We are saddened by the news that Andrea and Todd Ditchfield, along with our Calgary basset community, have recently lost Sam to a prolonged battle with cancer. 10-year old Sam epitomized the true nature of basset-ness. Not only was he a sweet and gentle soul but he was truly, truly adorable and under constant threat of being stolen away by the Ditchfield’s friends and family who loved him just as much.
Some may remember Sam at some of the very early basset Waddles that the Ditchfield’s organized. He could be found perched in the family truck supervising the Waddle set-up from afar but still greeting all who arrived. Sam was a regular at many following Waddles, Basset Rescue Board meetings, and was a fantastic role model to the numerous bassets that his family fostered.