Today, Sampson was laid to rest in a beautiful sunset ceremony. He was buried between the cave where he was born and the house he died in, the two only homes he ever knew. Unable to find a shovel, Ambre dug the grave with her bare hands. Elton John's Candle in the Wind played softly in the background while we both spoke our final words to Sampson. There were moments filled with both laughter and tears. Broken hearted, Waddles the penguin declined to comment and instead threw himself into the tiny grave so that he and Sampson could be together for eternity. We enjoyed our time with Sampson and regret that he did not get to live a full life. But every cloud has a silver lining and through this great tragedy we should all realize how important it is to make the most of our time together. Rest in peace Sampson.