Obituary of Sophie Beach
Waking up today was the first time for the rest of my life that Sophie won’t be next to my side of the bed. She will no longer meet me at the bottom of the stairs. She will no longer wag her tail or bring me her toys. My sweet Sophie-pup died very unexpectedly in my arms Friday afternoon. I’m gutted. My best furry friend for 11 years is gone. I’ve been pacing the downstairs. Her toys are still strewn about, including the brand new Frisbee we bought for her just this past week and played with the night before she died. I’m so incredibly lost. How in the world am I going to be able to move forward? The last two pictures I took of her were when I took her outside on Thursday. She was standing in the April snowfall, which was perfect…she loved the snow. Before we went inside, I made a small snowball and tossed it in the air for her. She caught it. She was so good at catching things. I’m glad she got to enjoy a fresh fallen snow one last time. Today will be difficult. 2:30 PM will come and go and I’ll think of how I cradled her head and begged her not to leave me while she took her last breaths. I’ll cry. A lot. I’ll start putting her toys in her toy bin and start gathering up her things…heartworm and flea meds, towels, toys, beds…and make a few calls to rescue organizations so donate her things to them. I’ll try to find a way to start moving on. She was loved by many. Her fur was wiry looking, but surprisingly soft. She loved her cats. She loved tennis balls and Frisbees. She loved going for a ride in the car and hanging her head out the window…whether it was sunny or rainy, warm or freezing. She loved shredded cheese, and would come running from anywhere in the house when she heard the “ping” of a single shred hit her bowl. She had an “Ever-Wag” tail. She had the best floppy ears. She had the best doggie smile. She was so happy when we finally decided to let her on the couch with us, but still asked for the “ok” before hopping up. For the past 5 years, she has been the Best! Coworker! Ever! She was a brilliant dog, and amazing companion. I’ll miss you so, so much, my furry friend.