Captain Lee is the kind of guy you don’t merely expect, but know will maintain his head in a crisis. He’s just a steady, reasonable person who does not take garbage from anyone.
But he’s also human. And as a human being, his heart was broken by the death of his dog, Samantha, who passed this past weekend.
Captain Lee posted a picture of Sam on his Instagram with her graying face resting on his legs. He wrote that he said goodbye to her before he flew to Los Angeles, and while he was in the air, she passed.
On his Facebook page, a user named Denise Mertz Dickens said it best.
Perhaps your pet knew how hard this would be...and held off until you had left. They do know our voices and faces---Sam knew. She protected you.
It’s Tuesday afternoon, and I am crying my eyes out.
We send Captain Lee and his beloved wife, Mary Anne, all the love in the world. On a side note — those two are relationship goals.
To celebrate her life, below is a selection of images of Samantha with the Below Deck captain's other pets. Rest well, Sam, we’re happy you had a good life with a great family.