for about nine months now, and I can’t explain how happy this little guy makes me. He is 5 pounds of attitude, wit, and 1000x his weight in love! It took him a bit to get comfortable with his new life in my apartment, and we had to do some training with a specialist, so he could learn how to be a little more open to and a lot less scared of new people and situations (life can be so scary when you’re this small!) but he’s doing amazing now and is such a good boy! Sometimes Sam will sit on my lap and just gaze up at me for minutes on end– it’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen– and I like to think it’s just him being so amazed to have found me too and never wanting to let me go because we’re so happy together! And I really don’t think I would have been able to get through the worst of quarantine, particularly this past winter, without my tiny shadow always beside me.

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