Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our Newest Family Member

Meet Sophie.  We recently adopted her from a dog rescue group. 

She's about 3 years old, and 18 pounds of love and fluff.

We don't know what breed she is, exactly.  The group we adopted her from said she's part American Eskimo.

The vet said she appears to be part corgi.

Except Eskies and Corgis have ears that point straight up, and Sophie's ears flop over.

Her ears look like border collie ears.  And she does like to try to herd the cats.  Hmmm.

When she's wet, her fur curls into little ringlets, like poodle fur.  Maybe she's part poodle.

So what does that make her?


Don't know; doesn't matter.

At the shelter, the fur was shaved off over the back half of her body because it was so matted.  Poor pup.

We had a really cold, rainy Spring this year, so Laura got Sophie a rain coat to wear on her daily walks.  Her fur's growing back now, but nobody likes a soaking wet dog raining water through the house as she shakes off, so it's a good thing to have.

And the dog doesn't seem to mind.  If a walk is involved, it's all good.

Dogs have such wonderful attitudes.



  1. Congratulations. My daughter would love her. She is an animal lover but I am so allergic that we don't have any.

  2. She's adorable, and I love the name Sophie! It means 'wisdom.' Congrats on your winning adoption; Sophie is one blessed pup!

  3. Now we both have Sophies! She's much prettier than my little mutt. Don't forget, corgis are cattle herding dogs (built low to avoid kicking back hooves) and I'm sure 'cattle' and 'cat' are close enough when you're part Eskimo.

  4. I didn't know that corgis are herding dogs!

  5. Hi,

    We have a rescue dog too so this warms my heart. Your new one is really adorable. I hope she brings a lot of happiness to you and your family.


  6. Sophie is absolutely beautiful. I have never had a dog, but now that I am on a farm, I think a dog will be in my future. Someone just sent me an email quoting a famous dog trainer, Cesar Milan, "You don't get the dog you want, you get the dog you need." But, I think the dog you need becomes the dog you want. :o)

  7. Sophie is beautiful. We recently adopted a Corgi/Shitzu mix. Lola is perfect. I wish I could publish a picture to share with you there are pics of her on my blog. Her ears flop like Sophies too. Except Lola's hair is short black and white. Have fun with your new addition.

  8. She looks like a sweetie! Our last dog was a rescue and he was a total gentleman. Sophie is a lucky girl!