Susan, Victor and Sampson appeared on the Martha
Stewart Show. They had a wonderful time and Sampson
most of all. He charmed everyone including Martha
and Gloria Estefan. He introduced himself to Ms
Estefan by running into her "Green Room"
and pooping on the carpet. She was a great sport
about it and got down on her knees to help with
the clean up. She said she is used to it as she
has a few "Bullies", Bull Dogs, who
Martha was very cordial and caring. It is amazing
to see how they put the show together. There is
an army of assistants with Martha, the general
always in charge. She is remarkable!
We hope that the message got out that handicapped,
ill and old animals are still of value and many
can also give a lot back a lot to their human
This is how it came to be: Tim Eisemann one of
our young volunteers (see the Duckling
Project) had nominated Susan and Victor to
be honored by the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
As a result they were given the Kindred Spirit
Award. At the same time, Martha Stewart decided
to do a show featuring people who were doing special
things for animals. As part of her research Barbara
F., who produces the show looked on the internet
to see who had won any honors for their work with
animals and she found out about the Kindred Spirit
Award. On her desk, lying in a stack of books
she saw a copy of Getting
Lucky which was sent to her by the publisher.
It seemed to her that all this was too much "coincidence
" to ignore. She visited Angel's Gate and
fell in love with the place and recommended it
to Martha who whole heartedly agreed to include
Angel's Gate and Sampson in the show. On September
17th they filmed extensively at Angel's Gate.
Martha was not here.