I fell in love with you, my Sophie, the very first time I held you
at 4 weeks old. I counted the days until Kelly said you could come
home with me. You had a sparkle to your personality, an intelligence
and a zest for life that never diminished as you aged. From an energetic,
exhuberant puppy to an outgoing, fearless young lady and on to a regal
and cherished old companion , you molded yourself to my life so completely
you became a part of me. You were so intuned to me there were times
I forgot you were a dog.
Your life changed my life...puppy classes, conformation classes, the
show ring, the whelping box, our walks, trips in the van, snuggling
on the couch. You made me so proud with your grace and elegance. You
comforted me with your quiet presence during times of sadness, you
celebrated with me in happy times, but it was daily life that you
made so much better just by being here. They say we have only a few
'Great Loves' througout the course of our lives. You were absolutely
one of mine.