One any given day on Grand Avenue in Oakland, it was not usual to see these two Samoyed brothers, Kip and Amos, laying in front or inside Walden Pond Books. I would always stop to pet them whenever there were there. On a recent visit, only Kip was in front of the store. The owner came out and I asked where was Amos and he informed me that Amos had recently died of cancer. He was twelve years ago. I mentioned to him that I had recently seen him walking the two Samoyeds and a Samoyed puppy near Lake Merritt. The puppy, Scout, is a new addition to the family and Amos got to meet her before his passing.