5/22/2001 - 10/7/2017Sophie was with me for 16 years. She had a can-do attitude, an unlimited appetite, and a smile that charmed snacks from strangers. She was an eager companion, a comforter, and a comedian. Sophie was the first dog who was truly mine: my first chosen family after I was grown and living on my own. Because of her I was never alone, and her loss weighs heavily on me.
Most of Sophie's last year was a slow decline due to degenerative myelopathy, but she managed to smile through her frustration. She insisted on her regular daily "walks" and brought joy to people as we made our way through the neighborhood with a corgi in a little red wagon. Disease took her ability to walk, but it didn't take her will to be an active and enthusiastic part of our family.
I trust Sophie is in a place where her body is no longer crippled, where calories don't count, and where she'll be waiting for me someday. I love her deeply, miss her terribly, and wish comfort to others who have lost their treasured companions.
Rachel ScottDallas, TexasOctober 11, 2017
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We will all miss Sophie here at Happy Tails. Sophie was such a cute and sweet girl. She was lucky to have a great and loving home. She will always be a part of the Happy Tails Family. Thank you so much for sharing her with us. Our thoughts are with you.

-Happy Tails Staff
Happy Tails Staff Dallas, TX - October 14, 2017
I remember the day Rachel got Sophie and right from the start I knew she was a special dog. She was always having that puppy smile no matter if she was happy or sad, tired or full of energy. Sadly I didn't get to see her much in her later years but I knew she had a very good home with my sister and her husband. I missed Sophie when Rachel moved but I knew Sophie and Rachel were happy together and that's what I wanted for both of them. Sophie is definitely missed but I'm glad she's in a better place now and feeling better than she was physically. She'll always have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace Sophie, love you very much.Daniel Adams - October 13, 2017
I read a quote that said, "Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst days." Sophie was more than a pet or a friend--she was a member of your family for sixteen years. I loved when you would visit and bring Sophie. She had a sweet and spunky personality that I always found amusing! We share in your sadness and hope it is replaced with happy memories soon. HUGS!
Sharon U. - October 12, 2017
I am so so sorry for your loss - there is nothing like losing our pets. I know your love and compassion for her as she grew weary was true. She will always remain in a special place in your heart. And I pray that you do see her again one day!
Sending love,
Lisa Ryan - October 12, 2017
Rachel, what a beautiful tribute to your sweet Sophie. She truly lived her fullest life with you! I love the pictures of her, especially the one with her smiling in her red wagon. Even when she became ill, that did not dampen her spirits. What a beautiful soul she had. You have my deepest condolences.Jessica Boden - October 12, 2017
So much love from the Pope Pack.Robyn Pope - October 11, 2017

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