Your Afternoon Animal Fix – RIP Sophie

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm 19 Comments

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. I can’t guarantee I’ll get them all posted but I’ll do my best.

“Our dog Sophie died on Thursday after a long fight with liver cancer. To those in the neighborhood who have seen us walking slowly around Petworth between Grant Cir. and Sherman Cir., you’ll remember her: big black shepherd with golden eyes,large ears, and a salt-and-pepper muzzle. She looked out for me, my partner, and our two little dogs and will be missed incredibly. The response from others to Sophie was always interesting – some feared her for her intimidating look (we were often asked if she was a black wolf), many respected her and gave her appropriate distance, others admired her dignified, beautiful appearance, and those that got to know her came to understand what a sweet, lovely spirit she was. Sophie was an undemanding dog and was most concerned that her other pack members (including the humans) were safe and happy. But the loss of her energy in our lives makes clear the incredible role she filled. She lived in Petworth for almost exactly one year after spending most of her life in Vermont. She loved Petworth – loved her twice-daily walks, loved keeping watch of the many interesting people and dogs that passed our house, and loved the high squirrel population. She was deeply loved and will be missed.”

“Chuck and Peter of Logan Circle are taking a break from their busy schedules.
Cool fact: Peter was a PoP rescue cat from two years ago – his owner considers herself very lucky to have found him (hopefully Peter feels the same!)”

“Tank (from Eastern Market) posing for treats.”


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