Friday, December 18, 2015

Sofie Update

A few weeks ago The Cabinet Maker's friend came to the door with a delivery. Sofie, all excited to find a visitor outside, wagged her tail and jumped about as he tried to pet her. I casually remarked how I should have let him take her home while I had the chance. "Yeah," he said, "We already have two dogs and a cat." Off he went and I thought that was the end of it, but when the Cabinet Maker returned an hour or so later, he said, "Hey, if you're really serious, Jose says they'll take Sofie."

I'd struggled for a long time with how to best meet the needs of this small creature who desperately needed company and yet was left home alone so often. The kittens weren't doing the job, and even on my days off work I found myself running out for one reason or another, I hardly had time to meet her need for company much less keep her bathed and groomed. I knew Jose's wife would love her and give her a good home, so I agreed.

Sof already had a date for a check up and shots with our vet, so we waited until Thursday evening. Lia was anxious and excited to introduce our little dog to her family. I packed a bag with Sofie's leash and dish, her bag of dog food and chewy sticks, and tossed her favorite Beanie Baby in too, just in case she should feel lonely. I thought of how much my Mom had loved the little white dog, and what good company Sofie had been for Mom, and I knew I had to do what was best for Sof, so when Lia and the boys came to the door, I smiled and reminded myself that this was a good thing.

I've been blessed with Facebook photos that show my little friend settling into her new home. She has friends now, doggy friends, instead of the feline variety that like to jump on her head. She has a hand-me-down sweater from her doggy friend Gracie, in case it should ever get cold outside... and for the first time in her life, a Christmas stocking with her name on it. She has really moved up in the world!

When the craziness of Christmas is behind us, and the dust has settled a little, I'm going to take a ride out to the Lake Bluff Honey Bee Farm and visit my little friend.
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10 comments:

  1. How wonderful for Sophie. She was to your mom what Molly is to Don. I can't imagine how hard it would be for Don to lose Molly.

    Years ago I wondered if we should have got two, but that was just too much....so Molly is Don's buddy for as long as they live, and I hope that's a long, long time.

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  2. So glad she has some new friends to play with. I wonder if she misses the naughties. I doubt she has time. :)

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    1. Even if she had time, I don't think she'd miss them.
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  4. It is very kind of you to unselfishly think of Sophie. Dogs really do love human company and she will likely be happier in her new home. I have 2 dogs and I know how hard it would be. You are a special person Martha ☺️
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Marilyn from Canada🇨🇦

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    1. I miss her sometimes, like when I come home and she isn't looking out the back door, or when I drop a piece of cucumber on the floor and she doesn't come to eat it. But over all, I am happy with where she went. She deserves to be loved by someone who can lavish it on her. This is probably her best Christmas ever!
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  5. Awww...what a great story...with a happy ending!
    Merry Christmas Martha!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I'm pretty sure she's loving it.
      Merry Christmas to you too, Linda!
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