Yesterday, as I was about to depart for a friend’s birthday party, I got a text from another friend. It was the somber news that our sweet, dear darling dachshund friend Sophie, the longhair, had passed suddenly. Sophie’s humans are suffering an enormous loss. They speculate that Sophie experienced a rupture of a heart chamber. Thankfully, in my opinion, Sophie died in her human’s arms. ❤
Sophie gave her family great joy for 11+ years. ❤ ❤ ❤
I share the context in which I received the news, because in a matter of minutes, our world can change. As I was about to leave and celebrate the life of a human friend, I received the news of the passing of a dachshund friend. #Heartbreaking
We met Sophie as a puppy and watched her blossom from a rambunctious ball of fur, to a gracefully (but still silly) gorgeous longhair dachshund — with a mane that made many humans and hounds envious. She was a great ambassador for our breed.
I never really know which is better, to leave this world suddenly (with hopefully little pain) or a long farewell where we slowly transition from this one to the next. I think both have their benefits and sorrows.
It’s hard to know what to write in a time of deep heartache and pain. All I can think to say and do, is to encourage those of us who knew Sophie, to celebrate the life of a friend through our many cherished memories at our monthly meetups and photos. ❤ I’m so grateful to have photographed this beautiful soul many times. Sophie is among Rufus’ first friends, and she will always have a very special place in our hearts.
Hug them hounds friends, and let’s enjoy every day we’re together. The only crime a dog commits, in my opinion, is they too often leave us too soon.
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May you Rest In Peace and to your humans I’m so sorry
So sorry for your loss, R I P beautiful girl x
What shocking news! It shows us how fragile canine life can be. Like Burns at Westminster, Sophie “owned” that glamour and glorious life. There is a large, empty spot at the Goodman house. Sending hugs and love, Susie Friedman and the six fur kids.
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I’m so sorry to hear about Sophie. I recently lost my girl Daisy Doodle and the pain is still very fresh.She was my travel companion, my best friend, head of security, and pack liaison (we want lil sandwiches, we need water, and why are you late getting home). Our fur babies have souls and we will meet again someday