It’s downright embarrassing to have to live up to the achievements of your dog; but then again, Otis is no middling mutt. That’s why there’s a special place on my site (see top of page) that chronicles his amazing journey.
Even though he’s mostly retired from Wonder Dog duty these days, Otis still wags the tails of his rescue group, Northern Illinois Samoyed Assistance. He is the cover boy of NISA’s 2014 calendar, as well as Mr. July. And most recently, he took home 1st place at the first-ever costume contest at Sam-O-Rama, NISA’s annual reunion/picnic. His costume was actually sewn years ago by my wife Jude for an Independence Day parade appearance, but pushing age 13, he wears it with perhaps even more authority now as a senior statesman for his breed. I’ll let you decide: submitted for your approval– Uncle Sammie!