I never thought I would be one of those “dog people” where I talk about my dog where ever I go and tell funny stories of the tricks that she recently learned or post photos of her all over my Facebook page. Yeah, I am one of those people and I won’t apologize for it. If you are going to ask me about my little S.A.M.i, I’ll certainly tell you how she is! She is the most spoiled little Maltese I know – that is for sure! Ha!
S.A.M.i does hang out with me at the gallery when I am working here – which is pretty much all of the time. I call her my “Mini Muse” becasue I find her and her spirit quite inspirational. Having her at the gallery also gets me out of the gallery to take her on walks and we make our rounds to the downtown merchants where she has her pals that she likes to visit when we get to take that well needed break. I do not think there is anyone in downtown that doesn’t like S.A.M.i.
The walks are great for me because I get to take the well needed break that I typically would not allow myself to have. It helps me get away for a little bit and I find so many interesting things to see on the walks that I feel pretty rejuvenated by the time we return and feeling the need to create, create, create!
S.A.M.i knows her place in the gallery – she enjoys greeting customers and so very friendly. When little kids (or adults) bother her, she simply get’s up and calmly walk to the back. She also knows that she is not allowed by the front door at all and will get scolded if she tries to go there and then gets a time out. On the most part she makes herself part of the daily routine and will plant herself right in the lap our of wonderful sales associates here at the gallery or will follow you around to let you know she needs something. She is quite smart indeed!
So if you are a lover of dogs and wish to visit SAMi, feel free to stop by, we are pet friendly here we are usually here together and she loves to sniff out new people!