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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Introducing Sophie

Sophie arrived at her forever home yesterday and we are absolutely thrilled. She is the teeniest puppy I have ever had. What a difference from Winston!

She is 26 pounds and a little sweetheart. She hasnt hit it off too well with Tabitha. When she came in the house she chased her down! I shouldnt laugh I did feel bad for Tabitha.

She seems to have settled well. She slept from midnight till 6am and I woke her up to take her out. She didnt make a peep and she loves her crate!!!

Very very food motivated. She knows her sit really well. DH taught her last night "look at me!" OMG she is smart!

This morning she went to the side stairs and sat so I took her out and sure enough she went potty! She has the runs a bit today but I think thats because she went for a really long time yesterday without food and she was starving last night plus its all new!

Without further adeau here is Sophie!!!

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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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She disapears on Winston's old/new bed!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:13 AM
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She looks happy and settled in already. What a pretty girl. And what a lovely, shiny coat. Shemust not have suffered any health setbacks if a gorgeous coat like that is any indication.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:21 AM
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She's really lovely - she's one lucky girl to have found a home with you
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Thank you Loki Love!

I was actually very lucky to have found her through Rosies Animal Adoptions in Montreal. What a fantastic organization.

Also without the vital support of Luckypenny and Frenchy it would not have been possible.

Sophie was an owner surrender. She was purchased (unfortunately) from a pet store. Her owner is in the Military and sadly was asked to return to Afganistan and he sadly had to give her up. I hope someday he knows how lucky of a girl she really is!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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OH I am so happy she (and everyone else) traveled safe and sound and has arrived home! I so wish I could have met her and you but am SO HAPPY she is home with you now.

I still have Ginger and Hobo's old beds as well and find a sense of comfort watching Zoey and Raggzy (and the cats LOL) lying on them. I got a warm feeling seeing Sophie on Winston's old bed

As you know, with puppies daily pictures are mandatory for the first year!!!!

So glad hubby is happy too...it is difficult when we are not at the same place when it is time to "love again". But with that cute face he would have to be made of stone

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. And yes, Rosie's is a fantastic organization!!!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Awwww, what a sweetheart . Looks like she has settled in quite nicely .

Guess I'm used to kitties, cause in my books "tiny" and "26 lbs" don't go together .
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:45 AM
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What a doll! She is so cute & such a lucky girl!

I did have to laugh when you said she was your teeniest puppy at ONLY 26 pounds though! Don't worry, she'll be bigger in no time!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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L4H I hear ya but Winston was HUGE! over 40lbs at least by her age!

So yes she seems small to us!

Diandpat i wish we could have met too! next time!!

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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:51 AM
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CONGRATS Winston.
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She hit the jackpot full of love for sure.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Sad that Sophie's previous owner had to surrender her but I hope she gave him much enjoyment before he went back to Afganistan. Hope he returns home safely later and can find another pup to love. In the meantime, wow, big excitement in your home Winston. Had to get her weight in perspective. Twice my heaviest sheltie's weight, not much for a Lab though. She's a doll, and sounds like she might fit in beautifully. So pleased for you both, and for your new baby.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Winston,I am so very happy for you and I am sure Winston at the Bridge is too,that a beautiful little girl gets to use his bed
Her coat is so very choclaty,just gorgeous...
I know I say this often,but it was fate that little Sophie found you and you her..
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Old January 14th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I believe that too Chico!

Sophie's foster mom sent me this and it is so fitting I had to share.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Awwww, Winston, that brought tear to my eyes . It is so true and I know that all pets would hope that their loving owners would open their homes and offer their love to another pet in need.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:20 PM
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I loved it L4H and I cried too! Its how I feel about loosing Winston and gaining Sophie.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 02:46 PM
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I thought she looked very small in that pic in the other thread! She's soooooo cute, Winston!! Is she being a good girl and leaving her stitches alone?

I hope she and Tabitha make their peace soon! Sure would be sweet to see some pics of them sleeping on the same bed.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Winston,you got me tearyeyed too,that's so beautiful and for sure what Winston would want.
I am really,really happy for you and I know Sophie is a very lucky little dog,to get to live with you.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Thank heaven my friend bought me that box of tissues for the office that I forgot last shopping day. If Sophie's foster mom doesn't mind I might save that, I do occassionally come accross someone who says, no, I'll never have another dog.

Is Sophie over the runs now, Winston? Pity you haven't any Protexin, it's a probiotic I give in times of stress - like Sophie shifting to a new home. Give her a big cuddle for me.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 07:57 PM
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awwwww winston has a new little girl..she is so sweet reminds me of Sasha when she was a wee puppy. I am so happy for you... patti
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:26 PM
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what an adorable little girl. I also love the last will and testament as well, what a fitting tribute to Winston.
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Sophie is an adorable girl. and a lucky one to have found you.

Congratulations and I love that "Last Will and Testament" too. I'm sure Winston would approve.
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Sophie's adorable congrats to both of you

I don't suppose Rosie's has any contact info for you to send photo's/updates to her previous owner while he's serving overseas?
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Old January 15th, 2012, 06:26 AM
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she is soooooo sweet looking, you just want to cuddle her up, congrats wiston and hubby. and congrats Sophie for getting such a loving home, you won the lottery girl and you don't even realize it.
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Congrats Winston - she is such a beauty
That last will and testament in post 13 is very moving, thanks so much for sharing it.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Marko I thought so too. It re confirmed to me that I had made the right decision to move forward no matter how much it hurts.

She really is a good girl. Just the puppy stuff I am not used to!

The runs are gone as well...pretty sure it was just stress!

I forgot about the little razer teeth and the activity level.....but I am ready for it.

Thank you so much everyone for sharing Sophie's Journey with me. It means so much to have a wonderful group of friends to share it with!

On a funny note...I dropped her leash this am for just a second and DH was napping on the coach,,,she ran over and covered him with puppy slobbery kisses! he was a little surprised to say the least!! what a wake up call.. LMAO...
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Old January 15th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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What a sweet pic, Winston! She's a little (heheh Remember that when she's chewing your slippers )
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Winston, I remember when Sasha was a puppy, she had so much energy that she was "bouncing" off the walls. I am not sure that I could handle that kind of energy today. Love the name Sophie too.

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