Sophie in the Spring should be the title of this post, but when I think about it, the title is perfect. I became a dog mom again after being Sophie's pet sitter for some years!
It all started four years ago when my neighbor found a little and skinny white dog outside her house. She already had a dog, but the new furry guest went into the house. She got food, a bed, and a roof, things that were new for her, I am sure of this because she was in terrible shape.
My neighbor wanted to find a good home for her, but at the same time, she was afraid to give the pooch to anyone who may not take good care of her. Then... the lovely dog was named Sophie.
I used to go to my friend's house 2 or 3 times a week to feed her doggies at lunch. It felt like a party every time the dogs saw me entering the house!
I had a dog at that time: Winnie, and she was very sensitive to have another dog at home, so I was not able to keep Sophie. My Winnie crossed the rainbow almost two years ago, and I was not ready to get another dog not because I didn't want to, but for many other reasons.
And the right time is now. My neighbor hurt her hip and would not be able to take care of Sophie anymore. I offered to keep Sophie temporarily at the house but after a few days living together... I would not be able to say goodbye to Sophie! She stole my heart. We were meant to be together after four years, not as her pet-sitter, but as her new mom!
Sophie came home just in time for the Spring!