National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day ~ small blessings

Sophie Winter Coat 2011


Sophie the Wonder Dog ~ adopted seven years ago at the Manhattan (NYC) ASPCA. I often tell people, you’re going to find your adopted pet rescued you. Even if you didn’t realize you needed rescuing. Sophie definitely rescued me after my husband passed away too young.




Sophie and Beauty, one of my adopted cats, at the vet on a senior wellness visit. If dogs become the “heart” of the house and they do, then cats become its “soul”.


Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. ~ Genesis 1:24 [New Living Translation]

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Sophie with her Christmas gifts. Santa loves her too. She had so much fun with these “squeaky” toys.



Nike & Sophie at NBC Studios for Today Show Segment

This past Good Friday our family drove to the Manhattan NYC Animal Care and Control and adopted Sophie.

Sophie had been featured on the Today Show for adoption.

Well, to start the New Year off right, Sophie was invited back to the Today Show this morning…along with about a dozen other adoptive owners and their dogs. Here you can see her with her Christmas bells on her feet.

Here we are in the “doggie green room,” really a waiting area.

Sophie and Nike would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year.