Monday, January 4, 2016

Introducing Sofie May!

We had a new addition to our family
 in October.
This is Sofie!
We weren't planning on getting another dog.
It had been a year since I lost Lucy and it was
still not an option (click here for last post).
But then a friend's daughter shared a 
Facebook post with me.
It was too soon, yet it seemed like fate 
had different plans.

I'm all about rescue dogs and this  
Yorkie baby was in need of our love.
By then I was sure someone else would
find her before we were able to make
contact with the rescue people. When I
finally heard back we set up a day for a
meet-and-greet. Responsible rescue
 groups always check  out the new people
 before placing their rescues in homes. 

That went great. Poor little girl was frightened
 and took a while to warm up in a scary
situation. She's just about 2 years old.
We would be able to pick up our new girl
 later that week after her visit to
the vet for her spay surgery. 
Here she is on her ride home. 
Her first week in her furever home with 
us was calm as she need TLC during her
recovery and adjustment to her new home.
Since then she's become a joy! She just such
a happy little dog, very affectionate,
playful, and smart.
One morning she brought me a tennis ball
that she found by herself. I roll it to her
and she brings it back to me. I've never
 had a Yorkie do that. It's now part of
 our morning routine. She'll find a ball.
After a while she discovered introduced us
to the fun of retrieving balls in the yard.
Sofie just loves to run and play.
She even brought me a tennis ball while I
was taking a bubble bath. How cute!
She has been a happy little traveler too. 
We've taken several road trips to
 North Carolina and Georgia and she's been
enjoying the sights and hikes.
 Found a good spot in the bear bedroom at
our condo in North Carolina.
 She loves to hike with us.
Here she is "backpacking" with Daddy.
She loves to visit the small towns.
All snuggled on her bear pillow in NC.
 In Florida we sit outside each evening
to watch the sunset and maybe play a
little tennis ball toss.
 She fits into Lucy's hand-me-downs,
 so she has quite the wardrobe for all
the holidays.
 She's a late sleeper, cause she likes
to snuggle as long as possible.
She's all packed with her brush, sweaters
and toys for our second road trip to see
the family in Atlanta for Thanksgiving.
She made sure we didn't forget her
favorite tennis balls.
 Georgia. We are meant to be!
 Everybody crashed after our delicious
Thanksgiving Dinner.
 Then it's on the road again back to NC
before continuing on North.
 Catching a small town Christmas parade
in Bryson City, NC.
 Dreaming of many more happy days
with her new Mom and Dad.
 On to New Jersey to see more family,
then Vermont, then back to Atlanta for
Christmas and home again to Florida.
It's been quite a trip!

Love from Sofie and
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  1. Oh Rita, I am so happy you found Sofie May! What an adorable doll baby! She's quite the traveler. And she's so good about having her picture taken. She knows she is in her furever home. My Chis send slurpy kisses...

  2. Thanks for sharing your story with us, Rita. Sophie is adorable! Aren't you so happy that you made the leap and adopted her? After losing my last dog, someone gave me the best advice and that was to jump back on the horse and bring a young and healthy dog into my life. It was the best advice I ever received. Congratulations! I hope you have many happy years with Sophie and will continue to tell us about her and your travels together in your blog posts. This post put a huge smile on my face. Thanks, Jill (Sacramento, CA)

  3. That is one lucky little doggie! Congrats to all. Your little circle is complete. xo

  4. Wonderful. So happy for you all. Have a wonderful, long
    & happy life, Sophie. Deb xx

  5. Adorable little girl! Love al the outfits and her in the back pack. Too sweet. I just can't bear to get another dog and getting to old to try but kudos to you and the husband.

  6. So happy you found each other! She is so cute. Thanks for sharing your story. Gives me hope after losing my beloved Yorkie a few weeks ago.

  7. It looks like a match made in heaven!!

  8. Oh Rita, thanks so much for sharing SWEET SOPHIE!!! She is adorable and it seems it was meant to be. Enjoy many happy years with her!

  9. Love this post. Congrats to all 3 of you!

  10. Love this post. Congrats to all 3 of you!

  11. A sweet, tender and happy post. Thank you for sharing......Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  12. What a darling girl!! I first read your previous post about your precious Lucy, and my heart broke for you. While I had dogs growing up, I’ve had rescued kitties for the past 30+ years, and I know exactly what it’s like to lose the pet love of your life. I know Sofie May will bring you years of healing love, and I could’t be happier for you.

  13. Rita, I'm so happy you and Sofie found each other. She's just darling!

  14. What a cutie that sweet little Sofie is! So happy that fate brought you together. Congratulations and much happiness to all of you!

  15. I am so Happy Happy for you that you found another to love on.How did you last that long and what a great dog she is and such a little traveler.I know your hearts are once more filled with unconditional LOVE CONGRATS.Susie

  16. What a wonderful little dog! Thank you for giving her such a loving home~

  17. Awe Sofie is adorable, I agree it was meant to be.