It is with a broken heart that I announce the passing of my sweet pup Sophie. Sophie has been suffering from an ocular tumor for the past 9 months. Sophie handled her last months with love, dignity and amazing courage. She has been my best friend and companion for more than 12 years.
Sophie often accompanied me on photo sessions to the delight of my little clients. Two of my favorite clients that I see each year really loved Sophie. One year I made the great mistake of leaving Sophie behind when I went for our annual photography session in PA. Not a good idea! Little G cried immeadiately when she saw me without Sophie and her sister H wasn’t a bit too happy either. Needlees to say, that was a mistake that I didn’t make again and the girls and then their little brother took a photo with Sophie every year.
Sophie loved these outings and any outing that included riding in the car. In the winter of 2002, Sophie and I drove from Long Island to Baton Rouge, LA stopping along the way to visit family and friends and visiting interesting sites in many states. What a great travel companion she was making friends at every stop! People who didn’t like dogs all seemed to like Sophie. She was so darn cute and sweet you just couldn’t help yourself.
Our annual summer trips to Maine were also something Sophie enjoyed as much as we did. As soon as we drove up to the ferry she would know and get excited. She loved sitting on the porch looking out on Penobscot Bay and hanging out with her dog friend who lived next door.
There are no words to say how much we will miss her. She gave us nothing but joy and unconditional love every day of her life. Our only solace is knowing that she is no longer suffering and is now at peace. She will be in our hearts forever. I love you Sophie girl.