12.02.2016

COME FLY WITH ME! Let's catch a rainbow!

Where are we?  We're at the Udvar-Hazy Space Center, in Chantilly, VA.  It's near Dulles Airport, and it's part of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and what an exciting place it is.  We invited SAMMY here today, not only to see some amazing "flying machines" but also to take a ride in the "world's smallest airplane".   It's called Sky Baby and it's really an experimental plane, but we've renamed it the SAMMY EXPRESS and we even got a special tail-number just for Sam, OSC-101!

Now we know Sammy doesn't live all that far away from the nation's capital (and neither do we), but he might never have seen it from the air (and lots of it's air space is restricted ... and the rest is a lot of hot air from what goes on down below, that's a joke folks!) ... anyway ... Dougie Dog, serving as Homeland Security Chief and SSA during the recent campaign (which we prefer not to discuss further) still has some political capital built up and so he's used it to get permission for Zoey to take Sammy on a special flight over Washington, DC.

As soon as the museum closes this afternoon, Dougie will load up the cooler with a lotta bacon, and off they'll go (all the Dulles runways will be cleared for them) ... over the Virginia countryside, towards Great Falls and down the Potomac River.  Flying above historic Georgetown and the Kennedy Center with a glance over toward the National Cathedral ... and looking the opposite way at the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial, the National Mall.  And of course, the Washington Monument ... and the White House.  (Hi Barack, Hi Michelle ... gonna miss you guys!) ... Look that way, there's Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo.  Do we dare talk about Capitol Hill ... sigh.

SAMMY is going to love it all ... and yes, ZOEY does have a pilots license, not to worry.

And now we'll do a loop-da-loop ... oh, Sammy, look at those beautiful clouds up above!  You know it was raining this morning ... I wasn't sure we'd be able to fly.  But then it cleared up ... and look, look SAMMY ... look at that beautiful rainbow ...  Sam ... Sammy, can you hear me?


 A Poem about Sammy
Now I lay me down to sleep,
angels near to guide my feet.
 
I'm not afraid, I do not fear,
my life's been good while I was here.
It is time to leave, to cross my bridge,
to reach toward my rainbow ...


When I come to heaven's door,
I'll see the friends smiling who went before.
Waiting to welcome me home again.
Where I began, where I now end.

So I will now leave, I will cross my bridge,
yes ~ I see my rainbow ...




23 comments:

  1. Oh No, Sammy & Easy in the same week. You did a lovely graphic for Sammy. We are just heartbroken that he caught his rainbow so soon.

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  2. Such a beautiful post for my dear friend Sammy. We have shared so much together through our illness. I will love him forever.We will meet again Sammy in the not too distant future.

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  3. Thank you so much for such a beautiful badge and poem.........I am not afraid.....I am going to see friends who have been waiting to welcome each of us as we make the journey. Thank you for EVERYTHING.......this trip you arranged for me in Sky Baby - WOW! My Dad flies and I've never been able to fly with him so this is most special.....and FUN! Please tell Dougie his choice of bacon was PURRRRFECT.

    Love always, Sammy

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  4. That poem is such a great tribute to Sammy. Sounds like Sammy and Easy will be able to meet up soon and just keep watch over their humans.

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  5. that's such a beautiful post... and I love that you found such a cute flying machine... it looks like the one of sammy's dad... BRAVO...

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  6. Beautiful post in honor of beautiful Sammy. May he fly high.

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  7. Beautiful tribute for Sammy
    Purrs for him & his fameowly

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  8. That was truly most beautiful.

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  9. I'm sure Sammy will love the rainbow bridge and meeting his angel pals.

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  10. WE are SURE that SAMMY is FLYING HIGH now.

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  11. My eyes are leaking...much love and purrs to Angel Sammy and his family and friends.

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  12. A bittersweet day for our dear friend Sammy. How wonderful that he was able to have so many adventures all over the world before he hopped on that beautiful rainbow. We bet there was a very warm welcoming committee at the bridge for dear sweet Sammy.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  13. Lovely and the prayer is beautiful
    thanks for joining the hop
    Hugs madi and mom

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  14. A beautiful tour of your part of the country and a most beautiful poem for dear Sammy. We bet he loved your plane ride and caught his rainbow. Sending soft purrs...

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  15. I bet Sammy loved that plane and the bacon. He will be so missed.

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  16. What a beautiful poem your wrote for Sammy. I'm sure he loved where you took him too. We were so sad to hear that he had to cross that bridge.

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  17. What a beautiful post and poem for Sammy. I have been reading them through my tears

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  18. Thank you for all that you do. You help more than you will ever know. Hugs.

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  19. What a wonderful tour for Sammy. And a lovely poem.

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  20. What a wonderful plane! Yous is the bestest! And what a wonderful tribute!
    Many Kisses
    Nellie

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  21. Wow we would ALL love to fly in that plane!!!!

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  22. What a wonderful gift for Sammy. We are all crying with you!

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