Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How our dog, Sophie, became a star

Look into my eyes, originally uploaded by alamodestuff.
I was recently accused, by my uncle, of taking more pictures of Sophie than my boys. Lately, that may be true. She is incredibly photogenic (been accused of getting her for that reason, too). I actually have thousands of pictures of the boys but keep them pretty private. The boys are at the age where getting their picture taken conjures up moans, groans, and not-so-photo-friendly-faces.

Sophie, on the other hand, poses happily.

I've been surprised that Sophie has opened a new social door for me. I'm saying hello to other pet owners and striking up conversations from simply seeing a dog being walked. It reminds me of being a new parent and immediately being connected to other new parents because we were pushing a stroller.

[non sequitur but pet related: We lost our beloved crayfish, Larry, yesterday...or the day before...or the day before. Frankly, he lived longer than I had ever imagined he would. E brought him home from school 3 or 4 months ago. E is quite sad and plans a private burial and memorial service after school today.]
We've only had Sophie for a few months and she's already been interviewed twice. Scout, from Dogs Without Blogs, recently interviewed Sophie. You should see this post. Sophie is front and center, sharing her honest and sometimes snarky comments for all the world to see. What a diva!! Next she'll be requesting Evian water and blue M&Ms.

Be sure to check out River Dog Prints (adorable custom printed goods) owned and operated by one of Scout's humans, Cyn. I'm seeing some personalized Sophie stationary in our future!

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