Sam is a Minimalist Dog

Sam is a minimalist dog. He’s never been materialist probably because he doesn’t know what that is, but also because his early life started in an animal shelter. Sam has a good sense of what’s important. He’s wise beyond his dog years.


Sam keeps his life simple and stress free. His toys include one cow bone, one moose antler and a durable rubber toy bone. Every other toy his humans have brought home, he’s chewed up within minutes, maybe seconds. After all, he’s a minimalist dog-it’s important to keep his stuff to a minimum.

The moose antler is a trendy toy that his humans paid way too much for, but it will last. The cow bone is a classical toy item which Sam’s heard all dogs should have in their toy wardrobe. Rubber bones never go out of style, so he’s set.

His kennel is a light gray color which Sam knows is the new beige. His bed is a deeper shade of gray-not that smutty book-but a perfect coordinating color to match his toffee colored fur coat. Sam may be a minimalist, but he’s still got good taste.

Of course, Sam’s humans take care of all the big stuff like his vet visits and his food. Sam in turn shows his humans appreciation with tail wags and happy dog barks which seem to delight his humans. Sam thinks humans are easy to please, but they’re nice.

Sam wishes all dogs could live life as simply as he does. Life is busy enough with chasing squirrels in the backyard and barking at the joggers running by. What dog wants to keep track of a bunch of toys laying around? Not him.

Of course, Sam knows he shouldn’t be dogmatic in his views… even though he is a dog. He’s happy to relax and chew his moose antler while it’s still trendy.



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