Archive for the 'Sophie Hogatha' Category


Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Most know I’ve been trying to find Scout a home for some time. I’ve posted to several online classifieds and emailed rescues all to no avail. Scout On a whim late this past week I emailed an ad to the local newspaper and received 3 calls the first day and the 4th call this morning […]

Trip to the V-E-T

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Sophie had her big trip to the V-E-T yesterday. After shots, chipping and spaying she has pretty much slept since picking her up. Until an hour or so ago. I think she woke up and realized the pain reliever she’d been given had faded away and wants to take it out on Ginger. And me. […]

Sophie Does NOT have a Long Nose!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

I’ve now been twice told Sophie’s nose is too long. In those first pictures she was days without food or water and gaunt and dehydrated Then the poor camera angle, because she wouldn’t stop wiggling! gives her a longer looking nose that what it actually is. Poor Sophie, everyone thinks she’s got a big snoot! […]

Rough Play

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I am continuing to work with Sophie on the leash and on her recognizing her “kennel” as her safe place. She goes to bed now and no longer whines when I close the door and leave the room unless she needs to go outside. On those occasions when she does wake me at 0-dark-30 she […]

Sophie Likes the River – and Sleep

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I woke up at 4 and Sophie whined so I let her out and she went out and went potty and came right back in. We were up about 8 and let her out to play with the big dogs. At about 10:30 Sophie and Ginger disappeared and at 11 they both showed back up […]

Sophie Likes the River

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Friday was a work at home day so the puppy got constant small bits of attention. She rotated between rough housing with the big dogs and sleeping at my feet while I worked and following the Missus around just to see what she was up to. Saturday morning I had to run to town for […]

I dub thee – Sophie

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

We’d been talking names for the pup and the Missus likes Butterscotch, Spice (so we’d have Ginger and Spice), Sophie and Daisy. I like Lucy or Sophie and a couple of others. Lucy was my preference though I like Sophie which is the Labrador puppy in Dog Eat Doug. Primarily I wanted something distinctly feminine […]

Adoption of the Stuffed….

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Ginger has another new friend, a moose… (courtesy of Rescue Woman!) the pup has an Elephant, but Ginger wants the Elephant, too! She finally worked herself up to going into the cage to get the elephant and put it with her moose. More funny is Ginger will take the moose and dangle it in front […]

Into the crate with ya

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The puppy, while still not officially adopted, has made much headway in the last few days in firming up her case for full membership. A large part of the headway is the Missus’s slow coming around aided in part by the decision to try crate training to find a way around her concern the puppy […]

The saga continues

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

So we’ve pretty much determined that the dominant characteristics of the puppy are that of a red nosed American Pitt Bull Terrier – the dreaded “pitt bull”! Several pictures of 3 month olds match exactly. The wife is a bit concerned about it due to the damage done the breed by bad owners which have […]