On Saturdays you can usually find me at our local PetSmart taking pictures of the dogs available for adoptions through the rescue group I volunteer with, Mostly Mutts (www.mostlymutts.org). One of the volunteers had just been to the Cobb County Animal Shelter and picked up several dogs including this small brindle beauty they named Sophia. At the time, I had Rocky as my foster but I knew he was getting adopted that day. Since I was about to go out of town I didn’t want to foster until I got back the following week. My husband tolerates the fostering — he loves on the dogs once they are at my house — but I am the doer of all things doggy!
Since I have four girl dogs in my pack already, I usually sign up for the boy fosters but as I was on my way to pick up this little boy boxer mix pup, I got a text message that he was adopted. When I got to the adoption event I asked who I should bring home for my foster and every volunteer said, “Oh take Sophia – she is so sweet!” I remembered Sophia from last week’s intake and she was such an unusual looking dog. She’s about 29 lbs and we think some sort of Greyhound mix or maybe whippet mix. She’s had a bought of doggie bronchitis and a runny nose but we have her on some super antibiotics that are making her feel better every day.
I’ve had her almost a week now and she’s not had an accident in the house. She hasn’t made a single noise — even with my pack of crazy barking hounds reaping havoc around her. She is totally non-reactive to their nonsense. I want to call her Bella because she is so beautiful plus since I have a Sophie, it is very difficult to work on her knowing her name if I’m calling to Sophie and not Sophia!
Yesterday we did a fashion shoot while she was lounging on the bed surrounded by toys (which she hasn’t played with). Here are a few samples from her fashion book!