the Laffy Samoyed

We're stuck on him and he thinks pulling is sweet !




Taffy: also known as "Heathen" and "Pumpkin Face"

This is the story of  Taffy who arrived on October 16th 2004 . We believe that he was lost during the terrific flooding in the previous month, however it seems he was on the run for weeks from the looks of him.

    Taffy was with 2 slightly larger dogs of apparently the same breed. They could easily have been mistaken for coyotes. They arrived   in a pouring down rain around 11pm. We put food, water and blankets out under the back porch overhang and next day they were gone. Two nights later, also in the rain, "Taffy" returned. We also thought HE was a SHE!

    After a couple weeks of frantically trying to find out who he belonged to, we gave up and decided to keep him ourselves. First  we took him to the vets where he was treated for worms and given all his shots, next up was a 4 hour trip to a groomer who shaved him bald as his hair was matted beyond belief and full of fleas, plus moldy! We had no idea what breed he was, no idea how old he was, no idea what to do for him and no idea if he would stay with us.

    I have never seen an animal so pathetic looking in my entire life and I frankly did not think he would make it as he had severe diarrhea and vomiting but he was a real trooper. Now that we have him, I have no idea how we ever lived without him.

Below are links to several picture pages of our big white shedder, some funny stories and more fun links.

 Mary & Charlie Bowyer

Taff the Samoyed Pictures:      


Taff's new sister Tootsie 

Born March 2, 2009

More Picture

Videos of Taff   all Taff's videos on YouTube

Video of Taff when he first show up    here is our little hobo singing along with Billy Bass before he went to a professional groomer.

Taff Gone Wild MP3 hear Taff frantically barking

Taff's cataract eye surgery  info on juvenile cataracts and CERF testing

Taff's 10/16/05 -Gotcha Day Party 1, 2, 3

Christmas Card from Taff

A Samoyed Southern Belle visits Taff  2,  3,

Debutants visit Taff2  

A tribute to Ginger

Keystone Boyz visit

Taff meets Auntie Mary Ann

Maverick from AU

Funny "Taff the Samoyed" stories,

1 Taff & the toofies, Taff & officer down, Taff & non obedience school

2 Big Taff & Miss Casey, Lil Taff and the vet from the dark side, Secret signs of Samoyed owners

Taff and the big big meat sale, It's all about the F., Chef Taff

4 Taff the turf master, Taff the biker, Fencing the Taff

5 Taff and the big muddy, Taff and Big George, Taff and toilet paper.

6 Taff'n Mr. Squeak, Taff and the Babe. Taff and the motorcar. 

7 Taff & the P-Pine, Taff the "Heel"-er, Taff & a homie phone

8  Taff & the toasty tail, Taff & the show dogs, Taff & the show pup

9  Taff & the meatloaf caper, Taff & the frisky Dane, Taff & the nightmare on Bear street

10  Taff makes a snow angel, Taff connects the dots, Taff  MPM

11 Taff & a picnic with a nitwit, Taff's flighty recall, Taff's big snip.

12 Taff and baffling babbling, Taff and the DQ-dodge, Taff and the spiny spore

13 Taff the no show, Taff the cool dude, Taff & the booster bath

14 Taff & the ramblin recall, Taff the Rabbit Ranger, Taff & the Sassy southern belle

15 Taff & the happy zappie, Taff & the mark up, Taff & the Big Squeaky

16 Taff in the Windy City, Taff on the Fib Foray, Taff and the Debutants

17  Taff n' the Sled-dog Swirl, Taff the Shusher, Taff the Boy Guide.

18  Taff & the Heebie-jeebies Headgear Taff & the Menacing Mineral Mash,

19 Taff goes walkabout, White flash by Moonlight

A tribute to Taffy- 2004-2011 RIP

Updated April 1, 2012

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Taffy was a Welshman,
Taffy was a thief;
Taffy came to my house
And stole a piece of beef.

(Old Nursery Rhyme)


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