PET OF THE WEEK

PET OF THE WEEK
SOPHIE ENGELHARDT
FEBRUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 23



HELLO, MY NAME IS SOPHIE, AKA, “SO SO.”  I AM A 2 YEAR OLD POODLE MIX FROM A RESCUE IN BROOKLYN.  MY MOM NAMED ME SOPHIE BECAUSE SHE LIKED THE NAME AND IT FITS MY CUTE FACE AND PERSONALITY.
MOM SAYS I’M CUTEST WHEN I RUN AROUND THE HOUSE AT ABOUT 60 MPH.
I TIRE MYSELF OUT AND THEN CURL UP WITH MOMMY AT NIGHT.  I’M SUPER CUTE WHEN I PUT MY PAW UP AND ROLL OVER FOR A BELLY RUB.

I LOVE PLAYING WITH MY FRIENDS STRAY STRAY, MAX, LAYLA, MINNIE, CHELSEA AND BAMBI. THEY DON’T REALLY ENJOY PLAYING WITH ME THOUGH, BUT THAT DOESN’T STOP ME.

I ALWAYS RUN TO GET MY TOY BONE FOR MOMMY WHEN SHE GETS HOME.  POTATO PUFFS AND SWEET POTATO TREATS MOTIVATE ME TO DO TRICKS. I AM GOOD AT GIVING PAW AND SHOWING MY BELLY.

OCCASIONALLY, I CAN BE A LITTLE ANNOYING.  A FEW MINUTES AFTER MOM TAKES ME OUT, BEFORE GOING TO BED, I DECIDE I WANT TO GO OUT AGAIN.  MOM HATES THAT, ESPECIALLY IF SHE’S TRYING TO SLEEP. LIKE MOST DOGS, I ALSO LIKE TO GET INTO THINGS THAT I SHOULDN’T.  FOR INSTANCE, RECENTLY, A PIECE OF GUM FELL OUT OF MOM’S POCKET WHEN SHE WAS DOING THE WASH. SITTING AT MOM’S FEET AND BEING THE ATTENTIVE GIRL THAT I AM, I SNATCHED IT UP AND STAPLED IT A FEW TIMES WITH MY TEETH.  THAT RESULTED IN MOM HAVING TO CALL POISON CONTROL BECAUSE THE GUM CONTAINS XYLITOL, AN ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER, WHICH IS TOXIC TO DOGS. THANK GOODNESS ALL I DID WAS STAPLE IT, SO I WAS FINE. A WORD OF ADVICE TO MY FELLOW CANINE FRIENDS, DON’T EAT GUM!!!  IT CAN BE A FATAL MISTAKE.
FOR FRESH BREATH, TRY DENTAL CHEWS.
SPEAKING OF FRESH BREATH, MY OTHER TIP IS TO STAY OUT OF THE LITTER BOX.  THAT NEVER GOES OVER TOO WELL EITHER.

I LOVE VISITING MY COUSIN STACY AND GOING TO THE PARK.