Last August I met up with my friend Ashley who had recently found her doggy mate and you guys, I was so inspired. I was like, look at my awesome friend with her new little companion being so sweet and cute and I continued with- I am ready for this too. I knew the husband would be against it but he had never been busier (distraction worked in our favor!) and I knew Eliot would be over the moon. We had fostered two dogs very briefly in the past and in one case we were allergic and the other was a bad match (didn’t like kids!). So the question was how could I find my dream dog without going through a breeder? I narrowed down my breed choices (hypoallergenic to the max) and set out on the internet when the most serendipitous thing happened. That very day I found Sofie.
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Our new family member had been placed on Ebay classifieds after being purchased by a breeder and passed around within a family that lived many miles apart. The story included her being loved, someone getting very sick and unable to keep her and then living with other extended family. She was about three months old and my heart was drawn to her so quickly. Within a few days Eliot and I drove for 90 minutes to meet up in a Denny’s parking lot to meet our girl and bring her home.
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I think her first birthday was Sunday May 19. There are a couple of conflicting dates. I’ll never know for sure how she spent her first few months but we fell fast in love and love and love and love her more all the time. She’s four pounds of sweet fun, makes us all laugh and swoon at her moods and moves. And my husband adores her and says to her things like, I didn’t want to love you! You get the idea. We have a pup and her name is Sofie. I hope she is always blissfully happy.
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Happy first birthday, Sofie!

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